Topic: Operation ASLAN

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).

Importance of teamwork in hostile environment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

After the recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.

Log key to ASLAN success

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Kylie Robson with members of the Bangladeshi Navy in South Sudan for Operation ASLAN.
 (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Kylie Robson with members of the Bangladeshi Navy in South Sudan for Operation ASLAN.

More than 200 international naval personnel are working to make a difference in the world’s newest nation in landlocked South Sudan.

‘Invaluable experience’ in South Sudan

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), Daid Carter (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan, under Operation ASLAN. (photo: Daid Carter)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan, under Operation ASLAN.

Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson, a 30-year veteran of the Navy, was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), under Operation ASLAN.

Navy Officer on Operation ASLAN in South Sudan

Published on by CPL Nick Wiseman (author and photographer)

Navy Lieutenant Aaron Goedecke is a Maritime Logistics Officer deployed to the United Nations Mission on Operation ASLAN in South Sudan. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Navy Lieutenant Aaron Goedecke is a Maritime Logistics Officer deployed to the United Nations Mission on Operation ASLAN in South Sudan.

A Royal Australian Navy officer has found himself coordinating a challenging mission in South Sudan.

Orphanage visit in South Sudan

Published on by CPL Nick Wiseman (author and photographer)

Air Force Sergeant Janelle Heise (back left); Air Force Squadron Leader Keith Bateman (middle left); Air Force Squadron Leader Daniel Olsen (front left); Navy Lieutenant Aaron Goedecke (right); and Lieutenant Colonel Adam Hogan (far right) with girls at a local orphanage in Juba, South Sudan. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Air Force Sergeant Janelle Heise (back left); Air Force Squadron Leader Keith Bateman (middle left); Air Force Squadron Leader Daniel Olsen (front left); Navy Lieutenant Aaron Goedecke (right); and Lieutenant Colonel Adam Hogan (far right) with girls at a local orphanage in Juba, South Sudan.

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Juba in South Sudan, as part of Operation ASLAN have used their spare time when not working with the United Nations to help out and cheer up children at two local orphanages.

Defence people support South Sudan on Operation ASLAN

Published on by CPL Nick Wiseman (author and photographer)

Navy Lieutenant Aaron Goedecke spends time with the children at a local orphanage in Juba, South Sudan. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Navy Lieutenant Aaron Goedecke spends time with the children at a local orphanage in Juba, South Sudan.

Australians from across the three services are working with the United Nations in South Sudan in key headquarters positions, aviation and logistics support roles, as well as acting as military liaison officers (MLO).