Section: Community

Schools call for today's leaders to recognise the qualities of tomorrow's

Published on by CMDR Bob Nelson (author)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW.

This year over 4,200 senior school students across the country will be presented with a Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork.

Forces unite at Wildlife Park

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park.

This month, crew members from USS Chicago took time out from their normal duties to conduct community engagement and provide a helping hand at the Cohunu Wildlife Park in Byford, Western Australia.

Late Navy members among new names on the War Memorial Roll of Honour

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947.

Today, the names of 48 Defence personnel who have died in non-warlike operations were unveiled on three new bronze panels at the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

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

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of 'all things Navy'.

816 Squadron visits Callala Public School

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter.

Students from Callala Public School had an extra exciting recess when a Seahawk helicopter and crew from 816 Squadron, visited their school recently.

Navy makes headway towards White Ribbon accreditation

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A Navy member displays the White Ribbon Pin on their rank slide as part of International White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A Navy member displays the White Ribbon Pin on their rank slide as part of International White Ribbon Day.

The Royal Australian Navy is making great headway in its bid to achieve White Ribbon accreditation, with one in every five Navy members having completed the important White Ribbon survey.

Systems Training School Supports White Ribbon Movement

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author), SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: SBLT Jez Kokshoorn)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, staff and students at the Royal Australian Navy’s Systems Training School (STS) at HMAS Watson came together in solidarity to demonstrate its support of the White Ribbon campaign.

Cairns sailors walk in the footsteps of heroes

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

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Two sailors from HMAS Cairns have spent time reflecting on the sacrifices of Australian diggers while they walked the Kokoda track. 

Variety the winner in Cantabria’s marathon

Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author)

Sailors and officers from the Spanish Armada replenishment vessel SPS Cantabria and the Royal Australian Navy hold a banner in support of the children's charity, Variety. A cheque of $550 dollars was presented to New South Wales Variety at Fleet Base East (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Sailors and officers from the Spanish Armada replenishment vessel SPS Cantabria and the Royal Australian Navy hold a banner in support of the children's charity, Variety. A cheque of $550 dollars was presented to New South Wales Variety at Fleet Base East

Members of the Spanish Armada and Royal Australian Navy personnel embarked in ESPS Cantabria have raised $550 for ‘Variety’ the Children’s Charity.

Stirling Hosts Midwest Clontarf Academy

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPO Grant Pilgram (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Grant Pilgram of the Navy Domestic Engagement Program gives the students of the Midwest Clontarf Academy a tour of HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Chief Petty Officer Grant Pilgram of the Navy Domestic Engagement Program gives the students of the Midwest Clontarf Academy a tour of HMAS Stirling.

Twenty-six students from the Midwest Clontarf Academy visited HMAS Stirling last week, to discover more about life in the Royal Australian Navy.