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Navy Rugby League defeats Royal Marines Rugby League

Published on by LCDR Darren Nembach (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents player Able Seaman Keven Allsopp breaks through the defensive line of the representational team of Royal Marines at Marrickville, NSW. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents player Able Seaman Keven Allsopp breaks through the defensive line of the representational team of Royal Marines at Marrickville, NSW.

A picture perfect Sydney winters day on Friday 4 July at Henson Park, Marrickville saw the inaugural Rugby League Test match between Navy and the Royal Marines.

Navy team ready to rumble

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

The Navy AFL team conduct some ruck training in preparation for the annual Sydney II Memorial AFL Match against the Air Force. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

The Navy AFL team conduct some ruck training in preparation for the annual Sydney II Memorial AFL Match against the Air Force.

For the third consecutive year West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans will compete for the HMAS Sydney II Memorial Trophy during an AFL premiership round at Patersons Stadium in Fremantle. The match commemorates the battle of HMAS Sydney II and the German Raider Kormoran where 645 members of Sydney II’s ship’s company lost their lives.

HMAS Sydney takes on the Malaysian Navy's finest at football

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Members of HMAS Sydney play a game of soccer against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy at Lumut Naval Base. Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Members of HMAS Sydney play a game of soccer against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy at Lumut Naval Base. Malaysia.

With a blast of a whistle on a humid afternoon in Lumut, Malaysia on the 6 of June 2014, an effort to develop international relations kicked off between the navies of Australia and Malaysia.

Australian Amphibious Task Group gets mission ready at RIMPAC

Published on by LCDR Alesha Gorton (author), US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes (photographer)

Marines from Australia, Indonesia and the United States await transport in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.   (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes)

Marines from Australia, Indonesia and the United States await transport in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

From its RIMPAC 2014 headquarters, onboard the United States Navy Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu, the Australian Amphibious Task Group (ATG) has commanded a large, multi-national Expeditionary Strike Group. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

Navy's Maritime Tactical Operations Element gains an ocean of experience at RIMPAC

Published on by Lieutenant Robert Curtis (author), US Navy ENS Lindsay Lewis (photographer)

Sailors assigned to the US Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Chile and the Royal Australian Navy's Australian Clearance Diving Team One launch from the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) to conduct night dives off the coast of San Diego during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. 
 (photo: Photo by ENS Lindsay Lewis, US Navy)

Sailors assigned to the US Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Chile and the Royal Australian Navy's Australian Clearance Diving Team One launch from the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) to conduct night dives off the coast of San Diego during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

Nineteen personnel from Australian Clearance Diving Team One’s Maritime Tactical Operations Defence Element (MTO DE) are working with diving units from around the world onboard the United States Navy’s Amphibious Transport Dock USS Anchorage during Exercise RIMPAC 2014. #RIMPACPartners

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