Topic: HMAS Stirling

Blood flows in Red Cross challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre.

Officers and sailors from Western Australia's HMAS Stirling rolled up their sleeves recently to take part in the Defence Blood Challenge.

Stirling chefs’ skills tested

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

The HMAS Stirling team consisted of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Amanda Dunham, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chefs Paige Large, Olivia How and Joshua Walford. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Stirling team consisted of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Amanda Dunham, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chefs Paige Large, Olivia How and Joshua Walford.

The culinary skills of chefs from HMAS Stirling were on display to a larger audience than usual recently as four Maritime Logistics – Chef sailors took part in the Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award.

Stirling opens its gates to families

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day.

HMAS Stirling was recently awash with painted faces and colourful balloons as the base near Rockingham, Western Australia held its inaugural Family Day.

Praying for those who serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABEWSM Brett Cogdon (author and photographer)

Chaplain Stephen Hutchison recites the RAAF prayer with Chaplain Grant Ludlow (right) and Commander Gavin Reeves during the National Day of Prayer for Defence at Chapel of Saint Paul on HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABEWSM Brett Cogdon)

Chaplain Stephen Hutchison recites the RAAF prayer with Chaplain Grant Ludlow (right) and Commander Gavin Reeves during the National Day of Prayer for Defence at Chapel of Saint Paul on HMAS Stirling, WA.

It is said that there are no atheists in fox holes, but for many Navy members their spiritual side can be neglected in the pace of service life. That said for the National Day of Prayer for Defence, some Navy Chaplains joined forces to pray for Defence members and their families as a reminder to acknowledge the sacrifices service can require.

Stirling puts on VIP treatment for special visitor

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), Ms Kerry Tate (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander David Landon, RAN, welcomes Mr Ian Blackburn on the bridge of Ballarat prior to a comprehensive tour of the bridge by Navigating Officer Lieutenant Michael Gordon.   (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Ballarat, Commander David Landon, RAN, welcomes Mr Ian Blackburn on the bridge of Ballarat prior to a comprehensive tour of the bridge by Navigating Officer Lieutenant Michael Gordon.

For a long time, Ian Blackburn has had a voracious appetite for all things Navy and a recent visit to HMA Ships Stirling and Ballarat fulfilled a lifelong ambition for him.

We may wear grey but we’re going green

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste.

With the motto 'Train to Win', HMAS Stirling’s Training Centre-West, are putting continuous improvement into practice by doing things better and taking action without waiting for others to solve problems.

Stirling acknowledges traditional ownership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

L-R: Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building representative Julie McDonald; Rockingham City Councillor Deb Hamblin; Rockingham City Mayor Mr Barry Sammels;
Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley; Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee representative Ashley Garlett; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN; at the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country plaque ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

L-R: Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building representative Julie McDonald; Rockingham City Councillor Deb Hamblin; Rockingham City Mayor Mr Barry Sammels; Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley; Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee representative Ashley Garlett; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN; at the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country plaque ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling, WA.

HMAS Stirling was the setting for the latest Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony recently when a plaque honouring the traditional custodians of the land was unveiled at the base gangway.

Submarine lost but not forgotten

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a  service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul.

A moving service was held recently at the Chapel of St Paul at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, Western Australia, to commemorate the loss of the officers and sailors from HMAS AE1, 101 years ago.

Stirling calls the world in historic radio event

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.  (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.

HMAS Stirling was recently the scene of a unique international HF radio event to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.

Walking towards health and fitness at Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, once again donned the sneakers to participate in the annual walk-to-work day and 'Causeway Classic' fun run on 9 October.