Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

New Australian Defence Force Ward officially opened at St Luke's Hospital

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to medical staff and visitors of St Luke's Hospital at the grand opening of the new Australian Defence Force Ward. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to medical staff and visitors of St Luke's Hospital at the grand opening of the new Australian Defence Force Ward.

The new Australian Defence Force in-patient facility at St Luke's Hospital in Potts Point - also known as the ADF Ward - has officially opened for business. 

How to stay ship shape this Christmas

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Physical Training Instructor Leading Seaman Callan McDonald demonstrates a 'squat clean and jerk' at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Physical Training Instructor Leading Seaman Callan McDonald demonstrates a 'squat clean and jerk' at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Physical Training Instructors at Fleet Base East, Sydney have given readers some advice on how to stay ‘ship shape’ during the Christmas and New Year holiday this year.

Healthy body, healthy mind

Published on by SBLT Omar Alothman (author), LEUT Sarah Eddes (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat ship’s company participates in the Mental Health Olympics during Mental Health Day. (photo: LEUT Sarah Eddes)

HMAS Ballarat ship’s company participates in the Mental Health Olympics during Mental Health Day.

‘Healthy body, healthy mind’ was the theme of this year’s Mental Health Day, and the crew of HMAS Ballarat took this theme seriously on 15 October 2013.

'Faith Under Fire' for PNGDF

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay introduces the 'Faith Under Fire' DVD package to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on board HMAS Choules.

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force are getting the chance to explore their spiritual fitness, participating in the Australian Defence Force ‘Faith Under Fire’ course being offered by HMAS Choules Padre, Chaplain Ian Lindsay.

ARDENT THREE makes fitness a high priority

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

ABBM Jacob Machen takes the crew of Ardent Three through a fitness routine. In background are LSMT James Harvey with hand weights, 
LSBM Shaun Black on the weight bench, and ABMT Ronny Turner as spotter. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

ABBM Jacob Machen takes the crew of Ardent Three through a fitness routine. In background are LSMT James Harvey with hand weights, LSBM Shaun Black on the weight bench, and ABMT Ronny Turner as spotter.

There’s no Wi-Fi onboard HMAS Wollongong to distract its sailors from their fitness. The embarked crew, ARDENT THREE, is addicted to fitness.

Dentists and Chefs unite for Dental Health Week

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Stirling in company with Stirling's Dental department vote on their favourite dish during a Dental/Chef cook off for Dental Health Week in the Stirling Galley. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Stirling in company with Stirling's Dental department vote on their favourite dish during a Dental/Chef cook off for Dental Health Week in the Stirling Galley.

The Australian Dental Association's ‘Dental Health Week’ is held every year to highlight the importance of good dental health and wellbeing.