Topic: HMAS Stirling

Stirling chefs' skills tested

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Stirling team consisted of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Amanda Dunham, Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chefs Paige Large, Olivia How and Joshua Walford. (photo: Unknown)

The Stirling team consisted of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Amanda Dunham, Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chefs Paige Large, Olivia How and Joshua Walford.

The culinary skills of chefs from HMAS Stirling were on display to a larger audience than usual recently as four Maritime Logistics – Chef sailors took part in the Nestle Golden Chef Hat Awards.

Stirling opens its gates to families

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day.

HMAS Stirling was recently awash with painted faces and colourful balloons as the base near Rockingham, Western Australia held its inaugural Family Day.

Retirement calls after 47 years

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Executive Officer 816 Squadron, Lieutenant Commander Justin Hardiman, welcomed Sonia Dowsing and retiring Captain Brett Dowsing to 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. It was both a trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the Fleet Air Arm's future during the visit, with Lieutenant Commander Hardiman conducting Captain Dowsing on a tour of the Squadron's hangar and facilities.  Captain Dowsing, who is retiring after a varied and exciting 47 years in the Royal Australian Navy, counts his time as Commanding Officer of 816 Squadron as one of his many career highlights.  (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Executive Officer 816 Squadron, Lieutenant Commander Justin Hardiman, welcomed Sonia Dowsing and retiring Captain Brett Dowsing to 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. It was both a trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the Fleet Air Arm's future during the visit, with Lieutenant Commander Hardiman conducting Captain Dowsing on a tour of the Squadron's hangar and facilities. Captain Dowsing, who is retiring after a varied and exciting 47 years in the Royal Australian Navy, counts his time as Commanding Officer of 816 Squadron as one of his many career highlights.

One Navy Captain is able to look back on a career unlike any other – with command at all commissioned rank levels and service around the globe and having served almost half of the organisation's life.

 

 

Stirling puts on VIP treatment for special visitor

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), Ms Kerry Tate (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander David Landon, RAN, welcomes Mr Ian Blackburn on the bridge of Ballarat prior to a comprehensive tour of the bridge by Navigating Officer Lieutenant Michael Gordon.   (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander David Landon, RAN, welcomes Mr Ian Blackburn on the bridge of Ballarat prior to a comprehensive tour of the bridge by Navigating Officer Lieutenant Michael Gordon.

For a long time, Ian Blackburn has had a voracious appetite for all things Navy and a recent visit to HMA Ships Stirling and Ballarat fulfilled a lifelong ambition for him.

We may wear grey but we’re going green

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste.

With the motto 'Train to Win', HMAS Stirling’s Training Centre-West, are putting continuous improvement into practice by doing things better and taking action without waiting for others to solve problems.

Stirling acknowledges traditional ownership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Julie McDonald (Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building), Council Deb Hamblin (Rockingham City Council), Mr Barry Sammels (Rockingham City Mayor), Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley, Ashley Garlett (Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee) and Captain Angela Bond, RAN (Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling) following the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Julie McDonald (Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building), Council Deb Hamblin (Rockingham City Council), Mr Barry Sammels (Rockingham City Mayor), Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley, Ashley Garlett (Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee) and Captain Angela Bond, RAN (Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling) following the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling was the setting for the latest Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony recently when a plaque honouring the traditional custodians of the land was unveiled at the base gangway.

Submarine lost but not forgotten

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a  service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul.

A moving service was held recently at the Chapel of St Paul at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, Western Australia, to commemorate the loss of the officers and sailors from HMAS AE1, 101 years ago.

Stirling calls the world in historic radio event

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.  (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.

HMAS Stirling was recently the scene of a unique international HF radio event to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.

Walking towards health and fitness at Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, once again donned the sneakers to participate in the annual walk-to-work day and 'Causeway Classic' fun run on 9 October.

Stirling rides for Ocsober support

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.

It was all aboard the stationary bikes recently as personnel from HMAS Stirling took part in the annual 24-hour Spinathon to raise awareness for the upcoming Ocsober.