Topic: Operation COVID-19 ASSIST

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.

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.

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.