Section: Community

Systems Training School ‘Wear It Purple’

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author), LSCSO Tegan Hamilton (photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: LSCSO Tegan Hamilton)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex awareness on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, members of the Systems Training School at HMAS Watson got out their purple t-shirts to celebrate diversity, support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Navy family and wider community, and to raise awareness for the challenges they face.

Big Cake Bake supports Red Cross

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.       (photo: Daryl Peebles)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.

Diets and healthy-eating resolutions were momentarily forgotten at Anglesea Barracks in Tasmania on Friday as personnel from all three services and the Barrack’s support staff enjoyed a decadent morning tea - for a great cause.

Navy raises over $12,000 for Beyond Blue in Perth’s City to Surf

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City to Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City to Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth.

After the loss of a very close friend and work colleague, LCDR Kelly Haywood took time reflect on how deeply affected she and many others had been by depression and suicide.

Schools call for today's leaders to recognise the qualities of tomorrow's

Published on by CMDR Bob Nelson (author)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW.

This year over 4200 senior school students across the country will be presented with a Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork.

Forces unite at wildlife park

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin; US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris; and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin; US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris; and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park.

This month, crew members from USS Chicago took time out from their normal duties to conduct community engagement and provide a helping hand at the Cohunu Koala Park in Byford, Western Australia.

Late Navy members among new names on the War Memorial Roll of Honour

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947.

Today the names of 48 Defence personnel who have died in non-warlike operations were unveiled on three new bronze panels at the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour.

Community engagement a top priority in the West

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Students from the School Pathways Group tour the facilities of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West units remain committed to providing a rewarding opportunity for schools, and other organisations, who want to gain a better understanding of ‘all things Navy’.

816 Squadron visits Callala Public School

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Jason Wickman talks to Callala Public School students about the Navy's Seahawk helicopter.

Students from Callala Public School had an extra exciting recess when a Seahawk helicopter and crew from 816 Squadron, visited their school recently.

Navy makes headway towards White Ribbon accreditation

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A Navy member displays the White Ribbon Pin on their rank slide as part of International White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A Navy member displays the White Ribbon Pin on their rank slide as part of International White Ribbon Day.

The Royal Australian Navy is making great headway in its bid to achieve White Ribbon accreditation, with one in every five Navy members having completed the important White Ribbon survey.

Systems Training School supports White Ribbon movement

Published on by SBLT Jez Kokshoorn (author and photographer)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting the White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson. (photo: SBLT Jez Kokshoorn)

Members of the Systems Training School supporting the White Ribbon campaign on the steps of the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Last Friday, staff and students at the Royal Australian Navy’s Systems Training School (STS) at HMAS Watson came together in solidarity to demonstrate its support of the White Ribbon campaign.