Topic: HMAS Stirling

Significant milestone for senior submariner

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, and Submarine Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Jodi Bonney, presents Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Submarines (CPOEWSM) Kylie Broughton her Warrant Certificate after being promoted to Warrant Officer in the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, and Submarine Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Jodi Bonney, presents Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Submarines (CPOEWSM) Kylie Broughton her Warrant Certificate after being promoted to Warrant Officer in the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.

The submarine community has a new Warrant Officer with the promotion of Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Submarine Kylie Broughton.

Sailors keep bilge keel project on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT John McClelland (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Tucked away in Western Australia's HMAS Stirling, is a team of specialised Navy personnel creating an enviable centre of high end fabrication.

Down to the wire at Nirimba Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

The team from frigate, HMAS Anzac took home the Nirimba Cup following several nail-biting soccer matches and penalty shoot-outs at Randwick Barracks in Sydney in mid September.

Fuelling the force through food

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Adam Grant with a cheese platter for 'arvos' on board HMAS Glenelg during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Adam Grant with a cheese platter for 'arvos' on board HMAS Glenelg during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

For some Navy chefs, cooking is a trade, for others a passion, and for one small boat sailor, keeping morale high through providing great tasting food for his team is a daily delight.

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), Unknown (photographer)

The 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 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 Nestle Golden Chef Hat Awards.

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.