Topic: HMAS Tobruk (II)
Cebu in Philippines is a long way from Shepparton, but a former Wanganui Park Secondary College student is now on her way home from the Island nation, having supported international aid efforts.
Crossing the equator aboard an Australian warship is how one former St Patrick’s College - Shornecliffe student spent his 18th birthday.
On Sunday 20 October, 65 sea-ready members of the 49th New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC), or NEOCs as they are affectionately known, embarked on their three-week Sea Training Deployment in HMAS Tobruk (II).
An AS350BA Squirrel flight from 723 Squadron recently joined HMAS Tobruk for the ship’s upcoming deployment to Townsville, Cairns and Pacific Islands.
As HMAS Tobruk steamed into Ormoc on the morning of November 26, a light mist hid much of the city’s devastation.
HMAS Tobruk has arrived to commence recovery support operations in the Ormoc region of Leyte Island to assist the Philippines government repair the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
It was a case of being in the right place at the right time for three sailors of HMAS Tobruk.
A number of local residents recently received medical and dental care from Australian Defence Force personnel at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013.
Hobart native Ashton Brooks has loved how far her Army career taken her although she never expected it would take across the Coral Sea in a Navy ship on a humanitarian mission.
Phoebe Evans may be far from her home on Norfolk Island but life in the Royal Australian Navy could not be much better.