Section: Community

Navy 'Boss' stays the course

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide.

The ‘boss’ of Navy’s South Australian-based personnel has all but walked over hot coals in an effort to raise money for Legacy.

Promoting pumping plasma

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), Unknown (photographer)

Robert Bateman (photo: UNKNOWn)

Robert Bateman

A desire to help others and a history of donating blood products made Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Rob Bateman a stand-out choice for Navy’s Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador in 2017.

Oath for the environment in Palau

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Unknown (photographer)

Laura Clarke, co-founder of the Palau Legacy Project and spouse of Lieutenant Commander Ben Fennell (photo: C.B.Fennell)

Laura Clarke, co-founder of the Palau Legacy Project and spouse of Lieutenant Commander Ben Fennell

The spouse of a Navy Maritime Surveillance Adviser posted to the island nation of Palau has put her own skills to good use during the posting and co-founded a project intended to protect the country’s fragile environment.

Defence doors open for Darwin display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPH Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

Australian Defence Force service men and women and United States Marines are busy putting the finishing touches on displays and activities in readiness for the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, 12 August.

Bags of appreciation for seamless sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West.

A group of 12 students from Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia, have presented hand-made laundry bags to sailors at local base, HMAS Stirling as a token of appreciation for their service.

Sailing through youth development

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme sailor, Miss Rhiannon Castle, aboard STS Young Endeavour during a community day sail in Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme sailor, Miss Rhiannon Castle, aboard STS Young Endeavour during a community day sail in Sydney Harbour.

A program between the Navy Cadets and the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme has given one aspiring sailor a birthday present she will never forget.

Waterhen bakes up a storm for cancer fight

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research.

HMAS Waterhen’s ship’s company pulled out all the stops recently to raise funds for cancer research.

Melbourne takes the next step

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Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel  Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Steve Cheeseman, Leading Seaman Maraitime Logistics - Personnel Matthew Murphy, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ryan Attwood from HMAS Melbourne were fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to visit The Next Step.

It’s not every day you get to bear witness to a young man diagnosed as a quadriplegic, balance himself on his knees and commence core strength training for the first time but this is exactly what greeted three members from HMAS Melbourne when they visited the ship’s charity, The Next Step.

Navy experiences assist career choices

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling.

When Australian students contemplate their future careers, many have had little hands-on experience with the choices available, so for a group of Western Australian youngsters, the chance to try Navy on for size was a very real decision-making tool.

Crew cuts for cancer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave.

It wasn’t your regular barber salon onboard HMAS Newcastle when Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician McCann piped the call to the ship’s company to get their hair cut.