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Popcorn, ice cream and movies - a recipe for family fun at HMAS Cerberus

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Defence families at 'A Day at the Movies' hosted by Defence Community Organisation (DCO) out the front of the HMAS Cerberus cinema at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Defence families at 'A Day at the Movies' hosted by Defence Community Organisation (DCO) out the front of the HMAS Cerberus cinema at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus and the Cerberus Defence Community Organisation hosted a day of movies, popcorn and fantastic face painting for Defence families as part of National Families Week in May.

New leash on life for Albatross dog squad

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

From left, Able Seaman Kathleen Clifford, Able Seaman Terren Bennett, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, RAN, Petty Officer Olivia Usback, Able Seaman Christine Stone and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington with their beloved dogs at HMAS Albatross. These Royal Australian Navy members will be taking part in the Million Paws Walk, a fundraiser run by the RSPCA. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

From left, Able Seaman Kathleen Clifford, Able Seaman Terren Bennett, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, RAN, Petty Officer Olivia Usback, Able Seaman Christine Stone and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington with their beloved dogs at HMAS Albatross. These Royal Australian Navy members will be taking part in the Million Paws Walk, a fundraiser run by the RSPCA.

The Albatross Dog Squad recently reformed in preparation for the most important event on the RSPCA calendar, the Million Paws Walk.

Eighteen thousand dollars collected for Legacy in Cairns

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir and Leading Seaman Maxine Davidson volunteer at a Legacy stall at Cairns Central shopping centre. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir and Leading Seaman Maxine Davidson volunteer at a Legacy stall at Cairns Central shopping centre.

In April, Navy, Army and Legacy volunteers in Cairns stepped up to make a difference, and were stationed at six major shopping centres to sell merchandise and collect donations on behalf of Legacy.

HMAS Watson hosts indigenous recruits

Published on by ASLT Sean May (author), SMN Elizabeth Nguyen (photographer)

Members of HMAS Watson with participants of the Defence Indigenous Development Program at South Head, Sydney.  (photo: SMN Elizabeth Nguyen)

Members of HMAS Watson with participants of the Defence Indigenous Development Program at South Head, Sydney.

In April, a group of 23 indigenous recruits from some of the most remote northern parts of Australia visited HMAS Watson as a part of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP).

Rob's Respite Group visits HMAS Watson

Published on by ABCSO Steven Thomson (author and photographer)

HMAS Watson personnel with mentally and physically challenged individuals from the Sydney area gather on Wilson's Field, HMAS Watson, NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

HMAS Watson personnel with mentally and physically challenged individuals from the Sydney area gather on Wilson's Field, HMAS Watson, NSW.

On the 5th of May, HMAS Watson hosted a group of mentally and physically challenged individuals, aged from 20-55 years old, for a tour of the base.

Two new paintings boost Creswell’s historic collection

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(Left) Mr Bob Austen and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(Left) Mr Bob Austen and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell.

Two paintings of HMAS Voyager and HMAS Melbourne, telling a very personal and tragic story, were recently donated to the Historic Collection at HMAS Creswell by Mr Bob Auston.

Navy front and centre at Rottnest festival

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Stirling sailors with members of the Westralian Great War Living History Society who participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival in Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Stirling sailors with members of the Westralian Great War Living History Society who participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival in Western Australia.

The Western Australia Navy Community Engagement Team went offshore recently when it participated in the Rottnest Island Heritage Festival.

A Stirling effort in the fight against breast cancer

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

A 'hospitality team' from HMAS Stirling, pictured here with MasterChef’s Rachel McSweeney, volunteered their time and efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. (photo: Unknown)

A 'hospitality team' from HMAS Stirling, pictured here with MasterChef’s Rachel McSweeney, volunteered their time and efforts to raise money for breast cancer research.

Some of Perth’s finest chefs, including a few from HMAS Stirling, donated their time and culinary skills for the recent Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch.

HMAS Cairns members conduct aged care visits

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Rodney Wells, RAN, chats with some of the men from the Farharon Aged Care Facility about their service time as a part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program.
 (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Lieutenant Commander Rodney Wells, RAN, chats with some of the men from the Farharon Aged Care Facility about their service time as a part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program.

As part of the HMAS Cairns Aged Care Program, four Navy personnel visited a variety of Returned and Services League of Australia aged care facilities last month to engage with the community and share in the spirit of ANZAC commemorations.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel help raise funds for charity

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Troy O'Sullivan, Signalman Allan Firth, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Marcus Hinkley from NUSHIP Canberra sell badges and pens to raise money for the United Returned Soldiers Fund.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel provided strong support to both current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force last month as the Ship’s Company raised $8,500 for charity and marched for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.