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No rest on eve of Arunta return

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABCSO-A Julia Rickards (photographer)

Ship's company wave goodbye as HMAS Arunta breaks away from United States Naval Ship Amelia Earhart after completing a replenishment at sea. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Ship's company wave goodbye as HMAS Arunta breaks away from United States Naval Ship Amelia Earhart after completing a replenishment at sea.

The ship’s company of HMAS Arunta is not resting on their laurels when it comes to maintaining the high tempo that has been a feature of the ship’s five-month deployment.

Driving regional relationships during Exercise MALABAR

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

L-R: Lieutenants Michael Carpenter, Matthew Newman and Sean Klamut on the bridge of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (Note: Lieutenant Newman was participating in the Movember fundraiser for men's health during Exercise MALABAR). (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

L-R: Lieutenants Michael Carpenter, Matthew Newman and Sean Klamut on the bridge of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (Note: Lieutenant Newman was participating in the Movember fundraiser for men's health during Exercise MALABAR).

Officers of the Watch in HMAS Ballarat manoeuvred their ship alongside the Indian, Japanese and United States navies during Exercise MALABAR 2020, which recently came to an end.

Arunta completes Operation ARGOS

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Brad Firkin collects information on a vessel of interest from the MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter embarked on HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Brad Firkin collects information on a vessel of interest from the MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter embarked on HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS.

HMAS Arunta is on her way home after completing her deployment on Operation ARGOS, Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council sanctions on North Korea.

Ballarat, a committed capability in the Indo Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat conducts a calibration firing of its five-inch gun port side. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat conducts a calibration firing of its five-inch gun port side.

HMAS Ballarat has proven to be a highly capable partner during the first phase of Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Anzac spirit alive and well

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS.

An engagement at sea between HMAS Arunta and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft, has provided a unique training opportunity for a fortunate sailor.

Indigenous crew member reaps rewards of life at sea

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis is currently deployed on Operation ARGOS as part of HMAS Arunta's crew. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis is currently deployed on Operation ARGOS as part of HMAS Arunta's crew.

One of HMAS Arunta’s Indigenous crew members, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis, is relishing his time on a busy regional deployment throughout east Asia.

Chance meeting leads to cultural awakening

Published on by POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (author and photographer)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra.

While Lieutenant Damian Briggs has always known he was Indigenous, it is not something he embraced until recently. In a chance encounter last month at HMAS Albatross, he met Del Bryon and discovered their grandmothers were sisters.

Our Values: Respect

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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Our Values: Respect

One of the five core Defence Values, Respect is the humanity of character to value others and treat them with dignity.

Nurse practitioner transfers skills from land to sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

When it comes to Defence careers, few could match for variety that of HMAS Adelaide’s incoming Senior Health Officer, Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra.

Flying start for Ballarat’s aviator

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Taking the front seat of an MH-60R helicopter while employing its cutting edge sensor and weapons systems is just another day in the office for Port Macquarie local, Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.