Topic: HMAS Stirling

Upgrades provide significant benefits

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Junior and Senior Sailors sorting through returned stores in the new Returns Area at the Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines warehouse at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Junior and Senior Sailors sorting through returned stores in the new Returns Area at the Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines warehouse at HMAS Stirling, WA.

It has been evolution rather than revolution at Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines over the past year as ongoing upgrades to facilities and an update of procedures at the Fleet Base West warehouse facility significantly increased efficiencies.

Dutch artefacts on their way home

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, presents Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with World War II Netherlands artefacts recovered from a Perth auction house. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, presents Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with World War II Netherlands artefacts recovered from a Perth auction house.

A visit to HMAS Stirling by Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, provided the Royal Australian Navy with the opportunity to return some World War II Netherlands artefacts.

School children transition from ship to shore

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Year 6 and 7 students from Ocean Reef Primary on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta  during their tour onboard HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Year 6 and 7 students from Ocean Reef Primary on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during their tour onboard HMAS Stirling.

Students and teachers from Ocean Reef Primary School in Perth’s northern suburbs had a taste of life in the Navy during their recent visit to HMAS Stirling.

Sirius supports Beyond Blue

Published on by LEUT Mark Taylor (author), LEUT Timothy Milas (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Peter Russell and Leading Seaman Daniel Taylor present a $2000 donation from HMAS Sirius to Susan Anderson from Beyond Blue. (photo: LEUT Timothy Milas)

Lieutenant Commander Peter Russell and Leading Seaman Daniel Taylor present a $2000 donation from HMAS Sirius to Susan Anderson from Beyond Blue.

HMAS Sirius hosted a representative from Beyond Blue and the mental health staff from HMAS Stirling onboard in April, to donate a fundraising cheque for $2000 dollars, share a BBQ and have a general meet and greet.

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.