USS Green Bay visits Cairns

November 21, 2018 – USS Green Bay (LPD 20) pulled into Cairns, Australia for a port visit, November 21. The visit comes after Green Bay’s crew and the embarked Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469 provided security and support during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, working closely with government entities including the Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Adelaide (L01). “The Sailors and Marines of Green Bay were proud to represent the United States and provide security and support during…

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Solo operator meets the challenge

For Able Seaman Mathew Tickner, being the only Communication and Information Specialist on the survey motor launch HMAS Mermaid is a challenge he is ready and willing to accept. ”Radios, flags and IT support, I do it all,” he said. Delivering the full range of communications to support the ship and crew is a role he takes pride in and one he strives to enhance and learn from each day. With nine years’ service in the Navy, Able Seaman Tickner greatly enjoys the added responsibility of working with a professional…

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Proliferation security initiatives come to Cairns

Navy has been in the thick of Australia’s commitment to international proliferation security initiatives, helping host Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR 17 in Cairns. It was an early start for the officers and crew of HMAS Toowoomba as they made preparations to come alongside HMAS Cairns to provide support to the counter-arms proliferation activity which is part of efforts since 2003 to build capacity through a global effort to counter illicit trade in technology for weapons of mass destruction. Approximately 150 delegates from 21 different countries looked on from Toowoomba’s flight deck…

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