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June 10, 2010
unite for zoo day
NHQ South Queensland charity day
APE ESCAPE: LEUT Darren Greene and son Max at Sydney's Taronga Park
Zoo during the DCO family get-together.
Photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack
NAVY Headquarters South Queensland held a charity fun day at Bulimba on May 15.
The charity day provided food, music and entertainment for more than 180 children, parents and
carers from Camp Quality, Legacy and Canteen.
FUN IN THE SUN:
(Clockwise from top)
PO Roy Wright shows
8 y.o. Reid Capp one
of HMAS Huon's F89
Minimi machine guns;
CPO Andrew Stapleton
leads the Queensland
detachment of the RAN
Band into the charity
fun day; Ebony Hocking
conducts the band with
the assistance of band
master CPO Stapleton
Genevieve Bird (left)
and CPO Jenny
Anderson run the fairy
Photos: Graham Davis
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By Michael Brooke
IN AN era of joint operations, it was
only fitting that more than 200 families
from Navy, Army and Air Force, total-
ling about 1000 people, converged on
Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo.
The May 16 get-together was part of
the Defence Community Organisation's
participation in National Families Week.
The Defence families received free
tickets from DCO's Sydney, Richmond
and Liverpool offices. They were also
given useful information to increase
awareness of the support systems and
services available for families.
The activity provided guests with an
opportunity to network with people from
other Services who are in similar situa-
tions -- perhaps with a partner deployed
overseas and who live in the same part of
In the meantime, the children enjoyed
coming face-to-face with a range of exotic
animals from around the globe.
Commander Air Lift Group,
AIRCDRE John Oddie, said this special
activity marked Defence's acknowledge-
If you are interested in attending a cof-
fee morning you can RSVP via email DCO.
phone Ethel Lang, Family Liaison Officer, DCO
Sydney on (02) 9393 3314.
You can also contact DCO Richmond on
(02) 4587 1130 or DCO Liverpool on (02)
8782 4864 for details on upcoming events.
ment of, and commitment to, the families
of ADF members.
He said the National Families Week
celebration was an important annual event
where ADF families could meet and relax
in a comfortable atmosphere.
"It provides the opportunity to form
relationships and social networks, and
allows families to seek information
regarding the support options available to
them," AIRCDRE Oddie said.
AIRCDRE Oddie spent time talking to
the ADF families about the support serv-
ices provided by DCO and issues com-
mon to partners of deployed personnel.
DCO Sydney is planning to hold
various coffee mornings in four regions
across Sydney to bring together partners
for support and to connect with others.
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