USMC Base in Hawaii to Host Foreign Militaries During RIMPAC 2018

Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) will host hundreds of foreign military members participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) from mid-June through the beginning of August. RIMPAC training events will occur at sea and on military installations in the Hawaiian Island chain to include Kaneohe Bay and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows. Oahu residents may see and hear increased military activity surrounding the base. Additionally, there will be periods of 24-hour airfield operations and maintenance may occur overnight to support Exercise RIMPAC, and ensure the safe operation of all…

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ADF Bids Farewell to Fiji Following Engagement Activities

HMA Ships Adelaide and Melbourne have departed Fiji following a successful port visit as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE). Both ships arrived in Suva on the morning of June 9 to begin the second engagement of IPE, following a port visit to Vanuatu by HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba. The ships’ companies and embarked forces carried out a wide range of activities, including disaster assistance planning, security training and community engagement, re-affirming and expanding the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ (RFMF) ability to work…

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Almirante Lynch Port Call at San Diego Enroute to RIMPAC 2018

Google Translation U.S. After 17 days of navigation, the frigate “Almirante Lynch” arrived at the port of San Diego, United States, on Sunday, June 10 at 08:30 hours to complete the first phase of deployment for the International Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018. The frigate “Lynch” was received by the Deputy Chief of the Chilean Naval Mission in Washington, Captain Gonzalo Téllez, accompanied by the Liaison Officer of the Third Fleet Captain Corvette Nicolás Boisier. With the arrival of the Unit to the port of San Diego, the…

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Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18 departs for South Pacific deployment

A Joint Task Group of Royal Australian Navy ships and embarked soldiers and marines has set sail from Townsville, bound for a major maritime activity to build regional security and stability in the South Pacific. HMAS Adelaide embarked vehicles, equipment and soldiers from Townsville’s 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment on Friday, for participation in Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE18). Equipment loaded into HMAS Adelaide included five Unimog trucks that will be gifted to Tonga by The Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, when the Task Group arrives in Nuku’alofa in mid-June. Representing…

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USS Portland Arrives in Pearl Harbor

USS Portland (LPD 27) arrived in Pearl Harbor May 29 to conduct Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials. The ship departed San Diego May 21 and began her transit to Hawaii. The ship’s crew has engaged in various training exercises within the past couple of weeks to ensure the ship’s weapon systems are properly installed, function correctly, and can be operated safely. Portland performed her first underway replenishment (UNREP), employing the Standard Tensioned Replenishment Alongside Method, May 22. Steaming approximately 200 feet alongside the lead ship of her class, Military Sealift…

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HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. The ship’s company were enthusiastically joined by family and friends in a fond farewell to the frigate at Garden Island, Sydney. Melbourne’s deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia’s north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. She will also take part in one of the world’s largest…

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US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the…

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Almirante Lynch Deploys for RIMPAC May 24th

Google Translation Valparaíso In the framework of the departure of the frigate “Almirante Lynch” held on Thursday, May 24, all the Naval personnel gathered on the flight deck, who between June 27 and August 2 will be representing the Chilean Navy and the country. in the twenty-sixth version of the exercise “Rim of the Pacific”, RIMPAC 2018, carried out on the coasts of Hawaii. In this new realization of the most important international naval and maritime exercise in the world, Chile will have a leading role as the first non-English…

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Two’s company for LHDs

The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters. Landing Helicopter Docks HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide departed simultaneously, but will soon go their separate ways to commence a series of amphibious warfare exercises and regional engagement in the South West Pacific respectively. Canberra will join with Australian Army elements to test the latest littoral combat capabilities off the Queensland central coast. Following a period of routine maintenance, Adelaide will spend the next few…

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USNS Bob Hope, USNS Carl Brashear Conduct Inport Ship-to Ship Transfer in Support of Upcoming RIMPAC Exercise

Military Sealift Command ships USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) and USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300) conducted an inport, ship-to-ship transfer operations at Naval Station Everett, Wash., yesterday, in preparation for the upcoming summertime maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. Due to limited pier space at the shipyard, and with a timeline for RIMPAC support, the decision was made to conduct the inport ship-to-ship operation, something not as widely done by MSC ships as transfers-at-sea, such underway replenishments conducted by duty oilers several times a week. Brashear, who…

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South Pacific deployment beckons for HMAS Adelaide

HMAS Adelaide is preparing to embark on its longest deployment this year – a three month journey across the South Pacific to Hawaii and back called Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18). The deployment represents the second iteration of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour activity in which Adelaide has been the flagship. IPE18 begins at the end of the month and HMAS Adelaide’s Commanding Officer, CAPT Jonathan Earley says his crew are making final preparations for the journey. “We are very excited to be deploying again on this important activity in our region, having…

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