Section: Community

Mo Time - Sydney style

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author), CPO Justin Downey-Price (photographer)

Putting the MO into Movember – HMAS Sydney's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Luke Edwards. (photo: CPO Justin Downey-Price)

Putting the MO into Movember – HMAS Sydney's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Luke Edwards.

The month-formerly-known-as-November co-incided with HMAS Sydney being at sea this year, leading to a high rate of Movember participation on board.

Waterhen's Mo Bros and Sisters raise funds for men's health

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), LS Luke Graham (photographer)

HMAS Waterhen’s Mo Bros and Mo Sisters show off their facial hair and nails at the midway point of the ‘Movember’ campaign. (photo: LS Luke Graham)

HMAS Waterhen’s Mo Bros and Mo Sisters show off their facial hair and nails at the midway point of the ‘Movember’ campaign.

With the midway point of ‘Movember’ now behind them, 40 members of HMAS Waterhen are charging towards the finish line.

Birdies swap wings for wheels in the name of charity

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten. (photo: Unknown)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten.

Six riders from the Albatross Mountain Bike Club recently took part in one of the most respected and spectacular one day community cycling events in Australia – the annual Multiple Sclerosis Sydney to Gong.

Special children's Christmas party

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Volunteers from Navy Headquarters Tasmania have an early morning start decorating the Derwent Entertainment centre before the children’s arrival.                              (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Volunteers from Navy Headquarters Tasmania have an early morning start decorating the Derwent Entertainment centre before the children’s arrival.

A team of volunteers from Navy Headquarters Tasmania joined other Tasmanian community groups to help run the 17th Annual Special Children’s Christmas Party at the Derwent Entertainment Centre yesterday.

FFG maintainers support Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Published on by LCDR Tina Brown (author), POET Syed Hamdan (photographer)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney. (photo: POET Syed Hamdan)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney.

Last week, the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) Team Trainer maintainers from the Systems Training School (HMAS Watson) scheduled some time out to make a much needed donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, assisting in the provision of blood and blood products to those in need Australia-wide.

HMAS Cerberus ties with White Ribbon

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Local member Councillor David Garnock reads the oath with members of HMAS Cerberus to stop men's violence against women. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Local member Councillor David Garnock reads the oath with members of HMAS Cerberus to stop men's violence against women.

The men and women of HMAS Cerberus united in support of White Ribbon Day on Monday. At an official White Ribbon Day gathering, Executive Officer, Commander Mike Oborn encouraged everyone to pledge the White Ribbon oath, think on the seriousness of violence against women and to have the courage to take a stand.

Navy people make a stand against violence on White Ribbon Day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Stock image: Members of 816 Squadron display White Ribbons at the Helicopter Support Facility at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Phillip Cullinan)

Stock image: Members of 816 Squadron display White Ribbons at the Helicopter Support Facility at HMAS Stirling.

Royal Australian Navy personnel around Australia will sell white ribbons today to mark White Ribbon Day and support the work of the White Ribbon organisation.

Navy engages community at new centre

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

Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with Channel Court shopper, Mrs Jill Shelverton buying a ticket in the St Giles charity raffle.                     (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with Channel Court shopper, Mrs Jill Shelverton buying a ticket in the St Giles charity raffle.

A Navy display in the recently opened extension at the Channel Court Shopping Centre, Kingston, Tasmania attracted significant attention from the passing shoppers.

HMAS Penguin hosted Ceremonial Sunset for community reception

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin Community Reception during the Ceremonial sunset at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin Community Reception during the Ceremonial sunset at HMAS Penguin.

Members of the Mosman community were invited to HMAS Penguin last week to observe a Ceremonial Sunset, as part of the annual community engagement program.

Navy people urged to get onboard for a final assault

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr David McClenaghan (photographer)

RADM Michael van Balen and Defence Force Blood Ambassador Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner pose with Billy the Blood Drop at the official launch of Australia's largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra. (photo: David McClenaghan)

RADM Michael van Balen and Defence Force Blood Ambassador Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner pose with Billy the Blood Drop at the official launch of Australia's largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra.

Navy’s Blood Ambassador for 2013 is urging every officer and sailor in the service to roll up their sleeves for one final assault on the Defence Blood Challenge tally board.