Section: Operations

Sailor proud to support her community

Published on by CAPT Zoe Griffyn (author), LAC John Solomon (photographer)

Advanced Medical Assistant Able Seaman Mele Buadromo, from the Maritime Operations Health Unit, is deployed to Fawkner, Victoria in support of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

Advanced Medical Assistant Able Seaman Mele Buadromo, from the Maritime Operations Health Unit, is deployed to Fawkner, Victoria in support of Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

As part of the ADF’s Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in Victoria, about 200 medical personnel have been deployed to support the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) COVID-19 testing sites around Melbourne.

Providing maritime support in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author)

Commander Michael O'Driscoll, Commander Combined Task Force 53 (CTF53), left, and Captain Michael Manfield, RAN, Commander Maritime Task Group - Middle East Region present each other with gifts to acknowledge the efforts of CTF53 and HMAS Toowoomba in the Middle East region. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Commander Michael O'Driscoll, Commander Combined Task Force 53 (CTF53), left, and Captain Michael Manfield, RAN, Commander Maritime Task Group - Middle East Region present each other with gifts to acknowledge the efforts of CTF53 and HMAS Toowoomba in the Middle East region.

Supporting the coalition maritime effort in the Middle East is a small team of nearly 20 Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians, embedded across three multi-national operational forces based at the naval support activity, Bahrain.

Frigate returns after six month operational deployment

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba returns to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after a six month Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Toowoomba returns to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after a six month Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to her home port at Fleet Base West, Western Australia, following a successful deployment on Operation MANITOU.

Embracing new challenges in the Sinai

This article has photo gallery Published on by MS Sarah Rohweder (author)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Matthew Bruce deployed to the Sinai on Operation MAZURKA as part of the Multinational Force and Observers. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Matthew Bruce deployed to the Sinai on Operation MAZURKA as part of the Multinational Force and Observers.

When Leading Seaman Matthew Bruce, a Maritime Logistics Supply Chain sailor, deployed to the Australian Defence Force’s Operation MAZURKA, he knew he was up for a challenge.

Toowoomba steadfast at sea throughout operational deployment

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

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East.

For the past six months, HMAS Toowoomba has been in the Middle East on Operation MANITOU supporting the International Maritime Security Construct to maintain freedom of navigation, international law and free flow of commerce.

HMAS Toowoomba departs Middle East after successful mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Brad Richardson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba is returning home to Australia after completing a six-month deployment to the Middle East.

HMAS Toowoomba proves interoperability in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by POA Sean Byrne (author and photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH60-R helicopter 'Nightmare' lands on the ship's flight deck after conducting a patrol in the Straits of Hormuz as part of the International Maritime Security Construct. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH60-R helicopter 'Nightmare' lands on the ship's flight deck after conducting a patrol in the Straits of Hormuz as part of the International Maritime Security Construct.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk ‘Nightmare’ is a valuable contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct in the Middle East that includes Albania, Bahrain, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.

Rockingham sailor assists WA police

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Leigh Smith (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons, from Port Services at HMAS Stirling, at a police check point on Brand Highway in Hill River, Western Australia during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons, from Port Services at HMAS Stirling, at a police check point on Brand Highway in Hill River, Western Australia during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

While deployed on Operation COVID-19 Assist in Western Australia, Rockingham resident Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons feels honoured to be helping stop the spread in his state.

Personnel mitigate pandemic’s spread on operations

Published on by LEUT Elliott Bannan (author), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Australian medical staff at the medical facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Australian medical staff at the medical facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Task Group Afghanistan’s medical contingent at the coalition medical facility at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport is at the front line of efforts to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19.

Family support enables deployment

Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Kristy Bates deployed on Operation MAZURKA as part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Kristy Bates deployed on Operation MAZURKA as part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).

Mother of two from Beenleigh in Brisbane, Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Kristy Bates is embracing the experience of leadership and communications on operations in Egypt.