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Chief of Navy engaged in cultural diversity journey

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (author)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, joins with community leaders from Lidcombe to celebrate the acceptance of a new Aquila Safety Boat at cadet unit New Training Ship Australia in Lidcombe, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, joins with community leaders from Lidcombe to celebrate the acceptance of a new Aquila Safety Boat at cadet unit New Training Ship Australia in Lidcombe, New South Wales.

Navy's commitment to cultural diversity has never been more apparent than over the weekend of 19-20 October with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett attending three significant and unique events in Sydney.

Larrakia digs deep for the kids

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Lieutenant Kerensa Benson (left), Ms Kathy Sanidad of the Australian Embassy in Manila and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Bradley Ireland with the foreign currency that was donated by the crew of HMAS Larrakia to an orphanage in Tacloban, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Lieutenant Kerensa Benson (left), Ms Kathy Sanidad of the Australian Embassy in Manila and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Bradley Ireland with the foreign currency that was donated by the crew of HMAS Larrakia to an orphanage in Tacloban, Philippines.

An orphanage in Tacloban, in the Philippines received an early Christmas present recently when the ship’s company of HMAS Larrakia, with crew Attack Four embarked, pooled their remaining foreign currency and donated it to the orphanage via the Australian Embassy in Manila.

Harman smiles on McHappy Day

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

HMAS Harman staff, along with McDonalds Fyshwick restaurant staff, help out on 'McHappy Day'. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

HMAS Harman staff, along with McDonalds Fyshwick restaurant staff, help out on 'McHappy Day'.

Volunteers from HMAS Harman were all smiles donating their time to raise much needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity on McHappy Day, 18 October.

Community focus in South Queensland

Published on by CPO Noleen Brennan (author and photographer)

Members from Navy Headquarters – South Queensland at 'The Tertiary Place' with members from the local support adults with disabilities group. (photo: CPO Noleen Brennan)

Members from Navy Headquarters – South Queensland at 'The Tertiary Place' with members from the local support adults with disabilities group.

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland continue to show the people of Brisbane the best of Navy; their latest efforts assisting a local group that supports adults with disabilities.

Naval Aviation Prospect Scheme hits new highs

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPO Glenn Smith (photographer)

The Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme, Naval Aviation Branded Van with the Spirit of Tasmania in the background, Devonport, Tasmania. 

 (photo: CPO Glenn Smith)

The Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme, Naval Aviation Branded Van with the Spirit of Tasmania in the background, Devonport, Tasmania.

While the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme (NAPS) team are used to travelling throughout the Shoalhaven, their latest expedition took them a lot further afield - all the way to Hobart. 

Striding out for a mate

Published on by SBLT Cameron Taylor (author), Unknown (photographer)

Seaman Electronic Technician Daniel Hines raises awareness onboard HMAS Parramatta for the '4Tracks4Kids' charity walk.
 (photo: Unknown)

Seaman Electronic Technician Daniel Hines raises awareness onboard HMAS Parramatta for the '4Tracks4Kids' charity walk.

When Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines took on the challenge of completing the 60km 4Tracks4Kids fundraising walk on 6 October, he did it with the support of his shipmates and in memory of a good friend.

Student leadership recognised

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergielus of HMAS Albatross (left) and college principle Mohamad Eldana present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork award to Mohammad Zahab, a Year 12 graduate of the Al Amanah College in Liverpool, NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergielus of HMAS Albatross (left) and college principle Mohamad Eldana present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork award to Mohammad Zahab, a Year 12 graduate of the Al Amanah College in Liverpool, NSW.

A battle fought during the Vietnam War has brought together a Navy member and an Islamic school.

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland volunteer for a good cause

Published on by CPO Noleen Brennan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland staff lend a hand to  hunger-relief organisation, Foodbank. (From left) Able Seaman (AB) Charlie Fisk, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noleen Brennan, CPO Paul Cannard and AB Amy Huntress.   (photo: Unknown)

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland staff lend a hand to hunger-relief organisation, Foodbank. (From left) Able Seaman (AB) Charlie Fisk, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noleen Brennan, CPO Paul Cannard and AB Amy Huntress.

Four members from Navy Headquarters-South Queensland rolled their sleeves up and volunteered to help the needy in August. Working alongside other local volunteers, the team unpacked pallets of food into large ready-use containers, for numerous charitable organisations to access.

Parramatta keeps up historical ties

Published on by SBLT Cameron Taylor (author), ABEW Chloe Haigh (photographer)

Midshipman Emma Lau (left) and Sub Lieutenant Cameron Taylor (right) represent HMAS Parramatta with students from Dundas Public Primary School at the Parramatta and District Historical Society function celebrating 'History in Parramatta. (photo: AB Chloe Haigh)

Midshipman Emma Lau (left) and Sub Lieutenant Cameron Taylor (right) represent HMAS Parramatta with students from Dundas Public Primary School at the Parramatta and District Historical Society function celebrating 'History in Parramatta.

Members of HMAS Parramatta's crew had an important job at an event held by the Parramatta and District Historical Society on 10 September.  The ship's company had messages to deliver from the Governor of New South Wales and former Parramatta Commanding Officer, Commodore Jonathan Mead.

HMAS Cairns helps Life Education launch Ocsober in Queensland

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Troy Baird and Lieutenant Charlotte Rice pose with the Life Education mascot Healthy Harold on the wharf at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Troy Baird and Lieutenant Charlotte Rice pose with the Life Education mascot Healthy Harold on the wharf at HMAS Cairns.

Personnel from HMAS Cairns were on hand to help Life Education with their annual 'Ocsober' campaign in Cairns on 1 October.