Section: Community

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.

HMAS Penguin helps kids at 2018 Balmoral Burn

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

SMNCD* Jordon Bitokski (left, in cap) leading the ‘Hill of Hurt’ race up Awaba street. SMN Bitokski went on to win the event with our divers filling the first six positions. (photo: Michael Amendolia)

SMNCD* Jordon Bitokski (left, in cap) leading the ‘Hill of Hurt’ race up Awaba street. SMN Bitokski went on to win the event with our divers filling the first six positions.

The crew of Mosman's HMAS Penguin joined more than 10,000 competitors on a beautiful autumn day for this year's Humpty Dumpty Foundation Balmoral Burn charity fun run on Sunday 27 May.

Blaine Grills Racing joins Team Navy

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), Stephen Crowden (photographer)

Driver Blaine Grills displays his Formula Ford’s new Team Navy livery as he takes turn four at Sandown Raceway. (photo: Unknown)

Driver Blaine Grills displays his Formula Ford’s new Team Navy livery as he takes turn four at Sandown Raceway.

Team Navy has received a major boost, joining Mildura’s Blaine Grills Racing. The association coincides with the start of the Victorian Formula Ford season for 2018 with Blaine Grills driving car number 68.

 

ADF children meet bullying head on

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12). (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12).

After 10 weeks of anti-bullying training, 20 children of ADF members have passed the first stages of becoming superheroes of the playground.

 

HMAS Newcastle raises funds on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle have conducted a fundraiser with a difference to support a local school that shares a strong affiliation with the ship.

 

HMAS Moreton cleans the streets

Published on by CPO Noleen Brennan (author), LS Hayden Eyles (photographer)

Members of HMAS Moreton ship's company clean the streets of Bulimba in Brisbane, Queensland as part of the Clean Up Australia campaign. (photo: LS Hayden Eyles)

Members of HMAS Moreton ship's company clean the streets of Bulimba in Brisbane, Queensland as part of the Clean Up Australia campaign.

The ship's company of HMAS Moreton have rolled up their sleeves and walked the streets of Brisbane for the Clean Up Australia campaign.