Topic: Fleet Base East
A Fleet-wide campaign to significantly cut waste has taken an important step forward with the delivery of ‘commingled’ bins to complement the existing paper/cardboard recycling options at Fleet Base East.
Navy is moving positively in the direction of being able to manufacture specific spare parts onboard ships to facilitate repairs at sea.
Navy’s Fleet Support Unit regularly outplaces members with a variety of Defence industry partners to share skills and experience.
The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.
Improving the resilience of Navy members has been a key outcome of a Fleet Base East Personnel Support Unit (PSU) initiative. In April a group of 11 individuals from PSU had the opportunity to trial a 3-day course on equine handling. The course was designed to assist their understanding of how positive relations, verbal and non-verbal, can help people communicate more effectively.
French President Emmanuel Macron seized an opportunity to meet with Royal Australian Navy personnel during a three day visit to Australia.
Esprit de corps and teamwork were common themes during the annual European Handball Championship held at the Fleet Base East Gym recently. Teams from across the Sydney region played it out for the Eastern Australia Area (EAA) European Handball Champion for 2018.
Faced with a number of changes to the ship’s program and to ensure that personnel are fit to fight, HMAS Newcastle has explored alternate options of how to address Individual Readiness shortfalls. Thinking out of the box has allowed a problem to become a challenge and from there, solutions were developed.
Navy’s Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation has fabricated new signage for the FFG Enterprise following last year’s logo design competition won by Ms Karen Jessop.
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove visited the Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Hobart alongside Fleet Base East recently and liked what they saw.