Topic: HMAS Stirling

Reserves recognition and adventure

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.

 

Expectations meet capability in support role

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

 

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.

 

Navy netballers New Zealand bound

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

(L to R) Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kristie Bryden and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Stacy Creamer from HMAS Stirling have been selected to play for the Australian Defence Force team in a netball competition held in New Zealand, 2018.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

(L to R) Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kristie Bryden and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Stacy Creamer from HMAS Stirling have been selected to play for the Australian Defence Force team in a netball competition held in New Zealand, 2018.

Navy sent a signal to the selectors when two HMAS Stirling-based sailors represented Western Australia in the recent Australian Defence Force Netball Championships held in Darwin.

 

Joint police operation assists island base

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

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Kate Taylor conducts a breath test as Naval Police Officers and Rockingham policing teams perform a pro-active high visibility vehicle stops near the entry of HMAS Stirling as part of a joint initiative code named Operation LERINA.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Kate Taylor conducts a breath test as Naval Police Officers and Rockingham policing teams perform a pro-active high visibility vehicle stops near the entry of HMAS Stirling as part of a joint initiative code named Operation LERINA.

Naval Police Coxswains at HMAS Stirling and Western Australia Police have performed proactive high visibility vehicle stops outside the base as part of a joint initiative - named Operation LERINA.

 

Submarines - a ‘worthy’ force

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Cindy Wainwright (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The requirement to traverse both in and on the waters of the greater region creates significant complexity for the enterprise that gets Australian submarines to sea. The sum of all the parts is called ‘seaworthiness’ and looks at the physical condition of submarines as well as the status and training of the personnel that are required to crew and support them. So who deems a submarine ‘worthy’?

 

Crewman's courage commended

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

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William "Robbie" Robinson, at a ceremony in front of family, friends.

A member of the search and rescue team that worked to save personnel in the wake of the collision between HMA Ships Melbourne and Voyager on 10 February 1964 has been recognised for his heroism posthumously.

From double-degree to ‘Defend the Flag’

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

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

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Just months after joining the Navy, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang has graduated from her basic course and is now a vital part of the maritime warfare team in HMAS Ballarat.

Navy committed to ending violence against women

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

Chief of Navy, VADM Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, shakes hands with the White Ribbon Australia Ambassador and Chair of the Board, Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, BA, LLB, at the White Ribbon Accreditation Ceremony at HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Chief of Navy, VADM Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, shakes hands with the White Ribbon Australia Ambassador and Chair of the Board, Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, BA, LLB, at the White Ribbon Accreditation Ceremony at HMAS Stirling.

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors have recited the ‘stop violence against women’ oath individually and then as one, as Navy has been reaccredited with the White Ribbon organisation furthering a culture of non-acceptance of violence against women.