Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

Indonesia in focus as LHD visits Jakarta

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Adelaide has left Jakarta after a two-day visit, building on relationships, as part of a multi-ship Australian Defence Force deployment across the region.

Proliferation security initiatives come to Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Paul Tucker (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17  held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.  (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17 held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.

Navy has been in the thick of Australia’s commitment to international proliferation security initiatives, helping host Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR 17 in Cairns.

Darwin welcomes regional deployers

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.

HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba have arrived in Darwin, en route to the Indo-Pacific region as part of an 11-week deployment that will further enhance military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners.

A Sirius milestone for replenishment ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Lucy Sara (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd. (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd.

Auxiliary Oiler HMAS Sirius has reached a significant capability headmark, conducting her 500th replenishment at-sea on 7 September.

Pacific protection paramount in counter proliferation

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HMAS Toowoomba departs Sydney Harbour in June 2017 (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Toowoomba departs Sydney Harbour in June 2017

The Australian Government is joining forces with countries from around the world to conduct Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR, as part of an ongoing major international commitment to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems and related materials.

Regional military cooperation strengthened

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).  (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).

A group of warships departed Sydney on 4 September to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region – grouped as Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Lifelong friendships sustained in Timor-Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shawl from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shawl from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

For Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius, the recent delivery into Dili Harbour of a deployable hospital and medical supplies provided the opportunity to renew a friendship which began during the turmoil of Timor-Leste’s independence struggle in 1999.

Leadership lessons life-long for Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

‘You’ll be wet, homesick and frightened but the pride of the fleet will be you’ – was a recruitment advertisement at the local cinema which lured a 17-year-old Townsville school boy to join the Navy.

Gearing up for TALISMAN SABRE

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June. HMA Ships Canberra, Choules, Anzac, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Darwin, Melbourne, Success, Diamantina, Huon, Gascoyne and Melville will all take part.

Navy Chief unveils south Brisbane memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author), CAPT Letitia Van Stralen (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: CAPT Letitia Van Stralen)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.

On 27 May the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, unveiled a new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.