EIGHT business people from Tamworth have a chance to join the army and see their part of the military world in a two-day boot camp exercise next weekend.
The Tamworth Business Chamber is looking for a contingent of locals to undergo a military experience that shows them firsthand what life in the defence reserves is all about.
The move comes on the heels of the chamber’s campaign earlier this year when it signed up 60 per cent of members to be official Defence Reserve-supporting employers.
As part of that, the chamber has the chance to conscript some members for an executive stretch training exercise.
The course is designed to give businesses a better understanding of what reservist soldiers do, their training and the benefits they can bring to civil and commercial workplaces.
Exercise Executive Stretch would begin on Thursday “at 0700 hours sharp” when they muster with fellow participants at the Tamworth Army Reserve Depot before boarding transport to Singleton Military Area.
From there and over two days, participants would fire on a live army range, take part in a drill lesson, use night vision equipment, take part in a military obstacle course, experience military communication skills and decision-making exercises, use the state-of-the-art Weapon Training Simulation System and get to see high explosive weapons such as grenade launchers and mortars firing.