Onboard the HMAS Adelaide  

A Joint Task Group of four ships and over 1,000 personnel from the Australian Defence Force are deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, a series of key engagement activities with Australia’s regional neighbors.  Running from May to September, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 is geared towards enhancing interoperability with Australia’s key regional partners,…

RAAF C-27Js in Exercise Croix du Sud

A Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan is in New Caledonia training for disaster relief as part of Exercise Croix du Sud 2018 (Ex CDS 18), 14-25 May. Ex CDS 18 is based around a hypothetical tsunami scenario requiring aid and troops to be transported as part of a multinational…

Indo-Pacific Endeavor 18: The Participation of the Royal Australian Navy

In an article published on June 2, 2018 by the Royal Australian Navy and written by Lt. Ryan Zerbe the Royal Australian Navy's participation in Indio-Pacific Endeavour was the focus of attention. A Joint Task Group of Royal Australian Navy ships and embarked soldiers and marines has set sail from Townsville, bound…

Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017

10/12/2017: One of the largest ships in the Royal Australian Navy has arrived in Vanuatu to help with Operation Vanuatu Assist. Loaded with an Army MRH90 helicopter as well as troops from Australia and Tonga, HMAS Choules is alongside the Island of Espiritu Santo. [maxgallery id="101305"] RAAF C17 Globemasters have also…

38 Squadron Support to Exercise Croix du Sud

11/23/2016: Exercise Croix du Sud (CDS) is a medium size tactical multi-national Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) and Stability and Security Operations (SASO) Field Training Exercise (FTX) being held in the vicinity of Noumea, New Caledonia from 07 – 18 November 2016. Ex CDS16 is…

Exercise KAKADU 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…

U.S. Army Pacific CCP HAST Deploys to Tonga

11/22/2012: Soldiers from the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, 25th Inf. Div, and the 307 Signal BN deployed to Tonga to take part in "Coral Reef", a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise Sep. 21. CCP Soldiers primarily belong to the Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team who are trained to…

Strategic Lift Support for Pacific Operations

11/19/2012: In this video, strategic lift to support a humanitarian relief exercise in the Pacific is highlighted. U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post packs a C-17 and deploys to the Kingdom of Tonga for a humanitarian disaster exercise. Hickam Air Force Base HI  Credit: U.S. Army, Pacific, Public Affairs Office:9/21/12