Section: Community

Darwin based Navy members head to the Red Centre for Vietnam Veterans' Day

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Navy members at the Alice Springs Vietnam Veterans’ Day service in Alice  Springs, led by Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (far right). (photo: )

Navy members at the Alice Springs Vietnam Veterans’ Day service in Alice Springs, led by Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (far right).

Navy members based at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin travelled to Alice Springs to show their respects at the Vietnam Veterans’ Day memorial service last Saturday. They were joined by members from the RAN Band Sydney and Navy Headquarters South Australia as part of Navy’s Community Engagement Program.

Navy Community Engagement brings music to the Red Centre

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (photographer)

Navy Band members interact with students prior to conducting a performance for the entire school. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Band members interact with students prior to conducting a performance for the entire school.

Navy musicians have brought music to the Red Centre, visiting Yirara College in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The College is an Indigenous Boarding School encompassing students from remote areas of Australia.

Civilian fire-fighters get Navy experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Members from the Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) with instructors from the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (L-R) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Stephen, Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) James McDougall, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef David Anderson, DFES Senior Fire Fighter Joshua Duncan-Brown, DFES Manager Urban Capability Adrian Hamill, Petty Officer MT Michael Chenneour, Leading Seaman MT Michael McTernan and Petty Officer Boatswain Liam Apps. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Members from the Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) with instructors from the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (L-R) Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Stephen, Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) James McDougall, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef David Anderson, DFES Senior Fire Fighter Joshua Duncan-Brown, DFES Manager Urban Capability Adrian Hamill, Petty Officer MT Michael Chenneour, Leading Seaman MT Michael McTernan and Petty Officer Boatswain Liam Apps.

Fire-fighters from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) recently teamed up with the School of Ships’ Survivability and Safety Training Facility – West (RANSSSS TF-W) at HMAS Stirling to hone their maritime fire-fighting skills.

Leeuwin lends a helping hand

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Sean Klamut (author), LEUT Megan Haines (photographer)

LEUT Megan Haines, ABHSO Nicola Kingdon and ABHSO Jessica Gross forge new friendships with members of the RMN. (photo: LEUT Megan Haines)

LEUT Megan Haines, ABHSO Nicola Kingdon and ABHSO Jessica Gross forge new friendships with members of the RMN.

During HMAS Leeuwin’s recent port visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, members of the ship’s company offered their time and support to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) National Hydrographic Centre’s Community Outreach Program.

Garden Island beaches given spring clean

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Personnel from Fleet Support Unit West, Park Rangers and Base Services gather around their haul after collecting rubbish at Cray Bay, the northern end of Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Personnel from Fleet Support Unit West, Park Rangers and Base Services gather around their haul after collecting rubbish at Cray Bay, the northern end of Garden Island, Western Australia.

The beaches of Garden Island, the location of HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West, are considerably cleaner after a recent major clean-up by Navy, the Department of Defence, the WA State Government, and contractor Broadspectrum.

I get by with a little help from my friends

Published on by Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment. (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment.

It’s a classic line from a song that rings true for many Navy families managing life while a member is away from home on duty. It’s also something that Defence Community Organisation understands and works to support.

Navy Community Engagement prepares for the year ahead

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The Navy Community Engagement Conference took place in the Command Building at HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The Navy Community Engagement Conference took place in the Command Building at HMAS Harman, ACT.

The Navy Community Engagement Program (NCEP) is designed to improve the Australian community's knowledge and understanding of Navy’s role, people, capability and day to day activities.

Recruit School lends a hand

Published on by LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden (author and photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud. (photo: LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud.

Simple initiative shown by a sailor at Navy’s Recruit School has provided a boost to amenities at a local Salvation Army centre.

 

Harman hosts charity football

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Harman, Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson makes a donation to the Mark Hughes Foundation with Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Executive Officer HMAS Harman, Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson makes a donation to the Mark Hughes Foundation with Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield.

ADF people of Canberra have braved the cold weather to conduct a sporting event for a good cause at HMAS Harman.

 

Digging for a difference

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Warrant Officer Ray Sangster makes a new furry friend during a working bee at the Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary, Gundaroo. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Warrant Officer Ray Sangster makes a new furry friend during a working bee at the Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary, Gundaroo.

A group of Canberra-based Navy people have provided a welfare boost to some of Australia’s furry friends.