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Clearance Divers exercise all aspects of their trade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver during a training exercise off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii as part of RIMPAC 2018. (photo: UNKNOWN)

A Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver during a training exercise off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii as part of RIMPAC 2018.

More than 70 Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have spent the past few weeks exercising the full spectrum of their trade in the United States during RIMPAC 2018.

HMAS Adelaide docks Amphibious Assault Vehicles

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A United States Marine checks his amphibious assault vehicle after entering HMAS Adelaide while at sea during Exercise RIMPAC 18, Hawaii. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

A United States Marine checks his amphibious assault vehicle after entering HMAS Adelaide while at sea during Exercise RIMPAC 18, Hawaii.

Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide has achieved another significant milestone on Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 (RIMPAC 18) by embarking thirteen US Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV).

Fleet Commander meets Navy RIMPAC Commanders

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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

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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

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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

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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.

'It's a game changer' - Navy members excited by Future Frigate force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett with members of NUSHIP Brisbane at the Future Frigate announcement in Adelaide, South Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett with members of NUSHIP Brisbane at the Future Frigate announcement in Adelaide, South Australia.

Navy people are taking in the news on Friday that UK firm BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the largest peacetime naval shipping construction project in Australia’s history.

Hunter class commission new era for Navy’s future force

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN; Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP; and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP, at the announcement of nine Hunter Class Future Frigates in Adelaide, SA. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN; Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP; and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP, at the announcement of nine Hunter Class Future Frigates in Adelaide, SA.

Navy’s future frigates will be known as ‘Hunter Class’ with the Chief of Navy confirming the first of the Hunter Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFG) to be commissioned in the late 2020s.