Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

Ongoing health support continues

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(L-R) CPL Chris May, MAJGEN Mark Kelly (Retd) of the Repatriation Commission, Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, AVM Tracy Smart, Chair of Phoenix Australia Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health, Michael Strong, and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan, at the launch of the Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery trial in Melbourne on the 3rd of February, 2017. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

(L-R) CPL Chris May, MAJGEN Mark Kelly (Retd) of the Repatriation Commission, Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, AVM Tracy Smart, Chair of Phoenix Australia Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health, Michael Strong, and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan, at the launch of the Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery trial in Melbourne on the 3rd of February, 2017.

The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service celebrated its 35th birthday on 29 January this year – one of many support services available to serving and former serving Defence personnel.

No better time to speak up

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HMAS Anzac's ship's company have a morning tea to talk about domestic violence in support of White Ribbon. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Anzac's ship's company have a morning tea to talk about domestic violence in support of White Ribbon.

Late in 2016 during a busy Sea Qualification Trial the crew of HMAS Anzac still found time to join together in support of White Ribbon and the 'stick your neck out' campaign.

Therapy dog program receives boost

Published on by Mr Cameron Donovan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Steve Bowater, OAM, RAN presented a Young Diggers Dog Squad cheque for $31,306 to Chief Executive Officer of Defence Bank Mr John Linehan and Ms Leanne Kyle, Executive Manager of Defence Bank Foundation. The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, also attended the presentation. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Steve Bowater, OAM, RAN presented a Young Diggers Dog Squad cheque for $31,306 to Chief Executive Officer of Defence Bank Mr John Linehan and Ms Leanne Kyle, Executive Manager of Defence Bank Foundation. The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, also attended the presentation.

Navy personnel at HMAS Cerberus have presented a cheque for more than $31,000 to the Defence Community Dogs program, which supports the training of therapy dogs to help veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Penguin community celebrated

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A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.

Support for families on the move

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant James Tew with his wife Christine and daughter on completion of his ADFA graduation. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant James Tew with his wife Christine and daughter on completion of his ADFA graduation.

The end of the year is a busy time for a variety of reasons but for lots of Defence families, it means a change of scenery as personnel post across the state, continent, or the globe.

Relief Trust Fund continues Christmas tradition

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Every year the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund spreads Christmas cheer amongst Navy families allowing eligible service personnel to take out an interest-free loan of up to $1000.

Christmas in the Capital

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The Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Alison Westwood, RAN (left) and the Executive Officer HMAS Harman, Lieutenant-Commander Anthony Taylor, RAN pass on gifts donated by Harman personnel, for the Salvation Army, to Chris Maxwell.  (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Alison Westwood, RAN (left) and the Executive Officer HMAS Harman, Lieutenant-Commander Anthony Taylor, RAN pass on gifts donated by Harman personnel, for the Salvation Army, to Chris Maxwell.

HMAS Harman hosted its annual Christmas party for Defence families in capital and surrounds - bringing a bit of fun to the start of the holiday season.

Aviators support local school for hearing impaired

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Commander Royals presented the Centre with a cheque for $1,200. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Royals presented the Centre with a cheque for $1,200.

Naval aviators on the south coast of New South Wales have donated time and funds to a local Shoalhaven charity with personal links to their own squadron.

Harman delivers a charitable Legacy

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Commander Alison Westwood, accompanied by key executive staff attended the Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies Christmas Luncheon (photo: Unknown)

Commander Alison Westwood, accompanied by key executive staff attended the Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies Christmas Luncheon

On 3 December, the Commanding Officer of Canberra establishment, HMAS Harman, was delighted to be 'across the border' in New South Wales to present a cheque for just over $22,000 to Queanbeyan Legacy.

Quilts have deployed personnel covered

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Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Rob Swanwick; Ms Jan-Maree Ball, Coordinator Aussie hero Quilts; and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Gary Wight at the HMAS Harman reception for Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) at the Bonshaw Mess. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Rob Swanwick; Ms Jan-Maree Ball, Coordinator Aussie hero Quilts; and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Gary Wight at the HMAS Harman reception for Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) at the Bonshaw Mess.

Canberra base HMAS Harman welcomed representatives from ‘Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)’ during reception at the Bonshaw Mess recently to thank them for their support to members deployed overseas.