Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community
Legacy Week is a time when Legacy sells its iconic badges and other merchandise to raise funds for the vital work it does for families of veterans. Legacy Week is always the first week of September and has been held since World War II.
The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has called for volunteers to participate in Navy’s record-breaking attempt as part of the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge.
Officers and sailors from HMAS Harman will be out in force from tomorrow selling Legacy bears and badges to raise funds to help the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
Legacy Week is a national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of incapacitated or deceased Australian Defence Force veterans, and Navy officers and sailors will take to the streets, shopping centres and subway stations this week to peddle their wares in support of Legacy.
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.
The 2019 Defence Blood Challenge has officially been launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during which RAN also received two awards for its contribution to the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.
More than 84,000 people participated in the City2Surf race in Sydney in August, resulting in a sell-out crowd for the organisers of the annual running event.
Seventy-seven years ago, the sounds of machine gun fire and exploding grenades were common place throughout the Owen Stanley Ranges in the PNG highlands. Today the only physical evidence of the conflict is decaying plane wreckages and slowly caving bunkers that were once home to Australian soldiers.
One of the major drawcards of a posting to HMAS Albatross is its proximity to some of the most beautiful national parks and beaches in the world - with more than 165km coastline along the Shoalhaven for personnel to explore.
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.