The Australian Embassy’s Brad Armstrong pays his respects at the memorial to the Shark 02 Sea King Helicopter crash on the Indonesian Island of Nias.
Australian Defence Force members recently returned to the scene of one of the military's worst disasters to pay tribute to victims and for a heartfelt reunion with locals.
Honiara-based Forum Fisheries Agency Surveillance Operations Officer Commander Gavin Baker and Federated States of Melanesia-based Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Chris O'Keefe were among Navy members based across the Pacific who attended a five-day conference in Canberra from 21-25 November, 2016.
Junior officers and chief petty officers looking for a rewarding challenge are encouraged to consider a role as a Technical Adviser or Maritime Surveillance Adviser in the Pacific.
Leading Seaman McKee preparing the Antarctic Survey Vessel, Wyatt Earp, for Operation Southern Discovery.
When Leading Seaman Marine Technician Shaun McKee joined the Navy he never anticipated that he would be located on the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent in the world.
HMAS Arunta (151) and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Walter S Diehl in the Middle East region.
Deployed to the Middle East region, HMAS
Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden, in company with United States Naval Ship Walter S. Diehl and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer.
January 09, 2017 by Lieutenant Owen Grylls (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.
Arunta visited Bahrain for her first port visit after commencing operations in the Middle East honing their skills for future patrols.
January 06, 2017 by LCDR Steven Christensen (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman.
Staff from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 recently joined HMAS
Arunta in Muscat, Oman, for a day of briefings prior to Arunta commencing operations in the Middle East region.
Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.
Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in savings lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Lietenant Steven Witzand on the Chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.
Lieutenant Steve Witzand is embarked in HMAS
Arunta on his first operational deployment as the Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer.
Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India.
Arunta personnel have charged their batteries for the start of their Middle Eastern maritime security patrols with food, sport and engagement with Indian Navy counterparts during a port visit.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta.
For Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, deploying on a warship to the Middle East region to conduct maritime security operations is the stuff dreams are made of.