Section: Operations

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.

Driving regional relationships during Exercise MALABAR

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

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).

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.

Arunta completes Operation ARGOS

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

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)

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.

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.

Ballarat, a committed capability in the Indo Pacific

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

HMAS Ballarat conducts a calibration firing of its five-inch gun port side. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat conducts a calibration firing of its five-inch gun port side.

HMAS Ballarat has proven to be a highly capable partner during the first phase of Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Anzac spirit alive and well

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

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS.

An engagement at sea between HMAS Arunta and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft, has provided a unique training opportunity for a fortunate sailor.

Fighting the spread together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Kirstie-Lee Hill confirms pathology information from a member of the public, at the Casey Fields COVID-19 community drive through screening clinic in Cranbourne, Victoria. (photo: PTE Dustin Anderson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Kirstie-Lee Hill confirms pathology information from a member of the public, at the Casey Fields COVID-19 community drive through screening clinic in Cranbourne, Victoria.

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Victoria in support of the Victorian Government's push to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working collaboratively with many other health agencies.

Back to where it all began

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Courtney Jay (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee Midshipman Madeline Moroney directs vehicles through the Gisborne South Vehicle Checkpoint during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee Midshipman Madeline Moroney directs vehicles through the Gisborne South Vehicle Checkpoint during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Midshipman Madeline Moroney is a Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee, who, with just two weeks left of her initial employment training at HMAS Cerberus, finds herself supporting Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in her hometown region of Goulburn Valley in Victoria.

Quarantine seen from both sides

Published on by LCDR John Thompson (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics­­­ - Supply Chain Peter Bellas knows more than most about mandatory quarantine - in April he undertook 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a Sydney hotel after returning from Operation MANITOU.