Topic: Fleet Base East

Droning on about innovation

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Defence personnel watch on as a drone flies with a tethered underwater camera during a technology demonstration from Fibre-Tech Solutions held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Defence personnel watch on as a drone flies with a tethered underwater camera during a technology demonstration from Fibre-Tech Solutions held at Garden Island, Sydney.

The launch of drones from the air and from the sea heralded the start of an innovative series of demonstrations at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

An officer and a gentleman retires

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson, RAN with his sixth clasp, and second Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 45 years continuous service, at HMAS Kuttabul's monthly morning tea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson, RAN with his sixth clasp, and second Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 45 years continuous service, at HMAS Kuttabul's monthly morning tea.

An officer who came up through the ranks is paying off in October after almost 46 years’ service.

Biofuels on agenda during US Navy visit

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Management), Thomas W. Hicks, pioneer of the Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative, Dr. Susan Pond, AM, of Sydney University, and Director for Operational Energy at U.S. Department of Navy, Chris Tindal aboard the USS Stethem. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Management), Thomas W. Hicks, pioneer of the Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative, Dr. Susan Pond, AM, of Sydney University, and Director for Operational Energy at U.S. Department of Navy, Chris Tindal aboard the USS Stethem.

Alternative fuels and energy efficient systems were on everybody’s lips when American ship USS Stethem, arrived alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, this month.


Navy Vietnam veterans still serving the nation

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

As the Australian public gather to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, three members from the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Headquarters will take an opportunity to reflect on their own contributions to the Vietnam War and those of their ship mates.
 

Canberra returns home to Sydney after Operation Fiji Assist

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HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.

HMAS Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.

Commissioning ceremony the icing on the cake for Seaman Sahara

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Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Sahara McLellan of NUSHIP Adelaide conducts her normal duties in the Ship's Office. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Sahara McLellan of NUSHIP Adelaide conducts her normal duties in the Ship's Office.

Just over a year into her Navy career, Seaman Sahara McLellan from central Maitland will mark a career highlight this week, cutting the commissioning cake when NUSHIP Adelaide ship is brought into service on Friday.

Being rewarded for playing it safe

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Harman, 723 Squadron, the Submarine Force and HMAS Success were among the winners at the 11th Navy Safety awards held at the Royal Australian Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, in late October.