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This ‘Ocsober’ we need your will power

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Dom Sander (author), POIS Paul Berry (author)

Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik, speaks at the launch of the Navy and Life Education Ocsober 24 hour swim relay at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik, speaks at the launch of the Navy and Life Education Ocsober 24 hour swim relay at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool.

This October, members of the Royal Australian Navy are putting their will power to the test to reap health and lifestyle benefits.

Choules hosts sea riders for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Kyle Davies (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Midshipman Joshua Woodward gives David Shanahan (centre) and David Glasson (front) a tour of HMAS Choules bridge as part of a charity sea day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Midshipman Joshua Woodward gives David Shanahan (centre) and David Glasson (front) a tour of HMAS Choules bridge as part of a charity sea day.

Fourteen generous members of the public were beneficiaries themselves on 22 September, when they were invited onboard HMAS Choules for a day.

Anzac Soldiers On Through Tough Mudder

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tyson Nicholas (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS ANZAC, Leading Seaman (LS) Amy Carpenter and LS Rebekah Allan volunteer as marshallers at the 2014 Tough Mudder for the charity 'Soldier On'. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sailors from HMAS ANZAC, Leading Seaman (LS) Amy Carpenter and LS Rebekah Allan volunteer as marshallers at the 2014 Tough Mudder for the charity 'Soldier On'.

HMAS Anzac’s ships company would drag themselves through mud to help those in need, and that's what 43 members of the crew did on 13-14 September at the 'Tough Mudder' event held in the Darling Ranges on the outskirts of Perth.

Penguin enthusiasm not weighted down by hawser

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

(From left) Lieutenants David Hastie, Matthew Walker, Jason Battley and Sam Mairs of HMAS Penguin commence the 3rd annual 'Relay For Life' charity event at Keirle Park, Manly. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

(From left) Lieutenants David Hastie, Matthew Walker, Jason Battley and Sam Mairs of HMAS Penguin commence the 3rd annual 'Relay For Life' charity event at Keirle Park, Manly.

The Manly Relay for Life was a rewarding experience for participants from HMAS Penguin, providing them with an opportunity to support a very important community event for a great cause.

Doing it for Lachlan

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

(L-R) Shaun Mallinson with son Matthew Mallinson (aged six), Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, Ben Le, Mr Peabody the Monkey, Erin Thoroughgood, Amanda Lloyd and Jayden Mallinson (aged 11) at St Michael's Catholic School, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Shaun Mallinson with son Matthew Mallinson (aged six), Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, Ben Le, Mr Peabody the Monkey, Erin Thoroughgood, Amanda Lloyd and Jayden Mallinson (aged 11) at St Michael's Catholic School, Nowra.

Captain Simon Bateman, Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, has joined a team of Shoalhaven residents in the Sydney Running Festival today. They're running for a very special cause. 

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.