The chefs stopped cooking, the cleaners upped and left, the fire-station seemed eerily quiet and phones were left unanswered across HMAS Creswell recently - but the Serco Sodexho Defence Services (SSDS) Site Manager, Tim Went, shouldn’t have worried because his staff were only stopping to acknowledge the efforts of their boss.
Seven Shoalhaven students delivered a presentation on the complexities of Bernoulli’s Principle, the Dissymmetry of Lift and Anti-torque to an audience of teachers, careers advisers, Navy personnel, and their families as part of their graduation from LongLook, an intensive naval aviation vocational program for high school students run by HMAS Albatross.
The Royal Australian Navy’s efforts to stamp out violence against women and effect positive cultural change were recognised last week at the ACT Government’s Partners in Prevention Awards.
Students from Saint Andrews Catholic College in Cairns have given a special gift to the men and women from Cairns based Fleet Units who will be serving at sea over the Christmas period this year.
Community Service and strong school leadership was recognised in Year 10 student Jessie Quinn from St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) when she received an Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award on 25 November.
Hundreds of students from schools throughout the Shoalhaven visit HMAS Albatross every year to participate in a wide range of vocational programs.
Tasmanians love the first day of December as it is officially the first day of summer. This year the weather behaved as it should, with clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures. And Navy didn’t miss the opportunity to ‘fly the flag’ and mingle with the crowds.
Six members from Sensis Newcastle were given the opportunity to visit Garden Island and tour HMAS Parramatta, after they won an internal competition, inspired by Navy Values.
Six personnel serving at Anglesea Barracks, four of them Navy and two of them Army, participated in this year’s Movember campaign, helping to raise awareness of men’s health issues and funds to combat them.
Seven Royal Australian Navy personnel from HMAS Kuttabul supported the Starlight Children's Foundation at Luna Park in Sydney last week, helping to brighten the lives of some very special children.