Topic: Fleet Base East

Wharfside workers on task

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Port Services Manager - Fleet Base East,
Commander Ian Gray stands on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

Port Services Manager - Fleet Base East, Commander Ian Gray stands on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney.

While many Australians enjoy a break from work over Christmas, the hard working Navy team of Port Services, Garden Island, in Sydney, will continue to deliver essential services to keep the Defence vessels that dominate Sydney Harbour berthed and slipped.

Droning on about innovation

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Defence personnel watch on as a drone flies with a tethered underwater camera during a technology demonstration from Fibre-Tech Solutions held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Defence personnel watch on as a drone flies with a tethered underwater camera during a technology demonstration from Fibre-Tech Solutions held at Garden Island, Sydney.

The launch of drones from the air and from the sea heralded the start of an innovative series of demonstrations at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

Biofuels on agenda during US Navy visit

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Management), Thomas W. Hicks, pioneer of the Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative, Dr. Susan Pond, AM, of Sydney University, and Director for Operational Energy at U.S. Department of Navy, Chris Tindal aboard the USS Stethem. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Management), Thomas W. Hicks, pioneer of the Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative, Dr. Susan Pond, AM, of Sydney University, and Director for Operational Energy at U.S. Department of Navy, Chris Tindal aboard the USS Stethem.

Alternative fuels and energy efficient systems were on everybody’s lips when American ship USS Stethem, arrived alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, this month.


Navy Vietnam veterans still serving the nation

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Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

As the Australian public gather to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, three members from the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Headquarters will take an opportunity to reflect on their own contributions to the Vietnam War and those of their ship mates.
 

Canberra returns home to Sydney after Operation Fiji Assist

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HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.

HMAS Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.

Commissioning ceremony the icing on the cake for Seaman Sahara

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Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Sahara McLellan of NUSHIP Adelaide conducts her normal duties in the Ship's Office. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Sahara McLellan of NUSHIP Adelaide conducts her normal duties in the Ship's Office.

Just over a year into her Navy career, Seaman Sahara McLellan from central Maitland will mark a career highlight this week, cutting the commissioning cake when NUSHIP Adelaide ship is brought into service on Friday.

Japanese Training Squadron honours lost Australian WWII sailors

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Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Commander Japan Training Squadron, Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, pays respects at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial during a visit to Fleet Base East to commemorate personnel from Australia and Japan who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II. (photo: )

Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Commander Japan Training Squadron, Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, pays respects at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial during a visit to Fleet Base East to commemorate personnel from Australia and Japan who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II.

A sea of white marched towards the Kuttabul memorial to pay respects to the 21 crew members who died when a torpedo from a Japanese midget submarine sank HMAS Kuttabul (I), a converted ferry used as sailor’s accommodation in World War II.

Navy takes it on the nose for kids

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The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

A warship and two of Navy’s operational helicopters have been given a red nose makeover in support of Red Nose Day being held nationally today.

Aussie visitors remind US Navy officer of his past

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Staff of USS Preble with instructors and students of the Australian Defence College on board USS Preble, berthed at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Staff of USS Preble with instructors and students of the Australian Defence College on board USS Preble, berthed at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The Executive Officer of USS Preble recently invited students and staff of the Australian Defence College onboard the American Guided Missile Destroyer for a tour and a walk down memory lane.

'The Revolutionary Gator' docks at Fleet Base East

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USS Bonhomme Richard prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

USS Bonhomme Richard prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

More than 3000 US sailors and Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) docked at Garden Island, Sydney today for a four day port visit.