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HMAS Melbourne intercepts 427kg heroin haul

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Seized illegal narcotics are seen on HMAS Melbourne's flight deck prior to disposal. About 427 kilograms of heroin was confiscated from a dhow smuggling the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean. 

 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Seized illegal narcotics are seen on HMAS Melbourne's flight deck prior to disposal. About 427 kilograms of heroin was confiscated from a dhow smuggling the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Melbourne’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.

Huon returns from deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author and photographer), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

HMAS Huon's crew pass lines as she comes alongside HMAS Waterhen after a three month Operation RESOLUTE rotation. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Huon's crew pass lines as she comes alongside HMAS Waterhen after a three month Operation RESOLUTE rotation.

After deploying in July to conduct border protection operations in Australia’s northern waters, HMAS Huon returned home to HMAS Waterhen on 2 October.

Former Indonesian Navy Chief receives Australian honour

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Left to right - Head of Australia's Defence Staff-Jakarta BRIG John Gould, Australia's Ambassador Paul Grigson, Dr Admiral Marsetio, S.SOS., M.M (retired), ADM Marsetio's wife Mrs Penny Iriana and TNI-AL Deputy Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Widodo. (photo: Unknown)

Left to right - Head of Australia's Defence Staff-Jakarta BRIG John Gould, Australia's Ambassador Paul Grigson, Dr Admiral Marsetio, S.SOS., M.M (retired), ADM Marsetio's wife Mrs Penny Iriana and TNI-AL Deputy Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Widodo.

One of Indonesia's most senior naval leaders has been presented with an Australian honour at a ceremony in Jakarta.

Pledges for better mental health

Published on by Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, was among many Defence personnel to mark Defence Mental Health Month by leading by example and making a public personal mental health promise. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, was among many Defence personnel to mark Defence Mental Health Month by leading by example and making a public personal mental health promise.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, was among many Defence personnel to mark Defence Mental Health Month by leading by example and making a public personal mental health promise.

Feeding the masses on deployment

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Walter Miller hard at work in HMAS Arunta’s main galley. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Walter Miller hard at work in HMAS Arunta’s main galley.

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Walter Miller is responsible for preparing meals for up to 192 crew on board Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Arunta, currently on a North East Asian deployment.

Future leader receives ADF Long Tan award

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

Presenting the award to student Paul Trinh, LEUT Willee spoke of the importance of celebrating leadership qualities. (photo: Unknown)

Presenting the award to student Paul Trinh, LEUT Willee spoke of the importance of celebrating leadership qualities.

Camberwell High in Melbourne welcomed a naval officer to their annual awards evening recently, to help recognise the efforts of one of their students.

The shark whisperer dives in Hobart

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

Most of us are apprehensive of sharks when we enter the water, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston finds the prospect exciting.

Afar and abroad for an Arunta Aircrewman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter.

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys David Williams says he loves working on operations and being part of a Seahawk crew. He is currently embarked on HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.

Resilience resource a SMART move

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

The High Res website at http://at-ease.dva.gov.au/highres. (photo: )

The High Res website at http://at-ease.dva.gov.au/highres.

Military service can contribute to significant change, upheaval and tension in the lives of serving members and their families, and it’s vital that members of the service community have the information and resources to assist with day-to-day management of these stressors.

Great way to qualify

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West.

Bribie Island girl Bianca van Peperzeel, grew up girt by sea and now she sails all seven of them in her career in the Navy as part of the Submarine Force. Recently awarded her 'dolphins', a prestigious qualification reserved for submariners, she has visited India whilst serving onboard HMAS Sheean, a Collins class submarine.