The sport of soccer is currently undergoing a resurgence at Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, after a busy 18 month period that has seen the team based at HMAS Stirling creating a strong impression in the local competition as well as against visiting ship’s teams.
Published on by LEUT Mitchell Laughlan (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)
Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters have passed the fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since the maturing capability began in December 2013 with 725 Squadron operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA.
Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)
HMAS Stirling recently hosted an international contingent of submarine rescue officers who were ‘taught and assessed’ on the planning and coordination considerations in the event of a stricken submarine incident requiring rescue.
Published on by LEUT Christina Rogerson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)
Three members of Fleet Support Unit West, at HMAS Stirling in Rockingham, have completed a successful six-week secondment programme designed to develop their technical skills paving exciting developments for the future of Navy’s technical capability.
Published on by Leading Seaman Lee-Anne Cooper (author and photographer)
The odds of performing a wedding ceremony for a young Navy couple, baptising their son and then sitting next to him to reflect the events 20 years later, is extremely slim, but the Navy is one big family and stranger things have happened.
Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
It was a case of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ when HMAS Stirling’s Fleet Support Unit West, commissioned a spray booth and oven from the Royal Australian Air Force, saving Defence thousands of dollars in replacement costs.