HMAS Ballarat Home for Christmas

December 16, 2020 – HMAS Ballarat has returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West near Rockingham, Western Australia, following a successful Indian Ocean deployment. The Anzac Class frigate deployed in October with her 187-strong crew from 816 Squadron and embarked helicopter. During her nine weeks at sea, Ballarat participated in Exercise MALABAR, a high-end training activity alongside India, Japan…

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Franco-Australian cooperation

November 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Emeraude nuclear attack submarine (SNA) and the Seine (PICTURED) metropolitan support and assistance vessel (BSAM) are calling in Perth as part of a long-term deployment. This stopover was preceded by a joint exercise with Australian vessels. This event is part of our defense cooperation with Australia and illustrates the strength of our bilateral…

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Farncomb Returns to Fleet Base West

March 27, 2020 – HMAS Farncomb returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West earlier this month, after a five-week deployment to the east coast of Australia. Coming alongside Diamantina Wharf, a number of the submarine’s contingent of embarked trainees threw lines across under the watchful eye of the Casing Party officer-in-charge. Once all lines were secured and the gangway…

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Texas Returns Home from Deployment

February 24, 2020 – USS Texas (SSN 775) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 24. During their 7-month deployment, Texas completed a full spectrum of operations, including theater anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, in support of the high-priority tasking in the Indo-Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of operation. “The crew worked and trained tirelessly, preparing to execute any…

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