Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Darwin welcomes regional deployers

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.

HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba have arrived in Darwin, en route to the Indo-Pacific region as part of an 11-week deployment that will further enhance military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners.

A Sirius milestone for replenishment ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Lucy Sara (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd. (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd.

Auxiliary Oiler HMAS Sirius has reached a significant capability headmark, conducting her 500th replenishment at-sea on 7 September.

It's all amphibious between friends

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

A Navy MRH-90 helicopter conducts deck landing procedures aboard HMAS Adelaide and the Republic of Singapore Ship Resolution (in background) during a period of landing craft and aviation training between the RAN and Republic of Singapore Navy off the coast of North Queensland. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

A Navy MRH-90 helicopter conducts deck landing procedures aboard HMAS Adelaide and the Republic of Singapore Ship Resolution (in background) during a period of landing craft and aviation training between the RAN and Republic of Singapore Navy off the coast of North Queensland.

HMAS Adelaide has completed amphibious landing craft and aviation training with the Republic of Singapore’s amphibious ship, RSS Resolution while deployed off the east coast of Australia.

International engagement commences

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

A United States Navy Seahawk helicopter and a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard conduct landings on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with HMAS Darwin in the background during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

A United States Navy Seahawk helicopter and a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard conduct landings on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with HMAS Darwin in the background during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

The Australian Defence Force Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has completed the first international engagement activity of the deployment.

Lifelong friendships sustained in Timor Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shaw from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shaw from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17.

For Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius, the recent delivery into Dili Harbour of a deployable hospital and medical supplies provided the opportunity to renew a friendship which began during the turmoil of Timor Leste’s independence struggle in 1999.

Sea-riders enjoy a Darwin experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABEW Jackson Ricketts (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Teiah McKee shows Subtenente Bendito Gaspar (F-FDTL) around the bridge onboard HMAS Darwin.  (photo: ABEW Jackson Ricketts)

Sub Lieutenant Teiah McKee shows Subtenente Bendito Gaspar (F-FDTL) around the bridge onboard HMAS Darwin.

Two officers from the Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste, or the Timor Leste Defence Force, were welcomed onboard HMAS Darwin as she sailed from Sydney to Dili, Timor Leste.