Section: Community

Stirling sailors enjoy giving back to their community

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

(L-R) CPO Calum Blake, CPO Gavin Kemp and CPO Jeff Calderbank at the annual City of Rockingham Volunteer recognition ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) CPO Calum Blake, CPO Gavin Kemp and CPO Jeff Calderbank at the annual City of Rockingham Volunteer recognition ceremony.

Personnel posted to HMAS Stirling continue to give back to their community, even when they are not wearing the uniform of the Royal Australian Navy.

Albatross community rallies together to help Shoalhaven farmers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (author)

Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross.

Community-minded Defence members, APS and contractors have used an annual event to raise much needed funds for struggling farmers in the Shoalhaven region.

HMAS Choules to open its heart to Sydney on 22 September

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018.

Navy enthusiasts and curious minds of all ages are in for a rare treat on Saturday 22 September as one of Australia’s largest and tallest Navy ships, HMAS Choules, invites civilians on board in support of the NSW Kids in Need charity.

Top End officers have a Ball for charity

Published on by LEUT Bradley Stout (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Lieutenant Bradley Stout, RAN, and Commander Mark Fullick, RAN, of the 2018 Northern Territory Officers' Ball organisation committee, present President of Legacy Northern Territory, Jack Hamilton, OAM, with a cheque for $3000 at the Larrakeyah Officers' Mess. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Lieutenant Bradley Stout, RAN, and Commander Mark Fullick, RAN, of the 2018 Northern Territory Officers' Ball organisation committee, present President of Legacy Northern Territory, Jack Hamilton, OAM, with a cheque for $3000 at the Larrakeyah Officers' Mess.

An evening of fun at Top End ADF establishment Larrakeyah Defence Precinct has proved to be a winner for more than just the guests.

Scouting out a positive engagement

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSCIS Mark Mather (photographer)

Petty Officer Ben Petersen escorting the Cairns Northern Beaches Scout Group as they visit HMAS Wollongong based at HMAS Cairns.

 (photo: LSCIS Mark Mather)

Petty Officer Ben Petersen escorting the Cairns Northern Beaches Scout Group as they visit HMAS Wollongong based at HMAS Cairns.

Over the past year, more than 100 Far North Queensland based scouts have been welcomed to HMAS Cairns for educational tours.

HMAS Cairns helps waterway clean-up

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), POPTI Kristian Weldon (photographer)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Cairns took to kayaks to help clear Cairns waterways from rubbish during the Great Northern Cleanup. (photo: POPTI Kristian Weldon)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Cairns took to kayaks to help clear Cairns waterways from rubbish during the Great Northern Cleanup.

Navy initiative and community spirit was on display in Far North Queensland as personnel from HMAS Cairns took to the water in kayaks to contribute to the ‘Great Northern Clean Up’, a preservation program for the regional environment.

Navy helps pump up plasma donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

The 2018 Defence Red Cross Blood Challenge is in full swing, with a new record breaking day for plasma donations set in the NSW/ACT area.

HMAS Waterhen Legacy Week delivers great result

Published on by PO Nathan Caddis (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen volunteer during Legacy Week to sell Legacy Badges in the North Sydney region. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Personnel from HMAS Waterhen volunteer during Legacy Week to sell Legacy Badges in the North Sydney region.

Members from HMAS Waterhen have set a new Sydney North Shore record for their efforts raising funds over Legacy Week.

Networking event promotes female participation in sport

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Minerva Network (photographer)

Attendees of the Minerva Networking event in Sydney. (photo: Mark Evans)

Attendees of the Minerva Networking event in Sydney.

Navy sportswomen have played a key role in a networking event aimed at promoting and improving opportunities for female athletes.

Museum holds secrets of days gone by

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Historical Display Curator, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander, with a QR-coded exhibit at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Stirling Historical Display Curator, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander, with a QR-coded exhibit at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

In a non-descript, red brick building next door to the HMAS Stirling canteen lies one of Navy’s best kept secrets - the WA Naval Historical Display.