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RAN women prepare for on-field clash with French Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Representative of the Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale Dorine Silvestri (left) and Lieutenant Gemma Casserly meet during the welcoming of the Rugby Club de la Marine National by the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Womens Association. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Representative of the Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale Dorine Silvestri (left) and Lieutenant Gemma Casserly meet during the welcoming of the Rugby Club de la Marine National by the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Womens Association.

The Women’s Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) arrived down under yesterday for their inaugural tour to Australia.

Mighty MRH-90s support Exercise RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

An MRH-90 Helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landing practice at sunset during Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

An MRH-90 Helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landing practice at sunset during Exercise RIMPAC 18.

HMAS Adelaide’s ongoing deployment in the Pacific is providing wider benefits as the ship’s two embarked helicopters carry airlift capabilities over the horizon.

HMAS Toowoomba assists stricken yacht during RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Fireman Jonathan Crawford (US Coast Guard) (photographer), Fireman Tristan Otto (US Coast Guard) (photographer), LSEW Matthew Jeffery (photographer)

Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) crew from HMAS Toowoomba and US Coast Guard Station Honolulu Response Boat-Medium crew respond to stricken yacht Gypsy, in distress off Hawaii. The vessel was towed back to port by the RB-M. (photo: Fireman Jonathan Crawford (US Coast Guard))

Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) crew from HMAS Toowoomba and US Coast Guard Station Honolulu Response Boat-Medium crew respond to stricken yacht Gypsy, in distress off Hawaii. The vessel was towed back to port by the RB-M.

HMAS Toowoomba was temporarily diverted from large-scale war games last weekend to assist in a real emergency off the coast of Hawaii.

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

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

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

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.