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).

Driving regional relationships 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.

Operations

  • 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)

    No rest on eve of Arunta return

    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.

Fleet

Fleet

Fleet

  • The October Reserve Entry Officers' Course cohort participated in leadership training Operation Jaywick at Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell for the first time last month. (photo: )

    Reserve training gets a revamp

    The ambition to create quality Naval Officers who are well-prepared for a career at sea has resulted in a number of innovations to the Reserve Entry Officers’ Course offered by the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Operations

  • 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)

    Arunta completes 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.

Fleet

  • Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

    Change of Command at Fleet Headquarters

    In a small but poignant ceremony on board HMAS Brisbane, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN hauled down his flag and passed the weight as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, RAN.

Fleet

  • HMAS Arunta's Marine Technician fabrication team in front of the forecastle door which was replaced while the ship was alongside in Sasebo Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

    Technical skills praised in repair work

    HMAS Arunta’s Marine Technicians have been praised for their ingenuity and resilience in repairing one of the ship's forecastle doors, with the initial work undertaken when the door was damaged during a storm while at sea.

Operations

Highlights