Section: Events

Seeking assistance key to lifting stigma

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs with The Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty  launched the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 on World Mental Health Day. The Strategy consolidates and recognises Defence's commitment to a whole of organisation approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Defence personnel. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs with The Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty launched the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 on World Mental Health Day. The Strategy consolidates and recognises Defence's commitment to a whole of organisation approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Defence personnel.

Dispelling the stigma attached to mental health concerns is one of the key aims of the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 recently released in Canberra.

Brisbane Navy Week delights

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), Unknown (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.   (photo: Unknown)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.

Brisbane became a hive of naval activity in the middle of October, with service men and women out in force for Navy Week Southeast Queensland.

Sailor remembered in Madagascar

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle’s crew have held the inaugural Australian Defence Force memorial service in Diego Suarez, Madagascar, for a Royal Australian Navy sailor lost during the Second World War.

Unconquered and uplifting - Invictus

Published on by VADM Ray Griggs (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice, Admiral Ray Griggs, congratulates the 2017 Invictus Games Australian team at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation on 18 September. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice, Admiral Ray Griggs, congratulates the 2017 Invictus Games Australian team at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation on 18 September.

With the Invictus Games heading to Sydney in 2018, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, reflects on this year’s Games and why the adaptive sports format is so beneficial to the wider Defence family.

Helicopter Flight Vietnam 50 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Helicopter Flight Vietnam, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, dignitaries and guests attend the memorial plaque dedication at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra, NSW for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Helicopter Flight Vietnam, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, dignitaries and guests attend the memorial plaque dedication at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra, NSW for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.

Almost 200 veterans and their families gathered in Nowra on 15 October for three days of activities marking the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.

 

Ain’t no mountain high enough

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Liam Northend (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Huon personnel at the summit of Mt Gower on Lord Howe Island as the  crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Huon personnel at the summit of Mt Gower on Lord Howe Island as the crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity.

The team in minehunter HMAS Huon never miss an opportunity to test their physical and mental toughness, and even the fittest on board hit their limits during a recent visit to Lord Howe Island.

Daring to fly

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Senior Helicopter Pilot Instructor, LCDR Michael Robertson of 723 Squadron, explains the theory and practical application of the Airbus EC-135 T2's enclosed tail rotor to Women in Aviation Work Experience Camp participants. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Senior Helicopter Pilot Instructor, LCDR Michael Robertson of 723 Squadron, explains the theory and practical application of the Airbus EC-135 T2's enclosed tail rotor to Women in Aviation Work Experience Camp participants.

HMAS Albatross, the Defence Work Experience Program and the Fleet Air Arm recently joined forces to present the inaugural Women in Naval Aviation camp.

An exhibition in collaboration - Sunda Strait remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition. (photo: Unknown)

The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition.

An exhibition has been opened in Sydney that focuses on the story of Second World War Navy crews, and their ships that were lost off Indonesia.

Diverse leadership celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WGCDR Vince Chong (author), Mr Daniel Spellman (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths (third from left) is presented with her Award for Excellence at the DEFGLIS Military Pride Ball 2017. (photo: Daniel Spellman)

Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths (third from left) is presented with her Award for Excellence at the DEFGLIS Military Pride Ball 2017.

More than 300 Defence people, friends and family gathered in Sydney recently to celebrate advances in an inclusive Defence culture and to encourage diverse and inclusive leadership.

HMAS Penguin exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman.

With pride and enthusiasm, up to 200 officers and sailors from HMAS Penguin have exercised their Freedom of Entry into the Municipality of Mosman.