Topic: Deployments (Non-Operations)
Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.
Sri Lankan volunteers along with members of the Sri Lankan Navy and the Australian Defence Force recently took to Mount Lavinia Beach in Colombo to reduce its plastic footprint.
HMAS Melbourne departs Fleet Base East Naval Base to take part in a South East Asia deployment.
On a clear autumn afternoon, before a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, HMAS
Melbourne departed Fleet Base East this week for a voyage through the Pacific and South East Asian waters.
March 20, 2019 by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.
Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.
March 22, 2019 by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
Royal Australian Air Force officer Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, stands on the flag deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.
INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR (IPE 19) is Australia’s largest ever Defence engagement activity with Sri Lanka.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.
As the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR Task Force approached Sri Lanka, Australian Navy and Army teams prepared for diving, demolition and explosive ordinance disposal training with regional partners.
HMAS Parramatta’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LEUT Monica Tabulo (centre right) is presented her Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification Certificate by Director Fleet Engineering, CAPT Grant McLennan, RAN (centre left) and the Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification board from HMAS Canberra. (L-R) Executive Officer CMDR Brett Wescott, RAN; Commander Engineering, CMDR Sean Bowers, RAN; Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LCDR Mark Williams; and Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Marine Technician Colin Milligan.
A significant milestone was achieved in the Royal Australian Navy engineering community this month, when the first Engineering Charge Qualification (CQ) Board was conducted at sea on a ship attached to a Joint Task Group.
HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including.
Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.
Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment.
Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.
Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan.
Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.
HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.
The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS
Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.