Topic: Community Engagement

Submarine Force brings Christmas joy to families

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Larissa Maslin; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Steve Merritt; Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Christian Thom; St Vincent de Paul Regional President Mr Edward Wolanski; Mrs Wendy Wolanski; and Mrs Lily Tan at Penola by the Sea Convent, Safety Bay in Western Australia with Submarine Forces donated goods. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Larissa Maslin; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Steve Merritt; Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Christian Thom; St Vincent de Paul Regional President Mr Edward Wolanski; Mrs Wendy Wolanski; and Mrs Lily Tan at Penola by the Sea Convent, Safety Bay in Western Australia with Submarine Forces donated goods.

In maintaining ties and involvement with the local community, members of the Submarine Force based at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia recently gifted food and toys to the local St Vincent de Paul charity.

Disadvantaged youth given a taste of Navy life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Sheean, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, RAN (third from left) escorts members of the Young and Disengaged Youths Leadership Program and mentors from the Western Australia Police Force, and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Ann Hooper (right) onboard HMAS Sheean during a recent visit to HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Executive Officer HMAS Sheean, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, RAN (third from left) escorts members of the Young and Disengaged Youths Leadership Program and mentors from the Western Australia Police Force, and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Ann Hooper (right) onboard HMAS Sheean during a recent visit to HMAS Stirling, WA.

‘Navy immersion’ has been added to the program of events of a Western Australian Police Force and City of Rockingham initiative that seeks to engage young people identified as being at risk of disengaging from school or the community.

BEN signs to the rescue at Garden Island, WA

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

In a combined effort from Navy, Parks and Wildlife Service and the Western Australian State Government, on-water safety has been greatly improved around Garden Island in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Navy Boss Lift a hit

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Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: Ms Robin Hooper)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy have showcased their maritime skills to civilian employers of Navy reservists from across Australia this week, as Exercise Navy Boss Lift 2019 got underway in Sydney.

Endeavour leads to promotion

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Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides.

Following 26 years of hard work and dedication in the Navy, Guv Renfrey received his well-earned promotion to Warrant Officer on 2 September 2019.

Malibu School benefits from Navy’s community-minded leadership training initiative

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Students from the School of Leadership and Management Faculty - West with students and staff from the Malibu Education Support School during a community engagement support event in Safety Bay, Western Australia. (Permission to photograph students granted) (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Students from the School of Leadership and Management Faculty - West with students and staff from the Malibu Education Support School during a community engagement support event in Safety Bay, Western Australia. (Permission to photograph students granted)

The School of Leadership and Management Faculty - West regularly provides community support to the Malibu School, in a community-minded initiative that also provides Navy’s sailors with an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills.

Shared love of the sea takes Navy to Bundaberg for Oceanfest

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Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019.

The Royal Australian Navy joined the people of Bundaberg recently to celebrate something near and dear to both the Queensland town and the senior service: the sea.

Choules leaves Samoa with thousands of new trees

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Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa.

The ADF continues to build relationships in Samoa through a series of activities with the community as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the region.

Navy wins back-to-back titles at Henley on Todd Regatta

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Lisa Hatz Photography (photographer)

Navy celebrates their back-to-back Henley on Todd Regatta wins with the Vikings and the Pirates. (photo: Lisa Hatz Photography)

Navy celebrates their back-to-back Henley on Todd Regatta wins with the Vikings and the Pirates.

A combined Navy and Rotary crew has emerged from a sea of sand, flour bombs and water cannons to win this year’s Henley on Todd Battle Boat Spectacular in Alice Springs.

Business on board for Boss Lift

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: )

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide.

Brisbane was abuzz with excitement as HMAS Adelaide and USS Ronald Reagan steamed into the city for a short break on the way to the multi-national Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.