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Men’s Health Week: the challenges of keeping fit at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, at Fleet Base East, NSW (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, at Fleet Base East, NSW

Life at sea in the Navy can be challenging and achieving the simplest tasks can be a difficult undertaking, not the least of all keeping fit and healthy. Men’s Health Week presents an excellent opportunity to look at how the men and women of the Navy maintain fitness at sea.

Navy becomes largest Australian organisation to achieve White Ribbon Accreditation

Published on by CAPT Mark Hill (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

CEO of White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, with a certificate of accreditation confirming the Royal Australian Navy as a White Ribbon Workplace. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

CEO of White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, with a certificate of accreditation confirming the Royal Australian Navy as a White Ribbon Workplace.

Today in a simple ceremony in Canberra the CEO of White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presented a certificate of accreditation to the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

BLUElink project helps Navy understand and protect the marine environment

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenant James Fethers deploys one of fourteen ARGO buoys to be deployed by HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant James Fethers deploys one of fourteen ARGO buoys to be deployed by HMAS Melbourne.

A decade long project involving the Royal Australian Navy, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has delivered an Australian first and world class ocean forecasting system.

Medical aspects of flight on show at Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Aviation Medicine students from New Zealand's Otago University visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Aviation Medicine students from New Zealand's Otago University visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross.

Doctor Glenn Pascoe holds a unique position within the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. As the Specialist Medical Advisor Aviation Medicine he is required to maintain oversight of all medical fitness and human performance issues for Navy aircrew.

NUSHIP Canberra joins forces with the University of Canberra Brumbies

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium. (photo: )

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium.

The University of Canberra Brumbies and Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock Ship, NUSHIP Canberra, have committed to continuing the strong relationship once shared between the last HMAS Canberra and ACT Brumbies Rugby.

Australian submarine hunted by five powers

Published on by CAPT Bradley Richardson (author)

Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014 ships in formation, led by HMAS Sheean.  (photo: KD Jebat)

Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014 ships in formation, led by HMAS Sheean.

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean has been hunted from the air and sea as part of Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD off the Malay Peninsula.

Navy Chief says diversity is essential to optimal capability

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author and photographer)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC , RAN chairs the inaugural  meeting  of the Navy’s Diversity Forum at HMAS Creswell on 31 May 2014. With him are (left) Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen,  Warrant Officer Stuart O'Brien, Captain Mona Shindy; (right) Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, Commander Wendy Gould and Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger.  (photo: Mr Pup Elliott)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC , RAN chairs the inaugural meeting of the Navy’s Diversity Forum at HMAS Creswell on 31 May 2014. With him are (left) Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, Warrant Officer Stuart O'Brien, Captain Mona Shindy; (right) Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, Commander Wendy Gould and Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has met with his advisors on Women’s, Indigenous, Islamic, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) issues at the inaugural Navy Diversity Forum at HMAS Creswell.

Navy’s ‘Fighting Chance’

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Manoel is treated for a simulated neck injury by the Maritime Operational Health Unit (MOHU) staff Leading Seaman Stephanie Houldsworth, Lieutenant Megan Hoare and Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer as HMAS Choules conducts a damage control exercise with a simulated fire in the back-up diesel generator and simulated casualties on the forecastle of the ship. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Manoel is treated for a simulated neck injury by the Maritime Operational Health Unit (MOHU) staff Leading Seaman Stephanie Houldsworth, Lieutenant Megan Hoare and Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer as HMAS Choules conducts a damage control exercise with a simulated fire in the back-up diesel generator and simulated casualties on the forecastle of the ship.

The Officer in Charge of Navy’s Maritime Operational Health Unit, Commander Alison Thomas, projects a passion for her unit and the important capability it is building in support of Australia’s amphibious operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief requirements.

HMAS Sydney benefits from an ‘age’ of experience

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The 'Magnificent Seven' on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie; Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby; Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross; Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill,; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer; and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The 'Magnificent Seven' on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie; Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby; Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross; Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill,; Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer; and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle.

It is a mark of pride that one of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Magnificent Seven’, HMAS Sydney (IV), hosts a veritable age of experience in her ranks with a magnificent seven of her own.

HMAS Parramatta visits Noumea ahead of Operation SOLANIA patrol

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta prepares to berth in Noumea, New Caledonia, during a port visit as part of Operation SOLANIA. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta prepares to berth in Noumea, New Caledonia, during a port visit as part of Operation SOLANIA.

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta visited Noumea, New Caledonia between Friday 27 and Sunday 29 June before commencing a patrol as part of Operation SOLANIA.