A desire to help others and a history of donating blood products made Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Rob Bateman a stand-out choice for Navy’s Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador in 2017.
Australian Defence Force service men and women and United States Marines are busy putting the finishing touches on displays and activities in readiness for the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, 12 August.
More than 5,000 people turned out to get a taste of life in the military when Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, held an Open Day, with Navy’s HMAS Coonawarra combining the activity with Northern Territory Navy Week.
Navy and Army joined forces with the City of Rockingham to celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Gary Holland Community Centre near HMAS Stirling.
Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.