Nutrition and its effect on performance, injury rates and long term health

Better nutrition makes for a better soldier! In this article Brenden Robinson advocates for the provision of nutrient dense food and mandated nutritional education to influence healthy habits across...

By Brenden Robinson


Give us all Extras! Contributing to the prevention of MEC downgrades through subsidised healthcare ‘extras'

In this excellent article, Dominic Lopez argues that if the ADF were to provide 'extras' healthcare cover, it would not only help in preventing injury, but would also improve unit readiness.

By Dominic Lopez


The trick to moving forward whilst standing still: the importance of reflection in leadership

Self-isolation has taught Leigh-teagan Wilde to be reflective; in this article she shares her journey with us.

By Leigh-teagan Wilde


Top Tips for Working from Home or How to Stop Being Annoyed in the COVID-19 World

While this article from Jacquie Costello is aimed at Australian Army members who have found themselves working from home, her 'top tips' will be of use to anyone.

By Jacquie Costello


Training Mental Toughness - The Future of Mental Welfare

Mental toughness is often used as a buzzword in the Army, but what does it actually mean and how does it work? Damien de Pyle explores these questions from an informed perspective and provides some...

By Damien de Pyle


Starting the conversation

In this article, our author explores the lasting impact of a traumatic event and their struggle to acknowledge its full extent. They look at some of the reasons why it can be difficult for those in...

By The Cove


Understanding the Wellness Journey: A Snakes & Ladders Approach

In this article Deb Herring explores a new approach to understanding wellness in the ADF.

By Deb Herring


Moral Injury: Understanding the moral component of fighting power

Land Warfare Doctrine 1 The Fundamentals of Land Power is very clear - the Australian Army generates its fighting power from the effective integration of physical, moral and intellectual w

By Emily Chapman & Stephen Mullens


Human Performance: What the ADF Can Learn from Operating in Extreme Environments

Training in difficult environments provides critical learning and development opportunities.

By Emily Chapman

Cove Talks

Strength & Conditioning Panel Discussion

The September 2018 CoveTalk features a panel experts live from the Australian Institute of Sport.

By The Cove