Topic: Operation MANITOU

Fleet Cyber Unit deploys in support of Op MANITOU

Published on by LCDR Simon Kelly (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Networks Jackson Cronin explains the results of a test to Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Brittany Ely while onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Networks Jackson Cronin explains the results of a test to Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Brittany Ely while onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

Defending HMAS Toowoomba and deployed for the first time on operations in the Middle East is an element of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Cyber Unit - working across multiple systems and defending networks against cyber attack.

Fearless mums make a difference in Toowoomba

Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's three mums on the forecastle while the ship is berthed at Bahrain, from left, Chaplain Kate Lord, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Deborah Schluter and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba's three mums on the forecastle while the ship is berthed at Bahrain, from left, Chaplain Kate Lord, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Deborah Schluter and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin.

As the majority of ship’s company in HMAS Toowoomba woke up to call their mums and partners to wish them a happy Mothers’ Day, the shoe was on the other foot for some women serving aboard Toowoomba in the Middle East.

Navy ‘supplies’ a fulfilling career

Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brodie Blaik keeps the store room in order onboard HMAS Toowoomba while the ship is on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Brodie Blaik keeps the store room in order onboard HMAS Toowoomba while the ship is on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.

A rewarding career that provides both job security and an opportunity to travel the world caught the eye of 20-year-old Adelaide local Brodie Blaik.

From Katanning to the Middle East

Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Benjamin Jenkins checks stock levels in the store room onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Benjamin Jenkins checks stock levels in the store room onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

From the small town of Katanning in Western Australia to interdicting illegal drugs on board HMAS Toowoomba in the Arabian Sea, there is no challenge too big or small for 26 year old local Benjamin Jenkins.

Third time around the buoy

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Stuart Francis keeps an eye on the tactical picture in the operations room onboard HMAS Toowoomba as the ship patrols the Gulf of Oman in support of the International Maritime Security Construct. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Stuart Francis keeps an eye on the tactical picture in the operations room onboard HMAS Toowoomba as the ship patrols the Gulf of Oman in support of the International Maritime Security Construct.

Adelaide’s Stuart Francis grew up hearing about adventures on the high seas from his father, grandfather and uncles. Now he is creating his own experiences.

Third Mother’s Day away for Navy mum

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin holds a letter from her son on the forecastle of HMAS Toowoomba during a six-month deployment in the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin holds a letter from her son on the forecastle of HMAS Toowoomba during a six-month deployment in the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU.

Life on the sea is definitely for sailor Kiralee, although this Bateman’s Bay local said it will be that little bit harder around Mother’s Day.

Nightmare delivers the goods in the Southern Arabian Gulf

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dean Williams (author), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH-60R helicopter is secured on the flight deck after delivering priority stores and mail during a patrol in the Southern Arabian Gulf. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH-60R helicopter is secured on the flight deck after delivering priority stores and mail during a patrol in the Southern Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R helicopter ‘Nightmare’ was critical in conducting ship-to-shore movement recently in the Southern Arabian Gulf - in the wake of COVID-19 quarantine measures, this resupply was slightly different.

Toowoomba MTs prove ‘cam-do’ attitude on operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Greg Gonzalez, front, and Able Seaman Marine Technician Jesse Jansen reassemble the final pieces onto HMAS Toowoomba's propulsion diesel engine after a camshaft replacement. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Greg Gonzalez, front, and Able Seaman Marine Technician Jesse Jansen reassemble the final pieces onto HMAS Toowoomba's propulsion diesel engine after a camshaft replacement.

The Navy adage “The Team Works” is in action in HMAS Toowoomba as the ship operates through the southern Arabian Gulf on Operation MANITOU.

Toowoomba interdicts thousands of kilos of narcotics

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

150 parcels of illicit drugs including hashish and heroin are made ready for destruction on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba after a successful boarding as part of Operation MANITOU on 19 March 2020. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

150 parcels of illicit drugs including hashish and heroin are made ready for destruction on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba after a successful boarding as part of Operation MANITOU on 19 March 2020.

HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden.

Toowoomba and FS Guépratte exercise in Gulf of Aden

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts manoeuvres with French Navy frigate FS Guépratte in the Arabian Sea while on patrol in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.  (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts manoeuvres with French Navy frigate FS Guépratte in the Arabian Sea while on patrol in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.

HMAS Toowoomba exercised with French Ship Guépratte in vicinity of the Gulf of Aden recently as part of the Australian warship’s support to Combined Task Force 150.