Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Engineering into a new era

Published on by LCDR Scott Rayner (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LEUT Monica Tabulo (centre right) is presented her Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification Certificate by Director Fleet Engineering, CAPT Grant McLennan, RAN (centre left) and the Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification board from HMAS Canberra. (L-R) Executive Officer CMDR Brett Wescott, RAN; Commander Engineering, CMDR Sean Bowers, RAN; Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LCDR Mark Williams; and Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Marine Technician Colin Milligan. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Parramatta’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LEUT Monica Tabulo (centre right) is presented her Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification Certificate by Director Fleet Engineering, CAPT Grant McLennan, RAN (centre left) and the Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification board from HMAS Canberra. (L-R) Executive Officer CMDR Brett Wescott, RAN; Commander Engineering, CMDR Sean Bowers, RAN; Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LCDR Mark Williams; and Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Marine Technician Colin Milligan.

A significant milestone was achieved in the Royal Australian Navy engineering community this month, when the first Engineering Charge Qualification (CQ) Board was conducted at sea on a ship attached to a Joint Task Group.

Fleet fires up for 2019

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including.

Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.

Captain Jim Hutton celebrates another career milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.
 (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

A 40 year career is impressive by any standard but very few have a CV that reads like that of Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, who has just returned from leading one of Australia’s biggest defence activities, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

Success builds bonds with the Rabaul community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members from HMAS Success and local high school students on the steps of the Malaguna High School Hall after the crew assisted in the maintenance of the school building in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMAS Success and local high school students on the steps of the Malaguna High School Hall after the crew assisted in the maintenance of the school building in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

During HMAS Success’ recent visit to Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province, members of the crew participated in a broad range of engagement activities with the people of the area.

IPE completes its final port visits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Australian Defence Force has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, marking the conclusion of a three month journey across the Pacific, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and security.

ADF rescues four seriously injured people in Solomon Islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Personnel involved in a medical evacuation from an island near Honiara, Solomon Islands, are transported to Honiara Referral Hospital from HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Personnel involved in a medical evacuation from an island near Honiara, Solomon Islands, are transported to Honiara Referral Hospital from HMAS Adelaide.

The Australian Defence Force’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group has assisted the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force in rescuing four seriously injured people after a violent incident occurred in an outlying part of the country.

IPE18 resumes following RIMPAC success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC.

Following the successful conclusion of Exercise Rim of the Pacific, the Australian Defence Force has resumed its major maritime activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

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.

 

IPDIV on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Policy Advisor to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, Caitlyn Lane, speaks with Commander Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, in the light vehicle deck on board HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Policy Advisor to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, Caitlyn Lane, speaks with Commander Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, in the light vehicle deck on board HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Defence International Policy Officer Caitlyn Lane recently traded her desk job for hands on international engagement aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s largest warship.

 

Samoan-born sailor returns to homeland during IPE18

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saluluelanei Gray on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saluluelanei Gray on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

It was a homecoming of sorts when Leading Seaman Saluluelanei Gray sailed into Apia, Samoa onboard HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.