Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Braedon McGuinness; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson; and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross Commander David Hutchinson at the opening ceremony of the Sea Monkey Garage.
Two exciting new work-life balance initiatives have recently been launched at HMAS
Albatross - The Sea Monkey Garage and the Chief Petty Officer Kane Vandenberg Memorial Mountain Bike and Running Trail are already proving popular with members.
Published on December 24, 2019 by PCHA Collin Acton (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)
File image: Stained glass window in the Royal Australian Navy Chapel, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.
Christmas is almost upon us. Whether religious or not, we can all agree that this is time, in our otherwise busy year, to take stock of what’s important for our wellbeing.
Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, AO, handing over command of Joint Health Command to the incoming Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey, RAN, CSC, during a parade at Campbell Park Offices, Canberra.
The dual role of Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force and Commander Joint Health was formally handed over to Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey from Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart on 4 December.
November 10, 2019 by LCDR Tavis Knack (author), CPOML-SC Kathryn Holmes (photographer), ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)
L-R: Leading Seaman Jarryd Boyd; Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Henderson; Sub Lieutenant Savanna Schimmel; CPO Jeremy Pitchford; Lieutenant Commander Tavis Knack and Petty Officer Neale Merrick from HMAS Brisbane alongside San Diego Naval Base prior to the 2019 New York Marathon.
Following a highly successful Combat System Sea Qualification Trial period HMAS
Brisbane Officers and Sailors took on a very different fight along the famous streets of New York City.
Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019.
A Navy-themed edition of the New Testament has been launched aboard HMAS
Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney, making it easy for officers and sailors of faith to take the Bible to sea.
After three hours of mud, storms and obstacles Sub Lieutenant (SBLT) Jack Petersen; Seaman Electronics Technician Sean McCartney; SBLT Joe Mikhail and SBLT Daniel Altschwager celebrate a mission well done.
Fifteen personnel from HMAS
Cerberus Technical Training Faculty braved a course of mud and obstacles in stormy weather to raise funds for Beyond Blue on Sunday 20 October.
Defence personnel show their support for World Mental Health Day 2019 by taking part in a walk around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.
Hundreds of Australian Defence Force personnel and Department of Defence public servants took time away from their desks to focus on mental health in Canberra.
October 04, 2019 by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)
Commander Surface Force, Commodore Stephen Hughes, CSC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN, and the 'R U OK?' team onboard HMAS Adelaide during the Mental Health Awareness Month event.
Ship’s company of HMAS
Adelaide has marked Mental Health Awareness Month with an event to build confidence in asking ‘R U OK?’ Joined by personnel from sister ship Canberra, they learned how to spot the signs that it might be time to have an R U OK? conversation.
Members of Team Moreton carry their “wounded” team member Able Seaman Blue.
Moreton personnel have taken on a bushwalking challenge to test their mental and physical resilience. The old Brisbane rail trail comprises 161km of rugged Australian bushland, often crossing though small Queensland towns, providing a challenge even for the regular bushwalker.
USS Emory S Land Chaplain Lieutenant Wilking Jean (front centre) poses with Chaplains from Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN (back left) during the inaugural tri-service Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar at the Chaplain Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA.
Stirling recently hosted the Army’s Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar with 18 chaplains attending from all three services of the Australian Defence Force.