Topic: Defence Community Organisation

Questions asked on military life

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Alex DeValentin (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines Sam Turland with his wife Wendy and daughter Grace, after HMAS Waller berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines Sam Turland with his wife Wendy and daughter Grace, after HMAS Waller berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

Navy families have two weeks left to provide feedback about their experiences and views on service life through a Defence Community Organisation initiative aimed at understanding the challenges of life in military families.

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.

Contributions recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Alex DeValentin (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary was presented a Recognition Award for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation (DCO) by Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, left, and Area Manager DCO Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler, at a morning tea at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary was presented a Recognition Award for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation (DCO) by Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, left, and Area Manager DCO Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler, at a morning tea at HMAS Kuttabul.

For the past 20 years, the Defence Community Organisation has worked with Command, families and community organisations to develop a strong, connected and resilient Defence community that supports Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Thinking together for life changes

Published on by Mrs Emily Thomas (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Warrant Officer Shane Rosetto and his wife, Una, believe the transition back to civilian life is a family affair, and with that in mind they have both already attended an Australian Defence Force Transition Seminar in Nowra, New South Wales.

HMAS Harman focuses on welfare and wellbeing

Published on by WO Graeme Gibney (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Joint Health Command Psychologist Liz O'Neill speaks to Defence members and their families about mental health issues. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Joint Health Command Psychologist Liz O'Neill speaks to Defence members and their families about mental health issues.

HMAS Harman conducted a Youth Mental Health Awareness Session last week as the first of a number of joint initiatives by the Harman command team and Defence Community Organisation.

Popcorn, ice cream, movies - a recipe for family fun at Cerberus

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Defence families at 'A Day at the Movies' hosted by Defence Community Organisation (DCO) out the front of the HMAS Cerberus cinema at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Defence families at 'A Day at the Movies' hosted by Defence Community Organisation (DCO) out the front of the HMAS Cerberus cinema at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus and the Cerberus Defence Community Organisation hosted a day of movies, popcorn and fantastic face painting for Defence families as part of National Families Week in May.

Defence families warmly welcomed to the Shoalhaven

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman; Director General Defence Community Organisation Mr Ray Bromwich; Patron of the Defence Community Linda Hurley; Military Support Officer Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel; DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra Helene Kendall; and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO Welcome to the Shoalhaven day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman; Director General Defence Community Organisation Mr Ray Bromwich; Patron of the Defence Community Linda Hurley; Military Support Officer Lieutenant Commander Liz Waddel; DCO Co-Ordinator Nowra Helene Kendall; and Mr Terry Hethrington at the DCO Welcome to the Shoalhaven day held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW.

The Defence Community Organisation’s (DCO) annual ‘Welcome to the Shoalhaven’ family day and expo was held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross on the weekend, in glorious south coast sunshine.