Topic: HMAS Stirling

Practice makes perfect

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth Anzac Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practice at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth Anzac Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practice at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest Anzac Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.

Rodgers clan keeps it in the family

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

R-L: Lieutenant (LEUT) Chris Rodgers, RAN; Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician (CPOMT) Nicole Rodgers; and CPOMT Scott Rodgers in front of HMAS Sirius at Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

R-L: Lieutenant (LEUT) Chris Rodgers, RAN; Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician (CPOMT) Nicole Rodgers; and CPOMT Scott Rodgers in front of HMAS Sirius at Fleet Base West.

We often hear about the Australian Defence Force being referred to as ‘a big family’, but for three engineering sailors the Navy really is an extension of their own family.

Navy gets physical for monthly sports challenge

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Mitchell Bryan breaks through the HMAS Arunta defence during the final of the touch football held at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Mitchell Bryan breaks through the HMAS Arunta defence during the final of the touch football held at HMAS Stirling, WA.

For the second month in a row, the touch football team from HMAS Arunta has taken top points in the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.

HMAS Stirling enjoys a bit of friendly competition

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Steve McWilliams referees one of the volleyball games during the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.
 (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Steve McWilliams referees one of the volleyball games during the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.

The first round of the inaugural monthly sports challenge competition was held last week at HMAS Stirling. In order to bring together people from the many lodger units at the Navy’s large West Australian base, the physical training instructors at Stirling designed a competition comprising of a different sporting event each month.

Stirling fundraises for breast cancer

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'wearable art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling, 20 October 2013. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'wearable art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling, 20 October 2013.

HMAS Stirling hosted a Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care WA fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess on Sunday 20 October 2013.

HMAS Melbourne makes amend of her magnetic ways

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), CPO Sky McPhee (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne undergoes deperming at the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West, Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: CPO Sky McPhee)

HMAS Melbourne undergoes deperming at the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West, Garden Island, Western Australia.

The next Royal Australian Navy ship to see service in the Middle East Area of Operations has undergone an important treatment in Western Australia before sailing for foreign seas.

Navy spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s ‘Ocsober’ by participating in a 24 hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19-20 September.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of ‘all things Navy’.

Stirling hosts Midwest Clontarf Academy

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPO Grant Pilgram (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Grant Pilgram of the Navy Domestic Engagement Program gives the students of the Midwest Clontarf Academy a tour of HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Chief Petty Officer Grant Pilgram of the Navy Domestic Engagement Program gives the students of the Midwest Clontarf Academy a tour of HMAS Stirling.

Twenty-six students from the Midwest Clontarf Academy visited HMAS Stirling last week, to discover more about life in the Royal Australian Navy.

Fire fighting strengthens community bonds

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPO Grant Pilgram (author), Ben Trevathen (photographer)

A junior member of the Singleton Volunteer Fire Brigade works hard to extinguish the simulated helicopter fire at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - West. (photo: Ben Trevathen)

A junior member of the Singleton Volunteer Fire Brigade works hard to extinguish the simulated helicopter fire at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - West.

Members of the Singleton Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade visited HMAS Stirling on Sunday 28 July to observe and participate in fire-fighting exercises at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility West (RANSSSS TF-W).