Topic: Community Engagement
November 27, 2020 by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)
NUSHIP Supply crew with BlazeAid volunteers and bushfire assistance recipients, Barry and Nerida Heseltine, at their farm in Bega Valley Shire, NSW.
Almost a year after HMAS
Adelaide provided logistics support to Eden during the bushfire crisis, Navy returned to help the still recovering community rebuild.
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.
Midshipman Carina Forsyth of HMAS Albatross prepares breakfast supplies for delivery to the local Homeless Hub.
Winter is an especially busy time for many Shoalhaven support services, which means the HMAS
Albatross Community Engagement Team has also been busy providing assistance however and whenever they can.
Students check out the Navy photographic display installed by HMAS Albatross’ Navy Community Engagement Program team at Ulladulla High School for its Careers Week initiative.
The Navy Community Engagement team at HMAS
Albatross has been faced with a few challenges in 2020, with the need to innovate new ways to ‘engage’ with the local community while adhering to social distancing conventions.
(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.
War veterans from Navy, Army and Air Force recently took a tour of HMAS
Waterhen as it held its inaugural Veterans Day.
HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement personnel with local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area, Ms Kara Cook, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba.
Moreton and Navy Community Engagement staff pulled on their gloves for a Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba, adjacent to the Brisbane River.
Personnel from the HMAS Albatross Command Team and women from the Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) do the ‘Each for Equal’ gesture - symbolising the campaign for a gender equal world.
Albatross Command Team marked International Women’s Day 2020 by reaching out to women in the local community whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.
Published on February 06, 2020 by Department of Defence (author), Image courtesy of YEYS (photographer)
Congratulations to our 14,000th youth crew member, Matthew Shelverton, and to the other 13,999 Australians who've made the Young Endeavour program such a success. Image courtesy of YEYS.
The 14,000th young Australian to embark in Sailing Training Ship
Young Endeavour has completed his 11-day voyage aboard the square-rigged tall ship.
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.
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.