Topic: HMAS Melbourne (F05)

Mission first, people always

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Navy’s focus on balancing the wellbeing of its people with meeting the mission, is being put into action with an early Christmas present on the horizon for a number of Navy families this year.

HMAS Melbourne returns to Garden Island after six months regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Al Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.  (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.

HMAS Melbourne has returned to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after nearly six months of operations throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Surprise family reunion on the high seas

Published on by MIDN Chloe Reay (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son.

Serving members of the Navy and their loved ones know all too well that they are often called upon to sacrifice family time in the service of their nation.

HMAS Melbourne conducts Passage Exercise with People’s Liberation Army-Navy

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea.

HMAS Melbourne has completed a visit to the Chinese port of Zhanjiang and conducted a combined passage exercise with the PLA-N Ship, Xianning.

US Army up close with Melbourne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

International engagement during Exercise RIMPAC started early for HMAS Melbourne as the ship welcomed aboard 20 soldiers from the US Army in Hawaii.

Four rings around Melbourne

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

HMAS Melbourne cleared their lower deck for Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jim Hutton on May 29, who flew in to talk to the sailors about their upcoming Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 mission.

ADF exercises interoperability at RIMPAC

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

A formation exercise was conducted by HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Melbourne and Toowoomba in company with HMNZS Te Mana and HMCS Vancouver during the transit to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

A formation exercise was conducted by HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Melbourne and Toowoomba in company with HMNZS Te Mana and HMCS Vancouver during the transit to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

More than 1600 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in the United States ahead of a month of focused military training activities with 26 nations from across the globe for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018.

Three's company for Commonwealth Navies

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMNZS Te Mana leads HMAS Melbourne as both ships sail in formation through the Pacific Ocean while underway towards Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMNZS Te Mana leads HMAS Melbourne as both ships sail in formation through the Pacific Ocean while underway towards Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

Ships representing three of Her Majesty’s Navies have practiced a number of maritime evolutions on their way to war games in Hawaii.

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Australian warships exercise with Republic Of Korea

Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.

Across late October and early November, Royal Australian Navy frigates HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta visited the Republic of Korea for the biennial maritime anti-submarine warfare exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY.