Section: Community

West Head Gunnery Range Flinders Community Visit and PWO50 Course

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Members of the Flinders Community Organisation in front of the 72mm gun at West Head Gunnery Range. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Members of the Flinders Community Organisation in front of the 72mm gun at West Head Gunnery Range.

West Head Gunnery Range (WHGR), an outstation of HMAS Cerberus located in Flinders, Victoria, welcomed residents of the Flinders community to tour their training facilities and witness a firing exercise by the Principle Warfare Officers Course 50 (PWO 50).

CMDR Ben Favelle 'went to gaol' for a night as part of the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin.

CMDR Ben Favelle - The Senior Naval Officer NT and Commanding Officer of patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra - "went to gaol" for a night recently.

Participating in the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Darwin, CMDR Favelle self admitted to the old Fannie Bay Gaol to help raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in the Darwin area.

SBLT Terron Kelly hoping to raise $5000 in the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer

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Sub Lieutenant Terron Kelly RAN, poses in her Ride to Conquer Cancer cycling shirt with her bicycle, in preparation for The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer for 2013 at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Sub Lieutenant Terron Kelly RAN, poses in her Ride to Conquer Cancer cycling shirt with her bicycle, in preparation for The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer for 2013 at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

SBLT Terron Kelly is participating in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer this October 12-13 riding 200kms through scenic New South Wales countryside.

She has so far raised $3112.80 towards her goal of $5000 through a mufti day last week at Fleet Headquarters, HMAS Kuttabul.

Aussie sailors bring joy to Korean orphans

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author)

The children and staff of the Saebit Christian Nursery School take time to pose for a group photograph with the 15-man 'working bee' party from HMAS Sydney. (photo: LEUT Grant McDuling)

The children and staff of the Saebit Christian Nursery School take time to pose for a group photograph with the 15-man 'working bee' party from HMAS Sydney.

In a time-honoured tradition, sailors of the Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney recently paid a visit to an orphanage in Busan, Republic of Korea, and got to work painting, repairing and carrying out odd jobs to help brighten up the children’s day.

HQ Northern Command’s Bigger Morning Tea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, Able Seaman Tiffany White and Commander Northern Command Air Commodore Ken Watson at Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin enjoy a brew to raise money for the Cancer Council. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, Able Seaman Tiffany White and Commander Northern Command Air Commodore Ken Watson at Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin enjoy a brew to raise money for the Cancer Council.

A fierce family rivalry has lead to the Headquarters Northern Command raising more than $650 for the Cancer Council in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser last month.

World Hydrography Day

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The Australian Hydrographic Service Notices to Mariners team: Manager Nautical Assessment Mark Bolger (centre) and Nautical Assessment Officers Miss Sarah Conelius and Mr Peter Naumovski. (photo: )

The Australian Hydrographic Service Notices to Mariners team: Manager Nautical Assessment Mark Bolger (centre) and Nautical Assessment Officers Miss Sarah Conelius and Mr Peter Naumovski.

Today is UN World Hydrography Day and this year’s theme is how hydrography supports the Blue Economy. The ‘blue economy’ refers the sum of all economic activity associated with the oceans, seas, harbours, ports, and coastal zones. The seas and oceans take up 71% of the Earths’ surface area, and more than 90% of Australia’s trade is by sea.

Navy women lend a hand in Nepal

Published on by LSET Susanne Peterson (author)

Leading Seaman Susanne Peterson, Lieutenant Chloe Ryan and Chief Petty Officer Sky McPhee get hands-on in Nepal, lending their hands to a project which builds homes for families living in poverty. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Susanne Peterson, Lieutenant Chloe Ryan and Chief Petty Officer Sky McPhee get hands-on in Nepal, lending their hands to a project which builds homes for families living in poverty.

“There is no one word that fully describes the experience,” said LS Susanne Peterson, who recently travelled with two other Navy women to Nepal to lend their hands to a project which builds homes for families living in poverty.

Golf Club donations above par

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Don Waples, Lady Martin (Sir David Martin Foundation) and Mr John Hewitt at the presentation of a cheque to the foundation from funds from the closure of the HMAS Creswell Golf Club.  (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Chief Petty Officer Don Waples, Lady Martin (Sir David Martin Foundation) and Mr John Hewitt at the presentation of a cheque to the foundation from funds from the closure of the HMAS Creswell Golf Club.

In January 2013, the doors closed on the HMAS Creswell (Royal Australian Naval College) Golf Club after 54 years of chips and putts, but the enthusiasm and generosity of the membership will have a lasting legacy on the Shoalhaven with outstanding funds being donated to two local charities.