It was a bittersweet moment for onlookers at Fleet Base West on December 2 when HMAS Sirius returned home.
Australia and key partners have completed the second phase of Exercise Malabar 2021.
HMA Ships Maitland and Maryborough farewelled Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Kaga and destroyer JS Murasame this week.
The multinational Exercise Malabar was HMAS Warramunga's first major deployment since an upgrade.
Lieutenant Commander Dale Axford has been deployed to the United States as part of a strike group for the third time in his career
HMAS Ballarat has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West near Rockingham, Western Australia, following a successful Indian Ocean deployment.
HMAS Ballarat proved to be a highly capable partner during the first phase of Exercise Malabar.
HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise.
An Australian flight commander had an unexpected reunion with two former trainee United States naval aviators while exercising on the high seas.
Officers of the watch in HMAS Ballarat successfully manoeuvred the ship during Exercise Malabar.
An Indian naval officer visited HMAS Ballarat to thank the crew for their part in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
An Australian sailor made a unique connection with an Indian counterpart when HMAS Ballarat took on fuel from the Indian Navy’s fleet support ship.