Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Navy sees vital capability in ‘flooded’ village

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

The Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit demonstrates a landslide rescue simulation during the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Exchange Program during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

The Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit demonstrates a landslide rescue simulation during the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Exchange Program during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Australian Defence Force personnel have undertaken humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training with the Sri Lankan Navy in Puttalam, Sri Lanka.

Navy helps Sri Lanka reduce its plastic footprint

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

Sri Lankan volunteers along with members of the Sri Lankan Navy and the Australian Defence Force recently took to Mount Lavinia Beach in Colombo to reduce its plastic footprint.

IPE19 fleet fuelled up and on its way

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

HMAS Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.

Australia and Sri Lanka to forge stronger ties

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Royal Australian Air Force officer Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, stands on the flag deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Air Force officer Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, stands on the flag deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR (IPE 19) is Australia’s largest ever Defence engagement activity with Sri Lanka.

IPE19 prepares for explosive training activities with regional partners

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

As the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR Task Force approached Sri Lanka, Australian Navy and Army teams prepared for diving, demolition and explosive ordinance disposal training with regional partners.

Engineering into a new era

Published on by LCDR Scott Rayner (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LEUT Monica Tabulo (centre right) is presented her Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification Certificate by Director Fleet Engineering, CAPT Grant McLennan, RAN (centre left) and the Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification board from HMAS Canberra. (L-R) Executive Officer CMDR Brett Wescott, RAN; Commander Engineering, CMDR Sean Bowers, RAN; Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LCDR Mark Williams; and Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Marine Technician Colin Milligan. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Parramatta’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LEUT Monica Tabulo (centre right) is presented her Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification Certificate by Director Fleet Engineering, CAPT Grant McLennan, RAN (centre left) and the Weapons Engineer Charge Qualification board from HMAS Canberra. (L-R) Executive Officer CMDR Brett Wescott, RAN; Commander Engineering, CMDR Sean Bowers, RAN; Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, LCDR Mark Williams; and Engineering Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Marine Technician Colin Milligan.

A significant milestone was achieved in the Royal Australian Navy engineering community this month, when the first Engineering Charge Qualification (CQ) Board was conducted at sea on a ship attached to a Joint Task Group.

Fleet fires up for 2019

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including.

Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.

Captain Jim Hutton celebrates another career milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.
 (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commander Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton OBE, RAN on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide while on transit to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

A 40 year career is impressive by any standard but very few have a CV that reads like that of Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, who has just returned from leading one of Australia’s biggest defence activities, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

Success builds bonds with the Rabaul community

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Members from HMAS Success and local high school students on the steps of the Malaguna High School Hall after the crew assisted in the maintenance of the school building in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMAS Success and local high school students on the steps of the Malaguna High School Hall after the crew assisted in the maintenance of the school building in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

During HMAS Success’ recent visit to Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province, members of the crew participated in a broad range of engagement activities with the people of the area.

IPE completes its final port visits

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Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Australian Defence Force has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, marking the conclusion of a three month journey across the Pacific, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and security.