Section: Community

NHQ Tasmania reinforces long association with Royal Hobart Regatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), Mr Geoff Lucas (photographer)

Navy personnel and Royal Hobart Regatta volunteers on the steps of Regatta Pavilion with the freshly painted seats in the background.  (photo: Unknown)

Navy personnel and Royal Hobart Regatta volunteers on the steps of Regatta Pavilion with the freshly painted seats in the background.

The Royal Hobart Regatta has been staged annually for the past 175 years without a break, apart from 1967 when disastrous bush fires in southern Tasmania caused its last minute cancellation. The Royal Australian Navy and its predecessors has supported this event every year since its inception in 1838.

Busy Ballarat Logistics Management on display

Published on by LEUT Luke Dsennard (author), SBLT Kerry Adams (author), SBLT John Chipper (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The SMART Delegate team met with key personnel onboard HMAS Ballarat, and were shown logistic challenges that a ship faces compared to being on a shore based establishment. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The SMART Delegate team met with key personnel onboard HMAS Ballarat, and were shown logistic challenges that a ship faces compared to being on a shore based establishment.

A group of Supply Chain and Logistics Management students and professionals attending the biennial Smart Conference and Expo, recently braved the winter rain to participate in a site visit to Fleet Base East and to HMAS Ballarat.

HMAS Creswell bell returned

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

The old Royal Australian College Bell, returned back to HMAS Creswell and placed in the museum on base. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

The old Royal Australian College Bell, returned back to HMAS Creswell and placed in the museum on base.

HMAS Creswell recently hosted a meeting of the Shoalhaven Museums and Galleries group.

Fire fighting strengthens community bonds

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPO Grant Pilgram (author), Ben Trevathen (photographer)

A junior member of the Singleton Volunteer Fire Brigade works hard to extinguish the simulated helicopter fire at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - West. (photo: Ben Trevathen)

A junior member of the Singleton Volunteer Fire Brigade works hard to extinguish the simulated helicopter fire at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - West.

Members of the Singleton Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade visited HMAS Stirling on Sunday 28 July to observe and participate in fire-fighting exercises at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility West (RANSSSS TF-W).

NHQ Tasmania cements Navy’s relationship with surf lifesaving

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

Navy personnel and Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club members after a hard day’s painting. (photo: Daryl Peebles)

Navy personnel and Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club members after a hard day’s painting.

Nine personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania (including the National Domestic Engagement team and some energetic family members) donned their overalls and ‘working clothes’ on Saturday 20 July 2013 to help the local Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

NUSQN725 provides community support to deployed US military personnel

Published on by LS Chris Hodgkinson (author and photographer)

(Left to right) Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care packages destined for deployed US military troops, in Jacksonville, USA.

 (photo: LSA Chris Hodgkinson)

(Left to right) Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care packages destined for deployed US military troops, in Jacksonville, USA.

More than 7500 US military men and women serving overseas will be receiving a care package thanks to the efforts of several hundred Jacksonville and five members from the Royal Australian Navy's New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 275), currently deployed to the USA for accelerated training on the Navy's new maritime combat helicopter - the MH-60R.

Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program visits HMAS Kuttabul

Published on by WO Mark Donlan (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Indigenous students from Western NSW and Naval staff visit HMAS Parramatta as part of a work placement programme. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Indigenous students from Western NSW and Naval staff visit HMAS Parramatta as part of a work placement programme.

Sixteen students from rural and remote areas of NSW were treated to a week of activities showcasing Defence careers as part of the Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program conducted from July 14-19.

Navy sailor to run in New York Marathon as Heart Foundation Ambassador

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation by taking part in the 2013 New York Marathon. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation by taking part in the 2013 New York Marathon.

Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation while he raises his heart rate in preparation for the 2013 ING New York Marathon.

NAIDOC Week at Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Matthew Rae (author), MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio (photographer), MIDN Jennifer Hall (photographer)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Executive Officer HMAS Creswell Commander Tish van Stralen looks on. (photo: MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Executive Officer HMAS Creswell Commander Tish van Stralen looks on.

Children from Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, Jervis Bay, had a surprise from aloft this week when a Squirrel helicopter from 723 Squadron (HMAS Albatross) and personnel from HMAS Creswell dropped in for a visit.

Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) visits HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Members of NUSQN 808 and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and staff at NUSQN 808, HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Members of NUSQN 808 and the ADF Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course members and staff at NUSQN 808, HMAS Albatross, NSW.

The Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) recently visited HMAS Albatross as part of its program to introduce participants to the wide range of career choices available in the ADF.