Topic: Exercise RIMPAC

US Army up close with Melbourne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

International engagement during Exercise RIMPAC started early for HMAS Melbourne as the ship welcomed aboard 20 soldiers from the US Army in Hawaii.

ADF exercises interoperability at RIMPAC

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

A formation exercise was conducted by HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Melbourne and Toowoomba in company with HMNZS Te Mana and HMCS Vancouver during the transit to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

A formation exercise was conducted by HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Melbourne and Toowoomba in company with HMNZS Te Mana and HMCS Vancouver during the transit to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

More than 1600 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in the United States ahead of a month of focused military training activities with 26 nations from across the globe for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018.

Three's company for Commonwealth Navies

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMNZS Te Mana leads HMAS Melbourne as both ships sail in formation through the Pacific Ocean while underway towards Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMNZS Te Mana leads HMAS Melbourne as both ships sail in formation through the Pacific Ocean while underway towards Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

Ships representing three of Her Majesty’s Navies have practiced a number of maritime evolutions on their way to war games in Hawaii.

HMAS Adelaide is six nation ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Support Conor Gray briefs embarked forces on flight deck safety operations during a tour of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Aviation Support Conor Gray briefs embarked forces on flight deck safety operations during a tour of HMAS Adelaide.

HMAS Adelaide has become home to military personnel from six different nations during her transit to Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018.

 

Two’s company for LHDs

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW

The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.

 

South Pacific deployment beckons for HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide is returned to her regular berth after a period of maintenance within Captain Cook Graving Dock, Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABATV Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Adelaide is returned to her regular berth after a period of maintenance within Captain Cook Graving Dock, Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Adelaide is preparing to embark on its longest deployment this year – a three month journey across the South Pacific to Hawaii and back called Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18). The deployment represents the second iteration of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour activity in which Adelaide has been the flagship.

 

Warramunga engages with regional neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author and photographer), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee. (photo: LCDR Fiona Eggans)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee.

New friends and cultural experiences were highlights for the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga when they visited Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam recently.

Ballarat returns after six months away

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Forecastle Party prepare to throw lines as HMAS Ballarat returns home to Fleet Base West, after a six month deployment. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Forecastle Party prepare to throw lines as HMAS Ballarat returns home to Fleet Base West, after a six month deployment.

Families, friends and well-wishers lined the wharf at Fleet Base West recently as HMAS Ballarat returned home from a six-month Pacific deployment.

Dive team development in San Diego

Published on by LEUT Glenn Blizzard (author)

Personnel from AUSCDT1 observe one of their team leaping from a US Navy MH53E Sea Dragon while conducting airborne mine disposal exercises. (photo: Unknown)

Personnel from AUSCDT1 observe one of their team leaping from a US Navy MH53E Sea Dragon while conducting airborne mine disposal exercises.

Australian Navy divers had a rare chance to work with dolphins during recent mine detection exercises, as a small contingent shared tactics, training and procedures with counterparts from other countries in San Diego during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016 (RIMPAC 16).

Warramunga’s Hawaiian change of command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Morgan Rush (author), CPO Andy Border (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Warramunga, Commander Andrew Wills, MVO, RAN, hands over command of the ship to Commander Dugald Clelland, RAN, during the ships visit to Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Warramunga, Commander Andrew Wills, MVO, RAN, hands over command of the ship to Commander Dugald Clelland, RAN, during the ships visit to Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Warramunga has a new Commanding Officer, with Commander Dugald Clelland assuming the role from Commander Andrew Willis at a ceremony in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, this month.