Topic: 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.

From San Diego to Victoria to lend a hand

Published on by CAPT Zoe Griffyn (author), LAC John Solomon (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Steve Grosser, officer in charge of the military contingent at Fawkner, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 Assist. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Steve Grosser, officer in charge of the military contingent at Fawkner, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 Assist.

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Steven Grosser has paused the posting of a lifetime to return to Australia and help with Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Sailor proud to support her community

Published on by CAPT Zoe Griffyn (author), LAC John Solomon (photographer)

Advanced Medical Assistant Able Seaman Mele Buadromo, from the Maritime Operations Health Unit, is deployed to Fawkner, Victoria in support of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

Advanced Medical Assistant Able Seaman Mele Buadromo, from the Maritime Operations Health Unit, is deployed to Fawkner, Victoria in support of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

As part of the ADF’s Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in Victoria, about 200 medical personnel have been deployed to support the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) COVID-19 testing sites around Melbourne.

Rockingham sailor assists WA police

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Leigh Smith (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons, from Port Services at HMAS Stirling, at a police check point on Brand Highway in Hill River, Western Australia during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons, from Port Services at HMAS Stirling, at a police check point on Brand Highway in Hill River, Western Australia during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

While deployed on Operation COVID-19 Assist in Western Australia, Rockingham resident Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons feels honoured to be helping stop the spread in his state.

Contact tracing support a success

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy doctor, Lieutenant Commander Anthony Carpenter, and the Commander of Department of Health and Human Services Victoria operations, Merrin Benert, at the State Control Centre in Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy doctor, Lieutenant Commander Anthony Carpenter, and the Commander of Department of Health and Human Services Victoria operations, Merrin Benert, at the State Control Centre in Victoria.

ADF personnel in Victoria have completed their supporting role as part of the contact tracing team with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, by by follow-up calling members of the community diagnosed with COVID-19 and people with whom they had been in close contact.

Commander thanks personnel for support during pandemic

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commander Shore Forces, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, centre, speaks with Able Seaman Lincoln Matahau, left, and Able Seaman Daniel Sawaqed at Sydney International Airport during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Commander Shore Forces, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, centre, speaks with Able Seaman Lincoln Matahau, left, and Able Seaman Daniel Sawaqed at Sydney International Airport during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy working in unique roles at Sydney International Airport and hotels to assist returning overseas passengers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have been thanked personally by Commander Shore Force Captain Stephen Bowater.

Navy provides a helping hand

Published on by LEUT Alex Hetherington (author), CPL Chris Beerens (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics Operator Jessica Gould is part of the Navy contingent at the JTF 629 Headquarters element in Sydney, Australia.  (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics Operator Jessica Gould is part of the Navy contingent at the JTF 629 Headquarters element in Sydney, Australia.

Since the end of March, Navy has been contributing to Headquarters Joint Task Force 629 as part of the contribution to the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. 28 personnel ranging in rank from Seaman to Commodore are assigned, and their skills and experience are filling crucial roles.

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.

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.

Submariners step up in Operation COVID-19 ASSIST

Published on by CMDR Chris Forward (author), CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base assist WA Police to slow the spread of coronavirus this Easter at traffic control points along main highways south of Perth. (photo: CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe, RAN)

Sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base assist WA Police to slow the spread of coronavirus this Easter at traffic control points along main highways south of Perth.

Submarine Force personnel at Fleet Base West are stepping up to do their bit to assist Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, with ten members deployed to support the Task Force throughout Western Australia.