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Art therapy brings a new perspective

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author and photographer)

A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program. (photo: CMDR Chloe Wootten)

A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Eight Navy members swapped sea time for stagecraft, scripts and sculpture during November as part of an arts-based recovery program focussing on creative care.

Albatross continues an important conversation

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

(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross.

The ship's company of Navy's home of avitation, HMAS Albatross, hosted their annual White Ribbon Day morning tea on 25 November, provoking reflection and debate on the issues surrounding domestic violence. 

Capability a quantum change

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author), Concept Image by DCNS (photographer)

A Short fin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design. (photo: DCNS)

A Short fin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design.

Submariners, industry partners, the Australian Defence Force, foreign defence forces, personnel, and those with an interest in all things submarine converged in Canberra last month for two days of high-quality presentations from the cream of the submarine community. 

Combat health knowledge shared

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy medical specialists Commanders Nils Wagner, Anthony Holley, Janine Gregson and Ian Young, are seen in the Australian Defence Force medical facility at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy medical specialists Commanders Nils Wagner, Anthony Holley, Janine Gregson and Ian Young, are seen in the Australian Defence Force medical facility at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq.

Health professionals from all three services recently had the opportunity to give their non-military counterparts an insight into their roles.

Martial arts now approved sport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele (top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele (top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has recognised martial arts as an approved sport allowing personnel to compete in five chosen disciplines.

Triservice sides' hockey mastery

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), CPL Peter Borys (photographer)

Petty Officer Talei Stoll competes for the ball during the match against the Blitzers. (photo: CPL Peter Borys)

Petty Officer Talei Stoll competes for the ball during the match against the Blitzers.

The Australian Defence Force Hockey Masters put in some winning performances at the Pan Pacific Masters Games at Jupiters on the Gold Coast in November.

Penguin personnel relay important message

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman.

For the 38th year in a row, HMAS Penguin held the 'Gate to Gate Fun Run and Walk' in 2016 but for the second year 'running' used it to bring attention to family and domestic violence.

Western Australia sets up for smashing volleyball win

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Mitch Armstrong, playing for Western Australia, hits the ball over the net during a match against South Australia at the ADF Volleyball Combined Services Tournament. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Mitch Armstrong, playing for Western Australia, hits the ball over the net during a match against South Australia at the ADF Volleyball Combined Services Tournament.

A Navy dominated Western Australian side romped to victory for the first time in memory at the Australian Defence Force Volleyball Combined Services Tournament at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, in early December.

Rookies the key to softball success

Published on by PTE Renee Breeze (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Australian Navy Physical trainer, Chief Petty Officer Donna Edge, playing for Southern States, eyes the ball for a hit while batting against Queensland during a game at the Australian Defence Force Softball National tournament in Brisbane. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Australian Navy Physical trainer, Chief Petty Officer Donna Edge, playing for Southern States, eyes the ball for a hit while batting against Queensland during a game at the Australian Defence Force Softball National tournament in Brisbane.

Rookies dominated the diamond when the 'Southern States' women’s team swept to victory in searing Brisbane heat at the Australian Defence Force interstate softball competition at the start of the month.

Governor General’s cap double for Beard

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Members of the Governor-General's XI cricket team, Ashleigh Gardner and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Support Operations Sarah Beard, play a few balls on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis plays wicket keeper. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Members of the Governor-General's XI cricket team, Ashleigh Gardner and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Support Operations Sarah Beard, play a few balls on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis plays wicket keeper.

Cricketing all-rounder, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sarah Beard, was in the thick of the pressure of international competition in the Governor-General’s XI recent defeat of a South African women’s cricket side at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney.