Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
Chaplain Kate Lord, Support Chaplain (Anglican) HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Chaplain Kate Lord of HMAS
Cerberus will put herself in the hands of God and a single rope as she abseils 113 metres down the St James building in Melbourne on 28 April.
April 19, 2017 by LEUT Graham Swan (author), Michael Thompson Photography (photographer)
Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra.
Navy Old Salts turned out against the ACT Vets on 8 April, for a not so torrid 'Golden Oldies' rugby game as a curtain raiser to the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby Fixture in Canberra.
April 15, 2017 by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)
Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia.
Kalamunda, high in the Perth hills, was the muster-point for fresh legs participating in a ‘relay of resilience’ on the Bibbulmun Track - the long distance walk trail in Western Australia.
Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Christopher Moran from HMAS Waterhen (Mine Warfare Faculty) contemplates a winning putt during the Sir David Martin Foundation Charity Golf Day at Pitt Town in NSW.
A group of keen Navy golfers have taken advantage of the Navy's focus on fitness to raise money for a worthy cause.
Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson Chapel.
Whitewashed walls and giant windows of HMAS
Watson’s chapel shine like a beacon in the morning sun atop Sydney’s South Head.
Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra.
Applications are soon to close for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.
March 17, 2017 by Ms Alex DeValentin (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines Sam Turland with his wife Wendy and daughter Grace, after HMAS Waller berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.
Navy families have two weeks left to provide feedback about their experiences and views on service life through a Defence Community Organisation initiative aimed at understanding the challenges of life in military families.
March 30, 2017 by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)
Invictus Games swimming coach Sub Lieutenant Amy Beal at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT.
Navy people are training hard for the upcoming Invictus Games in Toronto, with a squad of 53 athletes hoping to be selected for the adaptive sports competition.
L-R: Australian Army soldier Corporal Chris May; Major General Mark Kelly (Ret'd) of the Repatriation Commission; Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart; Chair of Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Mr Michael Strong; and Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan, at the launch of the Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery trial in Melbourne, on 3 February 2017.
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service celebrated its 35th birthday on 29 January this year - one of many support services available to serving and former serving Defence personnel.
Able Seaman Cryptologic - Systems Sailor Lisa-Jane Manning with her two French Bulldogs, Ari, left, and Cade, at the Naval Memorial Park, Rockingham, WA.
Time apart from families due to postings, deployments or training is a routine part of Navy life, and Navy members are increasingly finding that an emphasis on wellbeing helps the team supplement endurance and increase energy.