RMC – Duntroon Battle Block 1C training exercise will be held on the Cooloola Coast for several weeks starting at the end of August
Over the period 29 August and 19 September, the Royal Military College – Duntroon will be conducting a training exercise in all three Cooloola Coast townships as well as the surrounding areas.
The activity seeks to simulate a peace and stability operation in Australia’s near region to test Army’s next generation of leaders in a realistic and challenging situation.
This exercise is the final training activity for Army’s future officers prior to graduation and is designed to develop their understanding of contemporary operations in a complex environment. During the exercise period, the public may see the establishment of temporary operating bases within the community and the conduct of military operations such as patrolling and vehicle checkpoints.
The exercise also includes role players who will wear a mixture of civilian clothing and military apparel and may be carrying firearms. Blank ammunition and pyrotechnics will be used for some aspects of the training. Locals should not be alarmed if they see military personnel or hear loud noises during the exercise period.
The opportunity to conduct this activity on the Cooloola Coast is a privilege and the local community’s patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated while this essential training is being conducted.
A hotline will be established upon arrival in the area to enable community members to engage directly with activity coordinators should any issues arise. Keep an eye out for further information posted in townships.
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