Topic: Regional Presence Deployment
September 03, 2020 by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Sirius conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Stuart and JS Ise as they sail in company through the southern waters of Hawaii as part of Exercise RIMPAC 2020.
Sirius has proven invaluable during her current deployment, not only to the Australian ships in the Task Group but to multiple partner nations who have benefited from the replenishment support that Australia’s only tanker provides.
An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days.
Canberra and its embarked aviation assets assisted in locating the three-person crew of a skiff that had been missing for nearly three days in Micronesia.
August 04, 2020 by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)
Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.
Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.
Captain Phillipa Hay, on the bridge of HMAS Hobart, is the first female commander of a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020.
Captain Phillipa Hay of the Royal Australian Navy has become the first Australian woman appointed to command a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).