Kapooka March Out Parade

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Recruit Training

From the Commandant

Army Recruit Training Centre Kapooka - Colonel Mick Garraway, AM

On behalf of all the staff of the Army Recruit Training Centre, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Blamey Barracks; the ‘Home of the Soldier’. Kapooka has a proud history of training recruits for the Australian Army since 1951 and prior to that, training Army’s engineers during the World War 2 period. Today, the Barracks is the home of the 1st Recruit Training Battalion (1RTB), the Army Adventurous Training Wing, and the recently established Recruit Development Wing. It is also the home of the famous Kapooka Band.

Colonel Mick Garraway, AM

This March Out Guide has been designed to assist you to plan your visit for the March Out Parade. There is a variety of accommodation, restaurants and entertainment options in Wagga and in the small towns nearby. Kapooka is a key component of the local community and it relies on the support of the local business community, many of whom are very generous sponsors of this March Out Guide.

The Wagga district has much to offer and I would encourage you to spend a few days here and take a look around. There are no geographic restrictions on the soldiers on the evening following March Out or the following Saturday. You may stay, eat and socialise anywhere within Wagga and the nearby district. In regards to accommodation, I encourage you to book directly with the hotels and motels listed within this guide, they will often offer discounts for March Out Parade visitors.

LTCOL McMurray

Commanding Officer

1ST RECRUIT TRAINING BATTALION

Mission: 1 RTB is to develop and implement high quality training in order to generate Australian Soldiers to the required standard, in preparation for their next phase of training. Our regular soldiers undergo 80 days of training and our reservists 35 days. During this time they make a transition from civilian to soldier.

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March Out Parade

Families and friends of recruits are invited to attend the March Out Parade at the Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka. March Out Parades are held to acknowledge the completion of the Army Recruit Course (ARC) and the Part Time Recruit Training Course (PRTC). The March Out day gives family and friends the opportunity to join in celebrating the graduating soldiers’ achievements. A detailed sequence of events for the ARC and PRTC are detailed in Kapooka Parade Times

March Out Leave is permitted outside the CBD and within the wider Wagga Wagga area

Kapooka March Out Leave Guide

Leave Boundaries do not apply during March Out Leave.

There are no geographic restrictions on the soldiers on the evening following March Out or the following Saturday. You may stay, eat and socialise anywhere within Wagga and the nearby district.

Accommodation in Wagga ?

BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE!

Many of the motels and venues provide Special Offers and Defence Family Discounts if you contact them directly or visit