Topic: HMAS Stirling

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.

Stirling acknowledges traditional ownership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

L-R: Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building representative Julie McDonald; Rockingham City Councillor Deb Hamblin; Rockingham City Mayor Mr Barry Sammels;
Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley; Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee representative Ashley Garlett; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN; at the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country plaque ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

L-R: Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building representative Julie McDonald; Rockingham City Councillor Deb Hamblin; Rockingham City Mayor Mr Barry Sammels; Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley; Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee representative Ashley Garlett; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN; at the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country plaque ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling, WA.

HMAS Stirling was the setting for the latest Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony recently when a plaque honouring the traditional custodians of the land was unveiled at the base gangway.

Submarine lost but not forgotten

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a  service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul.

A moving service was held recently at the Chapel of St Paul at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, Western Australia, to commemorate the loss of the officers and sailors from HMAS AE1, 101 years ago.

Stirling calls the world in historic radio event

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.  (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.

HMAS Stirling was recently the scene of a unique international HF radio event to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.

Walking towards health and fitness at Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, once again donned the sneakers to participate in the annual walk-to-work day and 'Causeway Classic' fun run on 9 October.

Stirling rides for Ocsober support

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.

It was all aboard the stationary bikes recently as personnel from HMAS Stirling took part in the annual 24-hour Spinathon to raise awareness for the upcoming Ocsober.

Commander of Joint Logistics honoured

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, AM, CSC, RAN, speaks at the opening of the Joint Logistics Complex - West, named in his honour.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, AM, CSC, RAN, speaks at the opening of the Joint Logistics Complex - West, named in his honour.

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, Commander Joint Logistics, has been honoured with in the official naming of the upgraded Joint Logistics Unit - West facility at HMAS Stirling.

Europe comes to Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michael Wheeler (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Lieutenant Tom Williams looks for passing options during HMAS Stirling's Monthly Sporting Event 'European handball'. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Lieutenant Tom Williams looks for passing options during HMAS Stirling's Monthly Sporting Event 'European handball'.

On the hottest September day for 30 years HMAS Stirling hosted a game more associated with the cooling climes of Northern Europe.

Stirling recognises Indigenous links

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Ms Ingrid Cumming, CEO of Kart Koort Wiern and Whadjuk Noongar custodian, delivers a Welcome to Country address and provides details on the indigenous history of the area. Ingrid's address was given to officers and sailors of HMAS Stirling prior to the National Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Ms Ingrid Cumming, CEO of Kart Koort Wiern and Whadjuk Noongar custodian, delivers a Welcome to Country address and provides details on the indigenous history of the area. Ingrid's address was given to officers and sailors of HMAS Stirling prior to the National Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony.

National Reconciliation Week was marked across Australia at the end of May and at HMAS Stirling personnel gathered in respect of the traditional custodians of the region and to celebrate Navy's Indigenous serving members.