Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

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.

Albatross shines at car show

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

People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

People inspect the automotive eye candy at the Albatross Show'n'Shine held nearby HMAS Albatross in Nowra.

The HMAS Albatross Show’n’Shine provides vehicle enthusiasts with a chance to show off their prized cars and bikes in an event which is focused on family fun and raising funds for two charities, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group.

Albatross Tours the T

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

Runners participating in the HMAS Albatross Tour the T reach the 'T' in the runways. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Runners participating in the HMAS Albatross Tour the T reach the 'T' in the runways.

HMAS Albatross personnel took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped airfield runway was closed for the 4th annual ‘Tour of the T’ charity fun run.

Melbourne ready to run all the way home

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LSPT Ashley Correa during his afternoon training session on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne while on patrol in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

LSPT Ashley Correa during his afternoon training session on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne while on patrol in the Middle East Area of Operations.

The officers and sailors of the Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Melbourne, are embracing Ocsober, the annual fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October.

Navy team rides to conquer cancer

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Seaman Josh Leach (back row, far left) stands next to Tim Dugan, CEO of the Chris O'Brien Foundation, and to his right, Tony Lally CEO of SunSuper who sponsored the Sydney Ride to Conquer Cancer. (photo: )

Seaman Josh Leach (back row, far left) stands next to Tim Dugan, CEO of the Chris O'Brien Foundation, and to his right, Tony Lally CEO of SunSuper who sponsored the Sydney Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Over $10,000 was raised by three Navy personnel, who recently donned yellow jerseys and cycled 200 kilometres to raise money for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Navy Aviators abseil to support youth in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Fleet Air Safety Officer, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, sits high above historic Circular Quay after stepping off the edge of the 26th floor of Sydney's AMP Building to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Fleet Air Safety Officer, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, sits high above historic Circular Quay after stepping off the edge of the 26th floor of Sydney's AMP Building to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Navy aviators from the Fleet Air Arm observed a minute of silence on the top of the 26 storey AMP Building in Circular Quay on Friday, before gearing up and abseiling off the side for charity.