Topic: HMAS Ballarat (F155)

Enduring partnerships provide the edge

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

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat has joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navies of the United States and India to take part in Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Training opportunity welcomed

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

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR.

HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.

Seahawk soars with Carrier Strike Group

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

HMAS Ballarat's embarked 816 Squadron Flight 3 MH-60R helicopter conducts a cross deck landing on USS Nimitz during Indian Ocean Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat's embarked 816 Squadron Flight 3 MH-60R helicopter conducts a cross deck landing on USS Nimitz during Indian Ocean Deployment 2020.

HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean.

Reunion on the high seas for Ballarat pilot

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

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Schroder, RAN, left, observes the departure of a US Navy MH-60R helicopter from HMAS Ballarat's flight deck during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Schroder, RAN, left, observes the departure of a US Navy MH-60R helicopter from HMAS Ballarat's flight deck during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

A Seahawk helicopter Flight Commander had an unexpected reunion with two former trainee United States naval aviators while exercising on the high seas.

Driving regional relationships during Exercise MALABAR

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

L-R: Lieutenants Michael Carpenter, Matthew Newman and Sean Klamut on the bridge of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (Note: Lieutenant Newman was participating in the Movember fundraiser for men's health during Exercise MALABAR). (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

L-R: Lieutenants Michael Carpenter, Matthew Newman and Sean Klamut on the bridge of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (Note: Lieutenant Newman was participating in the Movember fundraiser for men's health during Exercise MALABAR).

Officers of the Watch in HMAS Ballarat manoeuvred their ship alongside the Indian, Japanese and United States navies during Exercise MALABAR 2020, which recently came to an end.

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.

Flying start for Ballarat’s aviator

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Taking the front seat of an MH-60R helicopter while employing its cutting edge sensor and weapons systems is just another day in the office for Port Macquarie local, Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.

Ballarat protects energy resources

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), AB Connor Webber (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia. (photo: AB CONNOR WEBBER)

HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

The crew of HMAS Ballarat has been reminded of the important role Navy plays in protecting Australia’s vital offshore energy resources, and the nation’s prosperity.

Force protection takes a lifesaving spin

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

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cerys Zurek during a force protection exercise onboard HMAS Ballarat, off the coast of Jervis Bay, ACT. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cerys Zurek during a force protection exercise onboard HMAS Ballarat, off the coast of Jervis Bay, ACT.

Force protection training onboard HMAS Ballarat has taken a lifesaving spin, with the Boatswain Mates treated to a dedicated exercise on how to save themselves, and their mates, while under battle fire.

Service in gratitude of nation

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seamen Jandre Van Der Walt and Katie Nattrass Russo are proudly serving in HMAS Ballarat as a way to give back and thank the country that welcomed them in their youth.