Section: Community

Minehunter opens scuttles to school

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Leading Seaman Carissa Andrews teaches Eungella State School student Will Smith firefighting drill onboard HMAS Gascoyne
 (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Carissa Andrews teaches Eungella State School student Will Smith firefighting drill onboard HMAS Gascoyne

Students from Eungella State School, Queensland, were given a special treat by the crew of HMAS Gascoyne recently - a personal tour of the Royal Australian Navy minehunter. 

Footballers forge friendships

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 Ships's company of HMAS Rankin with Republic of Korea Defence Force Members after a friendly game of soccer. (photo: Unknown)

Ships's company of HMAS Rankin with Republic of Korea Defence Force Members after a friendly game of soccer.

HMAS Rankin recently visited Jinhae Naval Base, South Korea, as part of Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2016, a six-nation submarine exercise involving Australia, South Korea, the United States, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

Navy recommits on World Oceans Day

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HMAS Choules sailling into the sunset during Operatoin RESOLUTE. (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall)

HMAS Choules sailling into the sunset during Operatoin RESOLUTE.

Coinciding with World Oceans Day, Navy’s Maritime Services Bureau Environmental Services team reflected on Navy's responsibility to help maintain the maritime environment.

Romeo visits Royal Flying Doctor Service

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HMAS Perth's Seahawk ‘Romeo’ MH-60R  helicopter joins the Royal Flying Doctor Services PC12 on the runway at Jandakot airport, Perth. 
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HMAS Perth's Seahawk ‘Romeo’ MH-60R helicopter joins the Royal Flying Doctor Services PC12 on the runway at Jandakot airport, Perth. 


HMAS Perth’s ‘Romeo’ MH-60R helicopter touched down at Jandakot airport recently for a brief stop over at the Royal Flying Doctor Services Western Australian Headquarters, before embarking in the Anzac class frigate for her Operation MANITOU deployment.

Penguin feels the burn for charity

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Penguin Commanding Officer, Commander Ian Campbell, running up Awaba St, Mosman, with Dougall.
 (photo: WO John O'Brien)

Penguin Commanding Officer, Commander Ian Campbell, running up Awaba St, Mosman, with Dougall.

Personnel from Sydney base, HMAS Penguin, helped raised $10,000 for sick children during the gruelling Balmoral Burn foot race recently.

 

Navy training builds firies' resilience

Published on by Will Singer (author), Unknown (photographer)

Volunteer fire fighters from the Baldivis Bush Fire Brigade at the Royal Australian Navy School of Ship Safety and Survivability (RANSSSS) in HMAS Stirling: (L-R) Lieutenants Brenton Smith, Neil Chaplin, Rik Mills and Aaron Higgins.  (photo: Unknown)

Volunteer fire fighters from the Baldivis Bush Fire Brigade at the Royal Australian Navy School of Ship Safety and Survivability (RANSSSS) in HMAS Stirling: (L-R) Lieutenants Brenton Smith, Neil Chaplin, Rik Mills and Aaron Higgins.

Volunteer “firies” from Baldivis Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade have conducted fire-fighting training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Ship Safety and Survivability onboard HMAS Stirling.

Families that play together

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Defence member Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and his daughter Ciana and partner Hawazin are enjoying an afternoon jumping on trampolines at Gravity Zone in Seaford, Victoria.  An event organized by Defence Community Organisation. (photo: )

Defence member Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and his daughter Ciana and partner Hawazin are enjoying an afternoon jumping on trampolines at Gravity Zone in Seaford, Victoria. An event organized by Defence Community Organisation.

Defence families on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, celebrated National Families Week by packing several hours with non-stop jumping, climbing and sneaky battles – the laser tag sort of course. 

Soil testing starts at Albatross and Creswell

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HMAS Albatross from the air. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Albatross from the air.

The Department of Defence has commenced an environmental investigation at HMAS Albatross and nearby HMAS Creswell to evaluate the potential presence of chemicals which were historically used in fire fighting foams. 

HMAS Canberra opens gangway for needy kids

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HMAS Canberra hosted the 2016 NSW Kids in Need open day media launch on Friday 6 June 16. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra hosted the 2016 NSW Kids in Need open day media launch on Friday 6 June 16.

For kids like 16 year old Scott Green who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, public donations play a large role in providing him with a quality of life. It is kids like Scott, which Navy is hoping to help with HMAS Canberra’s first Sydney open day this weekend.

Stirling hosts Indigenous students

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Able Seaman Marine Technician Matthew Peterson shows machining equipment to the students and staff from the Clontarf Aboriginal College in a Fleet Support Unit-West workshop as part of a tour of HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Matthew Peterson shows machining equipment to the students and staff from the Clontarf Aboriginal College in a Fleet Support Unit-West workshop as part of a tour of HMAS Stirling.

A group of 18 Indigenous students from the Clontarf Foundation took some time away from the classroom recently and got a taste of Navy life at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia.