NUSHIP Canberra personnel visited Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH) on 16 September 2013 to join the ACT Veterans Rugby Club in presenting to the PatCH Foundation a $1,000 donation from local Canberra based company iCognition.
With the Ambassador for this year’s Defence Blood Challenge, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, being part of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company, personnel are well versed on the importance of donating blood.
Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s 'Ocsober' by participating in a 24-hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19 -20 September.
Top End sailors have enjoyed a “long neck” of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.
HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from Ship’s Company.
Sailors from HMAS Cerberus dived into the launch of Ocsober in Victoria. Around 300 swimmers took the plunge for a good cause, taking part in a continuous 12 hour swimming relay.
The Chief of Navy recently reminded Navy people that violence against women is a significant issue that required all sectors of the Australian community to take action to prevent. Because of its importance, Navy participates in 'White Ribbon' - a male led movement to end violence against women.
Officer training is an adventure for some, but not often do trainees get to participate in an adventure race during course.
Young Indigenous people from the east coast of Australia recently got to explore military life first-hand as part of the Defence inaugural Indigenous Military Experience Week.
The Navy Patrol Boat crew Ardent Two has raised money to donate a boxing set to the Cairns charity ‘Harald’s House’, which supports homeless youth.