Topic: HMAS Penguin

Building balance into busy lives

Published on by WO Ian Daley (author)

A New South Wales Parks and Wildlife ranger explains the history and heritage of the tunnels and fortifications at Middle Head to personnel from HMAS Penguin on
Mental Health Day. (photo: Unknown)

A New South Wales Parks and Wildlife ranger explains the history and heritage of the tunnels and fortifications at Middle Head to personnel from HMAS Penguin on Mental Health Day.

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure balance and well-being are part of everyday naval life, the Australian Defence Force Centre of Mental Health based at HMAS Penguin took personnel away from their workplaces for a change of scenery recently.

Penguin community celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.

Penguin personnel relay important message

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman.

For the 38th year in a row, HMAS Penguin held the 'Gate to Gate Fun Run and Walk' in 2016 but for the second year 'running' used it to bring attention to family and domestic violence.

Surveyors graduate to the fleet

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Navy bases see red

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra.

Navy members from around the country have been working hard for the last three months saving more than 3,200 lives during the Defence Blood Challenge. Teams from HMA Ships Cairns, Waterhen and Penguin and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently rolled up their sleeves to help protect Australia’s blood supply.

Medical sailors university bound

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at Sydney's HMAS Penguin at the University of Tasmania - School of Medicine. (photo: Unknown)

Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at Sydney's HMAS Penguin at the University of Tasmania - School of Medicine.

Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at Sydney's HMAS Penguin have honed their paramedicine skills by undertaking intensive, hands on training at the University of Tasmania - School of Medicine in Hobart recently.

Bradley's Head holds historical highlights

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith and several Canberra officers and sailors visited Bradleys Head with Mr Bob Auston where they saw the tree dedicated to previous ships bearing the Canberra name and other naval memorials at the site. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith and several Canberra officers and sailors visited Bradleys Head with Mr Bob Auston where they saw the tree dedicated to previous ships bearing the Canberra name and other naval memorials at the site.

Many officers and sailors from navies all over the world have come to attention as their ships sailed past Bradley's Head on Sydney Harbour, but how many of them knew of the significance of the headland?

HMAS Penguin dives in to help sick kids' charity

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Clearance Divers at the RAN Diving School demonstrate the capability of different in-service scuba sets during a tour for guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Clearance Divers at the RAN Diving School demonstrate the capability of different in-service scuba sets during a tour for guests of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

As the Royal Australian Navy’s primary medical training facility, it was fitting that HMAS Penguin continued their support of sick children by hosting a tour of the Sydney base for charity recently.

The launch of a new era in ADF diving training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN (left) Able Seaman Clearance Diver Nick McMaster and Commandant Headquarters 6 Combat Support Brigade, Brigadier Marcus Thompson, AM cut a cake to mark the official opening of the Australian Defence Force Diving School at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN (left) Able Seaman Clearance Diver Nick McMaster and Commandant Headquarters 6 Combat Support Brigade, Brigadier Marcus Thompson, AM cut a cake to mark the official opening of the Australian Defence Force Diving School at HMAS Penguin.

A new era in consolidated Navy and Army diving training has been marked by the official opening of the Australian Defence Force Diving School (ADF Diving School).

Penguin gets clean bill of health on 74th birthday

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts HMAS Penguin's 74th birthday cake with assistance from Seaman Star Shardean Fenner at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts HMAS Penguin's 74th birthday cake with assistance from Seaman Star Shardean Fenner at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

Home of the Royal Australian Navy Diving and Medical schools, HMAS Penguin celebrated 74 years of service to the Australian community this month.