Section: Community

Navy spins for Ocsober

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

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s ‘Ocsober’ by participating in a 24 hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19-20 September.

Top End sailors back Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End sailors have enjoyed a ‘long neck’ of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.

Creswell bowled over by Gilchrist visit

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow.

HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from ship’s company.

Cerberus dives into a dry October

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge.

Sailors from HMAS Cerberus dived into the launch of Ocsober in Victoria. Around 300 swimmers took the plunge for a good cause, taking part in a continuous 12 hour swimming relay.

Navy completes 'step one' to White Ribbon accreditation

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A White Ribbon pin displayed in the hands of a Navy member as part of International White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A White Ribbon pin displayed in the hands of a Navy member as part of International White Ribbon Day.

The Chief of Navy recently reminded Navy people that violence against women is a significant issue that required all sectors of the Australian community to take action to prevent. Because of its importance, Navy participates in ‘White Ribbon’ - a male led movement to end violence against women.

New Entry Officers rise to the challenge

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Dean Ryan (photographer)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra. (photo: MIDN Dean Ryan)

MIDN Robert McRae, SBLT Denis Oshaliee, MIDN Michael Benjamin and SBLT Phillip Qin of Jervis Division, NEOC 49, at the Noah’s Challenge in Nowra.

Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.

Indigenous youth get a taste of military life

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Indigenous Military Experience Week participants belay a climber on the rock climbing wall on the high ropes course at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Indigenous Military Experience Week participants belay a climber on the rock climbing wall on the high ropes course at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Young Indigenous people from the east coast of Australia recently got to explore military life first hand as part of the Defence inaugural Indigenous Military Experience Week.

Navy Patrol Boat crew supports homeless kids in Cairns

Published on by LSET Luke Adams (author)

LEUT Murray (XO), LSML-C Walter present Harald’s House founder Harald Falge with a new boxing set. (photo: Unknown)

LEUT Murray (XO), LSML-C Walter present Harald’s House founder Harald Falge with a new boxing set.

The Navy Patrol Boat crew ARDENT TWO has raised money to donate a boxing set to the Cairns charity ‘Harald’s House’, which supports homeless youth.

The NHQ Tasmania team 'Walk With Me'

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author)

Seven personnel from NHQ Tasmania joined hundreds of other walkers to participate in the St Giles' 'Walk With Me' charity event. (photo: )

Seven personnel from NHQ Tasmania joined hundreds of other walkers to participate in the St Giles' 'Walk With Me' charity event.

‘Walk With Me’, a major fundraising effort staged annually by St Giles, was supported by personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania last week.

Navy takes to the water to promote a dry Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr Pup Elliott (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

At 2000hrs (eight hours since the start)  Navy personnel continue swimming laps at the Australian Defence Force Academy pool as part of the Navy's 24hr swim relay in  support of Life Education's Ocsober launch.  (photo: Pup Elliott)

At 2000hrs (eight hours since the start) Navy personnel continue swimming laps at the Australian Defence Force Academy pool as part of the Navy's 24hr swim relay in support of Life Education's Ocsober launch.

The Royal Australian Navy has made a cracking start to its Ocsober campaign this year, having already raised more than $15,400 - and October is still weeks away!