Topic: Fleet Base West

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), CPO Damien Pawlenko (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.

Navy fare impresses at culinary event

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

Navy Maritime Logistics-Chef's and Maritime Logistics-Support Operations sailors stand alongside with Chefs from local Restaurant Rustico Tapas Bar, and local waiters & waitresses, as well as members of the Salvation Army, in the main dining marque. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Navy Maritime Logistics-Chef's and Maritime Logistics-Support Operations sailors stand alongside with Chefs from local Restaurant Rustico Tapas Bar, and local waiters & waitresses, as well as members of the Salvation Army, in the main dining marque.

Navy chefs and stewards have again joined forces with top Western Australian foodies, delivering first-class results at the annual Rockingham Long Table Lunch.

Preparing for deep sea command

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world so training for the role is justifiably challenging, preparing those who spend their days in the deep with the skills to lead their teams.

Navies training to fight off the Western Australian coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

More than 17 ships and aircraft are descending on the Western Australian coast for one of the largest maritime warfare exercises held by the Royal Australian Navy.

Sea Training Group embraces innovation and technology

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

Sea Training Group's Warrant Officer Marcus Bent enters performance information into an electronic tablet during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Arunta as part of Exercise STRONGBACK SIM.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sea Training Group's Warrant Officer Marcus Bent enters performance information into an electronic tablet during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Arunta as part of Exercise STRONGBACK SIM.

Pads and pens may soon be a thing of the past for Sea Training Group as Navy’s primary collective training provider embraces technology and innovation to ensure ships are ready for operational deployment.

West-based fleet on display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABCIS Lincoln Commane (photographer)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.

The conduct of divisions is a time-honoured tradition which continued recently south of Perth with more than 1,300 personnel from HMAS Stirling, resident units, and all Fleet Base West home-ported ships and submarines parading on the main sports field.

Dechaineux returns

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.