Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

HMAS Penguin supports the Sir David Martin Foundation

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

(L-R) Lady Susan Martin; WOATV Ian Daley; Mrs Anna Beaumont; CMDR Mat Bradley and Anna from Triple Care Farm. (photo: )

(L-R) Lady Susan Martin; WOATV Ian Daley; Mrs Anna Beaumont; CMDR Mat Bradley and Anna from Triple Care Farm.

A cold winter’s day was not enough to scare off more than 50 keen bridge card-playing ladies from attending the Lady Susan Martin Bridge Day at HMAS Penguin.

Keeping Watch lends a hand to family in need

Published on by LEUT Naomi Deignan (author), Image courtesy of ABEW Rhiannon Walker (photographer)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Rhiannon Walker with her children, Imogen and Xavier.

A sailor and mother of two says Navy’s Keeping Watch grant program has saved her family from being swamped by medical bills.

Chief of Navy leads the way in 2018 Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), SGT Max Bree (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: SGT Max Bree)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.

The 2018 Defence Blood Challenge has been officially launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

HMAS Adelaide supports Sydney’s homeless

This article has photo gallery Published on by Maj Kaho Lai (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Zachary Kelly with Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ayla-Crystal Peacock prior to shaving off LS Kelly's beard for HMAS Adelaide's chosen charity organisation - Matthew Talbot Hostel. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Zachary Kelly with Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ayla-Crystal Peacock prior to shaving off LS Kelly's beard for HMAS Adelaide's chosen charity organisation - Matthew Talbot Hostel.

Distance is no barrier to a good deed for Sydney’s homeless. Halfway across the Pacific, the crew of HMAS Adelaide did good for the Sydney based Matthew Talbot Hostel, the ship’s charity of choice.

Leeuwin lends a helping hand

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Sean Klamut (author), LEUT Megan Haines (photographer)

LEUT Megan Haines, ABHSO Nicola Kingdon and ABHSO Jessica Gross forge new friendships with members of the RMN. (photo: LEUT Megan Haines)

LEUT Megan Haines, ABHSO Nicola Kingdon and ABHSO Jessica Gross forge new friendships with members of the RMN.

During HMAS Leeuwin’s recent port visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, members of the ship’s company offered their time and support to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) National Hydrographic Centre’s Community Outreach Program.

I get by with a little help from my friends

Published on by Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment. (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment.

It’s a classic line from a song that rings true for many Navy families managing life while a member is away from home on duty. It’s also something that Defence Community Organisation understands and works to support.

Navy Community Engagement prepares for the year ahead

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The Navy Community Engagement Conference took place in the Command Building at HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The Navy Community Engagement Conference took place in the Command Building at HMAS Harman, ACT.

The Navy Community Engagement Program (NCEP) is designed to improve the Australian community's knowledge and understanding of Navy’s role, people, capability and day to day activities.

Minehunters salute 100 Days for Change

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change.

When the Royal Australian Navy Minehunter HMAS Huon held a cake sale alongside Sydney’s HMAS Waterhen last week, the Commanding Officer took the opportunity to take the attendees out of their comfort zones when thinking about diversity in Navy and beyond.

Keeping Watch at the heart of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian. (photo: Unknown)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian.

Keeping Watch provides a helping hand to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are suffering hardship, normally through non-refundable grants.

Navy Canteens unveils RAS Van fleet

Published on by Ms Kate Hough (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The barometer for change has been twitching in the Navy Canteens camp these past few months, and recently a big change swept through in the small, dark hours onboard HMAS Cerberus on the morning of Wednesday 17 July.