'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra.
Top End sailors have enjoyed a ‘long neck’ of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS
Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow.
Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from ship’s company.
CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge.
Sailors from HMAS
Cerberus dived into the launch of Ocsober in Victoria. Around 300 swimmers took the plunge for a good cause, taking part in a continuous 12 hour swimming relay.
Published on September 20, 2013 by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)
A White Ribbon pin displayed in the hands of a Navy member as part of International White Ribbon Day.
The Chief of Navy recently reminded Navy people that violence against women is a significant issue that required all sectors of the Australian community to take action to prevent. Because of its importance, Navy participates in ‘White Ribbon’ - a male led movement to end violence against women.
MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra.
Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.
Published on September 14, 2013 by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)
Indigenous Military Experience Week participants belay a climber on the rock climbing wall on the high ropes course at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Young Indigenous people from the east coast of Australia recently got to explore military life first hand as part of the Defence inaugural Indigenous Military Experience Week.
LEUT Murray (XO), LSML-C Walter present Harald’s House founder Harald Falge with a new boxing set.
The Navy Patrol Boat crew ARDENT TWO has raised money to donate a boxing set to the Cairns charity ‘Harald’s House’, which supports homeless youth.
Seven personnel from NHQ Tasmania joined hundreds of other walkers to participate in the St Giles' 'Walk With Me' charity event.
‘Walk With Me’, a major fundraising effort staged annually by St Giles, was supported by personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania last week.
Published on September 11, 2013 by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr Pup Elliott (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)
At 2000hrs (eight hours since the start) Navy personnel continue swimming laps at the Australian Defence Force Academy pool as part of the Navy's 24hr swim relay in support of Life Education's Ocsober launch.
The Royal Australian Navy has made a cracking start to its Ocsober campaign this year, having already raised more than $15,400 - and October is still weeks away!
Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules.
Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force are getting the chance to explore their spiritual fitness, participating in the Australian Defence Force ‘Faith Under Fire’ course being offered by HMAS
Choules Padre, Chaplain Ian Lindsay.