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Confirming Canberra’s ready to aid

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

A LHD Landing Craft enters the dock of HMAS Canberra whilst at anchor in Westernport Bay, Victoria, during a Defence Aid to the Civil Community exercise.

HMAS Canberra recently took time out of FCP20 to emulate conditions encountered Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, and build on lessons learnt through conducting a Defence Assistance to Civil Communities exercise.

Toowoomba and FS Guépratte exercise in Gulf of Aden

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

HMAS Toowoomba conducts manoeuvres with French Navy frigate FS Guépratte in the Arabian Sea while on patrol in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.  (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts manoeuvres with French Navy frigate FS Guépratte in the Arabian Sea while on patrol in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.

HMAS Toowoomba exercised with French Ship Guépratte in vicinity of the Gulf of Aden recently as part of the Australian warship’s support to Combined Task Force 150.

From the Gong to Afghanistan

This article has photo gallery Published on by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic (LSMED) Guy McKinnon, left, and LSMED Paul Fleith at the NATO Role 2 Hospital at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, February 2020. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Leading Seaman Medic (LSMED) Guy McKinnon, left, and LSMED Paul Fleith at the NATO Role 2 Hospital at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, February 2020.

From a recruiting centre in Wollongong to the mountains of Afghanistan, the careers of two Royal Australian Navy medics have provided the experience of practising medicine on the frontline.

CTF 150 Commander conducts key leadership engagement in India and Sri Lanka

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony Wright (Royal Canadian Navy) (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Ray Leggatt (second from right) and Australian Defence Attaché to Colombo, Group Captain Sean Unwin (right) discuss maritime security during a meeting with the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva (centre). (photo: Unknown)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Ray Leggatt (second from right) and Australian Defence Attaché to Colombo, Group Captain Sean Unwin (right) discuss maritime security during a meeting with the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva (centre).

Commodore Ray Leggatt, current Commander of the international Combined Maritime Forces’ CTF 150 travelled to Mumbai, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka recently to discuss maritime security in the Indian Ocean with key leaders.

Toowoomba provides overwatch in Strait of Hormuz

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

HMAS Toowoomba maintains a watch on shipping traffic in the Gulf of Oman as part of the International Maritime Security Construct. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba maintains a watch on shipping traffic in the Gulf of Oman as part of the International Maritime Security Construct.

HMAS Toowoomba has completed the first patrol of her six month deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.

Aussie officers venture to the High Arctic with Canadian colleagues

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada. (photo: )

L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada.

In February, three Australian Defence Force Officers ventured into the High Arctic region, where they were taught how to survive extreme cold conditions as part of an experiential learning program run by the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre.

Maitland flies the flag for inclusion during Timor-Leste visit

Published on by MIDN Charlotte Menhinick (author)

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland welcome their Timor-Leste military counterparts during a port visit to Dili. (photo: Unknown)

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland welcome their Timor-Leste military counterparts during a port visit to Dili.

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland met with their counterparts from the Timor-Leste military during a recent port visit to Dili.

Senior Sailor inspired by ‘capable and visionary’ female mentors

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliott from HMAS Albatross pays her respects at a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery, March 2019. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliott from HMAS Albatross pays her respects at a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery, March 2019.

Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott’s passion for her people and to help others drove her to be Navy’s first uniformed Indigenous Liaison in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales.

Navy Minor War Vessel family to welcome first female Senior Technical Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Bianca Ridley during her Chief Petty Officer promotion course. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Bianca Ridley during her Chief Petty Officer promotion course.

Marine Technician Bianca Ridley joined the Navy in 2001, following her grandfather - also a Marine Technician; cousin - a Boatswains Mate; and brother - a Marine Technician, into the service.

Meaningful mentorship inspires former sailor to lead

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer discusses women’s roles in the Defence Force with her mentors, her partner Squadron Leader Amanda Gosling and the Director Gender Peace and Security, Commander Jennifer Macklin, RAN. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer discusses women’s roles in the Defence Force with her mentors, her partner Squadron Leader Amanda Gosling and the Director Gender Peace and Security, Commander Jennifer Macklin, RAN.

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer attributes hard work and the influence of strong and positive mentors for her rewarding career in the Royal Australian Navy to date, which has seen her progress through the ranks from Seaman to Lieutenant in just 13 years.