Section: Operations

Aussie-led Combined Task Force 150 ready to go

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony Wright (author and photographer)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: LEUT Tony Wright)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney.

The pre-deployment preparations and training for the Australian lead Combined Task Force 150 mission wrapped up at HMAS Watson recently, with the task group getting a stamp of approval from the Commodore Flotillas Force Generation Directorate.

Rhiannon’s flying support to bushfire operations

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson has come a long way from her school days at Perth Modern School to support firefighting efforts during the catastrophic bushfires across New South Wales in November.

Defence Industry supports Navy helicopters on bushfire operations

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Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

Defence Industry is working hand-in-hand with the Royal Australian Navy to support firefighting efforts throughout New South Wales during one of the most dangerous bushfire weeks the nation has ever seen. 

816 Squadron enhances RFS air attack capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters’ superior Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance cameras and sensors have been working throughout the nights to support firefighting efforts across New South Wales.

Navy helicopters working collaboratively with RFS

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter spent the first day of catastrophic fire conditions on search and rescue missions to support firefighting efforts around Kempsey, New South Wales.

HMAS Parramatta joins international effort to enforce sanctions on North Korea

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HMAS Parramatta (foreground) conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Hobart (background) while in transit for the Navy's 2-19 Maritime East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Parramatta (foreground) conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Hobart (background) while in transit for the Navy's 2-19 Maritime East Asia Deployment.

Australia is deploying a Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea.

Navy officer balancing the books in Kabul

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Task Group Afghanistan (TGAFG) Finance Advisor, Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Katrina Burkett (left) and TGAFG Finance Officer, Australian Army soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Brian Donnelly prior to going on a task in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Task Group Afghanistan (TGAFG) Finance Advisor, Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Katrina Burkett (left) and TGAFG Finance Officer, Australian Army soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Brian Donnelly prior to going on a task in Afghanistan.

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Katrina Burkett swapped the ocean for a view of mountains in Afghanistan during a recent deployment.

Captain Andrews leading the way

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author), CPL Chris Beerens (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Captain Anne Andrews is the Senior Gender Advisor to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Captain Anne Andrews is the Senior Gender Advisor to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Captain Anne Andrews knows improvements have been made to the lives of Afghan women and girls, which includes a tenfold increase in school enrolments since 2001.

Four successful drug interdictions by HMAS Ballarat

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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.

Navy trainers support Philippines in maritime patrol mission

Published on by PO Peter Coates (author), LSBM Leigh Newlan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training, May 2019. (photo: LSBM Leigh Newlan)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training, May 2019.

Members of the Defence Cooperation Program Sea Training Group have recently completed their sixth rotation conducting Maritime Interoperability Training at Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Zamboanga, Philippines.