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What is the Army Reserve like these days?

By Confusedwouldwe - 31 December 2009 14

I’d like to hear from current members of Army Reserve units in the Canberra region. I’d like to know what to expect at Kapooka and follow on training as well as its duration. Also what parade nights  and regular training / weekends / exercises are like and how frequent they are.

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What is the Army Reserve like these days?
icantbelieveitsnotbu 9:55 am 05 Jan 10

… 13 19 01… the Army – the edge… try that number and they will be able to tell you

spinact 12:51 pm 04 Jan 10

The attendance requirements use to be a one night a week, a weekend a month and two weeks full time (exercises) each year, but that was about 10 years ago, don’t know what the requirements are these days. Of course you could always apply for leave if you were unable to attend a parade night or weekend, I can only assume that is still the case.

Back in the good ol’ days, recruit training was two weeks and IET was another two weeks. I think recruit training is now 6 weeks full time?

jase! 10:56 pm 03 Jan 10

last time I checked reservists had to volunteer to go overseas.

reserve infantry is generally stupid but full of egos

and in reply to thumper I went nowhere while in RAInf but got overseas while in the corps of transport.

if I was going to go Army reserve around here I would look at the Light Cav guys in Goulburn

Thumper 4:56 pm 03 Jan 10

Which OS two-way shooting ranges did you serve in, exactly?

and where, exactly, did i ever claim to have served in a war zone?

Thumper 2:16 pm 03 Jan 10

nah mate. it just didn’t come out how i meant.. 😉

Sorry about that. Cheers..

Woody Mann-Caruso 12:01 pm 03 Jan 10

I served for quite a number of years. Obviously you didn’t because all you can do is sprout ridiculous and uninformed ideology.

Which OS two-way shooting ranges did you serve in, exactly?

bloodnut 10:58 am 03 Jan 10

Thumper said :

I served for quite a number of years. Obviously you didn’t because all you can do is sprout ridiculous and uninformed ideology.

I assume the irony of your comment is lost on you. But it gave me a chuckle.

Thumper 12:02 am 03 Jan 10

You don’t have to go… you could go and spend 20 years in Ingleburn if you wanted.

Holesworthy. Makes Long Bay look like Disneyland…

Thumper 9:37 pm 02 Jan 10

Yeah bloodnut, they can. But then again, that’s the nature of the beast. If you don’t want to go OS on a two way shooting range then don’t join up. It’s not a hard decision, really…

I served for quite a number of years. Obviously you didn’t because all you can do is sprout ridiculous and uninformed ideology.

However, you are very correct, only join if you really want to. Any doubts, then don’t.

eyeLikeCarrots 7:06 pm 02 Jan 10

bloodnut said :

If you still have second thoughts… don’t do it.

I’m pretty sure they can still order you to your death in a foreign country for an imagined cause should they choose. Never having been in service, happy to be corrected on that.

You don’t have to go… you could go and spend 20 years in Ingleburn if you wanted.

bloodnut 10:42 pm 01 Jan 10

If you still have second thoughts… don’t do it.

I’m pretty sure they can still order you to your death in a foreign country for an imagined cause should they choose. Never having been in service, happy to be corrected on that.

Thumper 9:39 pm 01 Jan 10

Pookie is a breeze.. join, put your head down, don’t go jack on your mates, do your IETs, apply for an OS gig…

it’s ARes. You will be Ares not reg. However, you will get exactly the same training and you can deployed OS.
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Go RAInf, anything else is pointless. (Although Sigs and Playtime will also get you OS, Sigs however will take years to get qualified).

4/3RNSWR are a good mob. Go and see them.

Pandy 4:08 pm 01 Jan 10

Full of women, who wear uniforms and like to be top dog. 🙂

georgesgenitals 5:10 pm 31 Dec 09

You want to watch out for Kapooka – it’s really Stinkey.

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