Section: Community

Navy personnel Soldier On for mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ACW Emma Schwenke (photographer), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

Teammates cheer each other on while competing on the ski trainer during the mental health marathon for Soldier On, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ACW Emma Schwenke)

Teammates cheer each other on while competing on the ski trainer during the mental health marathon for Soldier On, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The end of mental health awareness month was marked at HMAS Kuttabul gymnasium with a marathon to raise money for Soldier On.

Preparing poppies

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Ellen Shine from the RSLWA Poppy Ladies shows a collection of poppies made and collected, with Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarine Nicole Lefel from Submarine Force Headquarters, in the Off Watch Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Ellen Shine from the RSLWA Poppy Ladies shows a collection of poppies made and collected, with Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarine Nicole Lefel from Submarine Force Headquarters, in the Off Watch Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA.

There were many enthusiastic volunteers from HMAS Stirling recently when the RSL Western Australia (RSLWA) Poppy Ladies visited the Base and conducted a poppy making workshop for their upcoming commemorative poppy projects.

Convalescent plasma - helping to assist others

Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author)

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria.

As a regular blood donor since 2007, Warrant Officer Darren Jago was asked by Red Cross Lifeblood to consider donating convalescent plasma.

Physical Trainers take on burpee challenge for cancer charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors conduct burpees as part of a fundraiser in support Breast Cancer Research, at the Fleet Gymnasium, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors conduct burpees as part of a fundraiser in support Breast Cancer Research, at the Fleet Gymnasium, Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Kuttabul Physical Training Instructors have agreed to undergo some short term pain for longer term gain in a burpee challenge to aid the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation.

Corvettes close to home in Cessnock community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Cessnock City Council (photographer)

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent hands over the 'The ABC of Royal Australian
Navy Corvettes' to Cessnock City Library technical services team leader Amanda O’Hearn.
(Image courtesy of Cessnock City Council) (photo: Cessnock City Council)

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent hands over the 'The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes' to Cessnock City Library technical services team leader Amanda O’Hearn. (Image courtesy of Cessnock City Council)

A pictorial book about the Navy's Bathurst Class Corvettes has been favourably received and reviewed by the City of Cessnock.

Making connections at cultural workshop

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jorde Lenoy, Raymond Timbery and Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliot during a cultural immersion workshop held at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jorde Lenoy, Raymond Timbery and Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliot during a cultural immersion workshop held at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Monthly meetings of the Shoalhaven chapter of the Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network have a strong focus on sharing knowledge and building on connections with traditional custodians and community members of the local area.

Protect and preserve the Plover population

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Banded Lapwings, aka Plovers, have taken to nesting around HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, WA. In keeping with the Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the environment, actions have been taken around the base to protect the new families. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Banded Lapwings, aka Plovers, have taken to nesting around HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, WA. In keeping with the Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the environment, actions have been taken around the base to protect the new families.

Springtime at Garden Island, WA is a busy time of births and new beginnings for the many bird species of the island, so a proactive approach has been taken to sustainably manage the estate and protect the natural heritage and environmental assets.

Cerberus - bleeding the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), CWO Michael Connors (photographer)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: CWO Michael Connors)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge.

With Australia currently needing 29,000 blood donations each week, ship’s company of HMAS Cerberus have rallied together to book out an entire daily schedule at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Frankston Donor Centre in Victoria.

Albatross supports women and children in need

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Able Seaman Sophie Langton; Petty Officer Casey Smith; Petty Officer Cassandra Duncan; and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, together with Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) volunteers, setting up at the SAHSSI donation drop off point. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Sophie Langton; Petty Officer Casey Smith; Petty Officer Cassandra Duncan; and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, together with Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) volunteers, setting up at the SAHSSI donation drop off point.

When the women of HMAS Albatross Command Team visited the Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra earlier this year, they left with a determination to build on that activity and to continue to offer support.

Legacy has the backs of Navy veterans and families

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Family of the late Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Adam Allcroft; Ms Kaylea Allcroft, left, and Ms Kym Alexander share their story as part of Legacy Week 2020, at Woolloomooloo, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Family of the late Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Adam Allcroft; Ms Kaylea Allcroft, left, and Ms Kym Alexander share their story as part of Legacy Week 2020, at Woolloomooloo, Sydney.

For 78 years, Legacy has had the backs of the families of Navy veterans who have given their lives or health, providing life-altering services in the form of counselling, special housing, educational, social, medical and advocacy support.