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Success hosts missile-defence technology trial at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Operator Brett Anderson makes adjustments to the course of the Barracuda sea boat launched from HMAS Success as part of the TAPA Trials that were conducted duirng the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Operator Brett Anderson makes adjustments to the course of the Barracuda sea boat launched from HMAS Success as part of the TAPA Trials that were conducted duirng the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

HMAS Success has contributed to the future of missile defence technology by taking part in a joint Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, United States and United Kingdom co-ordinated electronic warfare experiment during the sea phase of Exercise RIMPAC, in Hawaii. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Success starts RIMPAC sea phase on a winning note

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and Lieutenant Michael Bonning, both from HMAS Success, with Master Chiefs Jin Woo Choi and Hyun Ho Ha, from Republic of Korea ship ROKS Wang Geon, after the final of the RIMPAC Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament.  (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and Lieutenant Michael Bonning, both from HMAS Success, with Master Chiefs Jin Woo Choi and Hyun Ho Ha, from Republic of Korea ship ROKS Wang Geon, after the final of the RIMPAC Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament.

After completing the shore phase of Exercise RIMPAC, and sailing last week for the sea phase, HMAS Success is again open for business – her core business of Replenishment at Sea. And, her ship’s company will have the chance to refuel some new friends. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Success lit up by 4th of July fireworks

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

A spectacular 4th of July firework display lights up Pearl Harbor and HMAS Success in Hawaii. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

A spectacular 4th of July firework display lights up Pearl Harbor and HMAS Success in Hawaii.

The ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship HMAS Success was treated to a spectacular fireworks display in Pearl Harbor on American Independence Day. #RIMPAC2014 RIMPACPartners

Australian Defence Force members pay their respects at Pearl Harbor memorial site

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (videographer)

Royal Australian Navy members make their way to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Royal Australian Navy members make their way to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.

Australian Defence Force members in Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2014 have paid their respects at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, just ahead of U.S. Independence Day. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Amphibious warfare skills to be worked-up at RIMPAC, ahead of LHD delivery

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Leavy, the RIMPAC Expeditionary Strike Group Commander, talks with Commanders of the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team and United States Marines 3rd Marine Battalion during an urban warfare training exercise conducted at United States Marines Base Kaneohe Bay during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC). (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Leavy, the RIMPAC Expeditionary Strike Group Commander, talks with Commanders of the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team and United States Marines 3rd Marine Battalion during an urban warfare training exercise conducted at United States Marines Base Kaneohe Bay during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC).

More than 120 Australian Army personnel have landed in Hawaii to form the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team for Exercise RIMPAC. The experience will enhance the ADF's amphibious warfare capabilities for the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks later this year. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

ADF assumes senior positions in world’s biggest naval exercise

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), U.S. Navy MC2 Diana Quinlan (photographer)

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The world’s largest naval exercise, Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) was officially opened Monday, 30 June in Hawaii, with three Australian Defence Force officers in senior command positions.

Joint cooperation starts at home

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel re-board a Royal New Zealand Air Force 757-200 aircraft in Samoa after a short re-fuelling stop while on route from Australia to Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel re-board a Royal New Zealand Air Force 757-200 aircraft in Samoa after a short re-fuelling stop while on route from Australia to Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

Antipodean neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, demonstrated multinational cooperation in June, when members of the Australian Defence Force contingent deploying to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) ‘hitched a ride’ to Hawaii with their kiwi counterparts.

New Chief of Navy takes command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Mr Steve Dent (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy. (photo: Steve Dent)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy.

Over 500 Royal Australian Navy personnel farewelled the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and welcomed their new leader Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in an official ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra today.

NUSHIP Canberra Standing Sea training

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Personnel from NUSHIP Canberra take part in fire fighting training at the School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety.

Prior to training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety in Jervis Bay, the members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party had only glimpsed each other around the work place.

Outgoing CN farewells the Top End and northern Queensland

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.   (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.

In one of his final trips as Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has paid tribute to the efforts of Navy people in the north of Australia making a personal visit to both HMA Ships Coonawarra and Cairns.