Section: Community

NUSQN725 provides community support to deployed U.S. military personnel

Published on by LS Chris Hodgkinson (author)

(Left to right): Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care-packages destined for deployed U.S. military troops in Jacksonville, USA.

 (photo: LSA Chris Hodgkinson)

(Left to right): Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care-packages destined for deployed U.S. military troops in Jacksonville, USA.

More than 7,500 U.S. military men and women serving overseas will be receiving a care package thanks to the efforts of several hundred Jacksonville and five members from the Royal Australian Navy's New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 275), currently deployed to the USA for accelerated training on the Navy's new maritime combat helicopter - the MH-60R.

Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program visits HMAS Kuttabul

Published on by WO Mark Donlan (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Indigenous students from Western NSW and Naval staff visit HMAS Parramatta as part of a work placement programme. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Indigenous students from Western NSW and Naval staff visit HMAS Parramatta as part of a work placement programme.

Sixteen students from rural and remote areas of NSW were treated to a week of activities showcasing Defence careers as part of the Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program conducted from July 14-19.

Navy sailor to run in New York Marathon as Heart Foundation Ambassador

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation by taking part in the 2013 New York Marathon. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation by taking part in the 2013 New York Marathon.

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation while he raises his heart rate in preparation for the 2013 ING New York Marathon.

NAIDOC Week at Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Matthew Rae (author), MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio (photographer), MIDN Jennifer Hall (photographer)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Commander Tish van Stralen (Executive Officer HMAS Creswell) looks on. (photo: MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Commander Tish van Stralen (Executive Officer HMAS Creswell) looks on.

Children from Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, Jervis Bay, had a surprise from aloft this week when a Squirrel helicopter from 723 Squadron (HMAS Albatross) and personnel from HMAS Creswell dropped in for a visit.

Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) visits HMAS Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Members of 808 NUSQN and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and Staff at 808 NUSQN HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Members of 808 NUSQN and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and Staff at 808 NUSQN HMAS Albatross, NSW.

The Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) recently visited HMAS Albatross as part of its program to introduce participants to the wide range of career choices available in the ADF.

HMAS Stirling home to Perth Wave Energy Project

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, (centre) with Carnegie Project Development Officer Tim Sawyer (left) and Carnegie Construction Manager Andy Mercer (right), in front of the Perth Wave Energy Project sign. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, (centre) with Carnegie Project Development Officer Tim Sawyer (left) and Carnegie Construction Manager Andy Mercer (right), in front of the Perth Wave Energy Project sign.

The onshore site for the Perth Wave Energy Project, located at Garden Island, HMAS Stirling has been officially handed over from the Australian Department of Defence to Carnegie Wave Energy Limited.

NAIDOC Week in the west

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zac Pitt, prepares to hoist the Torres Strait Island flag during colours ceremony on board HMAS Stirling, with other members of Stirling and families to signify the commencement of NAIDOC Week. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zac Pitt, prepares to hoist the Torres Strait Island flag during colours ceremony on board HMAS Stirling, with other members of Stirling and families to signify the commencement of NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

Newcastle’s Crew Called to the Captain’s Table

Published on by WO Phil Smith (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Samuel Curtis, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Nurzenski, Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Alix Smith, Lieutenant Commander Stuart Muller (Executive Officer) and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Julianne Cocks enjoy receiv (photo: POEW Ben White)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Samuel Curtis, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Nurzenski, Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Alix Smith, Lieutenant Commander Stuart Muller (Executive Officer) and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Julianne Cocks enjoy receiv

In the middle of the Indian Ocean and a long way from the usual dinner queue, four lucky members of HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company enjoyed a sumptuous Lobster dinner in the Commanding Officer’s (CO) cabin.

Stirling donates the gift of life

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bonnie Street donates blood in the Red Cross mobile donations unit alongside other sailors at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bonnie Street donates blood in the Red Cross mobile donations unit alongside other sailors at HMAS Stirling.

Close to 100 defence personnel rolled up their sleeves and donated the gift of life, when the Australian Red Cross Blood Donation Service visited HMAS Stirling recently.

Strong partnerships help improve conditions in Island nations

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Local people wait to be seen at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital. HMAS Tobruk is at anchor in the background. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Local people wait to be seen at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital. HMAS Tobruk is at anchor in the background.

Australian Defence Force personnel are playing a vital role as key contributors to Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013, a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission to help improve the lives of people in the Pacific Region.