Key aviation milestones achieved onboard HMAS Adelaide

November 26, 2018 – The joint aviation capability embarked in HMAS Adelaide achieved key milestones while deployed to Papua New Guinea during Operation APEC 18 ASSIST. Eight helicopters from three squadrons embarked to provide logistics, aeromedical, maritime and shore security support as part of Joint Task Force 658. The helicopters included two MRH-90 Maritime Support Helicopters from Navy’s 808 Squadron, a Seahawk MH-60R ‘Romeo’ from Navy’s 816 Squadron and five MRH-90s from Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment. Commander of the Aviation Combat Element, Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Martin, said the ship operated…

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USS Green Bay Departs Port Moresby After APEC

November 19, 2018 – USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departed Port Moresby, Nov. 19, after supporting security efforts during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Green Bay, with embarked Marine Light Attack Helicopter “Vengeance” Squadron (HMLA) 469, arrived in Port Moresby on Nov. 13 in support of APEC. “The Navy-Marine Corps team on Green Bay has done a superb job here in Port Moresby,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet. “They can take great pride in the vibrant support they gave to the security effort for…

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All aboard the at-sea ambulance

It was her first time at sea when Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils had the opportunity to participate in a medical evacuation exercise onboard HMAS Adelaide, with the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17 Task Group off the coast of Townsville. The Reserve Public Relations Officer was on her final phase of Reserve Entry Officers’ Course when the unique opportunity arose to be winched from a MRH-90 helicopter to HMAS Darwin and then return as a ‘patient’. Joining Sub Lieutenant Beaufils was Lieutenant Commander Brandon Ikimau, Fleet Operations Medical Staff Officer from Sea Training Group, who was overseeing the…

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