Section: Community

HMAS Albatross Provides Local Bushfire Support

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services, utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services, utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts.

Naval Air Station Nowra, HMAS Albatross, is providing support to a range of emergency services aircraft working to suppress a bushfire, burning within remote country 30 kilometres inland from Ulladulla.

NHQ Tasmania strengthens ties with Royal Hobart Regatta Association

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Project management for the working bee was expertly handled by AB Ben Melville.                      (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Project management for the working bee was expertly handled by AB Ben Melville.

The Navy Headquarters Tasmania team has once again rolled up its collective sleeves to help the local Royal Hobart Regatta Association.

Birdies to go over the edge for youth in crisis

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Abseil for Youth TEAM NAVY Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant OLoughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Abseil for Youth TEAM NAVY Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant OLoughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright

Navy aviators may be accustomed to soaring at great heights and their engineering team helps them to achieve that. But as this is usually done from the relative comfort of a helicopter cockpit or a hangar, the 10 Fleet Air Arm personnel from or attached to HMAS Albatross who are poised to step off the top of the 26 storey AMP Building later this month will also be stepping far outside their comfort zones.

Investing in Foodbank

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan.

On Thursday September 26 2013, Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Toowoomba’s Maritime Logistics Department provided support to Foodbank, Western Australia.

Rugby raises funds for Canberra hospital

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel visited Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH) on 16 September 2013 to join the ACT Veterans Rugby Club in presenting to the PatCH Foundation a $1,000 donation from local Canberra based company iCognition.

NUSHIP Canberra people do their bit to boost numbers

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney.

With the Ambassador for this year’s Defence Blood Challenge, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, being part of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company, personnel are well versed on the importance of donating blood.

Navy spins for Ocsober

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

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s 'Ocsober' by participating in a 24-hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19 -20 September.

Top End sailors back Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End sailors have enjoyed a “long neck” of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.

Creswell bowled over by Gilchrist visit

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow.

HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from Ship’s Company.

Cerberus dives into a dry October

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge.

Sailors from HMAS Cerberus dived into the launch of Ocsober in Victoria. Around 300 swimmers took the plunge for a good cause, taking part in a continuous 12 hour swimming relay.