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HMAS Toowoomba departs Middle East after successful mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Brad Richardson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba patrols the Southern Arabian Gulf in support of the International Maritime Security Construct as part of her six month deployment to the Middle East.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba is returning home to Australia after completing a six-month deployment to the Middle East.

HMAS Toowoomba proves interoperability in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by POA Sean Byrne (author and photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH60-R helicopter 'Nightmare' lands on the ship's flight deck after conducting a patrol in the Straits of Hormuz as part of the International Maritime Security Construct. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Toowoomba's embarked MH60-R helicopter 'Nightmare' lands on the ship's flight deck after conducting a patrol in the Straits of Hormuz as part of the International Maritime Security Construct.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk ‘Nightmare’ is a valuable contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct in the Middle East that includes Albania, Bahrain, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.

Rockingham sailor assists WA police

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Leigh Smith (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons, from Port Services at HMAS Stirling, at a police check point on Brand Highway in Hill River, Western Australia during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons, from Port Services at HMAS Stirling, at a police check point on Brand Highway in Hill River, Western Australia during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

While deployed on Operation COVID-19 Assist in Western Australia, Rockingham resident Seaman Boatswains Mate Kade Fitzsimmons feels honoured to be helping stop the spread in his state.

Personnel mitigate pandemic’s spread on operations

Published on by LEUT Elliott Bannan (author), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Australian medical staff at the medical facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Australian medical staff at the medical facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Task Group Afghanistan’s medical contingent at the coalition medical facility at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport is at the front line of efforts to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19.

Family support enables deployment

Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Kristy Bates deployed on Operation MAZURKA as part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Kristy Bates deployed on Operation MAZURKA as part of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).

Mother of two from Beenleigh in Brisbane, Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Kristy Bates is embracing the experience of leadership and communications on operations in Egypt.

Climate-shock not enough to stop Dalby’s London-born Boatswains Mate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Thomas Silburn Evans (author)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate William Roberts, whose love of the sea led him to join the Royal Australian Navy in 2016. (photo: )

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate William Roberts, whose love of the sea led him to join the Royal Australian Navy in 2016.

For Able Seaman Boatswains Mate William Roberts, joining the Royal Australian Navy to spend a career sailing the ocean has been a lifelong pursuit that has stretched halfway across the world.

Italgal man proud of role in shipbuilding program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage with future HMAS Arafura at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage with future HMAS Arafura at the Osborne Naval Shipyard.

As the nation works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage has demonstrated a commitment to Australia and the local community in his role at the Osborne Naval Ship Yard in South Australia.

Navy’s Indigenous Advisors drive change

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale leads Bungaree, the Navy's Indigenous Performance Group, during the Chief of Navy handover ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Canberra, in 2014. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale leads Bungaree, the Navy's Indigenous Performance Group, during the Chief of Navy handover ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Canberra, in 2014.

The Royal Australian Navy has a long connection with Australia's proud Indigenous heritage through Navy’s people and operations. Indigenous sailors have served in the Royal Australian Navy since its formation and in the Navies of pre-federation Australia.

High achiever crowns successful year with Queen’s Gold Medal

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Queen's Gold Medal winner Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld on board HMAS Hobart, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Queen's Gold Medal winner Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld on board HMAS Hobart, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

High-achieving Maritime Warfare Officer Sub-Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld has been crowned as the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for 2019, capping off an already successful 12 months.

New songsheet for experienced Navy Musician

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSMUSN Jonathan Rendell (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Dan Hobson, RAN, newly promoted from the rank of Chief Petty Officer Musician, on 5 July 2020. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Dan Hobson, RAN, newly promoted from the rank of Chief Petty Officer Musician, on 5 July 2020.

When Dan Hobson joined the Royal Australian Navy, he had no idea that 23 years later he would go from being one of the Royal Australian Navy Band’s most experienced senior sailor Musicians to a junior officer in the field of Maritime Logistics.