Section: Fleet

Innovation pays off for Fleet Air Arm

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

For Leading Seaman Brad Watson and Able Seaman Ben Price, recent advice that ‘portable breathing apparatus rigs are now cleared for release and ready for collection’, represented the realisation of a concept they developed to improve the way Navy does business when using harmful chemicals.

Navy know-how drives land drone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (author)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Allan Winning, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Kemp and Defence Civilian Bruce Fox testing the Critical Incident Response Vehicle at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Allan Winning, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Kemp and Defence Civilian Bruce Fox testing the Critical Incident Response Vehicle at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A resourceful team at HMAS Cerberus has put their ingenuity to the test in making a remotely operated, land-based drone for use in emergencies on-base.

Sydney collection expands at Australian War Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), Air Marshal Leo Davies (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial.

HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

 (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months.

HMAS Sirius prepares for Exercise KAKADU with USS Michael Murphy

Published on by LEUT Peter Gilkinson (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU. (photo: Department of Defence)

HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU.

HMAS Sirius achieved an important milestone recently when she successfully completed Replenishment at Sea (RAS) number 576 by supplying fuel to Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy during her transit to Exercise KAKADU 2018.

Sailors benefit from industry secondments

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Mr James McPherson (author), Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Wildbear TV (videographer)

RAN members, hosted by industry partner Thales, participating in the Navy FSU Technical Mastery Secondment Program at Fleet Base East. (photo: )

RAN members, hosted by industry partner Thales, participating in the Navy FSU Technical Mastery Secondment Program at Fleet Base East.

Navy’s Fleet Support Unit regularly outplaces members with a variety of Defence industry partners to share skills and experience.

WA-based ships depart for deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Family and friends farewell loved ones as HMAS Stuart departs Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Family and friends farewell loved ones as HMAS Stuart departs Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

There were banners, tears and hugs on Diamantina Wharf at Fleet Base West on August 22 as HMA Ships Sirius and Stuart headed off on deployment.

Toowoomba techos put training into practice

Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), SBLT Patrick Czakilew (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able  Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: Sub Lieutenant Patrick Czakilew)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Marine technicians and support staff posted to HMAS Toowoomba have rallied together to conduct a complex repair while the ship was overseas on deployment.

Home sweet home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Family and friends greet HMAS Success as she returns to her homeport of Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a five-month deployment through South East Asia and the Pacific.

HMAS Success returned to Fleet Base East on August 24 after a five month deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific, in support of Indo Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC 18.

HMAS Sheean returns from deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

After departing Fleet Base West at the end of May, Collins Class submarine, HMAS Sheean, has made a welcome return to friends and families who lined the wharf on August 14.