Topic: Deployments (Non-Operations)

Experience 'unforgettable' for junior officer

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), SBLT Karl Hoopmann (photographer)

Midshipman Ashley Hill from Port Macquarie at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Midshipman Ashley Hill from Port Macquarie at HMAS Creswell.

Growing up on the coast, and looking for a career travelling the world along with a healthy lifestyle, Midshipman Ashley Hill has certainly achieved some highlights since she joined the Navy in February 2015.

A passion for personnel

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Shona Compton is currently serving in HMAS Arunta as one of the administration staff as well as being a member of the Ship's Medical Emergency Team. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Shona Compton is currently serving in HMAS Arunta as one of the administration staff as well as being a member of the Ship's Medical Emergency Team.

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Shona Compton loves people deploying overseas and experiencing new cultures.

Travel is all in a day's work for Leading Seaman

Published on by LEUT Nick Manning (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid says he joined the Navy to see the world.

Stuart and Arunta forge friendships over Rugby in South Korea

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea.

HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart recently participated in a Rugby Union tournament in the port of Busan, the Republic of South Korea, against a local ex-pats team, the Busan Bandits. The port visit was part of Stuart's and Arunta's North East Asia Deployment 2015.

Korean exercise refines skills

Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta form on either side of Republic of Korean Navy Ship Jeon Buk as they conduct a screenplay during Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY 2015 off the coast of Busan, Republic of Korea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta form on either side of Republic of Korean Navy Ship Jeon Buk as they conduct a screenplay during Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY 2015 off the coast of Busan, Republic of Korea.

HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta have followed up a successful port visit to Busan, South Korea, by participating in bilateral Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY, with four warships of the Republic of Korea Navy.

Anzacs meet up in South Korea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta enters the port city of Busan, Republic of Korea, as part of the ship's North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta enters the port city of Busan, Republic of Korea, as part of the ship's North East Asian Deployment.

East met west recently as HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta, usually based on either side of Australia, were both in Busan, South Korea.

The 'Tartan'Terror' in Japan for Fleet Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Michelle Ryan (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Junior sailors stand at ease on the flightdeck of HMAS Stuart as the ship arrives in Yokosuka, Japan. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Junior sailors stand at ease on the flightdeck of HMAS Stuart as the ship arrives in Yokosuka, Japan.

A formal ceremony welcomed HMAS Stuart alongside in Yokosuka, Japan, on 10 October when the ship arrived to participate in the country's International Fleet Review.

At-sea manoeuvres with Philippine Navy follow successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nicholas Asara (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

Lieutenant Jake Leonard salutes whilst Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN waves as BRP Ramon A Alcaraz sails past. (photo: LEUT Filiberto Hernandez)

Lieutenant Jake Leonard salutes whilst Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN waves as BRP Ramon A Alcaraz sails past.

HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta recently had a busy but enjoyable visit to Subic Bay which culminated in a successful passage exercise with Philippine Navy Ship Ramon Alcarez.

Australian ships visit the Philippines

Published on by Mariel Eduarte (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta and Sirius arrive alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines as part of the ships North East Asian deployment.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta and Sirius arrive alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines as part of the ships North East Asian deployment.

HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius are in Subic Bay in the Philippines for a five-day visit. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippines culture and sights.

Operations Officers cross decks in the South China Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.

The uncharacteristic hot and hazy conditions in the South China Sea set the back drop for a planning for a passage exercise between Australia and Singapore. HMAS Sirius welcomed Operations Officers from Singaporean ships RSS Supreme and RSS Valiant and Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta, to develop a plan for interactions between the four ships.