Topic: Exercises

Small world for Northam’s navy

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

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat.

The chances of three sailors from the same town serving on the same Navy frigate at the same time are almost as remote as the town they originate from.

Soldiers drive vehicles via the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), TPR Jonathan Goedhart (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), LCDR Ian Stubbs (photographer)

Australian Army soldiers and officers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) load the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle onto a Light Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 at Cowley Beach, Qld. (photo: TPR Jonathan Goedhart)

Australian Army soldiers and officers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) load the new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle onto a Light Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 at Cowley Beach, Qld.

In a demonstration of their amphibious capability, the latest generation of Army vehicles has been driven on board HMAS Adelaide via landing craft off the coast of North Queensland.

Communication the key in passage exercise

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

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Shimakaze conducts Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise as they both depart Sasebo, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Shimakaze conducts Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise as they both depart Sasebo, Japan.

HMAS Arunta has completed a passage exercise with Japanese Ship Shimakaze after a two-day logistics visit to Sasebo, Japan.

Enduring partnerships provide the edge

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

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat has joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navies of the United States and India to take part in Exercise MALABAR 2020.

New survey vessel successfully launched from HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Survey Boat 'Polaris' conducts manoeuvres at high speed with HMAS Adelaide in the background during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Survey Boat 'Polaris' conducts manoeuvres at high speed with HMAS Adelaide in the background during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit has deployed a new type of small survey craft from HMAS Adelaide for the first time.

Adelaide provides platform for trio of Army helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Australian Army helicopters, front to back, ARH-Tiger from the 1st Aviation Regiment, MRH-90 and CH-47F Chinook from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducting deck landing certifications onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Australian Army helicopters, front to back, ARH-Tiger from the 1st Aviation Regiment, MRH-90 and CH-47F Chinook from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducting deck landing certifications onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Army helicopter crews from three different aircraft types have renewed their deck landing qualifications on HMAS Adelaide ahead of the coming high-risk weather season.

Adelaide’s Gladiator Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Technicians have won bragging rights by taking out the top two team positions in the ship’s Gladiator Games 2020.

Seahawk soars with Carrier Strike Group

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

HMAS Ballarat's embarked 816 Squadron Flight 3 MH-60R helicopter conducts a cross deck landing on USS Nimitz during Indian Ocean Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat's embarked 816 Squadron Flight 3 MH-60R helicopter conducts a cross deck landing on USS Nimitz during Indian Ocean Deployment 2020.

HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean.

Reunion on the high seas for Ballarat pilot

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

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Schroder, RAN, left, observes the departure of a US Navy MH-60R helicopter from HMAS Ballarat's flight deck during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Schroder, RAN, left, observes the departure of a US Navy MH-60R helicopter from HMAS Ballarat's flight deck during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

A Seahawk helicopter Flight Commander had an unexpected reunion with two former trainee United States naval aviators while exercising on the high seas.

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.