Section: Community

Defence doors open for Darwin display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPH Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

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.

Bags of appreciation for seamless sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West.

A group of 12 students from Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia, have presented hand-made laundry bags to sailors at local base, HMAS Stirling as a token of appreciation for their service.

Sailing through youth development

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme sailor, Miss Rhiannon Castle, aboard STS Young Endeavour during a community day sail in Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme sailor, Miss Rhiannon Castle, aboard STS Young Endeavour during a community day sail in Sydney Harbour.

A program between the Navy Cadets and the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme has given one aspiring sailor a birthday present she will never forget.

Waterhen bakes up a storm for cancer fight

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research.

HMAS Waterhen’s ship’s company pulled out all the stops recently to raise funds for cancer research.

Melbourne takes the next step

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Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel  Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step.

It’s not every day you get to bear witness to a young man diagnosed as a quadriplegic, balance himself on his knees and commence core strength training for the first time but this is exactly what greeted three members from HMAS Melbourne when they visited the ship’s charity, The Next Step.

Navy experiences assist career choices

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling.

When Australian students contemplate their future careers, many have had little hands-on experience with the choices available, so for a group of Western Australian youngsters, the chance to try Navy on for size was a very real decision-making tool.

Crew cuts for cancer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave.

It wasn’t your regular barber salon onboard HMAS Newcastle when Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician McCann piped the call to the ship’s company to get their hair cut.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania takes the lead

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Royal Australian Navy members joined students from the Claremont College Vocational, Education and Training ADF Program on a bushwalk up Mount Wellington in Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy members joined students from the Claremont College Vocational, Education and Training ADF Program on a bushwalk up Mount Wellington in Hobart.

On 23 June three members from Navy Headquarters – Tasmania joined students from Claremont College on a bushwalk up Mount Wellington in Hobart.

Executive weekend shows the importance of Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.

Employers of Navy Reservists participating in Exercise Executive Stretch - held at HMAS Stirling - have learned first-hand about their Defence staff’s invaluable skills.

Legatees trek Kokoda

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Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday, 4 June 2017. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Twenty-six Junior Legatees and their Australian Defence Force mentors have begun a tough training program to prepare them physically and mentally to trek the Kokoda Track.