Section: Community

Season greetings for operational sailors

Published on by LSET Luke Adams (author)

Year One students and Principal Lee MacMaster of St Andrews with members of HMAS Cairns and Ardent Crews collecting seasons greetings for sailors on operations over Christmas. (photo: Unknown)

Year One students and Principal Lee MacMaster of St Andrews with members of HMAS Cairns and Ardent Crews collecting seasons greetings for sailors on operations over Christmas.

Students from Saint Andrews Catholic College in Cairns have given a special gift to the men and women from Cairns based Fleet Units who will be serving at sea over the Christmas period this year.

Community-minded student awarded Long Tan award

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), Katherine John (photographer)

Director Navy Training Captain Mike Spruce (left) presented St Andrew's Cathedral School student Jessie Quinn with the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award for her contribution to the Year 7 Drama Club and her Community work including helping to build a school in Fiji at a ceremony on 25 November. (photo: Katherine John)

Director Navy Training Captain Mike Spruce (left) presented St Andrew's Cathedral School student Jessie Quinn with the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award for her contribution to the Year 7 Drama Club and her Community work including helping to build a school in Fiji at a ceremony on 25 November.

Community Service and strong school leadership was recognised in Year 10 student Jessie Quinn from St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) when she received an Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award on 25 November.

Program guides students looking at a career in naval aviation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Local high school students who have taken part in the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme with Lieutenant Commander Justin Mangan, Director of Training Authority Aviation Commander Tim Standen, course supervisor Chief Petty Officer Glenn smith and former local students and now midshipmen Dylan Hush and Joel Bulley (back row from left) Victoria Pattie (Shoalhaven High),  Matilda Baard (Shoalhaven High), Joel Longworthy (Nowra High), Jayden Cockley (Bomaderry High), Bailey Hooker (Nowra Anglican College). Front Michael Eccles (Bomaderry High) and Lachlann Conway (Shoalhaven High). (photo: Unknown)

Local high school students who have taken part in the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme with Lieutenant Commander Justin Mangan, Director of Training Authority Aviation Commander Tim Standen, course supervisor Chief Petty Officer Glenn smith and former local students and now midshipmen Dylan Hush and Joel Bulley (back row from left) Victoria Pattie (Shoalhaven High), Matilda Baard (Shoalhaven High), Joel Longworthy (Nowra High), Jayden Cockley (Bomaderry High), Bailey Hooker (Nowra Anglican College). Front Michael Eccles (Bomaderry High) and Lachlann Conway (Shoalhaven High).

Hundreds of students from schools throughout the Shoalhaven visit HMAS Albatross every year to participate in a wide range of vocational programs.

First day of summer busy for community engagement in Tasmania

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Leading Seaman Brooke Oram manning the Navy Community Engagement Program stall at the Swansea Country Fair. (photo: AB Amelia Bivolcheff)

Leading Seaman Brooke Oram manning the Navy Community Engagement Program stall at the Swansea Country Fair.

Tasmanians love the first day of December as it is officially the first day of summer. This year the weather behaved as it should, with clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures. And Navy didn’t miss the opportunity to ‘fly the flag’ and mingle with the crowds.

Navy values inspire Sensis Yellow Pages

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

From Left: Mr Paul Brown, Ms Christy Standen, Ms Dianne Sullivan, Mr Paul Whittingham during their tour on board HMAS Parramatta. (photo: Unknown)

From Left: Mr Paul Brown, Ms Christy Standen, Ms Dianne Sullivan, Mr Paul Whittingham during their tour on board HMAS Parramatta.

Six members from Sensis Newcastle were given the opportunity to visit Garden Island and tour HMAS Parramatta, after they won an internal competition, inspired by Navy Values.

Furry-faced fundraisers congratulated

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer), LS Brooke Oram (photographer)

The MO Force for MO Funds team.  
(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Major Trevor McTernan, CPO Craig Watkins, Petty Officer Scott Oram and Leading Seaman Shaun Ware. (photo: LS Brooke Oram)

The MO Force for MO Funds team. (L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Major Trevor McTernan, CPO Craig Watkins, Petty Officer Scott Oram and Leading Seaman Shaun Ware.

Six personnel serving at Anglesea Barracks, four of them Navy and two of them Army, participated in this year’s Movember campaign, helping to raise awareness of men’s health issues and funds to combat them.

Kuttabul sailors help Starlight children celebrate

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman William Mabo and Jeremy Visser with Luna Park entertainers at The Starlight Foundation Annual Christmas Party held at Luna Park, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman William Mabo and Jeremy Visser with Luna Park entertainers at The Starlight Foundation Annual Christmas Party held at Luna Park, Sydney.

Seven Royal Australian Navy personnel from HMAS Kuttabul supported the Starlight Children's Foundation at Luna Park in Sydney last week, helping to brighten the lives of some very special children.

Mo Time - Sydney style

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author), CPO Justin Downey-Price (photographer)

Putting the MO into Movember – HMAS Sydney's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Luke Edwards. (photo: CPO Justin Downey-Price)

Putting the MO into Movember – HMAS Sydney's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Luke Edwards.

The month-formerly-known-as-November co-incided with HMAS Sydney being at sea this year, leading to a high rate of Movember participation on board.

Waterhen's Mo Bros and Sisters raise funds for men's health

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), LS Luke Graham (photographer)

HMAS Waterhen’s Mo Bros and Mo Sisters show off their facial hair and nails at the midway point of the ‘Movember’ campaign. (photo: LS Luke Graham)

HMAS Waterhen’s Mo Bros and Mo Sisters show off their facial hair and nails at the midway point of the ‘Movember’ campaign.

With the midway point of ‘Movember’ now behind them, 40 members of HMAS Waterhen are charging towards the finish line.

Birdies swap wings for wheels in the name of charity

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten. (photo: Unknown)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten.

Six riders from the Albatross Mountain Bike Club recently took part in one of the most respected and spectacular one day community cycling events in Australia – the annual Multiple Sclerosis Sydney to Gong.