Defence Force Visit

Emily Timmins | Year 12 student

Last week Sam Lowdown and I had the privilege to visit the Amberley Air Force Base.  Our College has built a special relationship with the Amberley Air Base over time and each year they provide an opportunity for Indigenous students to take a tour of their facility to see what a career in the Defence Force might be like.

For me, it was an amazing, eye opening adventure and I am so thankful I had the chance to participate alongside Sam, Mrs Frederiksen and Mrs Bellingham, who took us on the excursion.  We were shown around by Flight Lieutenant John Davidson; who took us through the Headquarters Health Service wing, where you felt like you were at a hospital. We ate lunch with a few of the nurses who provided great insight to the kind of work they do. After lunch we went to Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron where we toured the training and class rooms.

This was the best experience which really makes me want to be a nurse, maybe even in the air force. I would encourage all indigenous students to take up this opportunity when it presents itself in the future.