Topic: Operation COVID-19 ASSIST

Navy provides a helping hand

Published on by LEUT Alex Hetherington (author), CPL Chris Beerens (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics Operator Jessica Gould is part of the Navy contingent at the JTF 629 Headquarters element in Sydney, Australia.  (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics Operator Jessica Gould is part of the Navy contingent at the JTF 629 Headquarters element in Sydney, Australia.

Since the end of March, Navy has been contributing to Headquarters Joint Task Force 629 as part of the contribution to the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. 28 personnel ranging in rank from Seaman to Commodore are assigned, and their skills and experience are filling crucial roles.

Landlocked sailors help out

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nick Hawkins (author), TPR Jonathan Goedhart (photographer), PTE Stuart Rayner (photographer)

Members of the Australian Defence Force assist Queensland Police Service at a Police Check Point on the border of New South Wales and Queensland at Amosfield for Operation COVID-19 Assist. (photo: TPR Jonathan Goedhart)

Members of the Australian Defence Force assist Queensland Police Service at a Police Check Point on the border of New South Wales and Queensland at Amosfield for Operation COVID-19 Assist.

Royal Australian Navy personnel have been working alongside their Australian Army colleagues contributing to the whole-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic across country Queensland - in some cases hundreds of kilometres from the ocean.

Work placement doesn’t stop Navy nurse Jess from supporting the mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide.

Elizabeth North local, Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, is a nursing officer at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital. Undertaking a two-year placement, she never expected to be responding to a global pandemic.

Submariners step up in Operation COVID-19 ASSIST

Published on by CMDR Chris Forward (author), CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base assist WA Police to slow the spread of coronavirus this Easter at traffic control points along main highways south of Perth. (photo: CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe, RAN)

Sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base assist WA Police to slow the spread of coronavirus this Easter at traffic control points along main highways south of Perth.

Submarine Force personnel at Fleet Base West are stepping up to do their bit to assist Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, with ten members deployed to support the Task Force throughout Western Australia.