Australian Defence Force Mental Health Day
10 October 2014: Held each year, World Mental Health Day is a day dedicated to mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It is also the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Mental Health Day, a day to recognise the ADF’s commitment to taking care of its key capability – its people.
This year the Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice Admiral Griggs spoke to Defence personnel at Australia's Defence Force Headquarters.
Admiral addresses mental health at Grace Groom Oration
9 October 2014: On the eve of World Mental Health Day 2014, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs gave the keynote address at Mental Health Australia's annual Grace Groom Memorial Lecture.
Held at the National Press Club, VCDF outlined many of the issues facing a modern defence force that is looking to respond to the issue of mental health and wellbeing amongst service men and women.
South Australian employers of Reserves recognised
11 September 2014: Five employers were recognised for their support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reserves at the Employer Support Awards held at Adelaide Oval last night.
The event, organised by the South Australian Defence Reserves Support Council, recognised employers who have been particularly supportive of their Reservist employees.
Australian Defence Force Academy showcases what’s on offer
30 August 2014: Australia’s only tri-service military academy, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, welcomed the public for its annual open day today.
ADFA prepares future leaders of the Australian Defence Force by combining military training with a world-class university education from UNSW Australia.
Indigenous Service Honoured
9 July: Vice Chief of the Defence Force VADM Ray Griggs addressed the 2014 Defence NAIDOC Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.
The Ceremony acknowledged the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have served their country.
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Serving Country – Centenary and Beyond highlighting the service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.