Topic: Operation SLIPPER

North Rocky local's busy year on operations

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea.

It was a busy year in 2013 for 31-year-old Rockhampton product Martin Carroll and the pace is not slowing down.

Sunshine Coast sailor to experience a land-locked Christmas

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Leading Seamen Lisa Wilson outside the headquarters of Australian Joint Task Force 633, located at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Leading Seamen Lisa Wilson outside the headquarters of Australian Joint Task Force 633, located at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

You might think the desert is a strange place to be for a Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Steward, but that is exactly where former Sunshine Coast Girl, Lisa Wilson finds herself.

Central Coast man keeping the troops connected this Christmas

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Able Seaman Kane Ryan is part of the Force Communications Unit located at Al Minhad Air Base in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Able Seaman Kane Ryan is part of the Force Communications Unit located at Al Minhad Air Base in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Memories of growing up on the beaches around Bensville, near Gosford, must now seem very distant for 23 year old Able Seaman Kane Ryan.

HMAS Melbourne intercepts drug dhows in the Middle East Area of Operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Defence Force (author), ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

A suspicious dhow being boarded by members of a boarding party from HMAS Melbourne in the North Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

A suspicious dhow being boarded by members of a boarding party from HMAS Melbourne in the North Arabian Sea.

Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Melbourne have seized and destroyed amphetamines in the Middle East, valued at approximately $11.3 million.

Australia takes CTF 150 helm

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kent Browning (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Commodore Asif Khaliq PN (left) hands over command, symbolised by a brass telescope, of Combined Task Force 150 to Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN, aboard Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Commodore Asif Khaliq PN (left) hands over command, symbolised by a brass telescope, of Combined Task Force 150 to Commodore Daryl Bates, AM, RAN, aboard Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan.

Commodore Daryl Bates has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) from Commodore Asif Khaliq of the Pakistan Navy on 1 December at a ceremony on board the Pakistan Navy Ship Shahjahan in Bahrain.

HMAS Melbourne’s White Ribbon Day

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliot and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ashlee Sherriff with the 'White Ribbon' cake prior to an afternoon tea on HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliot and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ashlee Sherriff with the 'White Ribbon' cake prior to an afternoon tea on HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Taking a break from busy operations in the Middle East, HMAS Melbourne’s ship’s company gathered to reinforce the message that violence against women must end.

Christmas construction for kids

Published on by SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), CPOET Graeme Cruikshank (photographer), PO Jeremy Bowman (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School. (photo: PO Jeremy Bowman)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School.

Volunteers from HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company got into the Christmas spirit and recently spent two days taking part in a working bee at their ship’s charity, the Newcastle Senior School, formerly The Hunter Orthopaedic School.

Looking back at Navy Divers' contribution to war on IEDs

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (photographer), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), CPL Hamish Paterson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Greenfield, Flight Sergeant Peter Radcliffe and Corporal Luke Troy from Combined Team Uruzgan at Patrol Base Wali in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Hamish Paterson)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Greenfield, Flight Sergeant Peter Radcliffe and Corporal Luke Troy from Combined Team Uruzgan at Patrol Base Wali in Afghanistan.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers employed to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made the war-torn environment of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province safer for diggers and local Afghan civilians.

Melbourne gets timely reminder of piracy dangers

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

HMAS Melbourne near MV Albedo, a sunken merchant vessel, off the coast of Somalia. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne near MV Albedo, a sunken merchant vessel, off the coast of Somalia.

Fresh from their successful interdiction of suspected Somali pirates in October, the crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has experienced a sombre reminder of the consequences of piracy when the ship came across the wreckage of the merchant vessel MV Albedo.

1000 hours milestone onboard HMAS Melbourne

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's flight commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson, returns from a morning patrol to a warm reception from the aviation department after clocking up her 1000th hour in the Seahawk aircraft. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne's flight commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson, returns from a morning patrol to a warm reception from the aviation department after clocking up her 1000th hour in the Seahawk aircraft.

Sixty missile counter measure flares erupted from the belly of HMAS Melbourne’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, marking 1000 hours in the Seahawk cockpit for Flight 3 Flight Commander, Lieutenant Commander Helen Anderson.