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Shoalhaven celebrates NAIDOC Week

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Participants march down North Street in the regional township of Nowra, NSW during the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Remembrance March. Leading in the Word War 2 era jeep is Korean War veteran and local identity, Mr Steve Dodd.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Participants march down North Street in the regional township of Nowra, NSW during the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Remembrance March. Leading in the Word War 2 era jeep is Korean War veteran and local identity, Mr Steve Dodd.

In keeping with the 2014 theme of 'Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond', the City of Shoalhaven commenced NAIDOC Week celebrations with a Remembrance March.

HMAS Cairns beats fundraising goal for Relay for Life

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

The HMAS Cairns Relay For Life Team on 14-15 June. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

The HMAS Cairns Relay For Life Team on 14-15 June.

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders made yet another appearance at the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, thrusting themselves into their fundraising with gusto.

Albatross Musical Theatre Company stages Chicago

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

Robin Byrne (left), records management officer with the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and founding member of the Albatross Musical Theatre Company, stands with Lieutenant Commander Stuart Withers from 816 Squadron, who is dressed in the costume of Sergeant Fogarty, a police detective from the musical 'Chicago'. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Robin Byrne (left), records management officer with the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and founding member of the Albatross Musical Theatre Company, stands with Lieutenant Commander Stuart Withers from 816 Squadron, who is dressed in the costume of Sergeant Fogarty, a police detective from the musical 'Chicago'.

Lieutenant Commander Stuart Withers is probably best known to personnel at HMAS Albatross in his role as Flight Support Officer with 816 Squadron. But, that could change when he transforms into 'Detective Sergeant Fogarty' for the Albatross Musical Theatre Company’s staging of Chicago, an all singing, all dancing tale of murder, greed and corruption.

HMAS Sydney helps some very special kids

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Kate-Frances Duffy of HMAS Sydney plays with one of the children at a local centre for disabled children in Lumut, Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Kate-Frances Duffy of HMAS Sydney plays with one of the children at a local centre for disabled children in Lumut, Malaysia.

During a recent visit to Lumut, Malaysia, crew members of HMAS Sydney were given the opportunity to help some very special individuals.

Navy Tassie Commander has an uncomfortable night for a great cause

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), Maryanne Singline (photographer)

Commander Stacey Porter (Commanding Officer NHQ Tas - third from the left) with the 38 other Tasmanian CEOs gather for a group shot before bedding down on the chilly steps of the showground grandstand. Permission givien by Maryanne Singline for the image to be used. (photo: Maryanne Singline)

Commander Stacey Porter (Commanding Officer NHQ Tas - third from the left) with the 38 other Tasmanian CEOs gather for a group shot before bedding down on the chilly steps of the showground grandstand. Permission givien by Maryanne Singline for the image to be used.

On a chilly Thursday night last week, 39 Tasmanian Chief Executive Officers ‘bedded down’ on the grandstand of Hobart’s Showgrounds to raise the broader community’s awareness of homelessness in Australia and to assist Tasmania's homeless in a tangible way by raising over $100,000 for St Vincent de Paul, the organisers of the event.

Dutch artefacts on their way home

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, presents Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with World War II Netherlands artefacts recovered from a Perth auction house. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, presents Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with World War II Netherlands artefacts recovered from a Perth auction house.

A visit to HMAS Stirling by Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attaché for Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, provided the Royal Australian Navy with the opportunity to return some World War II Netherlands artefacts.

NUSHIP Canberra's Biggest Morning Tea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Able Seaman Andrew Johns from NUSHIP Canberra assists the collection of donations during the morning tea fundraiser. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Able Seaman Andrew Johns from NUSHIP Canberra assists the collection of donations during the morning tea fundraiser.

NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Office hosted the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Cancer Council last month.

Having a night in to get the White Ribbon message out

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CMDR Adam Muckalt (author and photographer), Miss Isabella Muckalt (photographer)

Commander Adam Muckalt hosted a White Ribbon 'Night In' and he proudly displayed the White Ribbon emblem on the front of his home to raise awareness. (photo: CMDR Adam Muckalt)

Commander Adam Muckalt hosted a White Ribbon 'Night In' and he proudly displayed the White Ribbon emblem on the front of his home to raise awareness.

Colleagues, friends and family of Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Adam Muckalt gathered together at his home for a trivia and games night on White Ribbon's annual 'Night In' on 25 July to help raise social awareness and funds to help end acts of violence against women committed by men.

HMAS Parramatta’s White Ribbon ‘Night In’ in the Whitsundays

Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Cale Seamer attempts to stack nuts on a tongue depressor in a race to raise money for The White Ribbon Foundation. HMAS Parramatta raised over $900 for the charity organisation during a night of games and a BBQ on the flight deck. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Cale Seamer attempts to stack nuts on a tongue depressor in a race to raise money for The White Ribbon Foundation. HMAS Parramatta raised over $900 for the charity organisation during a night of games and a BBQ on the flight deck.

As the sun was setting on another beautiful day in the Whitsunday’s, the ship's company of HMAS Parramatta took a break from a long day of hosting the Royal Australian Navy’s Surface Combatant Navigational Course, to attend a Steel Deck BBQ to celebrate the White Ribbon ‘Night In’.

A 'Night In' for White Ribbon

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, RAN and Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN lead wardroom members and guests in the White Ribbon Pledge at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, RAN and Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN lead wardroom members and guests in the White Ribbon Pledge at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Defence members and guests came together for a night of trivia challenges at the HMAS Cerberus Wardroom on 24 July 2014 to hold a White Ribbon Night In. The evening was held to show support and raise funds for the White Ribbon campaign to stop violence against women.