Home' Navy News : December 9th 2010 Contents RURAL LAND
Macs Reef Rd
call 02 6238 1122 or 0411 182 419
or visit www.warramungapark.com.au
Warramunga Park is the location for you.
Live your rural dream only minutes from
Warramunga Park offers the best of rural
living with its close proximity to North and
South Canberra, only minutes from the
picturesque Bungendore Village.
Immerse yourself in the local culture of art,
wineries, pony club and a great community
spirit, or just enjoy the privacy and peaceful
views from your own beautiful acreage.
Map not to scale.
from 8.7acres up to 22.1acres
Your Very Important Pets
deserve a premium service by
ANIMAL TRAVEL SPECIALISTS
International and Domestic
Pet Travel Specialists
Whatever the destination....
Phone 1300 856 654
or (02) 45727736
December 9, 2010
Want to write for
Send an example of
your work to the edi-
tor at navynews@
as well as high resolu-
tion imagery to accom-
pany your article.
By SGT Andrew Hetherington
THE new home for the ADF's joint
combined training capability, the
Joint Combined Training Centre
(JCTC), was officially opened by
CDF ACM Angus Houston on
JCTC Director LTCOL John
Duff said the role of the centre was to
enhance ADF force preparedness and
bilateral high-end training.
"It supports Mission Rehearsal
Exercises (MREs) and major joint
and combined exercises by integrating
live, virtual and constructive technolo-
gies to simulate combat realism at the
tactical level and stimulate command
and control systems at the operational
level," LTCOL Duff said.
JCTC's key exercise support has
included exercises Talisman Sabre,
Pitch Black, Coalition Virtual Flag,
Aces North, Swift Eagle and Hamel.
In his address, CDF said JCTC was
the way ahead for training.
"The use of simulation will become
the normal way of doing business
in training and exercising," ACM
"It's the way we have to move
toward, given the incredible expense
of operating ever more expensive plat-
"I am very excited about the JCTC.
Not only will it be a more efficient way
of conducting training and exercising,
it will be a great way of achieving a
much higher level of interoperability
through the technology available."
The next major joint and combined
exercise support event for JCTC will
be Exercise Talisman Sabre in July
next year, while support to MREs will
begin again early in 2011.
To learn more about the JCTC and view
videos of its technology and capabilities visit
JCTC way forward,
says ADF chief
WAY OF THE FUTURE:
CDF ACM Angus
Houston addresses the
gathering at the Joint
ceremony in Canberra.
By LCDR Fenn Kemp
HMAS Success (CMDR Ainsley
Morthorpe) arrived in Singapore
recently for critical double hulling
work, topping off a busy year.
The ship began the year with a
URE and an evaluation of mariner
skills and then participated in a trio
First came Kakadu and Singaroo
back-to-back off northern Australia.
Success then lived up to her name
yet again playing a leading role in
Bersama Padu off Malaysia.
CO Success CMDR Ainsley
Morthorpe assumed command on
"This is a first class crew,"
CMDR Morthope said.
"They have proven themselves
again and again in recent months
during what's been a very busy pro-
gram and I am immensely proud to
be part of this team."
CMDR Morthorpe said Bersama
Padu was the highlight for 2010.
The maritime component of
Australia's contribution to the exer-
cise was the largest in several years.
It was the second in the series of
Bersama multi-lateral activities
involving the forces of the Five
Power Defence Arrangements in
During this exercise alone
Success conducted nine replenish-
ments at sea, delivering 888cz of
fuel, which was instrumental in
the exercise's success. During the
entire deployment, Success con-
ducted 21 replenishments at sea,
Success -- serving
the nation with pride
delivering more than 1900cz of
fuel. Throughout the 1320 hours
underway and more than 14,600nm
steamed, the team of seven chefs
served up more than 16,600 meals.
The highlight of the deployment,
however, was the open ocean res-
cue of the survivor of an Indonesian
fishing boat that sank in the Java
"It's been an intense year for the
crew but their sense of teamwork is
strong and is getting them through,"
CMDR Morthope said.
"At all times throughout 2010
the men and women of Success have
carried out their duties with honour
and professionalism and have been
"The crew is proud of what they
have achieved this year. Their fami-
lies know this and the Navy family
should know this too."
The year ended with a return
to Fleet Base West to allow the
crew time with their families and
offload some fuel before heading to
Singapore to complete the double
The crew remain upbeat with
ABET Stacey Parker saying she
wore the Success hat and unit patch
LSBM Rebecca Fealy agreed
saying, "Success has performed
with dedication and professionalism
to achieve everything with which we
have been tasked."
POPT Shane Murphy said, "It
has been good to see that the crew
has maintained a positive attitude
both personally and professionally."
Success and her crew remain an
important element of Australia's
naval capability and the double hull-
ing of the ship, scheduled to start on
December 13, will ensure the ship's
role continues for some time.
DEDICATED CREW: ABBM
Isaac Janes keeps watch aboard
Links Archive November 25th 2010 February 3rd 2011 Navigation Previous Page Next Page