Topic: HMAS Albatross

Albatross continues an important conversation

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(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross.

The ship's company of Navy's home of avitation, HMAS Albatross, hosted their annual White Ribbon Day morning tea on 25 November, provoking reflection and debate on the issues surrounding domestic violence. 

Controlling the Shoalhaven skies

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 Squadron Leader Teresa Wynter, Flight Commander of 453 Squadron - Nowra Detachment explains the duties of an

Squadron Leader Teresa Wynter, Flight Commander of 453 Squadron - Nowra Detachment explains the duties of an "Approach" Air traffic Controller in the Approach Room located in the HMAS Albatross Airfield Control Building. Leading Seaman Michael Solomon and Able Seaman Sean Payne listen closely to the brief.

The high stakes of Defence air traffic control were explained at the recent HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower open day.

Albatross outplays Penguin in netball final

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Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria.

A male-dominated HMAS Albatross side won the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, outdoing HMAS Penguin in the final at Alexandria in late September.

Down to the wire at Nirimba Cup

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Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

The team from frigate, HMAS Anzac took home the Nirimba Cup following several nail-biting soccer matches and penalty shoot-outs at Randwick Barracks in Sydney in mid September.

Milestone Reached – First EC135 Flight

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(L-R) Mr Tim Leonard, Mr Rob Starks, Major Anton Leshinskas and Lieutenant Commander Tony Hammond infront of the EC-135T2 Helicopter after conducting flight trials at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(L-R) Mr Tim Leonard, Mr Rob Starks, Major Anton Leshinskas and Lieutenant Commander Tony Hammond infront of the EC-135T2 Helicopter after conducting flight trials at HMAS Albatross.

It was up, up and away for the EC-135T2 helicopter, the latest aircraft to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army as part of the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). 

24th and final MH-60R Seahawk delivered to Royal Australian Navy

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The Sikorsky MH-60R

The Sikorsky MH-60R "Romeo" Seahawk helicopter "2-4" which is the 24th and final Romeo military helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy from Sikorsky Defence Systems and Services as part of AIR9000 Phase 8.

The last of Navy's 24 MH-60R maritime combat helicopters was accepted by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, in a ceremony at  Lockheed-Martin’s Logistics and Maintenance Facility at Nowra’s Aviation Technology Park on Monday 12 September.

And the winner is … Albatross

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (right)  presents the  Governor's Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN (left). Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford (centre) was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' Ship's Company. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (right) presents the Governor's Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN (left). Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford (centre) was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' Ship's Company.

HMAS Albatross has been recognised as Navy’s best performing shore establishment during 2015, receiving the Governor’s Cup.

New home for Fleet Air Arm Headquarters

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, cuts the ribbon across the main entrance to the new headquarters building for the Fleet Air Arm, marking its offical opening.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, cuts the ribbon across the main entrance to the new headquarters building for the Fleet Air Arm, marking its offical opening.

For the first time in the 70-year history of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, headquarters staff will be based in a purpose-designed building.

Liftoff nears for state-of-the-art helicopter training facility

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Construction of a multi-million-dollar helicopter training facility that will ensure Navy and Army aircrews remain at the cutting edge of military aviation achieved a milestone this month.

New-look canteen for Albatross

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 Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening.

HMAS Albatross is sporting a first-class recreational and meeting space with the opening of the Navy Canteens facility in the newly constructed base support precinct.