Section: Community

HMAS Adelaide supports Sydney’s homeless

This article has photo gallery Published on by Maj Kaho Lai (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Zachary Kelly with Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ayla-Crystal Peacock prior to shaving off LS Kelly's beard for HMAS Adelaide's chosen charity organisation - Matthew Talbot Hostel. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Zachary Kelly with Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ayla-Crystal Peacock prior to shaving off LS Kelly's beard for HMAS Adelaide's chosen charity organisation - Matthew Talbot Hostel.

Distance is no barrier to a good deed for Sydney’s homeless. Halfway across the Pacific, the crew of HMAS Adelaide did good for the Sydney based Matthew Talbot Hostel, the ship’s charity of choice.

A great Navy day for Tennant Creek students

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

Students and teachers from Tennant Creek High School on the forecastle of HMAS Launceston with Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander James Brewster (right), and Midshipman Harry Nixon (rear left), during their visit to HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Students and teachers from Tennant Creek High School on the forecastle of HMAS Launceston with Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander James Brewster (right), and Midshipman Harry Nixon (rear left), during their visit to HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

Navy has continued to strengthen ties with the Northern Territory community during a school visit to the Top End Navy establishment, HMAS Coonawarra.

Navy musician lands trip to the centre

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), CAPT Michel de Jonge (photographer), PTE Susan Touch (photographer)

Members of the Australian Army Band Australia and AB MUSN Labozzetta in Yalata, South Australia. (photo: CAPT Michel de Jonge)

Members of the Australian Army Band Australia and AB MUSN Labozzetta in Yalata, South Australia.

A Royal Australian Navy musician has ventured in the opposite direction to the ocean to represent Navy in rural Australia.

Leadership challenge on STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Young Endeavour Youth Scheme (photographer)

Winta Eyob and Mohammad Semra onboard STS Young Endeavour with the youth crew embarked on voyage 12/18 from Brisbane to Mackay. (photo: Young Endeavour Youth Scheme)

Winta Eyob and Mohammad Semra onboard STS Young Endeavour with the youth crew embarked on voyage 12/18 from Brisbane to Mackay.

Two members of west Melbourne’s African-Australian community recently sailed on Royal Australian Navy operated tall-ship STS Young Endeavour as part of a leadership challenge.

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: Unknown)

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 Veteran’s Day memorial service last Saturday. They were joined by members from the RAN band in 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.