Topic: HMAS Harman

Big hearts at Harman

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author)

Members of the HMAS Harman Command Team attended the annual Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies' Christmas Luncheon on Saturday 5 December at the Queanbeyan Kangaroos Rugby League Club, to present the cheque to the President of Queanbeyan Legacy, Mr Jack Sealey. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the HMAS Harman Command Team attended the annual Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies' Christmas Luncheon on Saturday 5 December at the Queanbeyan Kangaroos Rugby League Club, to present the cheque to the President of Queanbeyan Legacy, Mr Jack Sealey.

Canberra Navy base HMAS Harman is short on ships but big on generosity. This year the small team has chosen to volunteer their time and fundraising skills again for ship’s charity, Queanbeyan Legacy.

A whale of a time at Eden

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy Members share a joke with a visitor to the Eden Whale Festival Oct 30 - Nov 1 2015. HMAS Harman participated in the event as part of the Navy Engagement Program. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Members share a joke with a visitor to the Eden Whale Festival Oct 30 - Nov 1 2015. HMAS Harman participated in the event as part of the Navy Engagement Program.

Royal Australian Navy personnel were amongst thousands who flocked to the New South Wales coastal town of Eden recently, for the annual Whale Festival.

History of women’s service commemorated

Published on by LCDR Angella Hillis (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer)

Attendees of the 2015 WRANS Memorial Service at the WRANS Memorial at HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Attendees of the 2015 WRANS Memorial Service at the WRANS Memorial at HMAS Harman, ACT.

On 17 October, HMAS Harman, in Canberra, hosted the annual commemorative service to recognise the service of women in the Navy.

Battle for the Bonshaw Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Under starter's orders 'they're off ' in the 2015 Bonshaw Cup. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Under starter's orders 'they're off ' in the 2015 Bonshaw Cup.

The Bonshaw Cup is the second oldest running event in the Australian Capital Territory and was run again on 30 October at HMAS Harman. First contested in 1963, the 5km fun run/walk has progressed from an exclusive Navy event, to being one where the broader Defence community can now participate, promoting positive relationships.

Navy service and parenting - a successful balancing act

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque.

It's the age-old conundrum, how to combine work and family - but add the dimensions of sea time and posting upheaval and sometimes it can seem a little challenging.

Getting their hands dirty

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ben Robinson (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day.

A combined effort of 40 Navy, Army and Air Force members spent last an afternoon helping make their workplace and surrounds beautiful by participating in the Clean up Australia campaign recently.

Remembering Navy Women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, left, accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN, right, with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association, from left, Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, left, accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN, right, with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association, from left, Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman.

Women’s Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy members, both past and present, come together in October each year at HMAS Harman to remember and honour the sacrifices and accomplishments that women have made through their service to Australia.

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.

Acknowledgment of Country plaque unveiled at HMAS Harman

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.

HMAS Harman held a small but important NAIDOC Week ceremony yesterday to unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.

‘Weight’ of command handed over at HMAS Harman

Published on by PO Stuart Tinker (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.
 (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.

As most HMA ships and establishments were winding down from a busy year, the team at HMAS Harman were busily preparing for a handover of Command.