Topic: Fleet Support Unit - West

Leading Seaman returns to Navy without a hitch

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Chad Freund found re-entry to Navy was a smooth process. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Chad Freund found re-entry to Navy was a smooth process.

When Leading Seaman Chad Freund left the Royal Australian Navy in 2012 he didn’t think he would be back in uniform six years later.

Navy members at HMAS Stirling receive industry recognised training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Graduating class of Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Skill Set course with instructors.
Back row, L-R: AB Boatswains Mates Blake Friend and Callaghan Crossley-Murr; LS Boatswains Mate John Jontvedt; and AB Boatswains Mates James Beresford, Hannah Graham, and Kurt Wade-Cooper.
Front row, L-R: South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer Jim Ragg; LS Boatswains Mates Owen Curtin and Rohan Baber; AB Boatswains Mates Jacob Webber, Philip Marks and Kaylin Coleman; and South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer, Stewart Parris. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Graduating class of Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Skill Set course with instructors. Back row, L-R: AB Boatswains Mates Blake Friend and Callaghan Crossley-Murr; LS Boatswains Mate John Jontvedt; and AB Boatswains Mates James Beresford, Hannah Graham, and Kurt Wade-Cooper. Front row, L-R: South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer Jim Ragg; LS Boatswains Mates Owen Curtin and Rohan Baber; AB Boatswains Mates Jacob Webber, Philip Marks and Kaylin Coleman; and South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer, Stewart Parris.

A group of Boatswains Mates from various RAN units around Australia recently completed a Statement of Attainment in Surface Preparation and Coating Application at Fleet Support Unit West (FSU-W) Surface Finishing Unit HMAS Stirling.

Navy helps Bofors gun find a new home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia.

A 40/60 Bofors gun has found a new home at the Aviation Heritage Museum after a combined effort from Navy, the Aviation Heritage Museum and the Western Australian Museum to prepare the gun for display.

 

HMAS Warramunga receives engineering support on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kath Griffin (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Warramunga’s Combined Engineering Support Team (WCEST) has successfully completed its scheduled works in Bahrain.

 

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.

Navy experiences assist career choices

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling.

When Australian students contemplate their future careers, many have had little hands-on experience with the choices available, so for a group of Western Australian youngsters, the chance to try Navy on for size was a very real decision-making tool.

Sailors keep bilge keel project on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT John McClelland (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Tucked away in Western Australia's HMAS Stirling, is a team of specialised Navy personnel creating an enviable centre of high end fabrication.

Working together for better submarine outcomes

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Bill Mansfield (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Seaman Marine Technician Ethan Ollington and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submariner Cooper Harman re-install the exhaust uptake components on the Hedamora Diesel Land Based Test Facility at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Seaman Marine Technician Ethan Ollington and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submariner Cooper Harman re-install the exhaust uptake components on the Hedamora Diesel Land Based Test Facility at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Fleet Support Unit-West is joining forces with the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Training and Systems Centre for a joint project overhauling the technically challenging Hedamora diesel engines in the Collins class submarines.

Fleet Support Unit takes on Tall Ship ahead of IFR

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author)

LSET Best discusses a problem with the Lord Nelson's Engineer while PO Andrew looks on. (photo: Unknown)

LSET Best discusses a problem with the Lord Nelson's Engineer while PO Andrew looks on.

The recent restructure and refocus of Fleet Support Unit - Australia under the watchful eye of General Manager Jason Aquilina has led to a renewed sense of purpose for the technical sailors at Fleet Support Unit - West.