April 07, 2020 by LCDR Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
Leading Seaman Marine Technician Greg Gonzalez, front, and Able Seaman Marine Technician Jesse Jansen reassemble the final pieces onto HMAS Toowoomba's propulsion diesel engine after a camshaft replacement.
The Navy adage “The Team Works” is in action in HMAS
Toowoomba as the ship operates through the southern Arabian Gulf on Operation MANITOU.
150 parcels of illicit drugs including hashish and heroin are made ready for destruction on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba after a successful boarding as part of Operation MANITOU on 19 March 2020.
Toowoomba has interdicted over 3000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden.
HMAS Toowoomba conducts manoeuvres with French Navy frigate FS Guépratte in the Arabian Sea while on patrol in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.
Toowoomba exercised with French Ship Guépratte in vicinity of the Gulf of Aden recently as part of the Australian warship’s support to Combined Task Force 150.
Leading Seaman Medic (LSMED) Guy McKinnon, left, and LSMED Paul Fleith at the NATO Role 2 Hospital at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, February 2020.
From a recruiting centre in Wollongong to the mountains of Afghanistan, the careers of two Royal Australian Navy medics have provided the experience of practising medicine on the frontline.
March 05, 2020 by LEUT Tony Wright (Royal Canadian Navy) (author), Unknown (photographer)
Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Ray Leggatt (second from right) and Australian Defence Attaché to Colombo, Group Captain Sean Unwin (right) discuss maritime security during a meeting with the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva (centre).
Commodore Ray Leggatt, current Commander of the international Combined Maritime Forces’ CTF 150 travelled to Mumbai, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka recently to discuss maritime security in the Indian Ocean with key leaders.
HMAS Toowoomba maintains a watch on shipping traffic in the Gulf of Oman as part of the International Maritime Security Construct.
Toowoomba has completed the first patrol of her six month deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.
February 21, 2020 by LEUT Jessica Bartels (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
Members from HMAS Toowoomba participated in the ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’, held on the American Naval Base in Bahrain during their Operation MANITOU deployment.
During a busy port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, 36 members of HMAS
Toowoomba’s crew found time to participate in a ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’ on 6 February, joining almost 200 serving members from different nations and their families on a 2.5km colour run.
Commanding Officer HMAS Choules Commander Scott Houlihan speaks with Emergency Management Commissioner for Victoria Andrew Crisp, APM, during a ceremony held to commemorate the efforts of all involved with the bushfire effort in Mallacoota.
The unveiling of a plaque in the heart of Mallacoota will become a strong symbol of the close bond between the Australian Defence Force and local community forged during the devastating 2019-2020 bushfires.
Evacuees are transported from Mallacoota via a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) transport vessel to awaiting ships during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.
The ability of Navy and Army to combine for an expanded amphibious capability has been put to the test throughout the ongoing bushfire emergency in south-east Australia this summer.
January 28, 2020 by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)
Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, shakes hands to Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nathan Spilling, along with other members of Fleet Support Unit - South East in gratitude for their participation in Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 over the Reduced Activity Period.
Royal Australian Navy engineers, contractors and their families who cut short their Christmas break to support Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 were recently recognised for their integral contribution.