Section: Community

Navy Mums unwrap smiles for Mother's Day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.  (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers deployed to Vietnam for Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 have marked Mother's Day in a particularly meaningful way this year - spending time with children with disabilities at an Agent Orange Rehabilitation Centre in Da Nang.

Top End welcome for Darwin crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin.

In her final year of service, members of HMAS Darwin’s ship’s company have seized the opportunity to reinforce links with her namesake city.

Young women set to soar

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.   (photo: Unknown)

Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.

Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women, showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area. 

Royal Australian Navy supports NSW Kids in Need

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need.

Members of the public got a ‘backstage’ pass to amphibious giant, HMAS Canberra as part of the New South Wales Kids in Need fundraising event, the World’s Largest Open House recently.

Navy Cadets commemorate in Port Lincoln

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Alanna Stubbs (author and photographer)

Cadets from Training Ship Flinders, based at Port Lincoln, South Australia, in front of HMAS Leeuwin during the ship's port visit for Anzac Day. (photo: Midshipman Alanna Stubbs)

Cadets from Training Ship Flinders, based at Port Lincoln, South Australia, in front of HMAS Leeuwin during the ship's port visit for Anzac Day.

More than 2,000 people stood alongside the crew of hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin in Port Lincoln for Anzac Day commemorations, and with that level of enthusiasm, no wonder the ship’s company departed with some in tow.

Between a walk and a hard place

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Tristan

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

Navy’s own ‘Forrest Gump’ will walk from west coast to east coast, a distance of more 4,200 kilometres, in support of Legacy.

HMAS Success assists DefenceCare

Published on by MIDN Rhys Sheehan (author)

Sub Lieutenant Simon Forster and Midshipman Philip Kingsland sell Anzac badges at ANZ Stadium before the Bulldogs versus Tigers National Rugby League match. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Simon Forster and Midshipman Philip Kingsland sell Anzac badges at ANZ Stadium before the Bulldogs versus Tigers National Rugby League match.

The crew of HMAS Success have been preparing to sail for the upcoming exercises, but still managed to find time to raise funds for their primary charity, RSL DefenceCare.

Work Experience Program visits Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Jo Heenan (author), Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper presents the participants of the second Women in Navy Technical Trades camp held at HMAS Cairns with certificates of achievement. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer, Commander Carl Capper presents the participants of the second Women in Navy Technical Trades camp held at HMAS Cairns with certificates of achievement.

Fourteen young Queensland women recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns and experienced life at sea onboard hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville.

Anzac service supports infirm veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phill Cullinan (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra.

A promise between a group of Vietnam War vintage ex-service personnel to bring Anzac Day to the ill and infirm has come to fruition for the 15th year with a bespoke service at the Canberra Hospital.

Stirling blood blitz

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Community Relations Officer, Mrs Gina Tracey with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Support Operations (ML-S) Toni Ralph at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Rockingham Donor Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Community Relations Officer, Mrs Gina Tracey with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Support Operations (ML-S) Toni Ralph at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Rockingham Donor Centre.

HMAS Stirling donors were rewarded with the ‘best biscuits in town’ for a bloody good job after rolling up their sleeves to spike Navy’s tallies during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge.