Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

2RAR soldier reconnects with family in Samoa

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Australian Army soldier, Private Tautau Pelesuma, from 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, with his aunt, Doris Teo (right), and cousin, Frances Teo, on the wharf after disembarking HMAS Success in Apia, Samoa, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Australian Army soldier, Private Tautau Pelesuma, from 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, with his aunt, Doris Teo (right), and cousin, Frances Teo, on the wharf after disembarking HMAS Success in Apia, Samoa, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Sailing into a foreign port to find family awaiting your arrival was a unique honour for a 2RAR soldier onboard HMAS Success.

 

Ship bolsters crucial partnerships during ‘Success’ful’ visit to Samoa

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

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMAS Success has achieved the mission of meaningful and mutually beneficial engagement with partner nations after the undertaking of several activities during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

 

HMAS Adelaide sailor re-visits his country of birth

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Trevor Maybir checks inventory in HMAS Adelaide's canteen. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Trevor Maybir checks inventory in HMAS Adelaide's canteen.

Brushes with celebrities and world leaders have added an extra dimension to life in the Royal Australian Navy for Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics – Support Operations Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir.

 

Pacific mates take to the pitch for friendlies in Vanuatu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Shortly after arriving in Vanuatu recently the ship’s companies of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success joined the Vanuatu Police Force for an activity cherished by both nations - sport.

 

Vanuatu visit for ships on Pacific deployment

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

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success have visited Port Vila, Vanuatu to conduct regional engagement activities as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Australian Navy ships in Vanuatu for IPE engagement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer), ABCSO Rye Huckel (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba is led to Lapetasi Wharf, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by a local pilot boat during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Toowoomba is led to Lapetasi Wharf, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by a local pilot boat during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Two Royal Australian Navy ships from Joint Task Group 661.1 have arrived in Vanuatu to conduct the first port visit of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) program.

Four rings around Melbourne

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Pashley, Major Kevin Davis, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, Director General Simulation and Training, Commodore Allison Norris, CSC, RAN, and Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide in Townsville ahead of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.

HMAS Melbourne cleared their lower deck for Commander Joint Task Group 661.1, Captain Jim Hutton on May 29, who flew in to talk to the sailors about their upcoming Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 mission.

Adelaide’s helping hands

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

There have been some new faces around HMAS Adelaide in the lead up to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, with a group of Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked to work with the ship’s company.

A Taipan experience for Indo-Pacific Endeavour participants

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) personnel aboard HMAS Adelaide have received an aerial view of the waters between Townsville and Fiji while aboard one of HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan helicopters.

 

Vanuatu Police Force experiences life on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mates Elliot Smith (left) and Jasmin Butler (third from right) host Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing members, (L-R) Corporal Nixon Masanga, Police Constable Simon Timothy, Corporal Ezra Tomatvativolivol and Sergeant Garry Aru, during a tour of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 Joint Task Group has welcomed another nation aboard for the beginning of the activity, with the inclusion of four Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) officers on on June 2.