Section: Community

Navy assists Tour de Cure

Published on by CMDR Michael Hogan (author), Unknown (photographer)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR. (photo: Unknown)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Thredbo Ski Lodge has recently hosted 34 Tour de Cure cancer charity cyclists in the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne.

Steaming ahead with charitable donations

Published on by LSML-P Nick Magafas (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Rear Admiral Brett Wolski and Leading Seaman Nick Magfas accept a $4500 cheque from Mr Kevin Assenheim and Mr Allen Palmer who are part of the End of Steam Era Reunion 2017 which was donated to Keeping Watch.

Navy's charity, Keeping Watch owes its very existence to the spirit and generosity of its donors and recently, Keeping Watch was the recipient of a generous donation from a group of ‘old and bold’ steamers.

Navy helps to keep Booderee beautiful

Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander David Kingdom (right) and Lieutenant David Janszen (left) help with the clean up effort which was conducted as part of the Keep Booderee Beautiful campaign launched by Parks Australia in December 2017.

The ship’s company of a Royal Australian Navy base south of Sydney have joined forces with the community to clean up a local national park and maintain its beauty.

Training Force delivers toys to sick kids

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Amanda Dawe, Chief Petty Officer Amy Gale and Mrs Karren Braithwaite-Shannon (right) meet with volunteers at Westmead Children’s Hospital to deliver toys for sick children. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Amanda Dawe, Chief Petty Officer Amy Gale and Mrs Karren Braithwaite-Shannon (right) meet with volunteers at Westmead Children’s Hospital to deliver toys for sick children.

In the spirit of Christmas, members of Training Force Headquarters opted out of a Kris Kringle this year, providing toys for donation to Westmead Children’s hospital instead.

Navy pair comes to the aid of seriously injured cyclist

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox and Lieutenant Anthony Russell from HMAS Coonawarra stand outside the Larrakeyah Health Centre.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox and Lieutenant Anthony Russell from HMAS Coonawarra stand outside the Larrakeyah Health Centre.

The quick actions, cool heads and training of an officer and a sailor from HMAS Coonawarra have helped a seriously injured cyclist caught underneath a bus in Darwin recently.

 

Donation exceeds targets

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jeff Topping (author), Unknown (photographer)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre.

A small contingent from 725 Squadron recently took great pleasure in presenting a cheque for $12,265 to their chosen charity.

 

Rankin renders assistance

Published on by LEUT Luke Richmond (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Stock image: HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West, circa 2014. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Stock image: HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West, circa 2014.

It is a rare occasion that a submarine finds itself involved in the co-ordination of life-saving events, however that is exactly how the day began for the crew of HMAS Rankin last month.

 

Coonawarra stands united against domestic violence

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Coonawarra show their support for White Ribbon. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Coonawarra show their support for White Ribbon.

HMAS Coonawarra recently joined the chorus of Australian Defence Force voices on White Ribbon Day calling for an end to violence against women.

Stirling ‘hits the Jack’ for special needs kids

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Unknown (photographer)

The HMAS Toowoomba team look on as Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Spencer Doyle send his first bowl towards the jack. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Toowoomba team look on as Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Spencer Doyle send his first bowl towards the jack.

Lawn bowls may invoke images of the elderly, but for a group of Navy members, the reality for Navy has been markedly different, as part of HMAS Stirling’s ongoing commitment to raising funds for children with disabilities.

Anzac Day in focus for NT students

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ms Nakita Pollock (photographer)

Jane Kearney, Leading Seaman James Whittle and Verena Bukovac are the three chaperones selected for the 2018 NT Government Anzac Spirit Study Tour. (photo: )

Jane Kearney, Leading Seaman James Whittle and Verena Bukovac are the three chaperones selected for the 2018 NT Government Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

The Northern Territory Government has recognised the integrity and leadership of a HMAS Coonawarra sailor by selecting him as a chaperone on its 2018 Anzac Spirit Study Tour.