Topic: HMAS Watson

Working-up alongside in scenario

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

Sailors from HMAS Arunta conduct Brocco thermal lance training during a damage control exercise onboard Arunta.   (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sailors from HMAS Arunta conduct Brocco thermal lance training during a damage control exercise onboard Arunta.

The crew from HMAS Arunta made gains by sitting still recently when the ship took part in a simulation exercise alongside.

Sea Training Group embraces innovation and technology

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

Sea Training Group's Warrant Officer Marcus Bent enters performance information into an electronic tablet during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Arunta as part of Exercise STRONGBACK SIM.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sea Training Group's Warrant Officer Marcus Bent enters performance information into an electronic tablet during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Arunta as part of Exercise STRONGBACK SIM.

Pads and pens may soon be a thing of the past for Sea Training Group as Navy’s primary collective training provider embraces technology and innovation to ensure ships are ready for operational deployment.

Watson Chapel gets an organ transplant

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), SMNML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The new organ at the HMAS Watson Memorial Naval Chapel of St George the Martyr, replacing the old organ that had blessed the chapel with its music for the previous decade. (photo: SMNML-SC Craig Walton)

The new organ at the HMAS Watson Memorial Naval Chapel of St George the Martyr, replacing the old organ that had blessed the chapel with its music for the previous decade.

The electronic organ at HMAS Watson Chapel has played at many of the 3000 weddings, baptisms and funerals held at the historic building, but it played its final note this month.

A week in the life of a Navy Chef

Published on by ASLT Sean May (author), Mr Jack Caban (author), CPOML-S Peter Caban (photographer)

Navy Work Experience Program participant, Jack Caban, working with HMAS Watson Galley Staff. (photo: CPOML-S Peter Caban)

Navy Work Experience Program participant, Jack Caban, working with HMAS Watson Galley Staff.

In late May, HMAS Watson hosted two high school students as part of the Navy Work Experience Program, which included work within the Watson galley, as well as rotations through other sections of the base, including the Bridge Simulator and Health Clinic.

HMAS Watson hosts Indigenous recruits

Published on by ASLT Sean May (author), SMN Elizabeth Nguyen (photographer)

Members of HMAS Watson with participants of the Defence Indigenous Development Program at South Head, Sydney.  (photo: SMN Elizabeth Nguyen)

Members of HMAS Watson with participants of the Defence Indigenous Development Program at South Head, Sydney.

In April, a group of 23 Indigenous recruits from some of the most remote northern parts of Australia visited HMAS Watson as a part of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP).

Rob’s Respite Group visits HMAS Watson

Published on by ABCSO Steven Thomson (author and photographer)

HMAS Watson personnel with mentally and physically challenged individuals from the Sydney area gather on Wilson's Field, HMAS Watson, NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

HMAS Watson personnel with mentally and physically challenged individuals from the Sydney area gather on Wilson's Field, HMAS Watson, NSW.

On 5 May, HMAS Watson hosted a group of mentally and physically challenged individuals, aged from 20-55 years old, for a tour of the base.

Navy team provides royal service

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia recently, members of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney and Canberra stepped up to serve the Royal family.

Hunger pains finally at bay

Published on by MIDN Owen Zolati (author)

HMAS Watson's new canteen facility was officially opened by Jak Goudman from Navy Canteens, the Executive Officer HMAS Watson, Commander Jan Noonan and the Ship’s Warrant Officer, Paul Cohen. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Watson's new canteen facility was officially opened by Jak Goudman from Navy Canteens, the Executive Officer HMAS Watson, Commander Jan Noonan and the Ship’s Warrant Officer, Paul Cohen.

The new canteen at HMAS Watson has finally opened.

FFG maintainers support Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Published on by LCDR Tina Brown (author), POET Syed Hamdan (photographer)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney. (photo: POET Syed Hamdan)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney.

Last week the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) Team Trainer maintainers from the Systems Training School (HMAS Watson) scheduled some time out to make a much needed donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, assisting in the provision of blood and blood products to those in need Australia-wide.

Twenty year milestone in civilian support at HMAS Watson

Published on by LCDR Tina Brown (author)

Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin. (photo: )

Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.

At the start of October, Mr Chris Demetri was presented with his ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.