Topic: Exercise RIMPAC

Dive team development in San Diego

Published on by LEUT Glenn Blizzard (author)

Personnel from AUSCDT1 observe one of their team leaping from a US Navy MH53E Sea Dragon while conducting airborne mine disposal exercises. (photo: Unknown)

Personnel from AUSCDT1 observe one of their team leaping from a US Navy MH53E Sea Dragon while conducting airborne mine disposal exercises.

Australian Navy divers had a rare chance to work with dolphins during recent mine detection exercises, as a small contingent shared tactics, training and procedures with counterparts from other countries in San Diego during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016 (RIMPAC 16).

Warramunga’s Hawaiian change of command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Morgan Rush (author), CPO Andy Border (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Warramunga, Commander Andrew Wills, MVO, RAN, hands over command of the ship to Commander Dugald Clelland, RAN, during the ships visit to Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Warramunga, Commander Andrew Wills, MVO, RAN, hands over command of the ship to Commander Dugald Clelland, RAN, during the ships visit to Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Warramunga has a new Commanding Officer, with Commander Dugald Clelland assuming the role from Commander Andrew Willis at a ceremony in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, this month.

Turning the tables on family service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madeleine Woolmer and her family recreate an event 20 years earlier where her father, Brian returned from RIMPAC in HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madeleine Woolmer and her family recreate an event 20 years earlier where her father, Brian returned from RIMPAC in HMAS Newcastle.

A wharfside welcome home turned back the clock for one father and daughter recently with HMAS Canberra's return to Sydney from RIMPAC 2016

What can they do? Take away my birthday?

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), Unknown (photographer)

“I think of it as being pretty lucky. I get to stay a year younger,” said Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor, who lost his 23 rd birthday when HMAS Canberra sailed over the International Date Line recently. (photo: Unknown)

“I think of it as being pretty lucky. I get to stay a year younger,” said Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor, who lost his 23 rd birthday when HMAS Canberra sailed over the International Date Line recently.

The ability to skip a birthday might be considered a dream for some, but for Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor it became a reality when he sailed over the International Date Line onboard HMAS Canberra on his way back to Australia from Hawaii.


Australian hospitality a highlight of RIMPAC

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

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Beards and Vegemite were among the curiosities when more than 130 United States Marines embarked in HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Promoting Anzac relations

Published on by LEUT Ian Manson (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

LT Marett (RNZN) conning HMAS Warramunga as she completes her Light Jackstay with HMNZS Te Kaha during exercise RIMPAC 16.  (photo: CPOEW Martin Anderson)

LT Marett (RNZN) conning HMAS Warramunga as she completes her Light Jackstay with HMNZS Te Kaha during exercise RIMPAC 16.

Whilst operating off Hawaii with HMNZS Te Kaha as part of RIMPAC 2016, a unique opportunity presented itself for Sub Lieutenant Blair Marett a New Zealand Navy officer currently posted in HMAS Warramunga.

 

US Cobra and Venom helicopters land on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has been visited by one of the most potent attack helicopters in the United States Marine Corps, the AH-1 SuperCobra.


Ballarat missiles on target at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L Herline (photographer)

Two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L Herline)

Two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.

HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii.

From Nelson Bay to Rim of the Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.

Not wanting to settle for a nine-to-five job, Jack Bellingham decided to take a leaf from his father's book and join the Royal Australian Navy.


Maritime Component Commander reinforces interoperability values

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (author)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Commodore Mal Wise has spent a month coordinating nine task forces involving personnel from 26 nations for Exercise RIMPAC 2016 and said it ranks among the most rewarding challenges of his Royal Australian Navy career.