Section: Fleet

Stirling gets early spring clean

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

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Shamira Altschwager; Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Mel Dennett; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Stacey Hooper; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, collect rubbish during the 'Clean Up Stirling Day' activity on board HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Shamira Altschwager; Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Mel Dennett; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Stacey Hooper; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, collect rubbish during the 'Clean Up Stirling Day' activity on board HMAS Stirling, WA.

HMAS Stirling is looking more pristine than usual after a recent whole-of-base clean up to celebrate 41 years of service.

New pilots prepare to take to the skies from sea and land

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Five EC-135s conduct a flyover during the 723 Squadron - Joint Helicopter School Course 003 Graduation at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Five EC-135s conduct a flyover during the 723 Squadron - Joint Helicopter School Course 003 Graduation at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Set within Navy’s 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, the Joint Helicopter School was designed to provide the foundation skills needed by future pilots, aircrew and Aviation Warfare Officers to operate the highly sophisticated combat helicopters used by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army.

The Green Ghost and Cobra 16 combine

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LCDR Sidney Raper (photographer)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia. (photo: LCDR Sidney Raper)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge platforms have combined, with the air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart embarking an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and standing up an aviation department for the first time for first-of-class flight trials.

Engineering training takes a French turn

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Simon Patching (author), Simon Ghesquiere (French Navy) (photographer), Jeremy VACELET (French Navy) (photographer), Aurelie PUGNET (French Navy) (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton, wearing French Navy coveralls, works with sailors and officers in the French Navy LHD Tonnerre during his embed for the Jeanne d’Arc deployment. (photo: Simon Ghesquiere)

Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton, wearing French Navy coveralls, works with sailors and officers in the French Navy LHD Tonnerre during his embed for the Jeanne d’Arc deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton has returned to Australia after six months embedded with the French Navy.

Arunta hosts industry VIPs after AMCAP upgrade

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

Key personnel from across Royal Australian Navy and Defence Enterprise pose together on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during a VIP sea day to share in the 'First of Class' AMCAP achievement at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Key personnel from across Royal Australian Navy and Defence Enterprise pose together on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during a VIP sea day to share in the 'First of Class' AMCAP achievement at Fleet Base West, WA.

Dignitaries from the Warship Asset Management Agreement and senior Navy officers joined HMAS Arunta on 19 July, for a VIP sea-day following the ship’s recent Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade.

Full survey efforts to chart Dili Harbour

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alexander Singe mans the
Hydrographic Survey Suite console on the bridge of HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alexander Singe mans the Hydrographic Survey Suite console on the bridge of HMAS Leeuwin.

HMAS Leeuwin has completed a survey of Dili Harbour, collecting up-to-date data at the request of the Timor-Leste government for development of new charts.

New wellbeing precinct opens at Fleet Base West

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

Attendees pose together outside the HMAS Stirling Chaplaincy Centre entrance 'The Hutcho Portico' after the conclusion of the official reopening of the Wellbeing Precinct at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Attendees pose together outside the HMAS Stirling Chaplaincy Centre entrance 'The Hutcho Portico' after the conclusion of the official reopening of the Wellbeing Precinct at HMAS Stirling, WA.

July 15 marked a significant date in the Fleet Base West calendar as it saw the official re-opening of a number of personnel-support units that are collectively known as the Wellbeing Precinct.

Sirius builds on camaraderie at Bastille Day celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author), Pierre-Jean Raoul (photographer)

Ship’s company of HMAS Sirius marched through the streets of Noumea to mark Bastille Day with the French Armed Forces. (photo: Pierre-Jean RAOUL)

Ship’s company of HMAS Sirius marched through the streets of Noumea to mark Bastille Day with the French Armed Forces.

HMAS Sirius has conducted a port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, where the ship’s company marched through the streets with the French Armed Forces to mark Bastille Day celebrations.

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit field-ready

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Matthew Nichols (photographer)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet. (photo: LEUT Matthew Nichols)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet.

Three new specialist Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit teams have been declared mission-ready following an intense assessment exercise in Queensland.

Patrol boat preview for Timor-Leste delegation

Published on by MAJ David Phillips (author)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - the Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.