Topic: Charities, Fundraising & Community

Moreton volunteers make great headway with Brisbane Badge Week efforts

Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author), CPO Paul Cannard (photographer), Kate Scott (photographer)

HMAS Moreton volunteers at Anzac Square, Brisbane, supporting Legacy Badge Week 2019. (photo: CPO Paul Cannard)

HMAS Moreton volunteers at Anzac Square, Brisbane, supporting Legacy Badge Week 2019.

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.

Roll up, roll up, and be part of Navy’s life-saving record attempt

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Liz McCallum signs up Able Seaman Emma Davies for a blood donation, with Billy the Blood Drop at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Liz McCallum signs up Able Seaman Emma Davies for a blood donation, with Billy the Blood Drop at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

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.

Harman continues its Legacy of support to an important cause

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Tim Overall buys the first badge of the 2019 Legacy Badge Week in the Queanbeyan-Palerang area from Able Seaman Morgan Foster. (photo: )

Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Tim Overall buys the first badge of the 2019 Legacy Badge Week in the Queanbeyan-Palerang area from Able Seaman Morgan Foster.

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.

Buy a badge and help families like ours

Published on by LEUT Sarah West and LEUT Jessica Craig (author)

Lieutenant Jessica Craig with her son, and a photo of her late husband, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Craig. (photo: )

Lieutenant Jessica Craig with her son, and a photo of her late husband, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Craig.

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.

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. 

ADF rolls up its sleeves as Navy sets sights on most donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPL Julia Whitwell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019.

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.

Birdies pound the pavement in famous Aussie footrace

Published on by LEUT Simon Machin (author), Mrs Patricia Machin (photographer)

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: )

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney.

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.

Divers retrace steps of Aussie diggers at Kokoda

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

L-R: Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Joshua Lee; Petty Officer CD James Williams; POCD Ashley Semmens; ABCD Steven Palu; and Chief Petty Officer CD Cameron Schmid (front) attend a Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, Papua New Guinea. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Joshua Lee; Petty Officer CD James Williams; POCD Ashley Semmens; ABCD Steven Palu; and Chief Petty Officer CD Cameron Schmid (front) attend a Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, Papua New Guinea.

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.

Albatross couple ‘catching paradise’ and taking three for the sea

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW.

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. 

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.