Section: Community

Training Force delivers toys to sick kids

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Amanda Dawe, Chief Petty Officer Amy Gale and Mrs Karren Braithwaite-Shannon (right) meet with volunteers at Westmead Children’s Hospital to deliver toys for sick children. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Amanda Dawe, Chief Petty Officer Amy Gale and Mrs Karren Braithwaite-Shannon (right) meet with volunteers at Westmead Children’s Hospital to deliver toys for sick children.

In the spirit of Christmas, members of Training Force Headquarters opted out of a Kris Kringle this year, providing toys for donation to Westmead Children’s hospital instead.

Anzac Day in focus for NT students

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ms Nakita Pollock (photographer)

Jane Kearney, Leading Seaman James Whittle and Verena Bukovac are the three chaperones selected for the 2018 NT Government Anzac Spirit Study Tour. (photo: )

Jane Kearney, Leading Seaman James Whittle and Verena Bukovac are the three chaperones selected for the 2018 NT Government Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

The Northern Territory Government has recognised the integrity and leadership of a HMAS Coonawarra sailor by selecting him as a chaperone on its 2018 Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

Navy pair comes to the aid of seriously injured cyclist

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox and Lieutenant Anthony Russell from HMAS Coonawarra stand outside the Larrakeyah Health Centre.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox and Lieutenant Anthony Russell from HMAS Coonawarra stand outside the Larrakeyah Health Centre.

The quick actions, cool heads and training of an officer and a sailor from HMAS Coonawarra have helped a seriously injured cyclist caught underneath a bus in Darwin recently.

 

Donation exceeds targets

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jeff Topping (author), Unknown (photographer)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre.

A small contingent from 725 Squadron recently took great pleasure in presenting a cheque for $12,265 to their chosen charity.

 

Rankin renders assistance

Published on by LEUT Luke Richmond (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Stock image: HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West, circa 2014. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Stock image: HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West, circa 2014.

It is a rare occasion that a submarine finds itself involved in the co-ordination of life-saving events, however that is exactly how the day began for the crew of HMAS Rankin last month.

 

Stirling ‘hits the Jack’ for special needs kids

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

The HMAS Toowoomba team look on as Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Spencer Doyle send his first bowl towards the jack. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Toowoomba team look on as Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Spencer Doyle send his first bowl towards the jack.

Lawn bowls may invoke images of the elderly, but for a group of Navy members, the reality for Navy has been markedly different, as part of HMAS Stirling’s ongoing commitment to raising funds for children with disabilities.

Navy medics in rescue mission

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The Zodiac from Rescue Gear Ship, MV Stoker, stands off from racing yacht CV 22 Garmin, whilst the Medical Team assist with the ill crewman during a Medical Evacuation in the Indian Ocean.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The Zodiac from Rescue Gear Ship, MV Stoker, stands off from racing yacht CV 22 Garmin, whilst the Medical Team assist with the ill crewman during a Medical Evacuation in the Indian Ocean.

The Australian Defence Force has assisted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority with a medical evacuation off the coast of Western Australia. 

Indigenous recruits sail in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Wayne Langworthy (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Indigenous Pre-recruitment Course perform their cultural dance and song where participants share their culture with guests, during their graduation parade at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Indigenous Pre-recruitment Course perform their cultural dance and song where participants share their culture with guests, during their graduation parade at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Australian Navy has continued efforts to provide clear career pathways for Indigenous Australians, through participation in the fifth Defence Indigenous Pre-Recruiting Program.

Navy committed to ending violence against women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Chief of Navy, VADM Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, shakes hands with the White Ribbon Australia Ambassador and Chair of the Board, Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, BA, LLB, at the White Ribbon Accreditation Ceremony at HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Chief of Navy, VADM Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, shakes hands with the White Ribbon Australia Ambassador and Chair of the Board, Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, BA, LLB, at the White Ribbon Accreditation Ceremony at HMAS Stirling.

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors have recited the ‘stop violence against women’ oath individually and then as one, as Navy has been reaccredited with the White Ribbon organisation furthering a culture of non-acceptance of violence against women.

 

Five peaks in five hours in tribute to domestic violence victims

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

LCDR Steve Delo completes his trek at the top of Mount Ainsle with a White Ribbon cut-out of a female domestic violence victim – 52 women are killed as a result of domestic violence each year. (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Steve Delo completes his trek at the top of Mount Ainsle with a White Ribbon cut-out of a female domestic violence victim – 52 women are killed as a result of domestic violence each year.

A Navy member has embarked on an innovative campaign to promote awareness of violence against women, successfully completing five hill climbs in five hours.