ADF Training Exercise with Philippine Marine Corps

11/28/2017
11/28/2017: The recent visit to the Philippines, by two ships of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group has significantly reinforced the strong defence relationship between Australia and the Philippines. The Task Group later sailed to Subic Bay for a four day visit, where both ships received over several hundred visitors eager to…

HMAS Adelaide in Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017

10/09/2017
10/09/2017: An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has departed Sydney to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Running from September to November, Indo-Pacific Endeavour will focus on enhancing military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners including Indonesia, Japan,…

Australian Task Force for Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2017

09/25/2017
09/25/2017: An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has departed Sydney to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Running from September to November, Indo-Pacific Endeavour will focus on enhancing military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners including Indonesia, Japan,…

Exercise Crocodile Strike 2017

09/15/2017
09/15/2017: Exercise Crocodile Strike 2017 is a bilateral training activity in Northern Australia from 20 to 31 August 2018 involving approximately 80 personnel, drawn from the Australian Defence Force, the US Marine Rotational Force-Darwin and the 4th Marine Regiment from Okinawa, Japan. The Exercise is focused on interoperability and cooperation in…

Clear Horizon 2016

10/30/2016
10/31/2016: Members participating in Clear Horizon (CH16) conduct Very Shallow Water (VSW) Mine Countermeasure operations in Chinhae, Korea from Oct. 16-20, 2016. CH16 is a live-action exercise which enhances cooperation and improves capabilities in mine countermeasures operations, with participating nations including Republic of Korea Navy, United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,…

Exercise KAKADU 2016

09/21/2016
09/21/2016: Australia’s largest international maritime exercise, Exercise KAKADU 2016, was officially launched in Darwin by the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer. Exercise KAKADU involves nations from around the Asia-Pacific region enhance interoperability, share knowledge and develop skills in responding to threats in the maritime and air domains with a multinational…

Practicing the TRAP Mission with the Osprey

03/25/2016
03/25/2016: Sgt. Eric M. Ekelund prepares an MV-22B Osprey to land the tactical recovery of aircraft and personal force during a Cobra Gold 16 demonstration at Utapao, Thailand February 15. During the scenario-based training the MV-22B Osprey unloads the TRAP force personnel so they can continue on foot to rescue the…

Indonesia 2015 Amphibious Assault

10/07/2015
Sailors and Marines work alongside their Indonesian counterparts during the amphibious assault landing held in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations…