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Trilateral passage bolsters ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Handbook helps train and retain

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), AB Jessica Whelan (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Williams is presented with his Divisional Handbook by Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul WO Mark Cooper, at his promotion ceremony. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Daniel Williams is presented with his Divisional Handbook by Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul WO Mark Cooper, at his promotion ceremony.

One of the things that sets the Navy apart from other employers is the sense of belonging that comes from a life in service. That connection is borne out of shared experiences and a fundamental tenet, that to get the best out of a team, a manager has to care about the members in it.

From sea to land operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author and photographer), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel disembark a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster at Avalon airport during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: PTE Dustin Anderson)

Royal Australian Navy personnel disembark a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster at Avalon airport during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in Melbourne, Victoria.

ADF personnel from across the country joined in the fight against COVID-19 when they boarded a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster and headed to Avalon Airport, south west of Melbourne in Victoria last week.

Short notice deployment for Navy planner

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author)

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Peck, RAN is currently embedded within the International Maritime Security Construct, Bahrain, as part of Combined Task Force Sentinel on Operation MANITOU. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Peck, RAN is currently embedded within the International Maritime Security Construct, Bahrain, as part of Combined Task Force Sentinel on Operation MANITOU.

A short-notice deployment saw Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Peck trade Canberra’s freezing winter for a sweltering Middle East summer.

Contact tracing in NSW

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Medical Administrative Officer, Lieutenant Bianca Prain, centre, with the COVID-19 contact tracing team she manages at the NSW Health public health response branch in Sydney. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Medical Administrative Officer, Lieutenant Bianca Prain, centre, with the COVID-19 contact tracing team she manages at the NSW Health public health response branch in Sydney.

More than 60 Army and Navy personnel have been working with the New South Wales Health Contact Tracing team as part of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Navy moves inland

Published on by SBLT Dylan Root (author)

A Royal Australian Navy sailor assists New South Wales Police at a border control point on the Princes Highway South of Eden. (photo: )

A Royal Australian Navy sailor assists New South Wales Police at a border control point on the Princes Highway South of Eden.

Navy personnel from multiple ships are working together to support New South Wales Police at vehicle checkpoints as part of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Cerberus to the rescue on the Monash Freeway

Published on by FLTLT Marina Lysenko (author), PTE Michael Currie (photographer)

R-L: Petty Officer Boatswain Shannon Schonewille; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Alex Patterson; Seaman Boatswains Mate Jaxan Stead; and Seaman Boatswains Mate (training) Duncan Watson stepped beyond their Operation COVID-19 ASSIST duties when they stopped to give first aid and direct traffic at a car accident on the Monash Freeway, in Victoria. (photo: Private (P) Michael Currie)

R-L: Petty Officer Boatswain Shannon Schonewille; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Alex Patterson; Seaman Boatswains Mate Jaxan Stead; and Seaman Boatswains Mate (training) Duncan Watson stepped beyond their Operation COVID-19 ASSIST duties when they stopped to give first aid and direct traffic at a car accident on the Monash Freeway, in Victoria.

A four-person Navy team from HMAS Cerberus deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST has saved the life of a Melbourne resident.

Note-able contribution by musicians

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSMUSN Jonathan Rendell (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

Petty Officer Musician Christopher Palamountain at a Vehicle Control Point in Victoria during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: PTE Dustin Anderson)

Petty Officer Musician Christopher Palamountain at a Vehicle Control Point in Victoria during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Community engagement looks different now for some members of the RAN Band Melbourne, as they trade instruments for personal protective equipment while deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Snow hits while on operation

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Tom Maclean (author), POIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Andrew Lloyd, right, and Able Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jayden Skuse assist the NSW Police Force on the NSW-Victoria border as part of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: POIS Jake Badior)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Andrew Lloyd, right, and Able Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jayden Skuse assist the NSW Police Force on the NSW-Victoria border as part of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Heavy snow was a highlight for many of the 120 Royal Australian Navy personnel deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in the Alpine region’s town of Jindabyne.

On the road in South Sudan

Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Rene van Rooyen at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Rene van Rooyen at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Redcliffe born and raised Navy logistics officer Lieutenant Rene Van Rooyen is one of 19 Australian Defence Force members deployed on Operation ASLAN as part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).