Topic: Operations

Navy Minehunters return from record-setting deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne sails through Sydney Harbour on her return from a North East Asian deployment. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

HMAS Gascoyne sails through Sydney Harbour on her return from a North East Asian deployment.

Two Royal Australian Navy Minehunters, HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, have returned home just in time for Christmas, following a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance.

Navy Task Group returns from East Asia deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment.

Three Royal Australian Navy warships have returned to Sydney following a three month deployment through East Asia. HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta were the lead element of a Task Group of eleven vessels deployed to the region since September.

Navy tanker back home for Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Family and friends of the ship's crew wave as HMAS Sirius returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Family and friends of the ship's crew wave as HMAS Sirius returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA.

Following a busy 12 months for HMAS Sirius, the Royal Australian Navy’s west coast-based replenishment ship returned to her home port of Fleet Base West on Sunday, to the smiling faces of family and friends.

Navy Christmas in the desert

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), SGT Kirk Peacock (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 led by Rear Admiral Mark Hill, CSC RAN at Camp Baird, the ADF's main operating base in the Middle East Region. (photo: SGT Kirk Peacock)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 led by Rear Admiral Mark Hill, CSC RAN at Camp Baird, the ADF's main operating base in the Middle East Region.

With around 600 ADF personnel deployed to Operation ACCORDION in the Middle East, a small but passionate group of 20 Navy members are looking forward to Christmas with a difference.

ADF personnel commence support to IMSC headquarters

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CMDR Michael Miller (photographer)

L-R: Squadron Leader Carl Godwin; Lieutenant Commander Daniel McCall; Lieutenant Commander Glenn Suffolk; Lieutenant Commander Darren Cooper and Warrant Officer Dean McLeod at the International Maritime Security Construct Headquarters in the Middle East. (photo: Commander Michael Miller)

L-R: Squadron Leader Carl Godwin; Lieutenant Commander Daniel McCall; Lieutenant Commander Glenn Suffolk; Lieutenant Commander Darren Cooper and Warrant Officer Dean McLeod at the International Maritime Security Construct Headquarters in the Middle East.

Australian Defence Force support for the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) has been strengthened with the deployment of Navy and Air Force members to the IMSC headquarters in Bahrain.

Reflections on Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race rescue - 21 years on

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

L-R: Warrant Officer Brian ‘Shane Pashley’; John ‘Steamer’ Stanley; Commander Richard Neville; Steve Hamilton former Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle; and Director and CEO of the Maritime Museum Kevin Sumption. (photo: )

L-R: Warrant Officer Brian ‘Shane Pashley’; John ‘Steamer’ Stanley; Commander Richard Neville; Steve Hamilton former Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle; and Director and CEO of the Maritime Museum Kevin Sumption.

Twenty-one years after they plucked yachtsmen to safety during the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, two Navy aviators reconnected with one of the sailors they saved at the opening of a new exhibition.

Surprise reunion for HMAS Cerberus recruit school graduates

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), SGT Kirk Peacock (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Justin Downey-Price, left, and Operations Analyst Jeffrey Seers together on operations at the Main Operating base in the Middle East Region. (photo: SGT Kirk Peacock)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Justin Downey-Price, left, and Operations Analyst Jeffrey Seers together on operations at the Main Operating base in the Middle East Region.

Twenty years after meeting at HMAS Cerberus Recruit School, a surprise reunion in the Middle East allowed Warrant Officer Justin Downey-Price and Jeff Seers to reminisce about old times - completely unexpected as the two had not been in contact since graduating in 1998.

Improving Indian Ocean maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Corbin McCullough (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commodore Network Communications, Commodore Ramakrishnan Kunissery Mallath; Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; and the Deputy to the Assistant to Chief of Indonesian Navy Staff for Planning and Budgeting, Commodore Erwin Aldedharma sign a copy of the Minutes, signifying the completion of the inaugural Trilateral Maritime Security Workshop held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commodore Network Communications, Commodore Ramakrishnan Kunissery Mallath; Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; and the Deputy to the Assistant to Chief of Indonesian Navy Staff for Planning and Budgeting, Commodore Erwin Aldedharma sign a copy of the Minutes, signifying the completion of the inaugural Trilateral Maritime Security Workshop held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

An important step forward was taken in Fremantle this week, as the navies of Australia, India and Indonesia came together for the first time to discuss mutual maritime security objectives.

Disaster on the table during Fiji exercise

Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author)

ADF personnel attend the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise during the Joint Task Group 637.3 visit to Suva, Fiji. (photo: )

ADF personnel attend the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise during the Joint Task Group 637.3 visit to Suva, Fiji.

The Fiji National Disaster Management Office hosted Australian Defence Force Joint Task Force 637.3 personnel on 20 November at a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief tabletop exercise in Suva, Fiji.

Proven service - 723 Squadron helicopters achieve 10,000 flying hours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Executive Officer 723 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston, RAN, left, with the unit's detachment flight during the 2019 NSW Bushfires at RAAF Base Williamtown. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Executive Officer 723 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston, RAN, left, with the unit's detachment flight during the 2019 NSW Bushfires at RAAF Base Williamtown.

The Royal Australian Navy EC-135 helicopters of 723 Squadron recently logged 10,000 flying hours during normal operations in support of the New South Wales bushfires.