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Newcastle lends a hand

Published on by MIDN Morgan Groves (author), ABEW Courtney Irvine (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company with students from Newcastle Senior School, during a working bee at the school.  (photo: ABEW Courtney Irvine)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company with students from Newcastle Senior School, during a working bee at the school.

Recently, members of HMAS Newcastle attended the Newcastle Senior School to roll up their sleeves and help a namesake.

Community in focus

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Staff and families of Noah's, a local Nowra charity, enjoy a visit to 816 Squadron. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Staff and families of Noah's, a local Nowra charity, enjoy a visit to 816 Squadron.

HMAS Albatross plays an integral role in the Shoalhaven community with personnel participating in every aspect of local life - ceremonial, sporting, educational, cultural and charitable.

Cooking for the community

Published on by LCDR Paul Hayes (author), AB Matthew Murphy (photographer)

Members from the New Generation Navy, Sydney and Defence Community Organisation volunteering at 'Our Big Kitchen' in Bondi, Sydney. (photo: AB Matthew Murphy)

Members from the New Generation Navy, Sydney and Defence Community Organisation volunteering at 'Our Big Kitchen' in Bondi, Sydney.

Navy and Defence Community Organisation have strengthened relationships across and beyond Navy, by getting messy in the kitchen.

Keeping Watch gives at the right time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

The Director of General Navy People, Commodore Peter Laver (standing) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

The Director of General Navy People, Commodore Peter Laver (standing) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra.

As Christmas approaches, four families in need have been provided with some welcome relief to ease the hardships of caring for seriously ill loved ones. Operating as an arm of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF), Keeping Watch, the Navy’s own charity, has celebrated its first birthday by meeting its prime objective - giving to those in need.

Navy Steam Club delivers Christmas

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

The Navy Steam Club 1923 Foden Steam Wagon departs Victoria Barracks en route to St Vincent de Paul at Altona North, Victoria to deliver Christmas toys as part of the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The Navy Steam Club 1923 Foden Steam Wagon departs Victoria Barracks en route to St Vincent de Paul at Altona North, Victoria to deliver Christmas toys as part of the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.

The HMAS Cerberus Navy Steam Club’s 1923 Foden Steam Wagon made a delivery of a different sort as the club joined forces last week with the St Vincent de Paul Society’s 'Vinnies Christmas Appeal'.

HMAS Harman welcomes the community for Christmas

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

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Harman, Commander Jane Craig, CSM, RAN and her Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Kristen Watts, RAN donate a Christmas Tree and presents to Garry Smith from the Salvation Army (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Harman, Commander Jane Craig, CSM, RAN and her Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Kristen Watts, RAN donate a Christmas Tree and presents to Garry Smith from the Salvation Army

HMAS Harman recently welcomed over 1,400 Canberra defence members and their families for the annual Christmas party. Almost doubling last years numbers, 2014 set a new record and there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Navy News celebrates its past and looks to the future

Published on by Ms Sharon Palmer (author)

Navy News in paper and electronic form, displaying its versatility.  (photo: Unknown)

Navy News in paper and electronic form, displaying its versatility.

In 1958, Robert Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia, Elvis Presley joined the US Army, Anzac Day received Royal Assent making it a public holiday in Australia and the official newspaper of the Royal Australian Navy, Navy News, was born.

HMAS Success embraces White Ribbon

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics- Chef Ned Jago proudly hold a cheese platter shaped into a white ribbon in support of White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics- Chef Ned Jago proudly hold a cheese platter shaped into a white ribbon in support of White Ribbon Day.

After an emotional farewell, HMAS Success departed Fleet Base East on 23 November on deployment to the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. At sea for White Ribbon Day, ship's company took the opportunity on their day of departure to hand out white ribbons to family and friends who had come to say farewell.

Navy grows a 'mo' for the cause

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Lieutenant Matthew Paes with his trophy for 'Best MO BRO' following judging of contestants in HMAS Arunta's Movember competition which raised over $500 toward the cause of increasing awareness of men's health issues. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Lieutenant Matthew Paes with his trophy for 'Best MO BRO' following judging of contestants in HMAS Arunta's Movember competition which raised over $500 toward the cause of increasing awareness of men's health issues.

The month of November saw brave members from across the Royal Australian Navy fleet sport moustaches to support the Movember Foundation’s efforts in raising awareness and funds for men’s health initiatives worldwide.

Navy spreads the Christmas cheer

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the South Australian Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band and Navy Headquarters - South Australia, sing Christmas Carols and entertain the staff and children at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. (L-R) Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kirsty Semmens, Josh Weller, Chief Petty Officer Musician (MUSN) Kara Williams and Able Seaman MUSN Katrina Dickson-Caton. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the South Australian Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band and Navy Headquarters - South Australia, sing Christmas Carols and entertain the staff and children at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. (L-R) Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Kirsty Semmens, Josh Weller, Chief Petty Officer Musician (MUSN) Kara Williams and Able Seaman MUSN Katrina Dickson-Caton.

Christmas came early in Adelaide this year with Navy personnel in South Australia donning Santa hats and sharing their flair for music with kids in need.