Section: Community

HMAS Creswell Bell Returned

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

The old Royal Australian College Bell, returned back to HMAS Creswell and placed in the museum on base. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

The old Royal Australian College Bell, returned back to HMAS Creswell and placed in the museum on base.

HMAS Creswell recently hosted a meeting of the Shoalhaven Museums and Galleries group. Executive Officer, CMDR Letitia Van Stralen spoke to the group about the history of the Naval training college before inviting them to inspect Creswell’s impressive historical collection.

Fire fighting strengthens community bonds

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPO Grant Pilgram (author), Ben Trevathen (photographer)

A junior member of the Singleton Volunteer Fire Brigade works hard to extinguish the simulated helicopter fire at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - West. (photo: Ben Trevathen)

A junior member of the Singleton Volunteer Fire Brigade works hard to extinguish the simulated helicopter fire at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - West.

Members of the Singleton Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade visited HMAS Stirling on Sunday 28th July to observe and participate in fire-fighting exercises at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility West (RANSSSS TF-W).

NHQ Tasmania Cements Navy’s Relationship With Surf Lifesaving

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

Navy personnel & Clifton Beach Surf Club members after a hard day’s painting. (photo: Daryl Peebles)

Navy personnel & Clifton Beach Surf Club members after a hard day’s painting.

Nine personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania (including the National Domestic Engagement team and some energetic family members) donned their overalls and ‘working clothes’ on Saturday 20 July 2013 to help the local Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

NUSQN725 provides community support to deployed U.S. military personnel

Published on by LS Chris Hodgkinson (author)

(Left to right): Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care-packages destined for deployed U.S. military troops in Jacksonville, USA.

 (photo: LSA Chris Hodgkinson)

(Left to right): Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care-packages destined for deployed U.S. military troops in Jacksonville, USA.

More than 7,500 U.S. military men and women serving overseas will be receiving a care package thanks to the efforts of several hundred Jacksonville and five members from the Royal Australian Navy's New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 275), currently deployed to the USA for accelerated training on the Navy's new maritime combat helicopter - the MH-60R.

Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program visits HMAS Kuttabul

Published on by WO Mark Donlan (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Indigenous students from Western NSW and Naval staff visit HMAS Parramatta as part of a work placement programme. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Indigenous students from Western NSW and Naval staff visit HMAS Parramatta as part of a work placement programme.

Sixteen students from rural and remote areas of NSW were treated to a week of activities showcasing Defence careers as part of the Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program conducted from July 14-19.

Navy sailor to run in New York Marathon as Heart Foundation Ambassador

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation by taking part in the 2013 New York Marathon. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation by taking part in the 2013 New York Marathon.

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation while he raises his heart rate in preparation for the 2013 ING New York Marathon.

NAIDOC Week at Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Matthew Rae (author), MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio (photographer), MIDN Jennifer Hall (photographer)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Commander Tish van Stralen (Executive Officer HMAS Creswell) looks on. (photo: MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Commander Tish van Stralen (Executive Officer HMAS Creswell) looks on.

Children from Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, Jervis Bay, had a surprise from aloft this week when a Squirrel helicopter from 723 Squadron (HMAS Albatross) and personnel from HMAS Creswell dropped in for a visit.

Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) visits HMAS Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Members of 808 NUSQN and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and Staff at 808 NUSQN HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Members of 808 NUSQN and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and Staff at 808 NUSQN HMAS Albatross, NSW.

The Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) recently visited HMAS Albatross as part of its program to introduce participants to the wide range of career choices available in the ADF.

HMAS Stirling home to Perth Wave Energy Project

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, (centre) with Carnegie Project Development Officer Tim Sawyer (left) and Carnegie Construction Manager Andy Mercer (right), in front of the Perth Wave Energy Project sign. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, (centre) with Carnegie Project Development Officer Tim Sawyer (left) and Carnegie Construction Manager Andy Mercer (right), in front of the Perth Wave Energy Project sign.

The onshore site for the Perth Wave Energy Project, located at Garden Island, HMAS Stirling has been officially handed over from the Australian Department of Defence to Carnegie Wave Energy Limited.

NAIDOC Week in the west

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zac Pitt, prepares to hoist the Torres Strait Island flag during colours ceremony on board HMAS Stirling, with other members of Stirling and families to signify the commencement of NAIDOC Week. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zac Pitt, prepares to hoist the Torres Strait Island flag during colours ceremony on board HMAS Stirling, with other members of Stirling and families to signify the commencement of NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.