Topic: Community Engagement
During October, 725 and 816 Squadrons of HMAS Albatross welcomed the family and friends of the establishment’s combined 400 strong workforce through its doors for 2018 Families Day.
At first glance, seeing five Navy personnel west of Amberley Air Base seems a bit odd. But dig a little deeper and there is a good reason that the Navy Community Engagement Program (NCEP) Team from HMAS Moreton saddled up the wagons and headed west.
Over the past year, more than 100 Far North Queensland based scouts have been welcomed to HMAS Cairns for educational tours.
Navy initiative and community spirit was on display in Far North Queensland as personnel from HMAS Cairns took to the water in kayaks to contribute to the ‘Great Northern Clean Up’, a preservation program for the regional environment.
Navy has continued to strengthen ties with the Northern Territory community during a school visit to the Top End Navy establishment, HMAS Coonawarra.
A Royal Australian Navy musician has ventured in the opposite direction to the ocean to represent Navy in rural Australia.
Navy members based at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin travelled to Alice Springs to show their respects at the Vietnam Veterans’ Day memorial service last Saturday. They were joined by members from the RAN Band Sydney and Navy Headquarters South Australia as part of Navy’s Community Engagement Program.
Navy musicians have brought music to the Red Centre, visiting Yirara College in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The College is an Indigenous Boarding School encompassing students from remote areas of Australia.
During HMAS Success’ recent visit to Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province, members of the crew participated in a broad range of engagement activities with the people of the area.
The Australian Defence Force has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, marking the conclusion of a three month journey across the Pacific, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and security.