Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)
Shoalhaven Mayor, Councillor Amanda Findley got a ‘birdies’ eye view of the devastation caused by the recent bushfires when she joined 808 Squadron in an MRH-90 helicopter to conduct a fodder drop for wildlife whose primary food sources had been depleted.
Published on by POIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)
Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. Where does a Royal Australian Navy ship get its drinking water from? HMAS Choules’ water making capability was recently tested when the ship evacuated 1100 people from Mallacoota during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.
Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)
Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.
Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), CPOIS Paul Berry (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)
During a visit to the Shoalhaven and South Coast regions of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia recognised the support provided by ADF personnel to emergency services in response to Australia’s bushfire crisis.
For those at HMAS Albatross it might have been hard to miss the irony of fires threatening the base that has helped to fight bushfires for decades, as flames were seen at the western edge of the airfield near Nowra on the NSW south coast.
Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)
Australian Army soldiers have continued to support bushfire affected communities across the Adelaide Hills, bolstered by the arrival of specialist Royal Australian Navy and New Zealand Defence Force personnel.