Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Anzac service supports infirm veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phill Cullinan (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra.

A promise between a group of Vietnam War vintage ex-service personnel to bring Anzac Day to the ill and infirm has come to fruition for the 15th year with a bespoke service at the Canberra Hospital.

Lord prays for safe descent

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Chaplain Kate Lord, Support Chaplain (Anglican) HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

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.

Old 'n' bold rugby builds resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: Michael Thompson)

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.

Taking the long way for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

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.

Fitness focuses on foundation

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

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. (photo: Unknown)

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.

Watson’s wonderful place of worship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson Chapel. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

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.

Creative rehabilitation ideas bear results

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), Ms Grace Costa (photographer)

Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra. (photo: Grace Costa)

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.

Questions asked on military life

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

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.

Sport conquers doubt for injured

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: Jayson Tufrey)

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.

Ongoing health support continues

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author)

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. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

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.