Topic: International Engagement

HMAS Leeuwin joins celebrations for presidential inauguration

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author)

Guests onboard HMAS Leeuwin, from left, US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Ambassador Robert Riley; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Federated States of Micronesia, the Hon Lorin Robert; Commanding Officer HMAS Leeuwin, Commander Richard Mortimer; US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Hon Robert Wilkie; Assistant Minister for Defence and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Honourable Alex Hawke, MP; and Australian Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Mr George Fraser. (photo: Unknown)

Guests onboard HMAS Leeuwin, from left, US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Ambassador Robert Riley; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Federated States of Micronesia, the Hon Lorin Robert; Commanding Officer HMAS Leeuwin, Commander Richard Mortimer; US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Hon Robert Wilkie; Assistant Minister for Defence and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Honourable Alex Hawke, MP; and Australian Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Mr George Fraser.

HMAS Leeuwin arrived in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, ahead of the inauguration of the country’s ninth President, David W Panuelo, on 29 July 2019.

Patrol boat preview for Timor-Leste delegation

Published on by MAJ David Phillips (author)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - the Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Visiting Naval Fellows pause and reflect

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

Visiting Naval Fellows from USA, Indonesia and Tonga salute after laying wreaths during the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. L-R: Mr Andrew Ertl, Project Scholar; Lieutenant Colonel Yano Wenas, TNI-AL (Army, Indonesia) and Lieutenant Commander Semisi Tupueluelu, HMAF (Navy, Tonga). (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Visiting Naval Fellows from USA, Indonesia and Tonga salute after laying wreaths during the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. L-R: Mr Andrew Ertl, Project Scholar; Lieutenant Colonel Yano Wenas, TNI-AL (Army, Indonesia) and Lieutenant Commander Semisi Tupueluelu, HMAF (Navy, Tonga).

Visiting Naval Fellows and members of Navy’s Sea Power Centre - Australia formed up shoulder-to-shoulder to attend a moving Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Aus-Japan Navy to Navy talks bolster long-standing relations between nations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force in a week-long visit to Australia that built on the strong bilateral relationship shared by the two defence forces for more than a decade.

Tonga receives new Guardian-class Patrol Boat

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN, co-signs the handover contract with Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Tonga, Captain Sione Ulakai for the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat, Ngahau Koula, at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia.

Australia has officially handed over a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Kingdom of Tonga.

A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Pacific security bolstered as first Guardian Class Patrol Boat commissioned

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABCIS Peta Binns (photographer)

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian Class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABCIS Peta Binns)

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian Class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force celebrated the commissioning of the first Guardian Class Patrol Boat, HMPNGS Ted Diro, on Friday 1 February.

Opportunity is a privilege

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia. (photo: Mr Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia.

Lieutenant Commander Lauren Milburn has enjoyed her first year as the Maritime Surveillance Adviser in Micronesia.

Postings provide mutual benefits

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg, left, and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg, left, and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa.

The mutual benefits of Australia’s engagement with its Pacific partners are clear to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Dobb and CPOATV David Bragg. They are posted to Samoa where Lieutenant Commander Dobb is the Maritime Surveillance Adviser and Chief Petty Officer Bragg is the Technical Adviser.

Focus on Pacific management

Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations.

Australian and New Zealand Navy members who provide advice and support to Pacific island nations operating patrol boats donated by Australia have attended a successful conference.