Topic: Ocsober

Stirling spinners peddle a healthy message

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Stirling ships company participate in a spin-a-thon in the HMAS Stirling gymnasium.

(L-R) Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor (LSPTI) Jacob Machen, and LSPTI Tamara Prins.   (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Stirling ships company participate in a spin-a-thon in the HMAS Stirling gymnasium. (L-R) Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Spencer Doyle, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor (LSPTI) Jacob Machen, and LSPTI Tamara Prins.

Navy members have continued their support of Life Education Australia's 'Ocsober' campaign this year, through a number of activities helping raise funds and awareness of healthy life choices.

Stirling rides for Ocsober support

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.

It was all aboard the stationary bikes recently as personnel from HMAS Stirling took part in the annual 24-hour Spinathon to raise awareness for the upcoming Ocsober.

HMAS Coonawarra Spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Nikola Ford (author), CPO Paul Weatherspoon (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra Spinathon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spinathon challenge. (photo: CPO Paul Weatherspoon)

HMAS Coonawarra Spinathon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spinathon challenge.

A team from HMAS Coonawarra rallied together in October to conduct spinathon in support of Coonawarra’s Ocsober challenge.

Melbourne ready to run all the way home

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Leading Seaman Annah Whittaker with one of her promotional signs for the ship's Ocsober fitness challenge on board HMAS Melbourne whilst on patrol in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Leading Seaman Annah Whittaker with one of her promotional signs for the ship's Ocsober fitness challenge on board HMAS Melbourne whilst on patrol in the Middle East Area of Operations.

The officers and sailors of the Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Melbourne, are embracing Ocsober, the annual fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October.

Navy spins for Ocsober

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

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s ‘Ocsober’ by participating in a 24 hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19-20 September.

Top End sailors back Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End sailors have enjoyed a ‘long neck’ of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.

Cerberus dives into a dry October

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge.

Sailors from HMAS Cerberus dived into the launch of Ocsober in Victoria. Around 300 swimmers took the plunge for a good cause, taking part in a continuous 12 hour swimming relay.

Navy takes to the water to promote a dry Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr Pup Elliott (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

At 2000hrs (eight hours since the start)  Navy personnel continue swimming laps at the Australian Defence Force Academy pool as part of the Navy's 24hr swim relay in  support of Life Education's Ocsober launch.  (photo: Pup Elliott)

At 2000hrs (eight hours since the start) Navy personnel continue swimming laps at the Australian Defence Force Academy pool as part of the Navy's 24hr swim relay in support of Life Education's Ocsober launch.

The Royal Australian Navy has made a cracking start to its Ocsober campaign this year, having already raised more than $15,400 - and October is still weeks away!

Navy 24-hour relay swim launches Ocsober

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

(Front centre) Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Healthy Harold; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs are joined by Navy swimmers at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool for the 24-hour team relay swim. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

(Front centre) Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Healthy Harold; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs are joined by Navy swimmers at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool for the 24-hour team relay swim.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs, and Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik, have launched the national Ocsober Awareness campaign at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool with a 24-hour team relay swim.

Navy to launch national Ocsober campaign with 24-hour relay swim

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Deputy Director Navy Reputation Management, Commander Lewis Gaha, gets some last minute training in ahead of Navy's 'Ocsober' 24-hour fundraising swimathon at the ADFA Pool. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Director Navy Reputation Management, Commander Lewis Gaha, gets some last minute training in ahead of Navy's 'Ocsober' 24-hour fundraising swimathon at the ADFA Pool.

Navy swimmers will take to the pool for 24 hours in Canberra tomorrow to launch the 2013 national Ocsober campaign to help Aussie kids get ‘Life Education’.