Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

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.

Birdies to go over the edge for youth in crisis

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

Abseil for Youth Team Navy - Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant Oloughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Abseil for Youth Team Navy - Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant Oloughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright.

Navy aviators may be accustomed to soaring at great heights and their engineering team helps them to achieve that. But as this is usually done from the relative comfort of a helicopter cockpit or a hangar, the 10 Fleet Air Arm personnel from or attached to HMAS Albatross who are poised to step off the top of the 26 storey AMP Building later this month will also be stepping far outside their comfort zones.

Investing in Foodbank

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan.

On Thursday 26 September 2013, Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Toowoomba’s Maritime Logistics Department provided support to Foodbank, Western Australia.

HQ Northern Command rises to the Challenge

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc; WOFF Andrew McCabe; LSCIS Michelle Lakin; Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina; and AIRCDRE Ken Watson. (photo: )

(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc; WOFF Andrew McCabe; LSCIS Michelle Lakin; Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina; and AIRCDRE Ken Watson.

A bloody battle has ensued at the Joint Task Force Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin with Navy, Army and Air Force personnel striving to achieve the largest donation in the fifth annual Defence Blood Challenge.

Stirling fundraises for breast cancer

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'wearable art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling, 20 October 2013. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'wearable art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling, 20 October 2013.

HMAS Stirling hosted a Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care WA fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess on Sunday 20 October 2013.

Legacy says 'Thank You' to NHQ Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Legatee Peter Woolford presents CMDR Stacey Porter (CO NHQ Tasmania) with a Certificate of Appreciation following Navy’s efforts during Legacy’s annual fundraising activities in Tasmania. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Legatee Peter Woolford presents CMDR Stacey Porter (CO NHQ Tasmania) with a Certificate of Appreciation following Navy’s efforts during Legacy’s annual fundraising activities in Tasmania.

Personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania recently joined a team of volunteers collecting for Hobart Legacy around the city’s CBD and neighbouring shopping centres. In an outstanding effort, the Navy team collected well over $1000 on their first day of volunteering.