HMAS Anzac Heads Home to Australia

first_img View post tag: home View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: heads View post tag: Anzac View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Training & Educationcenter_img Share this article HMAS Anzac Heads Home to Australia Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Anzac Heads Home to Australia January 9, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Australia After a successful six-month deployment conducting maritime security and interception operations. in the Middle East Area of Operations HMAS Anzac (III) is heading home to Australia for some well deserved leave.The Royal Australian Navy frigate is heading home to Fleet Base East in Sydney after patrolling waters from the Red and Arabian Seas to the Gulfs of Aden, Oman, Aqaba and the Straits of Hormuz and Bab-Al-Mandeb.The ship’s company of 191 has been on task since 31 July 2012 as part of the Navy’s 29th rotation to patrol the region since 2001.Commanding Officer of HMAS Anzac (III), Commander John Stavridis, said his crew has done themselves proud over a long deployment.“Everyone onboard Anzac has been a part of the tight-knit team during this deployment, working in tough conditions to secure the maritime environment for legitimate trade,” Commander Stavridis said.“Their performance has earned Anzac an outstanding reputation in the region and among the other coalition nations working as part of the Combined Maritime Forces.“It is certain to be an emotional homecoming as the ship’s company lines the upper decks when we sail into Sydney harbour and reunite with loved ones.”The frigate was honoured to host the Prime Minister of Australia, Australian Members of Parliament and Diplomats from the Seychelles, China, France, India, Cuba and the United Kingdom.Commander of Joint Task Force 633, Major General Michael Crane, said HMAS Anzac (III) should be proud of their mission.“HMAS Anzac has had a highly successful tour and contributed to the full scope of combined maritime forces operations including maritime security, counter piracy and regional engagement,” Major General Crane said.“HMAS Anzac has made a significant contribution to the understanding of patterns of life in the region and has built an excellent reputation as the go-to ship for sensitive tasking.”HMAS Toowoomba (II) has taken over from Anzac (III) and commenced operations with the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) on 6 January 2012.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 9, 2013; Image: Royal Australian Navylast_img read more

USS Harry S. Truman deploying to the Med

first_img April 11, 2018 USS Harry S. Truman deploying to the Mediterranean, Middle East Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Harry S. Truman deploying to the Mediterranean, Middle East Share this article View post tag: USS Harry S. Truman US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and its associated carrier strike group are getting underway from Norfolk on Wednesday to start a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Middle East.Ships accompanying the aircraft carrier include guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Farragut (DDG 99).In addition to US Navy ships, the group will be joined by German air defense frigate FGS Hessen for the first half of the deployment.Guided-missile destroyers USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) will join the strike group at a future date.While deployed, the strike group will operate in the US 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.The carrier strike group is slated to replace the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Med after it completed four months of operations in the Persian Gulf. View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: FGS Hessenlast_img read more