Topic: Establishments, Bases and Headquarters

Change of Fleet Command

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer receives his Fleet Commander's pennant from Leading Seaman Communications Systems Jake Williams onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer receives his Fleet Commander's pennant from Leading Seaman Communications Systems Jake Williams onboard HMAS Canberra.

In a heartfelt ceremony aboard flagship HMAS Canberra, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer has handed over the reins as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead.

Coonawarra to take on greater leadership role in the north

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, and the Coonawarra command team in front of the new HMAS Coonawarra Command Headquarters. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, and the Coonawarra command team in front of the new HMAS Coonawarra Command Headquarters.

The Royal Australian Navy has taken front stage at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin with the relocation of HMAS Coonawarra Command Headquarters to the entrance of the joint Defence base.

Joint helicopter school starts training at HMAS Albatross

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An Australian Army OH-58A Kiowa leads a Royal Australian Navy AS-350BA Squirrel and a Eurocopter EC-135 through the skies over Nowra, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

An Australian Army OH-58A Kiowa leads a Royal Australian Navy AS-350BA Squirrel and a Eurocopter EC-135 through the skies over Nowra, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army have joined forces with industry to train rotary wing crews at a new joint helicopter school as part of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System.

Naval College accommodates families

Published on by LEUT Travis Lovell (author and photographer)

Training Commander HMAS Creswell, Commander John Wearne (right) and Lieutenant Commander Mikaila Lasalo with her family on completion of a promotion course at HMAS Creswell. (photo: Unknown)

Training Commander HMAS Creswell, Commander John Wearne (right) and Lieutenant Commander Mikaila Lasalo with her family on completion of a promotion course at HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has increased its capability to provide accommodation for serving members and their families, with the conversion of an onboard married quarter into fully self-contained live-in accommodation.

Simulation keeps it real

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(L-R) Simulation Coordinator Lieutenant Steven Grosser, Petty Officer Medic - Submarine Errol Campbell, of Fleet Health, and Lieutenant Megan Hoare, of Joint Health Command, at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School Simulation Centre at HMAS Penguin. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Simulation Coordinator Lieutenant Steven Grosser, Petty Officer Medic - Submarine Errol Campbell, of Fleet Health, and Lieutenant Megan Hoare, of Joint Health Command, at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School Simulation Centre at HMAS Penguin.

HMAS Penguin’s Medical Simulation Centre has continued to build medical capability under new leadership as Lieutenant Steven Grosser completed a productive three years as Simulation Coordinator.

Dux on track to defend

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes  presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong  with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Identifying and defending against anti-ship missiles is a job you don’t see outside the Navy – which is exactly what attracted one trailblazer to the Navy’s warfighting community.

Blue planet globetrotting for Marine Engineer

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

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background.

The Anzac Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez is in a prime spot to realise her shipbuilding career aspirations and witness Defence’s future capability evolve at her doorstep.

Navy helps to keep Booderee beautiful

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Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017.

The ship’s company of a Royal Australian Navy base south of Sydney have joined forces with the community to clean up a local national park and maintain its beauty.

Technical mastery skills showcased

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The 2017 Engineering Challenge winners from 816 Squadron with Head of Navy Engineering Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence. (photo: www.anthonystrong.com.au)

The 2017 Engineering Challenge winners from 816 Squadron with Head of Navy Engineering Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

The annual Navy Engineering Challenge finals were recently held at HMAS Cerberus, as part of Engineering Training Week.

 

Support ship returns from Indo-Pacific mission

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Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
 (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Stock image: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’, HMAS Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.