Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

Collaboration makes a seaworthy solution

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNEW Brendon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.  (photo: SMNEW Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

‘Navy, the Team Works’ is a very familiar theme used in Navy recruiting ads, but it’s a truism every day at sea where the crew need to rely on each other to keep the ship working to optimum performance.

Sea service for Romeo

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSATV Stephen Norwood (photographer)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.  (photo: LSATV Stephen Norwood)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked Seahawk MH-60R helicopter, more colloquially known as a ‘Romeo’, recently completed a deep-level service at sea during her deployment as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group.

Reflections on Timor-Leste

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Adelaide recently joined HMAS Darwin off the Timor-Leste capital of Dili on the 18th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Task Force arrival for Operation INTERFET in 1999.

Improving mind, body and spirit

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), POET Scott O'Donohue (photographer)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.  (photo: POET Scott O'Donohue)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.

Seagoing deployments have not stopped one proactive and enthusiastic sailor from bringing her passion for fitness with her – and she is converting a ship’s company in the process.

Toowoomba rugby takes on the Orcas

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CMDR Stuart Watters (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia. (photo: CMDR Stuart Watters)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia.

In a sultry twilight rugby match held on Lumut Naval Base in Malaysia, HMAS Toowoomba’s rugby team took on the might of the Royal Malaysian Navy team, the ‘Orcas’.

Damage control a joint responsibility

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNET Brandon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: SMNET Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Emergencies can and will happen at sea with no warning so that is why it is important for onboard damage control training to be efficient as possible – a task every Australian Navy warship practices daily.

Indonesia in focus as LHD visits Jakarta

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Adelaide has left Jakarta after a two-day visit, building on relationships, as part of a multi-ship Australian Defence Force deployment across the region.

Proliferation security initiatives come to Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Paul Tucker (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17  held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.  (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17 held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.

Navy has been in the thick of Australia’s commitment to international proliferation security initiatives, helping host Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR 17 in Cairns.

Darwin welcomes regional deployers

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.

HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba have arrived in Darwin, en route to the Indo-Pacific region as part of an 11-week deployment that will further enhance military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners.

A Sirius milestone for replenishment ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Lucy Sara (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd. (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd.

Auxiliary Oiler HMAS Sirius has reached a significant capability headmark, conducting her 500th replenishment at-sea on 7 September.