Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Supporting Reserve members to serve

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

L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra.

Serco Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Defence Force in support of Defence Reservists across all of its Australian operations in a move to better support employment of personnel who are members of both organisations.

Five nations face ‘disaster’ on the Han

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

Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A cruise ship and a tanker collide and burst into flames, diesel fuel and oil are rapidly spilling into the Han River, five people are thrown into the water, one of the vessels starts to sink and first responders from five nations rush to the scene, in the scenario of a major regional emergency response exercise.

Pushing the limits in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

L-R: Warrant Officer Raylee Scott, Lance Corporal Jessica Hurrell, Wing Commander Michael Mammana and Chief Petty Officer Simon Bagnall. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

L-R: Warrant Officer Raylee Scott, Lance Corporal Jessica Hurrell, Wing Commander Michael Mammana and Chief Petty Officer Simon Bagnall.

One million push-ups across a seven-month deployment is the aggressive target driving Australian Defence Force communications and information systems personnel in the Middle East.

Healthy Partnership between nations

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

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A team of Australian Defence Force medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Navy mums unwrap smiles for Mother’s Day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a koala toy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a koala toy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017.

Two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers deployed to Vietnam for Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 have marked Mother’s Day in a particularly meaningful way this year - spending time with children with disabilities at an Agent Orange Rehabilitation Centre in Da Nang.

Between a walk and a hard place

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Tristan 'Banger' Harris with his walking buggy at HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Tristan 'Banger' Harris with his walking buggy at HMAS Stirling.

Navy’s own ‘Forrest Gump’ will walk from west coast to east coast, a distance of more 4,200 kilometres, in support of Legacy.

Australian sailor shines at Marine Corps Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Amanda Scott (author)

Wing Commander O'Reilly, Corporal Scully, Able Seaman Condon and Corporal Mainey at the 'Wounded Warriors' United States Marine Corp trials. (photo: Unknown)

Wing Commander O'Reilly, Corporal Scully, Able Seaman Condon and Corporal Mainey at the 'Wounded Warriors' United States Marine Corp trials.

An Australian sailor has won two medals at the seventh annual Marine Corps Trials, joining hundreds of wounded, injured and ill US marines and current and former military personnel from across the globe. 

Stomping the stigma

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Katrina Brown (author)

Seaman Paggetti, Aircraft Woman Woodyard and Craftman Caldow holding service flags a top Mount Kosciuszko as a part of the 'Stomp the Summit, Crush the Stigma' challenge to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Seaman Paggetti, Aircraft Woman Woodyard and Craftman Caldow holding service flags a top Mount Kosciuszko as a part of the 'Stomp the Summit, Crush the Stigma' challenge to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tri-service flags flew over the highest point in Australia recently to raise awareness of conditions related to post-traumatic stress.

Drug testing steps up

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Peter Hilton instructs Warrant Officer Boatswain Phillip Durnan on the correct use of the Royal Australian Navy breathalyser. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Peter Hilton instructs Warrant Officer Boatswain Phillip Durnan on the correct use of the Royal Australian Navy breathalyser.

Keeping Navy workplaces drug-free is not only a priority for health and well-being, and a safety issue, but also the core business of a team of dedicated professionals.

Stirling blood blitz

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Community Relations Officer, Mrs Gina Tracey with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Support Operations (ML-S) Toni Ralph at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Rockingham Donor Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Community Relations Officer, Mrs Gina Tracey with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Support Operations (ML-S) Toni Ralph at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Rockingham Donor Centre.

HMAS Stirling donors were rewarded with the ‘best biscuits in town’ for a bloody good job after rolling up their sleeves to spike Navy’s tallies during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge.