Section: Community

Harman on par for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Unknown (photographer)

 HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day 2017 participants on completion of the days activities. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day 2017 participants on completion of the days activities.

Over 80 players attended this year’s annual HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day on 22 September at the Fairbairn Golf Club in Canberra.

Helping hands in Kuala Lumpur

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), Unknown (photographer)

A crew of 10 from HMAS Darwin visits United Voice in Section 17, Petaling Jaya on their off-day after docking at Port Klang, to help the centre with repainting and general maintenance. (photo: Unknown)

A crew of 10 from HMAS Darwin visits United Voice in Section 17, Petaling Jaya on their off-day after docking at Port Klang, to help the centre with repainting and general maintenance.

Royal Australian Navy personnel from HMAS Darwin have helped with some much-needed maintenance work at a centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cairns cleans up in community

Published on by POML-C Rob Bateman (author)

Ship's Company personnel from HMAS Cairns, participating in the Great Northern Clean-Up (photo: Unknown)

Ship's Company personnel from HMAS Cairns, participating in the Great Northern Clean-Up

The ship’s company of HMAS Cairns have taken to the water in a less typical fashion recently, getting out in kayaks to contribute to cleaning up local waterways.

Riding for life and prostate cancer research

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

WOATA Brendon Blank and his wife Tanya with their new Yamaha FJR 1300AE touring bike, which they will take on the Long Ride around Tasmania. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

WOATA Brendon Blank and his wife Tanya with their new Yamaha FJR 1300AE touring bike, which they will take on the Long Ride around Tasmania.

Defence motorcyclists converged on Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 September to raise awareness and money for Prostate Cancer research.

Facing fears for fifty donations

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Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre.

Overcoming a fear of needles and blood has allowed one Senior Sailor to become a regular donor of blood and plasma, and recently achieved her 50th donation.

Navy stress-tests basketball champions

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (author)

The Perth Wildcats Basketball Team in front of the helicopter fire trainer at the School of Ship's Safety and Survivability during the team's visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Perth Wildcats Basketball Team in front of the helicopter fire trainer at the School of Ship's Safety and Survivability during the team's visit to HMAS Stirling.

Like a crew of ‘buccaneers’, the blindfolded Perth Wildcats basketball team ‘walked the plank’ then navigated through hoops of a different kind during teamwork and leadership skills training - Navy’s way.

'Strait' to careers as boatswains

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

 Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate  Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.    (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.

A small gesture by the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin back in 2016 has reaped rewards for the Navy and brought back fond memories as she transited the Torres Strait recently. 

At home on the range

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76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.
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76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.

Occupying an area of about 16 hectares on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, West Head Gunnery Range is one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites. With its location comes some difficulty in accessing services that most Navy personnel have at hand – the answer, taking them to the Range.

Lucky number 13,000 on Young Endeavour

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Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe with the 13,000th young Australian to sail on STS Young Endeavour, Mr Grant Crowley.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe with the 13,000th young Australian to sail on STS Young Endeavour, Mr Grant Crowley.

Almost 30 years on from her arrival in Australia, Navy’s sail training ship Young Endeavour has welcomed her 13,000th youth crew member, with 20-year-old Grant Cowley from Margate in Queensland the young Australian to benefit from the milestone voyage.

Donating blood – a powerful gift

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.