Topic: HMAS Stirling

Navy front and centre at Rottnest festival

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Stirling sailors with members of the Westralian Great War Living History Society who participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival in Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Stirling sailors with members of the Westralian Great War Living History Society who participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival in Western Australia.

The Western Australia Navy Community Engagement Team went offshore recently when it participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival.

A Stirling effort in the fight against breast cancer

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

A 'hospitality team' from HMAS Stirling, pictured here with MasterChef’s Rachel McSweeney, volunteered their time and efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. (photo: Unknown)

A 'hospitality team' from HMAS Stirling, pictured here with MasterChef’s Rachel McSweeney, volunteered their time and efforts to raise money for breast cancer research.

Some of Perth’s finest chefs, including a few from HMAS Stirling, donated their time and culinary skills for the recent Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch.

Malaysian frigate joins coalition search for MH370

Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The Malaysian frigate KD Lekiu has departed HMAS Stirling after 72 hours in port to resupply in preparation for search operations in an area 1700km west of Perth.

US exchange submariners right at home in the west

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

United States Navy personnel, from left, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shane Finck; Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Nicholas Graham; Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) James Forsythe; PO2 Christopher Schlegel; PO1 John Robinson; PO1 Beneyam Alemseged; Lieutenant Commander Travis Zettel, USN (front); PO2 Randall Gentry and PO2 Thomas Oestreich stand in front of the HMAS Oxley 'fin' outside Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

United States Navy personnel, from left, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shane Finck; Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Nicholas Graham; Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) James Forsythe; PO2 Christopher Schlegel; PO1 John Robinson; PO1 Beneyam Alemseged; Lieutenant Commander Travis Zettel, USN (front); PO2 Randall Gentry and PO2 Thomas Oestreich stand in front of the HMAS Oxley 'fin' outside Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.

For the past couple of years, around ten United States submariners have called Western Australia home. They are part of an Australia-US exchange program that sees personnel from both navies spend time with their overseas counterparts.

A Stirling day at community expo

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Bindi Challis (author), CPO Toni Ralph (photographer)

HMAS Stirling's submariner trainees give a lifejacket demonstration to students from Rockingham Beach Primary School during the KidsMatter Community Expo. (photo: CPO Toni Ralph)

HMAS Stirling's submariner trainees give a lifejacket demonstration to students from Rockingham Beach Primary School during the KidsMatter Community Expo.

HMAS Stirling’s Navy Community Engagement Program team and a number of submariner trainees recently took part in the KidsMatter Community Expo at Rockingham Beach Primary School.

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.