Section: Community

Five peaks in five hours in tribute to domestic violence victims

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

LCDR Steve Delo completes his trek at the top of Mount Ainsle with a White Ribbon cut-out of a female domestic violence victim – 52 women are killed as a result of domestic violence each year. (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Steve Delo completes his trek at the top of Mount Ainsle with a White Ribbon cut-out of a female domestic violence victim – 52 women are killed as a result of domestic violence each year.

A Navy member has embarked on an innovative campaign to promote awareness of violence against women, successfully completing five hill climbs in five hours.

 

Perth volunteer fights fires on multiple fronts

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Unknown (photographer)

Left to Right: Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitchell Rodway (HMAS Perth), the Honourable Francis Logan MLA (Emergency Services Minister WA) and Lieutenant Commander Adam Cooper (HMAS Perth)] (photo: Unknown)

Left to Right: Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitchell Rodway (HMAS Perth), the Honourable Francis Logan MLA (Emergency Services Minister WA) and Lieutenant Commander Adam Cooper (HMAS Perth)]

A Navy ship has received a ‘Silver Award’ from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards held at Government House in Perth - acknowledging the important contribution provided to the community.

Champions of equal opportunity

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

HMAS Stirling has received a community award that celebrated the growth of employment and training for people with disabilities and mental illness. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Stirling has received a community award that celebrated the growth of employment and training for people with disabilities and mental illness.

HMAS Stirling has received a community award at an annual event that celebrates the growth of employment and training for people with disabilities and mental illness.

Navy medic shows resilience in trans-continental trek

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Tristan

Chief Petty Officer Tristan "Banger" Harris with his walking buggy at HMAS Stirling.

Following six months on the road, 4,358 kilometres, and nine pairs of joggers, Chief Petty Officer Medic Tristan Harris has successfully trekked across Australia.

Success team abseil for youth

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aimee Jeffers (author), WinkiPoP Media (photographer)

Midshipman Aimee Jeffers from HMAS Success prepares for the Sir David Martin Foundation Abseil for Youth day.  (photo: WinkiPoP Media)

Midshipman Aimee Jeffers from HMAS Success prepares for the Sir David Martin Foundation Abseil for Youth day.

Plummeting 135 metres from the 33rd floor of a skyscraper, is not for the faint-hearted, but when the goal was to raise much-needed funding and awareness for the Sir David Martin Foundation the team from HMAS Success leapt to the challenge.

Teamwork toughs it out

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Leisa Hinschen (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Anzac ship's company participated in the Southern Peaks 37km Cross Country Mountain Bike event held in Albany.  (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Anzac ship's company participated in the Southern Peaks 37km Cross Country Mountain Bike event held in Albany.

Five dedicated mountain bikers from the ship’s company of HMAS Anzac participated in the Southern Peaks cross country mountain bike event held in Anzac’s home port of Albany, Western Australia, recently.

 

Anzac takes on half-ton trail

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSCIS Meagan Donnellan, (photographer)

Sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, compete in the OXFAM trail walker series in Perth. (photo: LSCIS Meagan Donnellan,)

Sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, compete in the OXFAM trail walker series in Perth.

Four sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, have tested their sea legs, taking on a 50-kilometre walk for charity through the spectacular scenery of the Perth hills.

Views on service life shared

Published on by Ms Alex DeValentin (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswain Laura Whittle is joined by family members on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney prior to her departure in HMAS Warramunga. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Petty Officer Boatswain Laura Whittle is joined by family members on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney prior to her departure in HMAS Warramunga.

Navy members and their families recently took part in the Australian Defence Force Families Survey to share their experiences of military life and their views on current support services available.

Going the distance for fitness and charity

Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Stephen Tilley (author)

Commander Ian Young on completion of day three of his charity bike ride, helping to raise funds into finding a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease.  (photo: SGT Stephen Tilley)

Commander Ian Young on completion of day three of his charity bike ride, helping to raise funds into finding a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease.

Commander Ian Young is a Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Maritime Operational Health Unit in Sydney, but he still finds the time to keep fit and channel his training to a higher purpose.

Community minded Cairns cycle for a cause

Published on by SMNGX Josiah Rutherford (author), Unknown (photographer)

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team.

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team has put their fitness to the test attending the annual Cairns to Cooktown Cardiac Challenge, a fundraising event that aims to increase awareness about cardiac disease in Far North Queensland as well as financially support the cardiac ward in Cairns Base Hospital.