Topic: East Asia Deployment

People-focused for deployments

Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician David Walker on the ship's satellite WiFi (known as a ‘Quality of Life’ initiative) which was installed in the lead up to their deployment on board HMAS Gascoyne. (photo: )

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician David Walker on the ship's satellite WiFi (known as a ‘Quality of Life’ initiative) which was installed in the lead up to their deployment on board HMAS Gascoyne.

In an era when Navy is prioritising its people, the officers and sailors of HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne can attest that the tide is turning in the right direction as a number of initiatives were implemented for their recent Maritime East Asia Deployment.

Stuart MTs achieve 12 new qualifications during East Asia Deployment

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Marine Technicians (with certificates), from left, Leading Seaman Andrew MacDonald, Leading Seaman Alex Edwards and Seaman Steven Williamson, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart Commander Luke Ryan, after receiving certificates reflecting their new marine engineering qualifications. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Marine Technicians (with certificates), from left, Leading Seaman Andrew MacDonald, Leading Seaman Alex Edwards and Seaman Steven Williamson, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart Commander Luke Ryan, after receiving certificates reflecting their new marine engineering qualifications.

The HMAS Stuart Engineering team maintained a steady pace of work, study and training during their East Asia Deployment, resulting in 12 new qualifications since the ship left Fleet Base East in late September.

Seven-week journey pushes Minehunters to new northern record

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author)

Huon class minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne arrive in Hakodate, Japan for a port visit during their Maritime East Asia deployment. (photo: Unknown)

Huon class minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne arrive in Hakodate, Japan for a port visit during their Maritime East Asia deployment.

A new record for the Royal Australian Navy’s minehunters has been set, with HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne making their furthest journey north during a recent port visit to Hakodate, Japan.

Creativity, humour key to a PTIs job at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author)

Navy Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans runs a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Hobart. (photo: )

Navy Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans runs a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Hobart.

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans says creativity and a sense of humour helped her thrive amid the unique challenges of working at sea during her East Asia Deployment in HMAS Hobart

Japanese first for Australian task group command element

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author and photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Command Task Group embarked in Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Uraga stand with Commander Mine Sweeper Division 1, Captain Masahiko Koseki, third from left. RAN personnel, L-R: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Lieutenant Commander Daniel Lister; Commander Brett Dawe; Lieutenant Daniel Iwata; and Petty Officer Alana Doyle. (photo: LCDR Kelli Lunt)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Command Task Group embarked in Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Uraga stand with Commander Mine Sweeper Division 1, Captain Masahiko Koseki, third from left. RAN personnel, L-R: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Lieutenant Commander Daniel Lister; Commander Brett Dawe; Lieutenant Daniel Iwata; and Petty Officer Alana Doyle.

An Australian command task group element was based in a Japanese ship for the first time during a mine counter-measures exercise in Japan.

RAN promotes gender equity awareness during regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN welcomes Ambassador for Women and Girls, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone on board HMAS Stuart in Cebu, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN welcomes Ambassador for Women and Girls, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone on board HMAS Stuart in Cebu, Philippines.

Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Children spent a day in HMAS Stuart as they both visited the Philippines on missions of regional engagement.

Australia-Malaysia exercises kick off with sporting spirit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

The Australian and Malaysian navies quite literally kicked off their maritime training exercise this week with some good-natured sporting rivalry on the soccer field, volleyball court and tug-of-war ground.

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius arrive in Malaysia for bilateral exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

Fresh from a successful welcoming visit to the Philippines for Second World War 75th anniversary commemorations, HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have sailed on to Malaysia for continued bilateral engagement.

Green Ghost pays tribute to UN fallen service members

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT David Llewellyn (author), ABCTS Ryan Lomsargis (photographer)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Hobart and the Australian Maritime Task Group at the 74th UN Day Ceremony at the UN Memorial Cemetery Busan, Republic of Korea, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABCTS Ryan Lomsargis)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Hobart and the Australian Maritime Task Group at the 74th UN Day Ceremony at the UN Memorial Cemetery Busan, Republic of Korea, during their East Asia Deployment.

A group of 50 officers and sailors from HMAS Hobart recently participated in a ceremony to mark the 74th United Nations Day at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, in Busan, Republic of Korea, during the ship’s current East Asia Deployment.

 

Minehunters proudly display their skills in Korea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander  Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Diamantina, Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt has hosted a welcoming event for Captain Soon Lee, the Commander of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Minesweeper Flotilla 5 and his staff in Busan, Korea.