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Melbourne crew shape up while the ship is out

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABCIS Raymond Stanton (photographer)

Ships company from HMAS Melbourne take part in a physical training session. (photo: )

Ships company from HMAS Melbourne take part in a physical training session.

HMAS Melbourne is working hard to be a "lean, mean fighting machine", with the ship's company undertaking a steady diet of nutrition advice and physical training sessions.

Success visit strengthens Aus-Indo relations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Roberts (author and photographer)

 (photo: LEUT David Roberts)

The relationship between the Royal Australian and Republic of Indonesia navies continues to strengthen following a series of regional engagements between the two nations, the most recent being a port visit to Jakarta by HMAS Success.

HMAS Canberra achieves first with United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

A United States Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft takes off from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the north east coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

A United States Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft takes off from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the north east coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians discuss equipment and techniques

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Grinham explains the equipment used by the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers during a multinational technical display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Grinham explains the equipment used by the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers during a multinational technical display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts from participating nations have held a forum at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) where they demonstrated equipment and techniques used in the conduct of their specialisations.

Success reaffirms partnership with Timor-Leste Defence Force

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Roberts (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Success, Commander Michael Letts, shows Vice Chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the bridge. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Success, Commander Michael Letts, shows Vice Chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the bridge.

The Vice Chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force has visited HMAS Success during a recent port visit to the nation's capital, Dili, by the Royal Australian Navy battle tanker. 

New Commanding Officer promises to be crew focused

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Bill Waters (Left) passes the weight to Commander Charles Bourne the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Bill Waters (Left) passes the weight to Commander Charles Bourne the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Melbourne.

HMAS Melbourne’s new Commanding Officer has given his crew a personal commitment that their welfare and professional development are at the top of his priority list. 

 

HMAS Canberra holds reception to welcome RIMPAC participants

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Australian sailor, Able Seaman Musician Maria Smith performs in the Royal Australian Navy Band at the RIMPAC 16 Australian official function held onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Australian sailor, Able Seaman Musician Maria Smith performs in the Royal Australian Navy Band at the RIMPAC 16 Australian official function held onboard HMAS Canberra.

Commanding Officer, HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith has hosted an official reception for dignitaries and invited guests on the ship’s light vehicle deck after the commencement of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Success lends a hand in East Timor

Published on by LEUT David Roberts (author), Unknown (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Success with Dr Daniel Murphy (blue shirt), clinic manager Abrao Araujo and Australian volunteer Pharmacist Jessica Donnelly. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMAS Success with Dr Daniel Murphy (blue shirt), clinic manager Abrao Araujo and Australian volunteer Pharmacist Jessica Donnelly.

A medical clinic in Dili, Timor-Leste, got a much-needed facelift thanks to the crew of HMAS Success, which deployed to South East Asia last month.

Success-ful change of command

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

The outgoing Commanding Officer, HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (left), and his successor Commander Michael Letts, RAN, sign the ships log during a handover ceremony conducted aboard HMAS Success, at Fleet Base East. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

The outgoing Commanding Officer, HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (left), and his successor Commander Michael Letts, RAN, sign the ships log during a handover ceremony conducted aboard HMAS Success, at Fleet Base East.

Commander Michael Letts had to hit the ground running when he took over as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Success recently.


Australia’s Maritime Task Group ready to hone skills

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

HMAS Warramunga, HMNZS Te Kaha and HMAS Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during passage to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Warramunga, HMNZS Te Kaha and HMAS Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during passage to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Three Royal Australian Navy ships, three helicopters and more than 1,000 personnel are in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.