Section: Community

Navy sails into remote communities

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra. (photo: )

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra.

Six Northern Territory-based sailors recently ventured into the heart of Australia on a 17-day mission to engage with remote communities and strengthen Navy’s reputation.

Partnership opens doors to STEM careers for Top End students

This article has photo gallery Published on by Kim Parkinson (author), CPO Tony Thomas (author)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon. (photo: CPO Tony Thomas)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon.

Six high school students got a hands-on understanding of what life is like in the Royal Australian Navy during a week of work experience at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Penguin civic virtue at 2019 Balmoral Burn

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

Members of current diving courses from HMAS Penguin at the top of the hill after the 'Hill of Hurt' event during the 2019 Balmoral Burn. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Members of current diving courses from HMAS Penguin at the top of the hill after the 'Hill of Hurt' event during the 2019 Balmoral Burn.

Beautiful autumn skies greeted the 19th running of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Balmoral Burn charity fun run, held on Sunday 26 May 2019.

HMAS Watson marches into Woollahra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Eastern Suburbs Police Command Superintendent John Duncan halts Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain John Stavridis, ADC, RAN and his Ship’s Company as they conduct a Freedom of Entry march through the streets of Woollahra, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Thomas Gibson)

Eastern Suburbs Police Command Superintendent John Duncan halts Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain John Stavridis, ADC, RAN and his Ship’s Company as they conduct a Freedom of Entry march through the streets of Woollahra, Sydney.

The Officers and Sailors of HMAS Watson have reaffirmed their bond with the Municipality of Woollahra by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry to the eastern Sydney suburb.

Penguin supports the Balmoral Swim For Cancer

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley, presents the HMAS Penguin Shield to a team from Peakhurst Swim Club, after they won the 2019 Penguin Relay at the Balmoral Swim For Cancer event. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley, presents the HMAS Penguin Shield to a team from Peakhurst Swim Club, after they won the 2019 Penguin Relay at the Balmoral Swim For Cancer event.

A beautiful Sunday morning greeted competitors and organisers as they arrived at Sydney’s Balmoral Beach for the annual Balmoral Swim For Cancer.

Bulldog joins the Steel Cat

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march.

A little-known piece of Navy history dating back to the First World War is being kept alive with a British Bulldog by the name of Hank becoming the first mascot for ‘the Steel Cat’, HMAS Brisbane (III).

Relay runners pass the trident to save lives

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

HMA Ships Albatross and Creswell after completing the annual Relay For Life, at Nowra Showgrounds.  (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

HMA Ships Albatross and Creswell after completing the annual Relay For Life, at Nowra Showgrounds.

This year, teams from Navy establishments HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell were joined by members of 808 Squadron, along with 60 teams from the local community in the Shoalhaven Relay For Life.

More bucks banked for Keeping Watch

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commander Christina Ween and Defence Bank’s Russell Branch Manager, Annie Chowdhry count the money collected from the International Women’s Day Barbeque held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Commander Christina Ween and Defence Bank’s Russell Branch Manager, Annie Chowdhry count the money collected from the International Women’s Day Barbeque held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Members serving at Navy Headquarters have dug deep for a worthy cause, raising more than $1,000 for the sailor support charity Keeping Watch.

Volunteering a win-win as Top End team pitches in to help the paw

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Toni McMahon (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT.

Defence members in the Top End have taken time to give back to the local community during a series of working bees and volunteer activities at the PAWS Darwin Animal Shelter.

Stirling gives Navy families the red carpet treatment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Kayla Petersen leads a tour group around HMAS Toowoomba during the HMAS Stirling Families Day. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Kayla Petersen leads a tour group around HMAS Toowoomba during the HMAS Stirling Families Day.

Navy members in Western Australia made their families the focus on January 25 as they hosted the annual HMAS Stirling Families Day.