Topic: Establishments, Bases and Headquarters

Experienced Sailors prepare ship for disposal

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.

When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.

Dolphins demand dedication to duty

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Not everyone in the Navy gets the honour of wearing the Submariner Dolphin badge. The Navy’s ‘Silent Service’ has a proud tradition of selecting the best personnel from candidates who volunteer to serve in this complex specialisation.

 

Innovation event explores future submarine control capability

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A joint Australian/US innovation event that discussed and explored current and future submarine technology was recently held at HMAS Stirling.

Expedition for South Australian Navy members

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), POCD Troy Pudney (photographer)

NHQ-SA at the Hawker War Memorial. L-R: POCD Troy Pudney, LCDR Ainsley Slattery, CMDR Andrew Burnett, PO ML-P Erica Lower, LS- ML-CK Rebecca Elliott, PO ML-P Warren Sanders CPO Grant Metcalf, LS- ML-SC David Houghton, CPO Stephen Yarnold. (photo: POCD Troy Pudney)

NHQ-SA at the Hawker War Memorial. L-R: POCD Troy Pudney, LCDR Ainsley Slattery, CMDR Andrew Burnett, PO ML-P Erica Lower, LS- ML-CK Rebecca Elliott, PO ML-P Warren Sanders CPO Grant Metcalf, LS- ML-SC David Houghton, CPO Stephen Yarnold.

Resilience, teamwork and leadership were common themes for Navy members of Navy Headquarters-South Australia (NHQ-SA) and surrounding outstations during an expedition to the remote Flinders Ranges.

 

Recruiting for Recruit Instructors

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT.

The call for a select group of sailors and officers has gone out across Navy during a Recruit School tour to draft new instructors.

Jane’s journey one of courage in the face of adversity

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

After 22 years in the Navy, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher has had her fair share of ups and downs.

Recruit School lends a hand

Published on by LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden (author and photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud. (photo: LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud.

Simple initiative shown by a sailor at Navy’s Recruit School has provided a boost to amenities at a local Salvation Army centre.

 

Chefos go for gold

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul chef, ABML-C Andrew Oliveira and Broadspectrum chefs cooking during round two of the Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Awards competition at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Kuttabul chef, ABML-C Andrew Oliveira and Broadspectrum chefs cooking during round two of the Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Awards competition at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A team of two chefs from HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have turned up the heat during a strongly contested professional cooking competition.

‘On watch since 1943’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.

Navy people of the nation’s capital have taken to the streets of nearby Queanbeyan for a Freedom of Entry march to mark a significant milestone.

Win for birdies

Published on by Mr Glenn Armstrong (author), Mr Ken Karger (photographer)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit. (photo: Mr Ken Karger)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit.

The Navy Aviation Systems Program Office (NASPO) in HMAS Albatross has achieved a significant first in the form of a broad-scope design approval.