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Success’s sailors embrace RIMPAC experiences

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

Members of Ships Company turn and face outwards as the Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile) Frigate, CNS Almirante Blanco Encalada, makes her approach to be replenished with fuel by HMAS Success off the coast of Hawaii during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

Members of Ships Company turn and face outwards as the Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile) Frigate, CNS Almirante Blanco Encalada, makes her approach to be replenished with fuel by HMAS Success off the coast of Hawaii during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

The sailors and officers of HMAS Success have passed the half way mark of their RIMPAC 2014 experience, and so far, they have given the world’s largest naval exercise an excellent report card. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Mine warfare team gains major training benefits at RIMPAC

Published on by POMW Jonathan Geldof (author), US Navy ENS Lindsay Lewis (photographer)

United States Navy Rear Admiral Bill Merz, Commander RIMPAC Combined Task Force 177, and Royal Australian Navy Commander Max Muller, Commander RIMPAC Task Group 177.1, surrounded by Combined Task Group 177.1 staff onboard the USS Anchorage during the sea phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC). Foreground: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle REMUS 100. Background: MH53 (Sea Dragon) helicopter from Helmineron 14 (photo: ENS Lindsay Lewis, USN)

United States Navy Rear Admiral Bill Merz, Commander RIMPAC Combined Task Force 177, and Royal Australian Navy Commander Max Muller, Commander RIMPAC Task Group 177.1, surrounded by Combined Task Group 177.1 staff onboard the USS Anchorage during the sea phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC). Foreground: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle REMUS 100. Background: MH53 (Sea Dragon) helicopter from Helmineron 14

Currently operating off the coast of San Diego for exercise RIMPAC 2014 is the small team of six mine warfare sailors from the Royal Australian Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Element (AUV), normally based at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Busy start to RIMPAC sea phase for Success

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a dual RAS (Replenishment at Sea) with USS Sampson (left) and USS Lake Champlain (right) during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.  (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a dual RAS (Replenishment at Sea) with USS Sampson (left) and USS Lake Champlain (right) during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

HMAS Success has been busy since sailing from Pearl Harbor for the sea phase of RIMPAC, having conducted replenishment operations with Her Majesties Canadian Ship Calgary and United States Ships Lake ChamplainSpruance and Sampson. She has also operated with the Canadian submarine HMCS Victoria. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Success hosts missile-defence technology trial at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Operator Brett Anderson makes adjustments to the course of the Barracuda sea boat launched from HMAS Success as part of the TAPA Trials that were conducted duirng the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Operator Brett Anderson makes adjustments to the course of the Barracuda sea boat launched from HMAS Success as part of the TAPA Trials that were conducted duirng the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

HMAS Success has contributed to the future of missile defence technology by taking part in a joint Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, United States and United Kingdom co-ordinated electronic warfare experiment during the sea phase of Exercise RIMPAC, in Hawaii. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Success starts RIMPAC sea phase on a winning note

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and Lieutenant Michael Bonning, both from HMAS Success, with Master Chiefs Jin Woo Choi and Hyun Ho Ha, from Republic of Korea ship ROKS Wang Geon, after the final of the RIMPAC Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament.  (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and Lieutenant Michael Bonning, both from HMAS Success, with Master Chiefs Jin Woo Choi and Hyun Ho Ha, from Republic of Korea ship ROKS Wang Geon, after the final of the RIMPAC Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament.

After completing the shore phase of Exercise RIMPAC, and sailing last week for the sea phase, HMAS Success is again open for business – her core business of Replenishment at Sea. And, her ship’s company will have the chance to refuel some new friends. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Success lit up by 4th of July fireworks

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

A spectacular 4th of July firework display lights up Pearl Harbor and HMAS Success in Hawaii. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

A spectacular 4th of July firework display lights up Pearl Harbor and HMAS Success in Hawaii.

The ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship HMAS Success was treated to a spectacular fireworks display in Pearl Harbor on American Independence Day. #RIMPAC2014 RIMPACPartners

Australian Defence Force members pay their respects at Pearl Harbor memorial site

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (videographer)

Royal Australian Navy members make their way to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Royal Australian Navy members make their way to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.

Australian Defence Force members in Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2014 have paid their respects at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, just ahead of U.S. Independence Day. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Amphibious warfare skills to be worked-up at RIMPAC, ahead of LHD delivery

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Leavy, the RIMPAC Expeditionary Strike Group Commander, talks with Commanders of the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team and United States Marines 3rd Marine Battalion during an urban warfare training exercise conducted at United States Marines Base Kaneohe Bay during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC). (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Leavy, the RIMPAC Expeditionary Strike Group Commander, talks with Commanders of the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team and United States Marines 3rd Marine Battalion during an urban warfare training exercise conducted at United States Marines Base Kaneohe Bay during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC).

More than 120 Australian Army personnel have landed in Hawaii to form the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team for Exercise RIMPAC. The experience will enhance the ADF's amphibious warfare capabilities for the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks later this year. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

ADF assumes senior positions in world’s biggest naval exercise

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), U.S. Navy MC2 Diana Quinlan (photographer)

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The world’s largest naval exercise, Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) was officially opened Monday, 30 June in Hawaii, with three Australian Defence Force officers in senior command positions.

Joint cooperation starts at home

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel re-board a Royal New Zealand Air Force 757-200 aircraft in Samoa after a short re-fuelling stop while on route from Australia to Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel re-board a Royal New Zealand Air Force 757-200 aircraft in Samoa after a short re-fuelling stop while on route from Australia to Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

Antipodean neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, demonstrated multinational cooperation in June, when members of the Australian Defence Force contingent deploying to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) ‘hitched a ride’ to Hawaii with their kiwi counterparts.