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Blood Challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Peta Magorian (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Sailors and Officers gather with Red Cross staff and Red Cross mascot Billy the Blood Drop at HMAS Stirling to mark the launch of the 2019 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge, Red25. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Sailors and Officers gather with Red Cross staff and Red Cross mascot Billy the Blood Drop at HMAS Stirling to mark the launch of the 2019 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge, Red25.

Officers, sailors, civilian personnel and family members from HMAS Stirling have once again accepted the challenge to compete against the Army and Air Force to take part in the 2019 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge. 

Submariners help out at Legacy camp

Published on by LS Christian Thom (author)

The Trials Group team from Submarine Force Headquarters helps out at the Legacy Camp at Busselton, Western Australia. (photo: )

The Trials Group team from Submarine Force Headquarters helps out at the Legacy Camp at Busselton, Western Australia.

After a busy year, a team of eight submariners from the Submarine Force Headquarters’ Trials Group conducted a team building exercise in Busselton, Western Australia.

Navy wins back-to-back titles at Henley on Todd Regatta

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Lisa Hatz Photography (photographer)

Navy celebrates their back-to-back Henley on Todd Regatta wins with the Vikings and the Pirates. (photo: Lisa Hatz Photography)

Navy celebrates their back-to-back Henley on Todd Regatta wins with the Vikings and the Pirates.

A combined Navy and Rotary crew has emerged from a sea of sand, flour bombs and water cannons to win this year’s Henley on Todd Battle Boat Spectacular in Alice Springs.

Navy blood ambassador calls for life-saving donations

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

2019 Navy Blood Drive Ambassador Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel JD Byrne at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

2019 Navy Blood Drive Ambassador Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel JD Byrne at HMAS Albatross.

Petty Officer Jaylene Byrne's role as Navy’s Blood Drive Ambassador comes with a strong desire to do more and to assist others to decide to donate.

Penguin sailors ‘proud to serve’ the Sir David Martin Foundation

Published on by CMDR Bernadette Alexander (author and photographer)

(L-R) Mrs Anna Beaumont (Sir David Martin’s daughter), Seaman* Paige Darcy, Seaman* Ashley Griffiths, Seaman* Kristina Heron and Lady Susan Martin at the Sir David Martin Foundation annual Bridge Day 2019 at HMAS Penguin. (photo: CMDR Bernadette Alexander)

(L-R) Mrs Anna Beaumont (Sir David Martin’s daughter), Seaman* Paige Darcy, Seaman* Ashley Griffiths, Seaman* Kristina Heron and Lady Susan Martin at the Sir David Martin Foundation annual Bridge Day 2019 at HMAS Penguin.

HMAS Penguin recently helped Lady Susan Martin hold her annual Bridge Day to raise funds for David Martin Place.

Navy achieves significant cost savings through Indigenous Procurement partnership

Published on by Ms Rachael Reynolds (author)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton.

A successful partnership between the Navy’s Fleet Support Unit and the Indigenous company Willyama Indigenous ICT Services has paid dividends for the Royal Australian Navy - resulting in significant cost savings and increased productivity.

People sleeping rough to benefit from Canberra's long deployment

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Some people walk past homeless people in the streets, barely giving them a second thought or at best offering a few coins. But not Chief Petty Officer James Elliott.

Stirling lends a hand on poppy project

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

Volunteer Trish Clark works with 'Poppy Lady' Judy Batho and other volunteers to clean and prepare the handmade poppies for Remembrance Day. (photo: )

Volunteer Trish Clark works with 'Poppy Lady' Judy Batho and other volunteers to clean and prepare the handmade poppies for Remembrance Day.

The Returned and Services League of Western Australia ‘Poppy Ladies’ are once again preparing to roll out the fields of poppies that we saw last year around Remembrance Day.

New look for the Next Generation - Navy charity gets a facelift

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

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Navy’s welfare fund Keeping Watch has unveiled a new logo, designed to better represent the RAN workforce and to draw attention to a worthy cause. 

HMAS Kuttabul celebrates NAIDOC Week with smoking ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019.

An indigenous smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul has taken place to mark the end of NAIDOC Week.