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Fleet Cyber Unit deploys in support of Op MANITOU

Published on by LCDR Simon Kelly (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Networks Jackson Cronin explains the results of a test to Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Brittany Ely while onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Networks Jackson Cronin explains the results of a test to Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Brittany Ely while onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

Defending HMAS Toowoomba and deployed for the first time on operations in the Middle East is an element of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Cyber Unit - working across multiple systems and defending networks against cyber attack.

Landlocked sailors help out

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nick Hawkins (author), TPR Jonathan Goedhart (photographer), PTE Stuart Rayner (photographer)

Members of the Australian Defence Force assist Queensland Police Service at a Police Check Point on the border of New South Wales and Queensland at Amosfield for Operation COVID-19 Assist. (photo: TPR Jonathan Goedhart)

Members of the Australian Defence Force assist Queensland Police Service at a Police Check Point on the border of New South Wales and Queensland at Amosfield for Operation COVID-19 Assist.

Royal Australian Navy personnel have been working alongside their Australian Army colleagues contributing to the whole-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic across country Queensland - in some cases hundreds of kilometres from the ocean.

Fearless mums make a difference in Toowoomba

Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's three mums on the forecastle while the ship is berthed at Bahrain, from left, Chaplain Kate Lord, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Deborah Schluter and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba's three mums on the forecastle while the ship is berthed at Bahrain, from left, Chaplain Kate Lord, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Deborah Schluter and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin.

As the majority of ship’s company in HMAS Toowoomba woke up to call their mums and partners to wish them a happy Mothers’ Day, the shoe was on the other foot for some women serving aboard Toowoomba in the Middle East.

Navy ‘supplies’ a fulfilling career

Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brodie Blaik keeps the store room in order onboard HMAS Toowoomba while the ship is on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brodie Blaik keeps the store room in order onboard HMAS Toowoomba while the ship is on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.

A rewarding career that provides both job security and an opportunity to travel the world caught the eye of 20-year-old Adelaide local Brodie Blaik.

From Katanning to the Middle East

Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Benjamin Jenkins checks stock levels in the store room onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Benjamin Jenkins checks stock levels in the store room onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

From the small town of Katanning in Western Australia to interdicting illegal drugs on board HMAS Toowoomba in the Arabian Sea, there is no challenge too big or small for 26 year old local Benjamin Jenkins.

Third time around the buoy

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Stuart Francis keeps an eye on the tactical picture in the operations room onboard HMAS Toowoomba as the ship patrols the Gulf of Oman in support of the International Maritime Security Construct. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Stuart Francis keeps an eye on the tactical picture in the operations room onboard HMAS Toowoomba as the ship patrols the Gulf of Oman in support of the International Maritime Security Construct.

Adelaide’s Stuart Francis grew up hearing about adventures on the high seas from his father, grandfather and uncles. Now he is creating his own experiences.

Program staff lead the way for Indigenous recruits

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Instructor with the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kyh Mye. (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Instructor with the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kyh Mye.

The Navy Indigenous Development Program is designed to assist Indigenous Australians in reaching the required standard to permanently enlist into the Australian Defence Force through completion of nationally recognised training.

Navy appoints full time Indigenous Advisor

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Navy’s new Indigenous Advisor Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard, then a Petty Officer, during a workshop taught by the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe at Middle Head, Sydney, in 2019. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Navy’s new Indigenous Advisor Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard, then a Petty Officer, during a workshop taught by the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe at Middle Head, Sydney, in 2019.

Navy has appointed Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard as fulltime Navy Indigenous Advisor, part of its commitment to the Government’s Defence Reconciliation Action Plan.

Imagery Specialist trainees adapt to the times

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer), ABBM Daniel Goodman (photographer), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist students conduct their initial employment training at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. Front: Private Dustin Anderson, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Sittichai Sakonpoonpol. Back, from left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Leon Dafonte Fernandez; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Goodman; Private Olivia Cameron; and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nadav Harel. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist students conduct their initial employment training at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. Front: Private Dustin Anderson, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Sittichai Sakonpoonpol. Back, from left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Leon Dafonte Fernandez; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Goodman; Private Olivia Cameron; and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nadav Harel.

Like many things, the latest session of the Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist Initial Employment Training program has looked a little different this year.

Work placement doesn’t stop Navy nurse Jess from supporting the mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide.

Elizabeth North local, Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, is a nursing officer at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital. Undertaking a two-year placement, she never expected to be responding to a global pandemic.