Topic: Exercises

Smiles and nautical miles

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

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Dental Assistant Tyler Jones in the dental hospital of HMAS Adelaide during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Dental Assistant Tyler Jones in the dental hospital of HMAS Adelaide during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

A fascination with teeth was just the beginning of a friendship between Gold Coast-raised Lieutenant Lisa Holliday and Able Seaman Dental Assistant Tyler Jones.

 

Fleet Commander meets Navy RIMPAC Commanders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, addresses the ship's company of HMAS Success during a clear lower deck at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, addresses the ship's company of HMAS Success during a clear lower deck at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18.

With final preparations being conducted before sailing for the sea phase, aboard HMAS Success there was meeting of minds when Navy’s senior leadership team for RIMPAC 18 met with Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead.

A multi-national feat for 2 RAR on HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Australian Army and United States Marine Corps personnel embark in HMAS Adelaide at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

Australian Army and United States Marine Corps personnel embark in HMAS Adelaide at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 18.

2nd Battalion (Amphibious), Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR) soldiers have embarked HMAS Adelaide as part of the largest multinational force the ship has welcomed on board since her commissioning in 2015.

One last RIMPAC for Battle Tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Holly He (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship HMAS Success (OR 304) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship HMAS Success (OR 304) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for Exercise RIMPAC 18.

With 32 years of service behind her, HMAS Success is at sea for her 11th and final Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

RAN Band strikes a chord at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey H (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Musicians perform as part of the Rim of the Pacific Band during a performance at Fort Derussey park, Waikiki. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy Musicians perform as part of the Rim of the Pacific Band during a performance at Fort Derussey park, Waikiki.

A detachment of the RAN Band has shared its skills with other nations and audiences across Hawaii during the world’s largest international maritime exercise.

Navy Clearance Divers dive iconic memorial

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLTLT Stephanie Anderson (author), SGT Amanda Campbell (photographer), AB Benjamin Johnson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Benjamin Johnson, prepares to dive on the USS Arizona Memorial site in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018. (photo: AB Benjamin Johnson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Benjamin Johnson, prepares to dive on the USS Arizona Memorial site in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have been afforded the opportunity to see the USS Arizona from a perspective few people in the world would get to experience.

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.

Sea Series in full swing

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), Annual Journal of the 8th/9th Battalion (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Five weeks, three ships, 2000 uniforms and civilians, four dogs and a sheep! Task Group Operations are always challenging. Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp answered a few questions for us, during Exercise SEA EXPLORER off the North Queensland coast.

 

Amphibious forces join for major exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), PTE Cameron Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018. (photo: PTE Cameron Sykes)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018.

Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.

 

Cross Tasman commercial shipping protection exercise concludes

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy Maritime Trade Operation members conduct briefs during Exercise GOANNA 2018.  (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy Maritime Trade Operation members conduct briefs during Exercise GOANNA 2018.

Members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Navies recently concluded a week long exercise that modelled the effect of piracy activities on commercial shipping surrounding fictitious countries in the Tasman Sea.