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Tassie Navy members help with Legacy appeal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Brooke Oram (author), LEUT Daryl Peebles (photographer)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team in Hobart's iconic Salamanca Place ready to collect for Legacy. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

The Navy HQ Tasmania team in Hobart's iconic Salamanca Place ready to collect for Legacy.

Personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania have joined a band of volunteers to collect for Legacy in Hobart’s CBD and surrounding suburban shopping centres.

Navy 24-hour relay swim launches Ocsober

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

(Front centre) Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Healthy Harold; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs are joined by Navy swimmers at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool for the 24-hour team relay swim. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

(Front centre) Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Healthy Harold; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs are joined by Navy swimmers at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool for the 24-hour team relay swim.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs, and Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik, have launched the national Ocsober Awareness campaign at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool with a 24-hour team relay swim.

Sydney sailors support Legacy

Published on by Administrator (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN lays a wreath at The Cenotaph Memorial, Martin Place in Sydney during the Legacy Week Launch and Remembrance Ceremony. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN lays a wreath at The Cenotaph Memorial, Martin Place in Sydney during the Legacy Week Launch and Remembrance Ceremony.

Over 40 shipmates from HMAS Kuttabul and Garden Island pounded the pavement throughout Sydney from 2-6 September 2013 to collect donations for Legacy Week’s iconic annual fundraising campaign.

Navy aims high for Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra, at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra, at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

Navy is aiming to achieve 2000 donations in the annual Defence Blood Challenge this year which kicked off on 1 September and finishes on 30 November.

Navy to launch national Ocsober campaign with 24-hour relay swim

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Deputy Director Navy Reputation Management, Commander Lewis Gaha, gets some last minute training in ahead of Navy's 'Ocsober' 24-hour fundraising swimathon at the ADFA Pool. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Director Navy Reputation Management, Commander Lewis Gaha, gets some last minute training in ahead of Navy's 'Ocsober' 24-hour fundraising swimathon at the ADFA Pool.

Navy swimmers will take to the pool for 24 hours in Canberra tomorrow to launch the 2013 national Ocsober campaign to help Aussie kids get ‘Life Education’. 

Help Navy win the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Deputy Director Navy Asset Accounting, Peter Stephenson, is doing his part for the annual Defence Blood Challenge by donating plasma every two weeks between September 1 and November 30. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Director Navy Asset Accounting, Peter Stephenson, is doing his part for the annual Defence Blood Challenge by donating plasma every two weeks between September 1 and November 30.

This week marks the beginning of the annual Defence Blood Challenge, running for three months from 1 September until 30 November around Australia.

Systems Training School 'Wear it Purple'

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author), LSCSO Tegan Hamilton (photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: LSCSO Tegan Hamilton)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, members of the Systems Training School at HMAS Watson got out their purple t-shirts to celebrate diversity, support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Navy family and wider community, and to raise awareness for the challenges they face.

Big Cake Bake supports Red Cross

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.       (photo: Daryl Peebles)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.

Diets and healthy-eating resolutions were momentarily forgotten at Anglesea Barracks in Tasmania on Friday as personnel from all three services and the Barrack’s support staff enjoyed a decadent morning tea - for a great cause.

Navy raises over $12,000 for Beyond Blue in Perth’s City to Surf

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City to Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City to Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth.

After the loss of a very close friend and work colleague, LCDR Kelly Haywood took time reflect on how deeply affected she and many others had been by depression and suicide.

Schools call for today's leaders to recognise the qualities of tomorrow's

Published on by CMDR Bob Nelson (author)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW.

This year over 4200 senior school students across the country will be presented with a Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork.