Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

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.

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.