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Daniel's close shave

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Daniel Struber, Maintenance Manager at 816 Squadron, has his beard and head shaved by his wife Tina Struber for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave day at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Daniel Struber, Maintenance Manager at 816 Squadron, has his beard and head shaved by his wife Tina Struber for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave day at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Petty Officer Daniel Struber was looking forward to 13 March for several reasons, not only did he have his first shave in over six months, but by the end of the day he had raised more than $3000 for cancer research and, having lost the beard he’d cultivated during that time, his son agreed to kiss him goodnight once again.

Pilot urges cadets to reach for the sky

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Vose (photographer)

Midshipman Matthew Vose at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane. (photo: Mr. Vose)

Midshipman Matthew Vose at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane.

Midshipman Matthew Vose from HMAS Albatross was back on very familiar territory when he revisited his old school, the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane recently.

Band takes Navy music to the Granite Belt

Published on by CPOMUSN Camille Martin (author)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band marches in the Grand Festival Parade at the 2014 Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. (photo: Unknown)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band marches in the Grand Festival Parade at the 2014 Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band from Navy Headquarters South Queensland travelled from Bulimba Barracks to Stanthorpe for a weekend of community engagement at the 2014 Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.

HMAS Stuart's ‘Tartan Terrors’ donate funds raised to Red Kite charity

Published on by LCDR Michelle Ryan (author)

Able Seaman Rhys O'Neill, a member of HMAS Stuart's ship's company, presents representatives Mr Alex Daoust and Ms Deearn Hughes from the Red Kite charity with a cheque onboard HMAS Stuart.

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Able Seaman Rhys O'Neill, a member of HMAS Stuart's ship's company, presents representatives Mr Alex Daoust and Ms Deearn Hughes from the Red Kite charity with a cheque onboard HMAS Stuart.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Stuart recently presented a donation to the charity ‘Red Kite’. The ship shares a longstanding relationship with Red Kite, a charity providing financial support to cancer sufferers aged 0-24 years and their families.

HMAS Arunta lays foundations for Malibu School

Published on by LEUT Kai Wakefield (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Arunta’s ship's company at Malibu School in Safety Bay, WA. (photo: LEUT Kai Wakefield)

Members of HMAS Arunta’s ship's company at Malibu School in Safety Bay, WA.

In February, ten members of HMAS Arunta’s ship’s company donated their time and skills to help out the children of the Malibu School in Safety Bay, Western Australia, as a part of Navy’s ongoing support to the community.

Defence families warmly welcomed to the Shoalhaven

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman; Director General Defence Community Organisation Mr Ray Bromwich; Patron of the Defence Community Linda Hurley; Military Support Officer Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel; DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra Helene Kendall; and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO Welcome to the Shoalhaven day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman; Director General Defence Community Organisation Mr Ray Bromwich; Patron of the Defence Community Linda Hurley; Military Support Officer Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel; DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra Helene Kendall; and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO Welcome to the Shoalhaven day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW.

The Defence Community Organisation’s (DCO) annual ‘Welcome to the Shoalhaven’ family day and expo was held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross on the weekend, in glorious south coast sunshine.

Navy Band gives Tasmanian Relay for Life participants a musical boost

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

Participants of the Tasmanian Relay for Life enjoy the music performed by the Tasmanian detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band as they continue their laps of the circuit. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Participants of the Tasmanian Relay for Life enjoy the music performed by the Tasmanian detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band as they continue their laps of the circuit.

The first of six Tasmanian Relay For Life events was held in Hobart on 1 and 2 March and the Tasmanian detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band was on hand to ‘gee-up’ the participants who had pledged to run or walk the circuit over the 24-hour period.

Bradleys Head memorial walk unveiled

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, speaks to invited guests at the opening of the Naval Monument at Bradleys Head, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, speaks to invited guests at the opening of the Naval Monument at Bradleys Head, Sydney, NSW.

The brave actions of Naval personnel lost in battle were remembered recently, with the Naval Monument at Bradleys Head officially dedicated by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium comes to a close

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Professor Michael L'Estrange, AO of the National Security College gives a presentation on an overview of the Indian Ocean security architecture during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium being held at Crown Convention Centre, Perth. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Professor Michael L'Estrange, AO of the National Security College gives a presentation on an overview of the Indian Ocean security architecture during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium being held at Crown Convention Centre, Perth.

The seminar component of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) 2014 wrapped up today after a couple of days of intensive discussion and exchange of ideas by delegates of member nations and observers.

Looking for stars in security

Published on by Mrs Jillian Baines (author)

Defence Security Authority's Chief Security Officer, Mr Frank Colley, presents Rachel Hinterholzl with her finalist certificate during the 2013 Defence Excellence in Security Awards. (photo: Unknown)

Defence Security Authority's Chief Security Officer, Mr Frank Colley, presents Rachel Hinterholzl with her finalist certificate during the 2013 Defence Excellence in Security Awards.

Nominations are now open for the third Annual Defence Excellence in Security Awards, to recognise and reward outstanding contributions to workplace security by Defence and Defence Industry Security Program employees.