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816 Squadron Seahawk engages race fans at Grand Prix

Published on by LT Chris Plappert, USN (author and photographer)

Spectators at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne take a close look at the Navy S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter. (photo: LT Chris Plappert (USN))

Spectators at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne take a close look at the Navy S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

816 Squadron aircrew and maintainers landed in the action zone at Albert Park Raceway last Sunday, to show off the Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

Navy helps homeless men in Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Andrew ‘Harves’ Harvey and Petty Officer ‘Spike’ Jones on a roll, painting rooms at Bethlehem House in Hobart. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Leading Seaman Andrew ‘Harves’ Harvey and Petty Officer ‘Spike’ Jones on a roll, painting rooms at Bethlehem House in Hobart.

Over the past two weeks, personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania have been helping to paint rooms at Bethlehem House, a Hobart facility supporting homeless men.

Navy team scorches field in Balfour burn

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Navy’s Balfour Burners: (rear, left to right) Midshipman (MIDN) Aaron McCarthy, MIDN Harry Hubbert, MIDN James Keane, Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham and MIDN Zach Hudson. (Front) Commander Stacey Porter and MIDN Emily O’Brien. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Navy’s Balfour Burners: (rear, left to right) Midshipman (MIDN) Aaron McCarthy, MIDN Harry Hubbert, MIDN James Keane, Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham and MIDN Zach Hudson. (Front) Commander Stacey Porter and MIDN Emily O’Brien.

The Balfour Burn is a fun-run conducted annually as a fund-raiser for the Tasmanian charity, St Giles. But it is not all fun! The course is up Launceston’s notorious Balfour Street, known for its exceptionally steep hill which is definitely a ‘low-gear’ hill if driving.

Daniel's close shave

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

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Daniel Struber, Maintenance Manager at 816 Squadron has his beard and head shaved by his wife Tina Struber for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave day at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Daniel Struber, Maintenance Manager at 816 Squadron has his beard and head shaved by his wife Tina Struber for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave day at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Petty Officer Daniel Struber was looking forward to March 13th for several reasons, not only did he have his first shave in over 6 months, but by the end of the day he had raised more than $3,000 for cancer research and, having lost the rather fuzzy beard he’d cultivated during that time, his son agreed to kiss him goodnight once again.

Pilot urges cadets to reach for the sky

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Vose (photographer)

Midshipman Matthew Vose at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane. (photo: Mr. Vose)

Midshipman Matthew Vose at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane.

Midshipman Matthew Vose from HMAS Albatross was back on very familiar territory when he revisited his old school, the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane recently.

Band takes Navy music to the Granite Belt

Published on by CPOMUSN Camille Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band march in the Grand Festival Parade at the 2014 Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. (photo: Unknown)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band march in the Grand Festival Parade at the 2014 Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band from Navy Headquarters South Queensland travelled from Bulimba Barracks to Stanthorpe for a weekend of community engagement at the 2014 Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. This festival has been held every two years for nearly half a century and the Queensland Detachment of the RAN Band has supported the last three festivals.

HMAS Stuart ‘Tartan Terrors’ donate funds raised to Red Kite charity

Published on by LCDR Michelle Ryan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Able Seaman Rhys O'Neill a member of HMAS Stuart's Ship's Company presents representatives Mr Alex Daoust and Ms Deearn Hughes from the Red Kite charity with a cheque onboard HMAS Stuart.    
     

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Able Seaman Rhys O'Neill a member of HMAS Stuart's Ship's Company presents representatives Mr Alex Daoust and Ms Deearn Hughes from the Red Kite charity with a cheque onboard HMAS Stuart.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Stuart recently presented a donation to the charity ‘Red Kite’. The ship shares a longstanding relationship with Red Kite, a charity providing financial support to cancer sufferers aged 0-24 years and their families.

HMAS Arunta lays foundations for Malibu School

Published on by LEUT Kai Wakefield (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Arunta’s Ships Company at Malibu School in Safety Bay. (photo: LEUT Kai Wakefield)

Members of HMAS Arunta’s Ships Company at Malibu School in Safety Bay.

In February, ten members of HMAS Arunta’s Ships Company donated their time and skills to help out the children of the Malibu School in Safety Bay, Western Australia, as a part of Navy’s ongoing support to the community.

Defence families warmly welcomed to the Shoalhaven

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, Mr Ray Bromwich Director General Defence Community Organisation, Linda Hurley the Patron of the Defence Community, Military Support Officer, Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel, Helene Kendall DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO welcome to Nowra day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, Mr Ray Bromwich Director General Defence Community Organisation, Linda Hurley the Patron of the Defence Community, Military Support Officer, Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel, Helene Kendall DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO welcome to Nowra day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

The Defence Community Organisation’s (DCO) annual ‘Welcome to the Shoalhaven’ family day and expo was held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross on the weekend, in glorious south coast sunshine.

Navy Band gives Tasmanian Relay for Life participants a musical boost

Published on by LS Brooke Oram (author), LEUT Daryl Peebles (photographer)

Participants of the Tasmanian Relay for Life enjoy the music performed by the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band as they continue their laps of the circuit.                        (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Participants of the Tasmanian Relay for Life enjoy the music performed by the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band as they continue their laps of the circuit.

The first of six Tasmanian Relay For Life events was held in Hobart on 1 and 2 March and the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band was on hand to ‘gee-up’ the participants who had pledged to run or walk the circuit over the 24-hour period.