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Ice cold cash for charity

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by SBLT Cameron Taylor (author), ABEW Chloe Haigh (photographer), Unknown (videographer)

(From left) Warrant Officer Fred Campbell; Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis; Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Commander Gordon Vine cop an ice bucket drenching. (photo: ABEW Chloe Haigh)

(From left) Warrant Officer Fred Campbell; Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis; Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Commander Gordon Vine cop an ice bucket drenching.

It was a cool and overcast day at Fleet Base East, but that did not stand in the way of HMAS Parramatta raising more than $1,200 for the ship's nominated charity by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

HMAS Harman ramps up fundraising efforts for Legacy

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

Able Seaman Lionel Hayden (left) and Leading Seaman Samuel Hall  receive a donation from Ms Mikaela Cameron while fundraising for Legacy outside Woolworths in Queanbeyan. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Able Seaman Lionel Hayden (left) and Leading Seaman Samuel Hall receive a donation from Ms Mikaela Cameron while fundraising for Legacy outside Woolworths in Queanbeyan.

HMAS Harman continued its support of Legacy last week by providing 14 volunteer sailors and officers and 60 Australian Navy Cadet volunteers from TS Canberra to sell badges, for three days, during Legacy’s Canberra and Queanbeyan badge appeal.

Sailors 'clown around' to support St. Giles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Navy Headquarters - Tasmania personnel with other volunteers and kids at St. Giles Open Day. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Navy Headquarters - Tasmania personnel with other volunteers and kids at St. Giles Open Day.

A glorious day and lots of excited children greeted Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel who volunteered to help local charity 'St. Giles' with its annual open day.

Hundreds of sailors take to the streets for national Legacy Week

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Kirra-Lee Brazendale receives a donation for Legacy from Andrew at the top of Elizabeth Street mall in Hobart Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Kirra-Lee Brazendale receives a donation for Legacy from Andrew at the top of Elizabeth Street mall in Hobart Tasmania.

Hundreds of Royal Australian Navy personnel around the country are selling badges and military teddy bears this week to raise money for Defence families who are suffering financially or socially after the death or incapacitation of a serving spouse or parent.

ADFA Open Day rocks the capital

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer)

Lieutenant Samuel Taylor-Burdon discusses Navy aviation with Mr Paul Hardie, and his daughter Isabella, as they take a tour of a Navy Bell 429 helicopter. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Lieutenant Samuel Taylor-Burdon discusses Navy aviation with Mr Paul Hardie, and his daughter Isabella, as they take a tour of a Navy Bell 429 helicopter.

On 30 August 2014, the Australian Defence Force Academy opened its doors to the public to exhibit the multitude of exciting opportunities that are not only available to people who are interested in studying at the Academy, but also to people who are generally interested in a career in the Australian Defence Force.

Remembering triumphs and tragedies

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

Seaman Star Daniel Molloy holds the original banner used to muster sailors at Flinders Street Station during the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces Re-enactment at Flinders Street Train Station in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Seaman Star Daniel Molloy holds the original banner used to muster sailors at Flinders Street Station during the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces Re-enactment at Flinders Street Train Station in Melbourne, Victoria.

Recently, the descendants, veterans and Defence members gathered at the iconic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne to pay tribute to the Victorian men that formed part of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces that went on to fight in German New Guinea during the First World War.

Albatross consumes cupcakes for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Darin Trudgett receives a cupcake from Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) Christine Stone and Seaman ML-P Kirsty Burbidge, after donating much needed money in support of 'Cupcake Day for the RSPCA'. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Darin Trudgett receives a cupcake from Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) Christine Stone and Seaman ML-P Kirsty Burbidge, after donating much needed money in support of 'Cupcake Day for the RSPCA'.

Let us eat cake was the motto for the day when HMAS Albatross got behind Cupcake Day for the RSPCA.

HMAS Penguin hosts Humpty Dumpty tour

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on the explosives that Clearance Divers work with. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on the explosives that Clearance Divers work with.

Ten members of the Mosman community were given a special tour of HMAS Penguin as part of a charity auction prize for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation recently.

Do you have the right stuff?

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Hall at the Australian Red Cross, Canberra Donor Centre, Garran, ACT. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jessica Hall at the Australian Red Cross, Canberra Donor Centre, Garran, ACT.

The annual Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge in support of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is underway and the Royal Australian Navy is aiming to reach a record for donations to the lifesaving cause.

Navy secures victory at awards ceremony

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Ms Grace Costa (photographer)

Defence Excellence in Security Award winners.
(From left) Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security, Mr Steve Meekin; Petty Officer Julie Fairchild; Lieutenant Adrian Eddy; Petty Officer Beau Jose; Secretary of Defence, Mr Dennis Richardson; BSTTech Consulting representatives and Vice Chief of The Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.
 (photo: Grace Costa)

Defence Excellence in Security Award winners. (From left) Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security, Mr Steve Meekin; Petty Officer Julie Fairchild; Lieutenant Adrian Eddy; Petty Officer Beau Jose; Secretary of Defence, Mr Dennis Richardson; BSTTech Consulting representatives and Vice Chief of The Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

Navy has been recognised for ‘intelligent security practices’ in the 2014 Defence Excellence in Security Awards, announced on 17 September.