Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

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.

HMAS Huon leads ship support in Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge.

The Australian Red Cross was flooded with donations today when the ship’s company of HMAS Huon rolled up their sleeves in Sydney to support the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge.

Rugby raises funds for Canberra hospital

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel visited Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH) on 16 September 2013 to join the ACT Veterans Rugby Club in presenting to the PatCH Foundation a $1000 donation from local Canberra based company iCognition.

NUSHIP Canberra people do their bit to boost numbers

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney.

With the Ambassador for this year’s Defence Blood Challenge, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, being part of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company, personnel are well versed on the importance of donating blood.

Navy spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s ‘Ocsober’ by participating in a 24 hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19-20 September.

Top End sailors back Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End sailors have enjoyed a ‘long neck’ of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.