Topic: HMAS Stirling
It takes a special logistical effort across the Defence organisation to keep submarines fully equipped to sustain a peak state of capability and operational readiness.
Only six months after joining the Navy, Seaman Emily Wood has found herself on the ship bearing the name of her home town. After joining the Navy Gap Year program from the national capital in January she was recently given the opportunity to complete three weeks at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.
A group of 12 students from Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia, have presented hand-made laundry bags to sailors at local base, HMAS Stirling as a token of appreciation for their service.
A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.
HMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.