Topic: Fleet Base West

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.

Great way to qualify

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

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West.

Bribie Island girl Bianca van Peperzeel, grew up girt by sea and now she sails all seven of them in her career in the Navy as part of the Submarine Force. Recently awarded her 'dolphins', a prestigious qualification reserved for submariners, she has visited India whilst serving onboard HMAS Sheean, a Collins class submarine.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of ‘all things Navy’.