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Watson team puts its best foot forward for planet Earth

Published on by SBLT Ash Wells (author), Unknown (photographer)

Officer-in-Charge, Command and Junior Warfare Application Course (JWAC), Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths, with her team of dedicated shoe donators, and Ms Jennifer Reynolds, a volunteer from Shoes for Planet Earth, with a swag of donated running shoes at HMAS Watson. (photo: Unknown)

Officer-in-Charge, Command and Junior Warfare Application Course (JWAC), Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths, with her team of dedicated shoe donators, and Ms Jennifer Reynolds, a volunteer from Shoes for Planet Earth, with a swag of donated running shoes at HMAS Watson.

Personnel from HMAS Watson teamed up with the company ‘Lululemon Athletica’ to donate footwear for ‘Shoes for Planet Earth’, which is a charity that collects and distributes recycled running shoes to those in need in local and international communities.  

Boys remembered 70 years on

Published on by ABIS Cassie McBride (author and photographer)

Attendees of the dedication of the 'Book of Remembrance for Royal Navy Boy Seamen Killed in Action during WWII' at the Memorial Chapel of Saint Mark, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Attendees of the dedication of the 'Book of Remembrance for Royal Navy Boy Seamen Killed in Action during WWII' at the Memorial Chapel of Saint Mark, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Members of the Australian Division of the HMS Ganges Association and cadets from Training Ship Tingara gathered at the HMAS Cerberus Memorial Chapel of Saint Mark on 7 September to remember the loss over 500 boy seamen killed in the Second World War.

Harman sailors sell daffodils to help conquer cancer

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Mrs Mae Smith with the fund raising Cancer Council Daffodil's she has just bought from HMAS Harman personnel. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Mrs Mae Smith with the fund raising Cancer Council Daffodil's she has just bought from HMAS Harman personnel.

In August, personnel from HMAS Harman volunteered their time to sell daffodils during one of the Cancer Council’s most important fundraising events - Daffodil Day. Sold through July and August, the Cancer Council daffodil represents hope for a cancer–free future.

Ice cold cash for charity

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by SBLT Cameron Taylor (author), ABEW Chloe Haigh (photographer), Unknown (videographer)

(From left) Warrant Officer Fred Campbell; Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis; Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Commander Gordon Vine cop an ice bucket drenching. (photo: ABEW Chloe Haigh)

(From left) Warrant Officer Fred Campbell; Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis; Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Commander Gordon Vine cop an ice bucket drenching.

It was a cool and overcast day at Fleet Base East, but that did not stand in the way of HMAS Parramatta raising more than $1,200 for the ship's nominated charity by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

HMAS Harman ramps up fundraising efforts for Legacy

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer)

Able Seaman Lionel Hayden (left) and Leading Seaman Samuel Hall  receive a donation from Ms Mikaela Cameron while fundraising for Legacy outside Woolworths in Queanbeyan. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Able Seaman Lionel Hayden (left) and Leading Seaman Samuel Hall receive a donation from Ms Mikaela Cameron while fundraising for Legacy outside Woolworths in Queanbeyan.

HMAS Harman continued its support of Legacy last week by providing 14 volunteer sailors and officers and 60 Australian Navy Cadet volunteers from TS Canberra to sell badges, for three days, during Legacy’s Canberra and Queanbeyan badge appeal.

Sailors 'clown around' to support St. Giles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Navy Headquarters - Tasmania personnel with other volunteers and kids at St. Giles Open Day. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Navy Headquarters - Tasmania personnel with other volunteers and kids at St. Giles Open Day.

A glorious day and lots of excited children greeted Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel who volunteered to help local charity 'St. Giles' with its annual open day.

Hundreds of sailors take to the streets for national Legacy Week

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Kirra-Lee Brazendale receives a donation for Legacy from Andrew at the top of Elizabeth Street mall in Hobart Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Kirra-Lee Brazendale receives a donation for Legacy from Andrew at the top of Elizabeth Street mall in Hobart Tasmania.

Hundreds of Royal Australian Navy personnel around the country are selling badges and military teddy bears this week to raise money for Defence families who are suffering financially or socially after the death or incapacitation of a serving spouse or parent.

ADFA Open Day rocks the capital

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer)

Lieutenant Samuel Taylor-Burdon discusses Navy aviation with Mr Paul Hardie, and his daughter Isabella, as they take a tour of a Navy Bell 429 helicopter. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Lieutenant Samuel Taylor-Burdon discusses Navy aviation with Mr Paul Hardie, and his daughter Isabella, as they take a tour of a Navy Bell 429 helicopter.

On 30 August 2014, the Australian Defence Force Academy opened its doors to the public to exhibit the multitude of exciting opportunities that are not only available to people who are interested in studying at the Academy, but also to people who are generally interested in a career in the Australian Defence Force.

Remembering triumphs and tragedies

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Seaman Star Daniel Molloy holds the original banner used to muster sailors at Flinders Street Station during the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces Re-enactment at Flinders Street Train Station in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Seaman Star Daniel Molloy holds the original banner used to muster sailors at Flinders Street Station during the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces Re-enactment at Flinders Street Train Station in Melbourne, Victoria.

Recently, the descendants, veterans and Defence members gathered at the iconic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne to pay tribute to the Victorian men that formed part of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces that went on to fight in German New Guinea during the First World War.

Albatross consumes cupcakes for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Darin Trudgett receives a cupcake from Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) Christine Stone and Seaman ML-P Kirsty Burbidge, after donating much needed money in support of 'Cupcake Day for the RSPCA'. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Darin Trudgett receives a cupcake from Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) Christine Stone and Seaman ML-P Kirsty Burbidge, after donating much needed money in support of 'Cupcake Day for the RSPCA'.

Let us eat cake was the motto for the day when HMAS Albatross got behind Cupcake Day for the RSPCA.