ADFA cadets take on lake challenge
13 February 2015
Australian Defence Force Academy officer cadets and midshipmen took to Lake Burley Griffin this week for a series of water-based activities to develop confidence and test teamwork skills.
The activity is part of the ADFA Year One Familiarisation Training for the 310 new cadets and midshipmen.
ADFA Commandant Air Commodore Alan Clements said the training developed teamwork and communication.
“This activity provides a solid skill base developing teamwork and instilling confidence in the new officer cadets and midshipmen,” he said.
The aquatic challenge program included an introduction to water activities and equipment including kayaks, canoes and dragon boats. The activity operated between Yarralumla Bay and Springbank Island.
The training proved to be a challenging and rewarding break from military routine on one of Canberra’s most iconic locations.
“The dragon boating activity in particular was a great team building exercise and a bit of friendly competition,” said Royal Australian Air Force Officer Cadet Kate Gellini, from Sydney.
ADFA’s initial training period concludes on 28 February 2015 with the Chief of the Defence Force Parade. This parade officially welcomes all Year One officer cadets and midshipmen to the Academy and celebrates the conclusion of their initial military training.
Images of the activity are available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20150252
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