Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Steve Line is deployed to Task Group Afghanistan as the second in charge of the Hamid Karzai International Airport military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Steven Line had only just started his deployment to Afghanistan when his team responded to a mass casualty event.
HMAS Ballarat's boarding party closes on a suspicious dhow for a boarding which resulted in the seizure of approximately two and a half tonnes of illicit drugs.
Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS
Ballarat has intercepted another 2.6 tonnes of illicit drugs while conducting a patrol in international waters in the Arabian Sea.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jim Allen works on an MH60R Sea Hawk during a 'tail swap' prior to it flying out to HMAS Ballarat in the Middle East region.
A ‘tail swap’ of HMAS
Ballarat’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopter was conducted at the main operating base in the Middle East region (MER) recently as part of the scheduled ship’s maintenance period.
Published on March 09, 2019 by By Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat's Boarding Party conducts a flag verification boarding on a dhow suspected of smuggling illegal narcotics in the Arabian Sea.
Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS
Ballarat has seized two tonnes of hashish worth approximately $100 million in street value during a boarding operation in the Middle East Region.
Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins, right, and Leading Seaman Peter Gough conduct training at the Role 2 Enhanced NATO Medical Treatment Facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan.
As part of the ADF’s ongoing commitment to the war in Afghanistan, RAN underwater medicine clinicians and doctors are deployed to this arid and rugged landscape, far away from the oceans where they usually ply their trade.
Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White receives the American Joint Service Achievement Medal. The medal was awarded to her by the Command Surgeon, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Devin McFadden, at a ceremony in the Role 2 Hospital in Kabul, while she was deployed on Operation HIGHROAD.
It has been a relentless six months in Afghanistan for Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White, but her efforts while deployed have earned her the admiration of her Coalition peers and an American Joint Service Achievement Medal from US Special Forces.
Published on February 02, 2019 by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow.
Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Ballarat, has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea.
HMAS Ballarat Boarding Officer Lieutenant Samuel Hicks, onboard HMAS Ballarat during Operation MANITOU.
Boardings at sea are key to Australian warships achieving counter-piracy, counter terrorism and counter-narcotics missions.
Published on January 13, 2019 by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
HMAS Ballarat's boarding party lays out seized hashish on the ship's flight deck.
Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Ballarat, has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about $155 million* during a boarding operation that took place 8-9 January 2019 in international waters in the Arabian Sea.
Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Andrew Dakin provides photography instruction for Afghan members of the the Kabul Garrison Command (KGC).
A Royal Australian Navy Imagery Specialist has helped the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces promote the important work of its soldiers.