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Sun newspapers Wed 21 May 2014



Sun newspapers Wed 21 May 2014


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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WEDNESDAY MAY 21 2014 ADVERTISING FEATURE 13 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA so four years ago after moving from Toowoomba in Queensland to Alice Springs. I just wish Id done it years ago, he said. One of the proudest moments for Scott as a member of the Reserve is wearing his uniform. I wear it with pride, he said. It reminds me of the people who have gone before, the sacrifices they made through the wars for us to reap the benefits. Scott, who earnt many caps as a gun cricketer in Queensland, said of all his hats, his slouch hat meant the most. Im proud of my cricketing efforts, but Im proudest of my slouch hat, he said. So how long will he stay with the Reserve? For life, he said. There are so many opportunities and chances to learn. Why would I want to leave? Army Reserve DISCOVER WHY JOINING THE ARMY RESERVE COULD BE YOUR BEST CAREER MOVE YET There are so many opportunities and chances to learn BENEFITS Travel. You might help keep the peace abroad, take part in training exercises overseas, or rebuild places hit by a natural disaster. Tax-free earnings. What you earn as a Reservist goes straight in your pocket and wont affect any Government allowances. Learn new life skills. Leadership, communication, problem solving real skills to use in real life. Make great mates. Mateship and the Army go handin-hand and Reservists say its one of the best things about their experience. FOR Scott Allen, one of the best things about being a Lance Corporal in the Army Reserve is the way his children look up to him for it. I have a 10, seven and fiveyear-old and they are all very proud of me, the Alice Springs resident said. But there are plenty of other reasons why he loves being a Reservist too. I love the diversity, I love the training and I love the social aspect, the 39-year-old said. Ive met and become friends with so many people I wouldnt have met in my normal daily life. Its great for networking. He said everyone brought their set of skills and experiences to the table. People have different strengths and we all learn from each other, he said. Scott gives around 70 days a year to the Reserve, and loves the contrast of what he does there with his daily job as Manager of Works for Alice Springs Town Council entails. Its so diverse compared to my civilian job, he said. And I love that what I learn as a Reservist can be used in my civilian life. Hes been taught vital skills such as how to make decisions based on facts, not feelings, how to communicate effectively and how to be a good leader and team player all useful in daily life. Scott goes to Reserve meetings most Tuesday nights. We usually work on our core skills, he said. We make sure theyre up to scratch. We do a PT session, and if were doing a course the following Friday we prepare for that. They set things up so everything runs smoothly, and go through what to expect on the course. For Scott, the training available to him as a member of the Army Reserve is invaluable. I try to do all the training offered, he said. We dont just learn skills for the army, we learn skills for life. Scott said his employer was a large part of what he had been able to achieve as a Reservist. Work has been very supportive, he said. They give me time off at short notice and have been very accommodating. Alice Springs Town Council is renowned for its efforts in supporting Defence last year it was named Defence Support Employer of the Year. Scott had always wanted to join the Reserve and finally did Lance Corporal Scott Allen. Picture: SUPPLIED Military support vehicles. Picture: SUPPLIED Everyone has a different reason for joining the Army Reserve, whether its overseas deployment, fitness, helping people or the tax free pay. But the one unanimous motivation is the pride you feel by giving something back to your community, your country. So if youve got what it takes to step up, CALL13 19 01OR VISIT DEFENCEJOBS.GOV.AU/ARMYRESERVE NOW RECRUITING IN DARWIN: FITTER ARMAMENT / VEHICLE MECHANIC / MUSICIAN / OPERATOR MOVEMENT / FINANCE CLERK FOR FITNESS FOR OVERSEAS ADVENTURE FOR TAX FREE PAY A G 8 2 3 1 3 U

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