Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Drug testing trial enhances detection

Published on by By Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

A Urinalysis testing kit which remains an effective method for prohibited substance testing and deterrence of drug use. (photo: Unknown)

A Urinalysis testing kit which remains an effective method for prohibited substance testing and deterrence of drug use.

The Australian Defence Force is trialling hair and saliva testing as part of the Prohibited Substance Testing Program, from 1 October to 31 July next year, the new regime will be in addition to the existing urine tests.

Support for those in need

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Sam Birch (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs helps launch the Engage Website  (photo: Sam Birch)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs helps launch the Engage Website

A new website aims to improve support for wounded, injured and ill current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, their families and those who assist with their care.

Alternative path to health reopens

Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017. (photo: Unknown)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017.

Navy members facing health and wellbeing issues can turn to their creative side for assistance, with applications again open for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Medical mission in Kabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT (Army) Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Senior nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (front) with the deployed Task Group Afghanistan medical team in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Senior nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (front) with the deployed Task Group Afghanistan medical team in Kabul, Afghanistan.

There is no such thing as a typical day for the 14 Australian Defence Force medical personnel working at the Hamid Karzai International Airport coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Underwater medicine knowledge deepened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer Lieutenant Commander Douglas Falconer in front of Vietnam People's Navy Hospital Ship Khanh Hoa at the Port of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer Lieutenant Commander Douglas Falconer in front of Vietnam People's Navy Hospital Ship Khanh Hoa at the Port of Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Two Australian Defence Force Medical Officers with specialist knowledge in underwater medicine have completed a very successful information exchange program with the Vietnam People's Armed Forces in Vietnam during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017.