Section: Community

Navy aims high for Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

Navy is aiming to achieve 2,000 donations in the annual Defence Blood Challenge this year which kicked off on 1 September and finishes on 30 November.

Navy to launch national Ocsober campaign with 24-hour relay swim

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Deputy Director Navy Reputation Management, Commander Lewis Gaha, gets some last minute training in ahead of Navy's 'Ocsober' 24 hour fundraising swimathon at the ADFA Pool. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Deputy Director Navy Reputation Management, Commander Lewis Gaha, gets some last minute training in ahead of Navy's 'Ocsober' 24 hour fundraising swimathon at the ADFA Pool.

Navy swimmers will take to the pool for 24 hours in Canberra tomorrow to launch the national Ocsober campaign for 2013 and help Aussie kids get 'Life Education'. 

Help Navy win the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Deputy Director Navy Asset Accounting, Peter Stephenson, is doing his part for the annual Defence Blood Challenge by donating plasma every two weeks between September 1 and November 30. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Director Navy Asset Accounting, Peter Stephenson, is doing his part for the annual Defence Blood Challenge by donating plasma every two weeks between September 1 and November 30.

This week marks the beginning of the annual Defence Blood Challenge, running for three months from 1 September until 30 November around Australia. Former Navy members Graeme Bee and Peter Stephenson are doing their part to contribute to Navy’s overall tally by donating plasma every two weeks for the next three months.
 

Systems Training School 'Wear it Purple'

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author), LSCSO Tegan Hamilton (photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: LSCSO Tegan Hamilton)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, members of the Systems Training School at HMAS Watson got out their purple t-shirts to celebrate diversity, support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Navy family and wider community and to raise awareness for the challenges they face.

Big Cake Bake supports Red Cross

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LEUT Daryl Peebles (photographer)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.       (photo: Daryl Peebles)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.

Diets and healthy-eating resolutions were momentarily forgotten at Anglesea Barracks in Tasmania on Friday as personnel from all three services and the Barrack’s support staff enjoyed a decadent morning tea – for a great cause.

Navy raises over $12,000 for beyondblue in City to Surf

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City2Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City2Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth.

After the loss of a very close friend and work colleague, LCDR Kelly Haywood took time reflect on how deeply affected she and many others had been by depression and suicide.

Schools call for today's leaders to recognise the qualities of tomorrow's

Published on by CMDR Bob Nelson (author)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW.

This year over 4,200 senior school students across the country will be presented with a Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork.

Forces unite at Wildlife Park

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park.

This month, crew members from USS Chicago took time out from their normal duties to conduct community engagement and provide a helping hand at the Cohunu Wildlife Park in Byford, Western Australia.

Late Navy members among new names on the War Memorial Roll of Honour

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947.

Today, the names of 48 Defence personnel who have died in non-warlike operations were unveiled on three new bronze panels at the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of 'all things Navy'.