Anyone looking for adventure, variety and a way to challenge themselves is invited to the Bundaberg Army Reserve open day.
The local part-time soldiers are part of the 9th Royal Queensland Regiment which currently has more than 350 members.
Delta Company has 100 of those members from Bundaberg to the Sunshine Coast.
According to Captain Ben Steiger, the Army Reserve open day is designed to showcase the current benefits of the Bundaberg depot to increase awareness and recruit from the community.
“It will include the current weapon systems, packs, webbing and kits utilised by the Australian Infantry,” Captain Steiger said.
“It will also feature stands from Defence Force Recruiting for anyone in the region to gain information regarding enlisting in the reserve/regular army and the Bundaberg RSL for information regarding supporting our veterans.”
Captain Steiger said the joining the Army Reserve offered many benefits, including tax free pay for all training, exercises and work conducted.
“It has the best of the physical and mental challenge associated with the defence force but in a part time capacity,” he said.
“It is flexible and able to be integrated into almost any work schedule.
“Being part of the Army Reserve also develops excellent personal values and skills which can be transferred into almost any civilian career.”
Capt Steiger said the Army Reserve service gave the opportunity for fulfilling and challenging operational and training deployments.
“Weapon handling, close quarter combat, combat shooting, first aid, navigation and radio skills will be obtained during infantry training and exercises,” he said.
“During the rigorous training and exercises, the Army Reserve inevitably creates strong and long lasting friendships.”
The Army Reserve open day will be held on Saturday, 24 August from 12 noon to 3pm at the depot on 50 Quay Street, Bundaberg.
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