Published on by New Zealand Department of Defence (author), CPL Amanda McErlich (photographer), LAC Chad Sharman (photographer)
In an exceptionally Kiwi way, the New Zealand Defence Force thanked a multinational crew of Australian, Canadian and US military personnel for supporting its disaster relief operation during a traditional powhiri at Kaikoura’s local marae.
Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)
The Officer in Charge of Navy’s Maritime Operational Health Unit, Commander Alison Thomas, projects a passion for her unit and the important capability it is building in support of Australia’s amphibious operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief requirements.
Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)
There was an air of excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension as more than a hundred members of New Entry Officers’ Course 50 embarked in HMAS Choules for their sea training deployment - a key milestone in their initial training to become qualified officers in the Royal Australian Navy.
Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.