Topic: HMAS Albatross

Fire operations under threat of fire

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN thanks Station Officer Stephen Peacock of Broadspectrum firefighting service at HMAS Albatross for their service during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN thanks Station Officer Stephen Peacock of Broadspectrum firefighting service at HMAS Albatross for their service during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

HMAS Albatross and its resident squadrons have made a significant contribution to the aerial component of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s bushfire operations, but the efforts of the base’s contracted firefighters have been equally important in keeping the Naval Air Station at Albatross in the fight.

Getting work-life balance right at the hub of Navy aviation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Braedon McGuinness; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson; and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross Commander David Hutchinson at the opening ceremony of the Sea Monkey Garage. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Braedon McGuinness; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson; and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross Commander David Hutchinson at the opening ceremony of the Sea Monkey Garage.

Two exciting new work-life balance initiatives have recently been launched at HMAS Albatross - The Sea Monkey Garage and the Chief Petty Officer Kane Vandenberg Memorial Mountain Bike and Running Trail are already proving popular with members.

Albatross Chaplain tells grandfather’s WWI story at Remembrance Service

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Chaplain Stephen Estherby conducts the Remembrance Day service for HMAS Albatross personnel and students from Nowra Anglican College, at the HMAS Albatross Chapel. (photo: )

Chaplain Stephen Estherby conducts the Remembrance Day service for HMAS Albatross personnel and students from Nowra Anglican College, at the HMAS Albatross Chapel.

One hundred students from Nowra Anglican College attended the annual Remembrance Day service, conducted by Chaplain Stephen Estherby, at the HMAS Albatross chapel this year.

The Tracker has landed

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The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross.

After months of intensive testing and preparation a Grumman Tracker (844) flew, for the first time since 1998, from HMAS Albatross to her new home at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport.

Navy Boss Lift a hit

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), Ms Robin Hooper (photographer)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: Ms Robin Hooper)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy have showcased their maritime skills to civilian employers of Navy reservists from across Australia this week, as Exercise Navy Boss Lift 2019 got underway in Sydney.

Crashex certifies emergency responders as ready

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Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield. (photo: )

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield.

HMAS Albatross regularly conducts crash exercises, known as a ‘crashex’, around a range of emergency scenarios designed to ensure the ship’s company is ready to handle real incidents when they occur without notice.

Runway run takes off at HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kayla Jackson (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Participants of the ‘Tour the T’ begin the race at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Participants of the ‘Tour the T’ begin the race at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

More than 200 Navy personnel and Shoalhaven community members have taken to ‘treading the tarmac’ in HMAS Albatross’ 10th annual ‘Tour the T’ to raise more than $1000 for the perpetual charitable fund, Keeping Watch.

Birdies pound the pavement in famous Aussie footrace

Published on by LEUT Simon Machin (author), Mrs Patricia Machin (photographer)

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: )

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney.

More than 84,000 people participated in the City2Surf race in Sydney in August, resulting in a sell-out crowd for the organisers of the annual running event.

New pilots prepare to take to the skies from sea and land

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Five EC-135s conduct a flyover during the 723 Squadron - Joint Helicopter School Course 003 Graduation at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Five EC-135s conduct a flyover during the 723 Squadron - Joint Helicopter School Course 003 Graduation at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Set within Navy’s 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, the Joint Helicopter School was designed to provide the foundation skills needed by future pilots, aircrew and Aviation Warfare Officers to operate the highly sophisticated combat helicopters used by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army.

Albatross couple ‘catching paradise’ and taking three for the sea

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW.

One of the major drawcards of a posting to HMAS Albatross is its proximity to some of the most beautiful national parks and beaches in the world - with more than 165km coastline along the Shoalhaven for personnel to explore.