Topic: HMAS Watson

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.

Systems Training School ‘Wear It Purple’

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author), LSCSO Tegan Hamilton (photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: LSCSO Tegan Hamilton)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, members of the Systems Training School at HMAS Watson got out their purple t-shirts to celebrate diversity, support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Navy family and wider community, and to raise awareness for the challenges they face.

Bridge Simulator boosts BWC certifications

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney.

Last year Navy took the bold step of embracing simulation in an area that many thought was ‘a sacred cow’. The decision to award the Bridge Warfare Certificate (BWC) using simulation ashore represented an enormous shift in the way that Navy trained Junior Warfare Application Course officers.

Specialist Principal Warfare Officers prepare for graduation

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise and LCDR Ken Bailes (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Principal Warfare Officer’s (PWO) Course 50 students will be the first to graduate with one of three new warfare specialisations.

Systems Training School supports White Ribbon movement

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author and photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting the White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: SBLT Jez Kokshoorn)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting the White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, staff and students at the Royal Australian Navy’s Systems Training School (STS) at HMAS Watson came together in solidarity to demonstrate its support of the White Ribbon campaign.

All systems go on simulated training

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author)

Graduates of the pilot FCO Endorsement Course at the Systems Training School, HMAS Watson, with their instructor: CPOET Hunter-Wield, LSET Weeks, LSET Boyd, LSET Walsh, POET Bowden, LSET Draheim (Dux). (photo: Unknown)

Graduates of the pilot FCO Endorsement Course at the Systems Training School, HMAS Watson, with their instructor: CPOET Hunter-Wield, LSET Weeks, LSET Boyd, LSET Walsh, POET Bowden, LSET Draheim (Dux).

The Weapons Electrical Engineering and Warfare Communities have embraced Training Force’s first priority to increase the use of simulation in training by establishing a pilot Anzac Mk3 Fire Control Officer (FCO) Endorsement Course.