Topic: HMAS Albatross

HMAS Albatross provides local bushfire support

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts.

Naval Air Station Nowra, HMAS Albatross, is providing support to a range of emergency services aircraft working to suppress a bushfire burning within remote country 30 kilometres inland from Ulladulla.

Albatross officer takes out 'Boss of the Year'

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) CO Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and XO HMAS Albatross, CMDR Mat Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bosses across the Shoalhaven. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) CO Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and XO HMAS Albatross, CMDR Mat Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bosses across the Shoalhaven.

In the hotly contested Defence category, Lieutenant Commander Darren Nasato, Commanding Officer of the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre was awarded the Shoalhaven ‘Boss of the Year’ title this year.

New Entry Officers rise to the challenge

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Dean Ryan (photographer)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra. (photo: MIDN Dean Ryan)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra.

Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.

Albatross Demons demonstrate award winning style

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Patrick Fahy (photographer)

The Albatross Demons (from HMAS Albatross) pose for a photograph after taking out the NSW South Coast AFL Championships. (photo: Mr Patrick Fahy)

The Albatross Demons (from HMAS Albatross) pose for a photograph after taking out the NSW South Coast AFL Championships.

The Albatross Demons AFL team took out the South Coast New South Wales Reserve Grade Grand Final when they beat the competition favourites, the Port Kembla Blacks, on the weekend.

Heartwarming thanks for Albatross Anzac efforts

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM  Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony.

HMAS Albatross has extensive Anzac Day commitments throughout the Shoalhaven every year and in 2013, the base provided 25 catafalque parties and 250 personnel for services stretching from the coastal towns of Kiama to Ulladulla, and as far west as Holbrook.

Albatross and Creswell granted continued Freedom of Entry into the Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell sailors march through the main street of Nowra during their Freedom of Entry parade.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell sailors march through the main street of Nowra during their Freedom of Entry parade.

One thousand officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy establishments HMAS Creswell and HMAS Albatross marched through the streets of Nowra today, exercising their ‘Freedom of Entry’ into the city. 

Being ‘tip of the sword’ a family tradition for 808 Squadron XO

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Executive Officer 808 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper RAN, holds the ceremonial sword used for the commissioning of 808 Squadron.

When 808 Squadron Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Dom Cooper drew his ceremonial sword and took his place as Parade Commander for the commissioning of Navy’s newest squadron at HMAS Albatross this morning, he carried on a family tradition dating back more than a century.

NAIDOC Week at Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Matthew Rae (author), MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio (photographer), MIDN Jennifer Hall (photographer)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Executive Officer HMAS Creswell Commander Tish van Stralen looks on. (photo: MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Executive Officer HMAS Creswell Commander Tish van Stralen looks on.

Children from Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, Jervis Bay, had a surprise from aloft this week when a Squirrel helicopter from 723 Squadron (HMAS Albatross) and personnel from HMAS Creswell dropped in for a visit.

Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) visits HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Members of NUSQN 808 and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and staff at NUSQN 808, HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Members of NUSQN 808 and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and staff at NUSQN 808, HMAS Albatross, NSW.

The Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) recently visited HMAS Albatross as part of its program to introduce participants to the wide range of career choices available in the ADF.

Old Navy helicopter takes to the air

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), Mr Rob Crawford (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

The N9-3102 Iroquois 894 helicopter is removed from its pole at the entrance to Nowra for refurbishment leading up to the International Fleet Review. (photo: Mr Robert Crawford)

The N9-3102 Iroquois 894 helicopter is removed from its pole at the entrance to Nowra for refurbishment leading up to the International Fleet Review.

A piece of Navy’s Fleet Air Arm history recently took to the skies again over Nowra. Iroquois 894, Serial N9-3102, which marks the gateway to Nowra outside the Shoalhaven Tourist Information Centre, was lifted off its mount by volunteers from the Fleet Air Arm Museum in preparation for the upcoming International Fleet Review.