Topic: Fleet Base West

Partnership key to future tech capability

Published on by LEUT Christina Rogerson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronic Technician Christopher White, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Taylor and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Ryan Paterson working with the PINPOINT II Circuit Card diagnostic system in the Circuit Card Assembly Test and Repair Facility at the Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Petty Officer Electronic Technician Christopher White, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Taylor and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Ryan Paterson working with the PINPOINT II Circuit Card diagnostic system in the Circuit Card Assembly Test and Repair Facility at the Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling.

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.

Third win for Rankin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time. 

Innovation gains knowledge of products

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Kris Kneller takes sausage rolls out of the oven prior to lunchtime service in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Kris Kneller takes sausage rolls out of the oven prior to lunchtime service in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley.

‘On-trend’ HMAS Stirling chefs execute cutting edge ideas for Navy people in Western Australia, preparing food across the spectrum of activities than the service undertakes across the state.

Donating blood – a powerful gift

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.

Busy Ballarat returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Family and friends of the crew of HMAS Ballarat wave to their loved ones as the ship pulls alongside to her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, at the completion of a four month South East Asia deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Family and friends of the crew of HMAS Ballarat wave to their loved ones as the ship pulls alongside to her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, at the completion of a four month South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Ballarat has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, to a large gathering of family and friends after completing a three month deployment to South East Asia and; participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER off the Australian coast.

Spray booth gets new life

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

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy.

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.

Sparky essential to ships green team

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician David Brown adjusts the Radar Set Controls aboard HMAS Arunta while at sea.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician David Brown adjusts the Radar Set Controls aboard HMAS Arunta while at sea.

Who keeps the ‘eyes and ears’ of an Australian Navy warship ready for peak performance? While the medical folk look after the literal versions, the electronics technicians are responsible for the ongoing serviceability radar, sonar and weapon system equipment.

Navy in Vietnam remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), ABCIS Donald Chaponda (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Guard Commander, Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Daniel McLennan, during the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA, Vietnam Veterans' Day Service, held at the Port Kennedy Veterans' Memorial Park. (photo: ABCIS Donald Chaponda)

HMAS Stirling Guard Commander, Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Daniel McLennan, during the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA, Vietnam Veterans' Day Service, held at the Port Kennedy Veterans' Memorial Park.

Commemorative services for Vietnam Veterans’ Day involving both current and former Royal Australian Navy members took place across the country recently with Navy’s Western Australian-based personnel attending services at War Memorials in Port Kennedy and the City of Joondalup.

Memorable shield for Sirius achiever

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

POMT Amanda Jackson holds the HMAS Westralia-POMT Shaun Damien Smith Perpetual Shield for 2016 alongside POMT Smith's father, Mr Brian Smith, Captain Timothy Standen, RAN, (right), and Lieutenant Commander Brett Legg. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

POMT Amanda Jackson holds the HMAS Westralia-POMT Shaun Damien Smith Perpetual Shield for 2016 alongside POMT Smith's father, Mr Brian Smith, Captain Timothy Standen, RAN, (right), and Lieutenant Commander Brett Legg.

One of Navy’s outstanding marine technicians was recognised for her excellence at a ceremony held at on HMAS Sirius, at Fleet Base West recently.

Busy Ballarat sails for Asia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat slowly pulls away from the wharf at Fleet Base West before setting sail on their South East Asian deployment. (photo: LSML-CSM Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Ballarat slowly pulls away from the wharf at Fleet Base West before setting sail on their South East Asian deployment.

The crew of HMAS Ballarat formed up port-side and bid farewell to families, friends and well-wishers recently at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, before sailing through Careening Bay for a deployment throughout South East Asia.