Section: Community

Community minded Cairns cycle for a cause

Published on by SMNGX Josiah Rutherford (author), Unknown (photographer)

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team.

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team has put their fitness to the test attending the annual Cairns to Cooktown Cardiac Challenge, a fundraising event that aims to increase awareness about cardiac disease in Far North Queensland as well as financially support the cardiac ward in Cairns Base Hospital.

Battle of bridges conquered

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

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km.

Defence personnel based in Western Australia have stopped traffic in its tracks, closing the causeway to Garden Island in the name of fitness and wellbeing.

Malaysian students visit HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

School students from the Tuanku Ja'afar Technical Institute are provided a tour by members of HMAS Adelaide at Klang, Malaysia, during a port visit as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

School students from the Tuanku Ja'afar Technical Institute are provided a tour by members of HMAS Adelaide at Klang, Malaysia, during a port visit as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17.

More than 300 school students were treated to ship tours during HMAS Adelaide’s recent visit to Port Klang, Malaysia.

Work experience for future Navy women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABMT Glenn Oliveiro (photographer), LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling.

Women in Navy Leadership was the focus of a three-day camp at HMAS Stirling as part of the Defence Work Experience Program.

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), Unknown (photographer)

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.