Topic: Establishments, Bases and Headquarters

Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard, march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Harley Slatter)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard, march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.

Newcastle returns from Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), Able Seaman Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Monique Van Der Kolk disembarks HMAS Newcastle at Sydney's Garden Island after six months away in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Newcastle has returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, following a six month deployment to the Middle East region.

Fleet Air Arm farewells magnificent machines

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters.

The S-70B-2 Bravo Seahawk and AS350BA Squirrel helicopters were formally retired from active service in the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony today at HMAS Albatross.

 

Heritage dock delivers for future fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Sirius in the dry dock at Garden Island, Sydney NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

HMAS Sirius in the dry dock at Garden Island, Sydney NSW.

The dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney Harbour is one of Defence’s oldest pieces of infrastructure. So what happens there?

 

Reserves recognition and adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC, presents Leading Seaman Alexandrea Torrens a Western Australia Reserve Service Excellence Award at the 2017 Western Australian Employer Support Awards & Reserve Service Excellence presentations at the Fremantle Sailing Club. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC, presents Leading Seaman Alexandrea Torrens a Western Australia Reserve Service Excellence Award at the 2017 Western Australian Employer Support Awards & Reserve Service Excellence presentations at the Fremantle Sailing Club.

Defence has formally recognised a Navy Reservist that ‘punches above her weight’ while sharing in the pride of giving something back to Australia.

 

From property to port

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman James Jenkins is training to be a Combat Systems Operator at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman James Jenkins is training to be a Combat Systems Operator at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Photographing houses for a living to manning a ship’s operations room is a massive career leap, and has been achieved through chasing a career with multiple opportunities.

Expectations meet capability in support role

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Members of Fleet Base West's Port Services stand ready to fasten lines as Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide, enters Fremantle Harbour for the first time to dock alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Members of Fleet Base West's Port Services stand ready to fasten lines as Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide, enters Fremantle Harbour for the first time to dock alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia.

Acquiring the skills to provide ports services to over half of the Navy's major warships and submarines was a rapid learning experience for one sailor at HMAS Stirling.

 

Proud to secure for the future

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor (Underwater) Jason Rise is the Assistant Command Security Officer at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor (Underwater) Jason Rise is the Assistant Command Security Officer at HMAS Stirling.

Maintaining and improving HMAS Stirling’s security measures is a moving target that requires a ‘firm-grip and clear mind’ as base occupants increase to support future capabilities, and protect the nation's elite servicemen and women.

 

Don't mind the Gap Year

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Navy’s 'try before you buy' program provided experiences a lifetime which are now the basis for a career in electronic warfare for one sailor.

 

Excellence matters for future leader

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Damon Jackson at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Damon Jackson at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

One Navy Seaman is on track to a stellar career already, crediting his early success to a strong work ethic, ambition and curiosity.