Topic: Frigate Helicopter (FFH)

Arunta celebrates two significant milestones

Published on by LEUT Kieran Davis (author), SBLT Theodore Squires (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Troy Duggan, left, and the youngest member of ship’s company, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jett Mitchell cut the ship’s 21st birthday cake. (photo: SBLT Theodore Squires)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Troy Duggan, left, and the youngest member of ship’s company, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jett Mitchell cut the ship’s 21st birthday cake.

The crew of HMAS Arunta had double cause for celebration recently as they marked the ship’s 21st birthday and their return from a successful deployment to Southeast Asia.

Toowoomba departs for sixth Middle East deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Family members watch on as HMAS Toowoomba departs Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Family members watch on as HMAS Toowoomba departs Fleet Base West, WA.

The Anzac Class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has departed her homeport of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia for a six-month deployment to the Middle East.

Navy Task Group returns from East Asia deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment.

Three Royal Australian Navy warships have returned to Sydney following a three month deployment through East Asia. HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta were the lead element of a Task Group of eleven vessels deployed to the region since September.

Stuart MTs achieve 12 new qualifications during East Asia Deployment

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Marine Technicians (with certificates), from left, Leading Seaman Andrew MacDonald, Leading Seaman Alex Edwards and Seaman Steven Williamson, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart Commander Luke Ryan, after receiving certificates reflecting their new marine engineering qualifications. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Marine Technicians (with certificates), from left, Leading Seaman Andrew MacDonald, Leading Seaman Alex Edwards and Seaman Steven Williamson, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart Commander Luke Ryan, after receiving certificates reflecting their new marine engineering qualifications.

The HMAS Stuart Engineering team maintained a steady pace of work, study and training during their East Asia Deployment, resulting in 12 new qualifications since the ship left Fleet Base East in late September.

A successful NEW HORIZON for Sirius and Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea.

Members of the Australian and Indonesian navies held a triumphant closing ceremony on board HMAS Arunta to mark the successful completion of Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019.

Australian, Indonesian sailors enjoy friendly competition in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Sailors and officers from HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta donned extra-long skis, jumped into sacks and joined hands with their Indonesian Navy counterparts to participate in traditional games and sport in Surabaya, Indonesia, ahead of joint maritime exercises.

Exercise NEW HORIZON dawns in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia.

HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia, in November to a warm welcome that included a traditional dance performance at the Jamrud Utara wharf and an opening ceremony at the Indonesian Navy’s Second Fleet Command.

Australia-Malaysia exercises strengthen relationship

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with Malaysian ships KD Lekiu and KD Kelantan during Exercise MASTEX 19 during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with Malaysian ships KD Lekiu and KD Kelantan during Exercise MASTEX 19 during their East Asia Deployment.

Storm clouds gathered over the high seas but spirits were high as two Royal Malaysian Navy ships approached HMAS Sirius for a dual Replenishment at Sea (RAS) during Exercise MASTEX 19 between the regional partners.

RAN promotes gender equity awareness during regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN welcomes Ambassador for Women and Girls, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone on board HMAS Stuart in Cebu, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN welcomes Ambassador for Women and Girls, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone on board HMAS Stuart in Cebu, Philippines.

Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Children spent a day in HMAS Stuart as they both visited the Philippines on missions of regional engagement.

Australia-Malaysia exercises kick off with sporting spirit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

The Australian and Malaysian navies quite literally kicked off their maritime training exercise this week with some good-natured sporting rivalry on the soccer field, volleyball court and tug-of-war ground.