As we commence 2019 I want to take this opportunity to welcome our new families of the 1St Recruit Training Battalion (1RTB) and welcome back those who already have made Wagga Wagga home.
As usual we have a big year ahead and an incredibly valuable mission to undertake.
This year we will train close to 4000 soldiers and as of March there will be 22 platoons in training.
I realise during these busy times our demanding tempo can have an impact on our members and families.
I thank the hard work and support our families provide and I acknowledge that our success depends on our family networks and supporters at home.
That is why I wholeheartedly extend to our families, not just a warm welcome, but an open invitation to fully participate in the community life that Kapooka has to offer.
This Kapooka community life includes various activities throughout the year and the use of many facilities on base.
The first family activities for this year included the recent DCO Family day in February, the Kapooka Party In The Park, and the Kapooka Sporting Series.
We will do our best to ensure information for family friendly activities is kept up date via the Kapooka Chronicle, the Staff and Families Facebook group and other appropriate means as required, so stay tuned and help us keep the family spirit alive within 1RTB.
Blamey Barracks also has various facilities for friends and families. The gym facilities on base are a great way to stay in shape with indoor pools, weights rooms, a boxing room, squash courts, and a range of cardio equipment. It also includes an outdoor pool area for kids.
If relaxing is more your style the on base cinema shows a range of the latest movies every weekend.
Alternatively try your hand at golf or archery.
1RTB aims to provide a community for families while posted here at Blamey Barracks. It is a high tempo environment but we will make every effort to maintain family welfare. We welcome you to come and say hello and get to know other members of our Defence family community.