Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

723 Squadron relays for life

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Adam Jameson (author), LEUT Mark Green (photographer)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart. (photo: LEUT Mark Green)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart.

A marathon effort was made by members of 723 Squadron during their support of the annual Relay for Life, held at Nowra Showground over 24 hours on the weekend of 28-29 March.

Getting their hands dirty

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ben Robinson (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day.

A combined effort of 40 Navy, Army and Air Force members spent last an afternoon helping make their workplace and surrounds beautiful by participating in the Clean up Australia campaign recently.

Running for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross Tour the T. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross Tour the T.

More than 200 people took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped HMAS Albatross airfield was closed for the fifth annual 'Tour the T' charity fun run in early December.

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund adds some Christmas cheer

Published on by LSML-PO Kathleen Clifford (author)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.  (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.

As the festive season gets into full swing, the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund will be once again doing its bit to assist Navy personnel enjoy a Merry Christmas.


HMAS Penguin hosts Humpty Dumpty tour

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on the explosives that Clearance Divers work with. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Sean Ferguson briefs representatives from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation charity on the explosives that Clearance Divers work with.

Ten members of the Mosman community were given a special tour of HMAS Penguin as part of a charity auction prize for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation recently.

HMAS Harman focuses on welfare and wellbeing

Published on by WO Graeme Gibney (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Joint Health Command Psychologist, Liz O'Neill, speaks to Defence members and their families about mental health issues. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Joint Health Command Psychologist, Liz O'Neill, speaks to Defence members and their families about mental health issues.

HMAS Harman conducted a Youth Mental Health Awareness Session last week as the first of a number of joint initiatives by the Harman command team and Defence Community Organisation.

Popcorn, ice cream and movies - a recipe for family fun at HMAS Cerberus

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Defence families at 'A Day at the Movies' hosted by Defence Community Organisation (DCO) out the front of the HMAS Cerberus cinema at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Defence families at 'A Day at the Movies' hosted by Defence Community Organisation (DCO) out the front of the HMAS Cerberus cinema at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus and the Cerberus Defence Community Organisation hosted a day of movies, popcorn and fantastic face painting for Defence families as part of National Families Week in May.

Daniel's close shave

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Daniel Struber, Maintenance Manager at 816 Squadron has his beard and head shaved by his wife Tina Struber for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave day at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Daniel Struber, Maintenance Manager at 816 Squadron has his beard and head shaved by his wife Tina Struber for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave day at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Petty Officer Daniel Struber was looking forward to March 13th for several reasons, not only did he have his first shave in over 6 months, but by the end of the day he had raised more than $3,000 for cancer research and, having lost the rather fuzzy beard he’d cultivated during that time, his son agreed to kiss him goodnight once again.

Defence families warmly welcomed to the Shoalhaven

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, Mr Ray Bromwich Director General Defence Community Organisation, Linda Hurley the Patron of the Defence Community, Military Support Officer, Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel, Helene Kendall DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO welcome to Nowra day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, Mr Ray Bromwich Director General Defence Community Organisation, Linda Hurley the Patron of the Defence Community, Military Support Officer, Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel, Helene Kendall DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO welcome to Nowra day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

The Defence Community Organisation’s (DCO) annual ‘Welcome to the Shoalhaven’ family day and expo was held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross on the weekend, in glorious south coast sunshine.

HMAS Stuart contributes to Keeping Watch

Published on by SBLT Jack Davis (author), CPOB Ken Lawton (photographer)

Members of HMAS Stuart's ship’s company present Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with a donation for Navy's ‘Keeping Watch’ charity, an organisation dedicated to helping members of the Navy, and their families, in times of financial hardship.  
Front: ABET Skye Shakoush, LSMED Jasmin Fisher, LCDR Benjamin Dalton and LEUT Emma Houlihan. Back: POML-C Marcos Nielsen, CPOCIS Scott Allen, CPOML-S Slack and LT Simon Dickson (RNZN). (photo: CPOB Ken Lawton)

Members of HMAS Stuart's ship’s company present Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN with a donation for Navy's ‘Keeping Watch’ charity, an organisation dedicated to helping members of the Navy, and their families, in times of financial hardship. Front: ABET Skye Shakoush, LSMED Jasmin Fisher, LCDR Benjamin Dalton and LEUT Emma Houlihan. Back: POML-C Marcos Nielsen, CPOCIS Scott Allen, CPOML-S Slack and LT Simon Dickson (RNZN).

Last Friday HMAS Stuart hosted the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Griggs and presented him with a donation for the Navy’s charity, Keeping Watch.