Section: Community

Cadets onboard for trip of a lifetime

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Warrant Officer Timothy Brading shows TS Darwin cadets how to use the fire fighting equipment onboard HMAS Darwin during a sea phase from Singapore to Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Warrant Officer Timothy Brading shows TS Darwin cadets how to use the fire fighting equipment onboard HMAS Darwin during a sea phase from Singapore to Darwin.

Six Australian Navy Cadets joined HMAS Darwin in Singapore for the warship’s return to Australia after a seven month deployment to the Middle East. 

HMAS Perth reveals its charitable side

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

High fives for Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck and Able Seaman Military Logistics Personnel Serena Gracia after dancing with the school children at Samata Sarana, a christian school and hostel for children, disabled and elderly on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

High fives for Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck and Able Seaman Military Logistics Personnel Serena Gracia after dancing with the school children at Samata Sarana, a christian school and hostel for children, disabled and elderly on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Volunteers from HMAS Perth spent their time ashore during a recent port visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to assist a local charity organisation which cares for children, the elderly and those that are unable to be supported by their families.

Navy Tasmania personnel help with flood relief at Foodbank Tasmania

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Able Seaman Musician Claire Ham, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Kyle Wade-Cooper, Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Tracey Fry, Commander Lewis Gaha, Able Seaman Musician Haydn Murtagh and Chief Petty Officer Musician Mark Ham at the Foodbank warehouse in Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Musician Claire Ham, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Kyle Wade-Cooper, Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Tracey Fry, Commander Lewis Gaha, Able Seaman Musician Haydn Murtagh and Chief Petty Officer Musician Mark Ham at the Foodbank warehouse in Tasmania.

Royal Australian Navy personnel at Navy Headquarters-Tasmania have again turned out in support of their local community in the aftermath of the recent Tasmanian floods when they returned to volunteer at Foodbank Tasmania assisting with a stocktake of the charity's Hobart warehouse. 

Stirling opens its gates to families

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day.

HMAS Stirling was recently awash with painted faces and colourful balloons as the base near Rockingham, Western Australia held its inaugural Family Day.

Navy cyclists help break the cycle of poverty and violence

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

With their mountain bikes prepared, personal fitness honed and a passion to help break the cycle of poverty and violence, Commander Gemma Mountney and Lieutenant Commander Libby Keefe have cycled from Vietnam to Cambodia. (photo: Unknown)

With their mountain bikes prepared, personal fitness honed and a passion to help break the cycle of poverty and violence, Commander Gemma Mountney and Lieutenant Commander Libby Keefe have cycled from Vietnam to Cambodia.

With their mountain bikes prepared, personal fitness honed and a passion to help break the cycle of poverty and violence, Commander Gemma Mountney and Lieutenant Commander Libby Keefe have cycled from Vietnam to Cambodia. 

Pulling the threads together in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), CHAP Colin Tett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Wood and the Executive Officer HMAS Watson Commander Mattew Shand  (photo: Chaplain Colin Tett)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Wood and the Executive Officer HMAS Watson Commander Mattew Shand

The Defence family has pulled together to support one very special woman in need, who has touched the lives of thousands of operationally deployed Australian Defence personnel.

HMAS Waterhen rolls up sleeves for Blood Service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LS Brook Oram (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Owen Kelly, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Brooke Oram, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Edgar Dunsby, Brendan Holland and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Nimai Walsh after donating blood and plasma. (photo: LS Brooke Oram)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Owen Kelly, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Brooke Oram, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Edgar Dunsby, Brendan Holland and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Nimai Walsh after donating blood and plasma.

Royal Australian Navy personnel at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney have rolled up their sleeves and donated blood, assisting the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Gold is in the bag for Aussie Paralympics team

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines, Lieutenant Stacey Moore and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jackson Cosgrove (at right) of HMAS Kuttabul, with Outfitting Manager for the Australian Paralympic Committee, Kate Smith, are managing the supply and issue of uniforms to Australian athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, from a logistics facility in Silverwater, NSW.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines, Lieutenant Stacey Moore and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jackson Cosgrove (at right) of HMAS Kuttabul, with Outfitting Manager for the Australian Paralympic Committee, Kate Smith, are managing the supply and issue of uniforms to Australian athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, from a logistics facility in Silverwater, NSW.

Eight Royal Australian Navy members have been involved in one of the most important parts of the Australian Paralympic Team’s Rio Games campaign – the packing the team’s uniforms.

Navy life brings Variety

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

(l-r) Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, Kade Mosig,  Matt Moss, Jake Moss, Troy Carroll and Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Brian Pool at the Kawasaki launch in Seven Hills with the Navy's Variety Bash car.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

(l-r) Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, Kade Mosig, Matt Moss, Jake Moss, Troy Carroll and Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Brian Pool at the Kawasaki launch in Seven Hills with the Navy's Variety Bash car.

In-service volunteers are being sought to join the Royal Australian Navy team for the 2016 Variety Bash, a 10-day drive through the outback to raise money for kids in need.

Minehunter opens scuttles to school

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Leading Seaman Carissa Andrews teaches Eungella State School student Will Smith firefighting drill onboard HMAS Gascoyne
 (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Carissa Andrews teaches Eungella State School student Will Smith firefighting drill onboard HMAS Gascoyne

Students from Eungella State School, Queensland, were given a special treat by the crew of HMAS Gascoyne recently - a personal tour of the Royal Australian Navy minehunter.