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Four rings around Melbourne

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

HMAS Melbourne cleared their lower deck for Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jim Hutton on May 29, who flew in to talk to the sailors about their upcoming Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 mission.

Adelaide’s helping hands

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

There have been some new faces around HMAS Adelaide in the lead up to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, with a group of Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked to work with the ship’s company.

A Taipan experience for Indo-Pacific Endeavour participants

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) personnel aboard HMAS Adelaide have received an aerial view of the waters between Townsville and Fiji while aboard one of HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan helicopters.

 

Vanuatu Police Force experiences life on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 Joint Task Group has welcomed another nation aboard for the beginning of the activity, with the inclusion of four Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) officers on on June 2.

Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18 departs for South Pacific deployment

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathon Earley, CSC, RAN, speaks to members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Royal Australian Navy on the Bridge of HMAS Adelaide as it transits from Sydney to Fiji as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 deployment. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathon Earley, CSC, RAN, speaks to members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Royal Australian Navy on the Bridge of HMAS Adelaide as it transits from Sydney to Fiji as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 deployment.

A Joint Task Group of Royal Australian Navy ships and embarked soldiers and marines has set sail from Townsville, bound for a major maritime activity to build regional security and stability in the South Pacific.

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.

 

NUSHIP Brisbane completes CAT 5 trials and cooks up a storm

This article has photo gallery Published on by POML-C Nicholas Pearce (author), LEUT Thomas Rodgers (author), Unknown (photographer)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart.

NUSHIP Brisbane has recently completed her Category 5 (CAT 5) Sea Trials off the coast of Adelaide. During CAT 5 Sea Trials, the functional performance of the Mission System as a whole is verified.

 

Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emily Tanner (author), French Marine Nationale (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: French Marine Nationale )

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently.

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew's warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently