Topic: Defence Cooperation Program

Survey skills strengthened through Aus-Tonga exchange

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Nicholas Rubendra (author and photographer), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

HMAS Melville, left, and HMAS Larrakia berthed at Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. (photo: MIDN Nicholas Rubendra )

HMAS Melville, left, and HMAS Larrakia berthed at Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

The ship’s company of the Leeuwin-class survey ship HMAS Melville provided assistance to the maritime branch of His Majesty’s Armed Forces of Tonga during a recent task group visit to Nuku’alofa.

Naval Police get to know Fijiian counterparts in Suva

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

RAN Naval Police Coxswains with Fiji Police officers on the flight deck of Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide (III) during a visit to Suva, Fiji. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

RAN Naval Police Coxswains with Fiji Police officers on the flight deck of Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide (III) during a visit to Suva, Fiji.

Fiji Police personnel were welcomed aboard HMAS Adelaide as part of an Australian Defence Force Joint Task Group 637.3 enhanced regional engagement activity during a five-day port visit to Suva, Fiji in November.

Disaster on the table during Fiji exercise

Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author)

ADF personnel attend the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise during the Joint Task Group 637.3 visit to Suva, Fiji. (photo: )

ADF personnel attend the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise during the Joint Task Group 637.3 visit to Suva, Fiji.

The Fiji National Disaster Management Office hosted Australian Defence Force Joint Task Force 637.3 personnel on 20 November at a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise in Suva, Fiji.

HMAS Choules completes visit to PNG

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Australian Army LARC’s conduct amphibious operations transporting stores and equipment ashore from HMAS Choules to Tarangau Naval base, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Australian Army LARC’s conduct amphibious operations transporting stores and equipment ashore from HMAS Choules to Tarangau Naval base, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Choules has departed Papua New Guinea, having successfully completed a visit to Port Moresby and the Lombrum Naval Base, Her Majesty’s Papua New Guinea Ship Tarangau in Manus Province.

Forging ties in Tonga

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

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Davies and WO1 Semisi Pohahai in VOEA Neiafu alongside Masefield Navy Base, Nuku’Alofa. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Davies and WO1 Semisi Pohahai in VOEA Neiafu alongside Masefield Navy Base, Nuku’Alofa.

Since the 1960s, Australia has undertaken a range of capacity-building and engagement activities in the South Pacific and South East Asia under the Defence Cooperation Program.

Labuan lives on through Lakekamu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), PNGDF MIDN Poliap M’Buleau (photographer)

HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship. (photo: MIDN Poliap M’Buleau, PNGDF)

HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship.

The former HMAS Labuan has proven to be a popular attraction and dedicated workhorse in her new role as part of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

Vanuatu patrol boat to Australia for repairs

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

Vanuatu’s PPB RVS Tukoro became a victim of Tropical Cyclone Pam when it became grounded on 13 March. (photo: Unknown)

Vanuatu’s PPB RVS Tukoro became a victim of Tropical Cyclone Pam when it became grounded on 13 March.

Vanuatu’s Pacific patrol boat RVS Tukoro became a victim of Tropical Cyclone Pam when it became grounded on 13 March 2015.

Lombrum Chapel gets a facelift

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author)

Crew of HMAS Choules with Lombrum locals during a Defence Cooperation Program activity to paint the HMPNGS Tarangau Chapel on Manus Island. (photo: Unknown)

Crew of HMAS Choules with Lombrum locals during a Defence Cooperation Program activity to paint the HMPNGS Tarangau Chapel on Manus Island.

HMAS Choules’ crew recently assisted the Lombrum Community by repainting the Chapel at HMPNGS Tarangau.

'Faith Under Fire' for PNGDF

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules.

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force are getting the chance to explore their spiritual fitness, participating in the Australian Defence Force ‘Faith Under Fire’ course being offered by HMAS Choules Padre, Chaplain Ian Lindsay.