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Defence raises 'Safebase' alert level

Published on by Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin (author)

The SAFEBASE alert level across Defence has been raised to CHARLIE. (photo: )

The SAFEBASE alert level across Defence has been raised to CHARLIE.

On 12 September 2014, based on advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Prime Minister raised the National Terrorism Public Alert Level to HIGH. As a precaution, and consistent with the change to the National Terrorism Public Alert Level, Defence has decided to raise the alert level at all our bases and establishments.

Creswell crew doing it for the kids

Published on by LEUT Damien Hansen (author), LEUT Ben Sweetenham (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Asara takes part in the 2014 Noah’s Challenge Adventure Race in Nowra, NSW. (photo: LEUT Ben Sweetenham)

Sub Lieutenant Asara takes part in the 2014 Noah’s Challenge Adventure Race in Nowra, NSW.

On September 6, personnel from HMAS Creswell and the New Entry Officer’s Course participated in the Noah's Challenge adventure race in and around the Nowra area.

Donations take the cake

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Personnel from Navy Strategic Command and the Office of the Chief of Navy participate in a Spring 'Cupcake-off' competition at Russell Offices, Canberra, to raise money for Navy's charity 'Keeping Watch'.  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Personnel from Navy Strategic Command and the Office of the Chief of Navy participate in a Spring 'Cupcake-off' competition at Russell Offices, Canberra, to raise money for Navy's charity 'Keeping Watch'.

The advent of Spring heralded an opportunity for Navy Strategic Command Headquarters personnel to roll up theirs sleeves and bake for a cause.

Harman fundraising efforts soar at Legacy Golf Day

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Dean Trost holds the flag for CPO Andrew Bar as he putts his ball in on the second hole at Fairbairn Golf Club, during the HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day. 
 (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Dean Trost holds the flag for CPO Andrew Bar as he putts his ball in on the second hole at Fairbairn Golf Club, during the HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day.

HMAS Harman’s commitment to helping those in need was bolstered in 2014, with a charity golf day included in the base’s annual repertoire of fundraising endeavours.

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.