Topic: Operations

Strengthening relationships for Op MANITOU mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Steven Christensen (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman.

Staff from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 recently joined HMAS Arunta in Muscat, Oman, for a day of briefings prior to Arunta commencing operations in the Middle East region.

Keeping calm under fire saves lives

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.  (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.

Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year’s Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in saving lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Weapons Engineer kicks career goals on deployment

Published on by LEUT Shannelle McKellar (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)

Lietenant Steven Witzand on the chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lietenant Steven Witzand on the chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.

Lieutenant Steve Witzand is embarked in HMAS Arunta on his first operational deployment as the Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer.

Career challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Natalie Carey from HMAS Creswell is currently deployed to the Middle East region. She works in the Joint Task Force 633 Headquarters at Camp Baird as an administration assistant.  (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Natalie Carey from HMAS Creswell is currently deployed to the Middle East region. She works in the Joint Task Force 633 Headquarters at Camp Baird as an administration assistant.

Pushing out of her comfort zone has taken Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Natalie Carey from Sydney all the way to the Middle East.

Indian visit a Goa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Greg Payne (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India.

HMAS Arunta personnel have charged their batteries for the start of their Middle Eastern maritime security patrols with food, sport and engagement with Indian Navy counterparts during a port visit. 

Arunta posting brings adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta.

For Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, deploying on a warship to the Middle East region to conduct maritime security operations is the stuff dreams are made of.

Christmas duty for Adelaide sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lisanne Hyland conducts planned maintenance of an F88 Austyer in the Armoury of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lisanne Hyland conducts planned maintenance of an F88 Austyer in the Armoury of HMAS Darwin.

Not many young Australians can say they’ve busted drug and weapon smugglers, supported earthquake recovery efforts and visited nine countries on three continents.

Arunta’s man on a mission

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters, in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters, in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters recently deployed on a mission of a lifetime, to the Middle East region in HMAS Arunta.

Caring on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by PO Corina Burrows (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta on transit to the Middle Eastern Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta on transit to the Middle Eastern Region.

Able Seaman Medic Bradley Scotton says he is living proof of Navy’s “what will you bring” recruitment campaign as he carves a second service career as a paramedic sailor.

Perth returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cameron Duggan and his fiancé Pip Garvey on the wharf after HMAS Perth returned to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after six-months deployed on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cameron Duggan and his fiancé Pip Garvey on the wharf after HMAS Perth returned to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after six-months deployed on Operation MANITOU.

Excited friends and family of the 191 men and women onboard HMAS Perth waved from the wharf as the frigate pulled alongside after six months away from home undertaking patrols of thr Middle East as part of  Operation MANITOU.