Army First Look experience tour

From 14–17 September, I had the privilege of attending the Army First Look experience tour with some of my students from Oxley High and Tamworth High School.

The 2016 tour was organised through the LALC, Opportunity Hub CEO Fiona Snape. Students visited the Army Logistic Training Centre at Albury/Wodonga and the ‘Home of the Australian Soldier, the Army Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka. The tour was an amazing experience for students and they learned about what careers are available within the Army as well as the fitness levels required, weapons training, and all aspects of the transition to military life.

Although you have to be mentally tough to get through the training, it is a very rewarding career with endless opportunities. In all locations, soldiers, trainees and instructors were on hand to discuss and answer questions that students had.

Story contributed by Janine Way from Oxley High School. Published in 2016.