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.
The Navy Headquarters Tasmania team has once again rolled up its collective sleeves to help the local Royal Hobart Regatta Association.
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.
On Thursday September 26 2013, Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Toowoomba’s Maritime Logistics Department provided support to Foodbank, Western Australia.
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.
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.
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 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.
HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from Ship’s Company.
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.