Section: Operations

No rest on eve of Arunta return

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABCSO-A Julia Rickards (photographer)

Ship's company wave goodbye as HMAS Arunta breaks away from United States Naval Ship Amelia Earhart after completing a replenishment at sea. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Ship's company wave goodbye as HMAS Arunta breaks away from United States Naval Ship Amelia Earhart after completing a replenishment at sea.

The ship’s company of HMAS Arunta is not resting on their laurels when it comes to maintaining the high tempo that has been a feature of the ship’s five-month deployment.

Arunta completes Operation ARGOS

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Brad Firkin collects information on a vessel of interest from the MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter embarked on HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Brad Firkin collects information on a vessel of interest from the MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter embarked on HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS.

HMAS Arunta is on her way home after completing her deployment on Operation ARGOS, Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council sanctions on North Korea.

Ballarat, a committed capability in the Indo Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat conducts a calibration firing of its five-inch gun port side. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat conducts a calibration firing of its five-inch gun port side.

HMAS Ballarat has proven to be a highly capable partner during the first phase of Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Anzac spirit alive and well

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS.

An engagement at sea between HMAS Arunta and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft, has provided a unique training opportunity for a fortunate sailor.

Fighting the spread together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Kirstie-Lee Hill confirms pathology information from a member of the public, at the Casey Fields COVID-19 community drive through screening clinic in Cranbourne, Victoria. (photo: PTE Dustin Anderson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Kirstie-Lee Hill confirms pathology information from a member of the public, at the Casey Fields COVID-19 community drive through screening clinic in Cranbourne, Victoria.

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Victoria in support of the Victorian Government's push to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working collaboratively with many other health agencies.

Back to where it all began

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Courtney Jay (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee Midshipman Madeline Moroney directs vehicles through the Gisborne South Vehicle Checkpoint during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee Midshipman Madeline Moroney directs vehicles through the Gisborne South Vehicle Checkpoint during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Midshipman Madeline Moroney is a Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee, who, with just two weeks left of her initial employment training at HMAS Cerberus, finds herself supporting Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in her hometown region of Goulburn Valley in Victoria.

Quarantine seen from both sides

Published on by LCDR John Thompson (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics­­­ - Supply Chain Peter Bellas knows more than most about mandatory quarantine - in April he undertook 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a Sydney hotel after returning from Operation MANITOU.

From sea to air in the Middle East

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Kieran Lamond is a Senior Surveillance and Control Officer on a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, currently deployed to the Middle East region on Operation ACCORDION. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

Chief Petty Officer Kieran Lamond is a Senior Surveillance and Control Officer on a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, currently deployed to the Middle East region on Operation ACCORDION.

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Combat System Manager Kieran Lamond never thought he would work 30,000 feet above Iraq with the Royal Australian Air Force when he joined the ADF more than 18 years ago.

Inland Submariner supporting COVID in Shepparton

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Jessica Winnall (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Submariner Gareth James at the Goulburn Valley Health testing site in Shepparton, Victoria, during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: PTE Dustin Anderson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Submariner Gareth James at the Goulburn Valley Health testing site in Shepparton, Victoria, during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Royal Australian Navy Submariner Petty Officer Marine Technician Gareth James is an instructor at HMAS Cerberus, and as a trained Ship’s Medical Emergency Team member he immediately volunteered for Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Pandemic keeps nursing officer on his toes

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

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon, Officer In Charge of the military contingent at the Colac, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon, Officer In Charge of the military contingent at the Colac, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Nursing Officer Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon has had a busy year on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, supporting the Victorian Government and its agencies in the town of Colac as part of his second deployment to Operation COVID-19 ASIST.