Topic: Exercise RIMPAC

Success earns high praise in heavy seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Roberts (author), MC2(SW) Will Gaskill (photographer)

Taken from USS Spruance as HMAS Success refuels the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer. (photo: MC2(SW) Will Gaskill)

Taken from USS Spruance as HMAS Success refuels the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer.

A senior officer within the United States Navy has praised the crew of HMAS Success after they battled strong winds and big seas to replenish two US warships.

Royal Australian Navy sailors rescue drowning man in Honolulu

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

(L-R) Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Finney, Mr Chad Gillingham, and Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Craig Davies at the scene of Mr Gillingham's rescue at the waterfront precinct in downtown Honolulu. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

(L-R) Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Finney, Mr Chad Gillingham, and Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Craig Davies at the scene of Mr Gillingham's rescue at the waterfront precinct in downtown Honolulu.

Responsive actions by two Royal Australian Navy sailors deployed to Exercise RIMPAC have saved the life of a drowning man at the waterfront precinct in downtown Honolulu.

Bingara local keeps the lights on in Hawaii

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Knight (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Daniel Abe aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Daniel Abe aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Daniel Abe is literally keeping HMAS Warramunga’s lights on and the ship underway in waters around Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 16.

Navy officers brings own experiences to RIMPAC security symposium

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Sean Donnelly (author), Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rhea (photographer), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton, RAN, is the lead Australian Legal Officer for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton, RAN, is the lead Australian Legal Officer for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Experiences from the major humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) effort in Fiji have formed the basis for a keynote address on Women, Peace and Security from Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton.

ADF assumes senior positions in world’s biggest naval exercise

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

Admiral Harry Harris, Commander US Pacific Fleet, during a press conference to officially launch Exercise Rim of the Pacific  2014 (RIMPAC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii. On the far right is Royal Australian Navy Rear Admiral Simon Cullen, Deputy Commander of the RIMPAC 14 Combined Task Force; and Royal Australian Air Force Air Commodore Chris Westwood, RIMPAC 14 Combined Forces Air Component Commander. RIMPAC 2014 is the first time Australians have been appointed to these two key positions in the world's biggest naval exercise. (photo: MC2 Diana Quinlan, US Navy)

Admiral Harry Harris, Commander US Pacific Fleet, during a press conference to officially launch Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii. On the far right is Royal Australian Navy Rear Admiral Simon Cullen, Deputy Commander of the RIMPAC 14 Combined Task Force; and Royal Australian Air Force Air Commodore Chris Westwood, RIMPAC 14 Combined Forces Air Component Commander. RIMPAC 2014 is the first time Australians have been appointed to these two key positions in the world's biggest naval exercise.

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 enroute 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 enroute 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.

Air of excitement as Success departs for RIMPAC

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Despite the inauspicious date, HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday 13 June with a real buzz of excitement. An overseas deployment to RIMPAC in Hawaii is always much anticipated, but on this occasion Success was departing for her first overseas deployment since 2010.