Topic: HMAS Success (OR 304)
Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.
International Women's Day at sea onboard HMAS Success was business as usual with key positions held by female officers and sailors during replenishment activities.
Past-times should never come between nations, but when rugby is on the cards, Australians and Kiwis have to take sides. Navy sides from both nations left nothing on the field in a recent fixture in Western Australia.
The relationship between the Royal Australian and Republic of Indonesia navies continues to strengthen following a series of regional engagements between the two nations, the most recent being a port visit to Jakarta by HMAS Success.
HMAS Success celebrated her 'pearl' anniversary of 30 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy on 23 April 2016.
Pouring rain did not dampen the pride of all present when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup.
For most mothers with young children, Mother’s Day is spent with breakfast in bed and home-made gifts or cards or flowers picked from the garden.
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.
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.
With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.