Topic: HMAS Ballarat (F155)

Force protection takes a lifesaving spin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cerys Zurek during a force protection exercise onboard HMAS Ballarat, off the coast of Jervis Bay, ACT. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cerys Zurek during a force protection exercise onboard HMAS Ballarat, off the coast of Jervis Bay, ACT.

Force protection training onboard HMAS Ballarat has taken a lifesaving spin, with the Boatswain Mates treated to a dedicated exercise on how to save themselves, and their mates, while under battle fire.

Service in gratitude of nation

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seamen Jandre Van Der Walt and Katie Nattrass Russo are proudly serving in HMAS Ballarat as a way to give back and thank the country that welcomed them in their youth.

Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Michael Mulquiney (photographer), Mr Markus Winhofer (photographer)

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck. (photo: )

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia.

Shark Tank winner sinks its teeth to cut the fat

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program.

Volunteers from HMA Ships Anzac and Ballarat were queued out the door of a makeshift health facility recently at Henderson shipyards in Western Australia.

A heroes’ welcome for HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Families and friends welcome home HMAS Ballarat to Fleet Base West, Western Australia after a nine-month deployment on Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been enthusiastically welcomed home to Australia following a highly successful nine-month deployment as part of Operation MANITOU.

Gap year turns into Navy career

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons left Shellharbour, New South Wales, for what she thought would be a 12-month stepping stone to a career in the police force. Instead, she found a rewarding career in the Navy.

Albury sailor returns from drug-busting deployment

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat.

While working as a supermarket manager in Albury, New South Wales, Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee wanted something more.

From the Glasshouse Mountains to the Middle East

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn and FLTLT Dion Isaacson (author)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat.

Leading Seaman Jacob Machen was always active growing up in the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland - his weekends were full of sports.

Four successful drug interdictions by HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized another four illicit drug shipments in three days while deployed to the Middle East region.

HMAS Ballarat continues illicit drug seizures in the MER

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party closes on a suspicious dhow for a boarding which resulted in the seizure of approximately two and a half tonnes of illicit drugs. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party closes on a suspicious dhow for a boarding which resulted in the seizure of approximately two and a half tonnes of illicit drugs.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has intercepted another 2.6 tonnes of illicit drugs while conducting a patrol in international waters in the Arabian Sea.