Home' Navy News : March 29th 2012 Contents Andrea Evans, Director, is an Accredited
Family Law Specialist and is one of
Canberra's most experienced, well
credentialed and respected family lawyers.
If you need legal advice following the
breakdown of your relationship Evans
Family Lawyers can help you resolve your
problem constructively and effectively,
whether it be a parenting or financial matter.
Contact Evans Family Lawyers today.
P: 6247 6147
F: 6247 3707
Separation & divorce
Property matters for de facto
& married couples
Child & spousal maintenance
Cohabitation & binding
Superannuation in family law
Domestic violence &
Suite 4, Level 4, 10 Moore Street, Canberra
Call 1300 112 114
March 29, 2012
CPL Mark Doran
SIX Navy personnel from Force
Support Unit 6 (FSU 6) were joined
by family and friends for a fare-
well parade at Lavarack Barracks
on March 16.
A total of 142 Navy, Army and
Air Force personnel left for the
Middle East Area of Operations as
part of Operation Slipper for a six-
They will support the reception,
staging, onward movement and
integration of troops deploying into
They will also provide health
and psychological support as well
as vital logistic and administrative
functions including postal, supply,
repair and transport.
Drawn primarily from 10
Force Support Battalion based in
Townsville, FSU 6 includes spe-
cialist personnel from Navy, Air
Force and Army units from across
CO FSU 6 LTCOL Phil
McMaster said he was incredibly
proud of FSU 6 as the triservice
members had bonded together as a
team and met his expectations.
"These 142 people came togeth-
er from 52 different units, so we
did have challenges with how peo-
ple worked together and understood
each other but they are now a fantas-
tic team," LTCOL McMaster said.
"It is an absolute privilege to
be taking them overseas. We have
trained well -- we feel ready."
One of the sailors with FSU 6,
ABSN Dane Jones, said the deploy-
ment would be a challenging and
"It will be fantastic to be able to
represent the Navy in what will be a
strong Army environment," ABSN
Service and the ADF proud."
Defence Parliamentary Secretary
Mike Kelly attended the parade, and
praised the deploying personnel and
acknowledged their commitment
and their families' commitment to
community and country.
"We can't forget the many sacri-
fices families make," Dr Kelly said.
"I would like to thank them for
the support they give our personnel."
LCDR Jeffery Choat
MEMBERS of the Senate Committee
undertaking the Inquiry into
Procurement Procedures for Defence
Capital Projects took an unusual view of
HMAS Toowoomba during their visit to
The senators were presented with a
side of the Toowoomba, freshly painted
and ready for action, rarely seen by the
The Anzac-class frigate was nearing
the end of an essential maintenance peri-
od after returning from an operational
deployment to the Middle East last year,
and is now getting ready to start work-
up training and evaluation.
The maintenance work was conduct-
ed at the Australian Maritime Complex
at Henderson in Western Australia
and involved the ship being complete-
ly removed from the water to inspect,
repair and repaint the hull.
Being able to walk underneath a
major fleet unit gave the committee an
opportunity to appreciate the size of
Toowoomba and the scale of mainte-
nance required to keep her operating to
her full potential.
"Defence is working closely with
civilian contractors to complete the
Anzac class's first use of the floating
dock in WA," Commanding Officer
HMAS Toowoomba CMDR Andrew
"The capability improvements and
rectification work is being done in our
home port, which is keeping my crew
happy," he said.
Toowoomba will return to the Middle
East later this year, when she deploys
on Operation Slipper rotation 30.
Toowoomba will take over Op Slipper
duties from HMAS Anzac.
closing for 25 post-grad-
uate study positions for
Navy personnel seeking
The positions include
six to 12 months of
time study as part of
the revamped Civil
The courses should
relate to the Navy's
interests and be appro-
priate to the member's
rank and career struc-
For more information,
contact the desk officer,
local education officer,
Staff Officer (Education) or
Training Systems Officers.
Senators get bird's
eye view of ship
of Force Support
Unit 6 with LCDR
Officer of Supply
parade held at
on March 16.
(L-R): LEUT Tim
Lovell, LS Susan
Chris Jones, PO
AB Dave Jones
and AB Will
Photo: CPL Mark Doran
GRAND TOUR: (L-R) Senator Gary Humphries, ACT; John O'Hare, Australian
Marine Complex; Bill Adlam, LandCorp; Senator David Fawcett, SA; Jonathon
Smith, Common User Facility; CMDR Andrew Quinn; CDRE Michael
Houghton; Senator Alan Eggleston, WA; Senator Ursula Stephens, NSW; and
CAPT Wendy Malcolm.
Photo: LCDR Jeffrey Choat
Links Archive March 15th 2012 April 12th 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page