Topic: International Engagement
August 08, 2019 by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)
Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa.
The Australian Defence Force completed a key engagement activity in Samoa in July, as part of its ongoing commitment to deepen relationships in the region.
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.
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.
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 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.
July 09, 2019 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.