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Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20

ADF has been working with Emergency Management Australia to assist with firefighting efforts in NSW, Qld, WA, Vic and SA since 8 November.
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19 Jan 2020
Leading Seaman Medic (Underwater) Kiah Chapple prepares medical equipment in the flight deck triage onboard HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.
For some members of HMAS Adelaide’s ship’s company, being part of the ADF’s bushfire relief operation has been more meaningful because of their personal connections with the communities affected by the fires.
18 Jan 2020
Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches.
The crew of NUSHIP Supply has donned ship’s caps and badges for the first time as they gathered to hear their Commanding Officer’s vision for the ship and its tasks ahead. 
17 Jan 2020
Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mark Curtis and Shadbolt contractor Scott Reid perform a confined space entry on the sewage treatment plant of HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.
Taking a ship at ’72 hours’ notice for sea’ and preparing her to sail in less than 48 hours is no small feat – even more so when you’re talking about the biggest ship in the Navy’s Fleet.
16 Jan 2020
Members of the NSW Police, Rural Firefighting Service and the ADF Amphibious Task Group work together in the Joint Operations Room onboard HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.
Staff from the Amphibious Task Group embarked in HMAS Adelaide have been forging close ties and collaborative relationships with regional authorities supporting efforts ashore during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. 
15 Jan 2020
Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems sailor Afton Mitchell, Able Seaman Marine Technician Liliana Kleber, and Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Helen Frank onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 2019-20.
For many of the Australian Defence Force personnel involved in Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 2019-20 there is an added personal connection to the ongoing emergency through family and friends directly impacted by the fires.
14 Jan 2020
Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Tina Dummett in the heavy vehicle deck onboard HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.
For Leading Seaman Tina Dummett, the Australian bushfire crisis has hit close to home. The Combat Systems Operator, currently deployed on Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, grew up right in the middle of one of the worst-affected bushfire areas.

Upcoming Events

Jan26
RAN Band is honoured to support various Australia Day engagements around Australia. Australia Day Celebrations 12:15-9:00pm at Cronulla Beach, Sydney, NSWPerformance time 4:00pm-5:15pm www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/What39s-On-in-the-Shire/Australia-Day-2020 RAN Band Sydney Sea State...
Feb05
Join us for our flagship concert series ‘Soundwaves’. This concert will feature the 30-piece RAN Band Melbourne Concert Band under the baton of their Music Director Lieutenant David Coit. Please ensure you have photo ID for entry to HMAS Cerberus. Gates open 1:30pm and 6:30pm. More information:...
Mar18
Join us for our flagship concert series ‘Soundwaves’. This concert will feature the 30-piece RAN Band Melbourne Concert Band under the baton of their Music Director Lieutenant David Coit. Please ensure you have photo ID for entry to HMAS Cerberus. Gates open 1:30pm and 6:30pm. More information:...
Mar18
Join us for our flagship concert series ‘Band Call at St Andrew’s’, bringing the full Symphonic Wind Orchestra to one of the oldest cathedrals in Sydney. This concert will feature the RAN Band Sydney Wind Ensemble under the baton of their Music Director Lieutenant Brian O'Kane, presenting a...
Apr15
Join us for our flagship concert series ‘Soundwaves’. This concert will feature the 30-piece RAN Band Melbourne Concert Band under the baton of their Music Director Lieutenant David Coit. Please ensure you have photo ID for entry to HMAS Cerberus. Gates open 1:30pm and 6:30pm. More information:...

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