Harman helps with home-like holiday

This article has photo gallery Published on POML-S Rebecca Wotherspoon (author)

Location(s): HMAS Harman

Topic(s): HMAS Harman, Volleyball, Exercise TALISMAN SABRE

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Alison Westwood, RAN, pictured with both teams presenting the USA team captain with a plaque to mark the occasion. (photo: Unknown)
Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Alison Westwood, RAN, pictured with both teams presenting the USA team captain with a plaque to mark the occasion.

Canberra base, HMAS Harman celebrated 4th July – Independence Day, with some of the team of American servicemen and women deployed as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.
 
The celebrations commenced with a good-old barbeque with the sound of American themed songs in the background.
 
There were plenty of decorations and the Command team put in a great effort providing some homemade red, white and blue inspired desserts.
 
To finish off the afternoon, there was a friendly game of valley ball, with USA v Australia.
 
It was the game that stopped the base! The Harman team started out strong, taking the first set 21 – 17, USA dominated in the second set 21 - 11, and the deciding third set was a close start but the USA came out the winners on the day 21 – 17.
 
Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Michael Davie is currently conducting work experience with the Naval Police Coxswain office at Harman, and said it was a fantastic afternoon for all involved.
 
“Having lived and worked in the US, I've experienced just how big this day is over there and the Harman Command team really pulled together to make this event as big, as colourful and as fun as possible,” he said.
 
“Recreating a slice of home for our US colleagues was especially rewarding as they're a long way from friends and family this 4th of July.”