Service Voices

Monday 19 February, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm

14 year old Jade – Australian Air Force Cadet

At just 14, Jade has already attended several activities, flown in two pilot experience flights and been reclassified as a Leading Cadet. She shares with us her reasons for joining and where she sees her future.

20 year old Josh – AAFC Civilian Staff Member HQ 6 Wing

Having turned 20, Josh has reached the compulsory retirement age for cadets. After five years in uniform he’s transitioned to become a civilian staff member with Headquarters 6 Wing. As a cadet, he attained the rank of Cadet Corporal, and spent a year as an Acting Cadet Sergeant, and held various squadron roles and appointments notably as Administration Officer throughout 2016 and 2017. Josh gives us some insight into what has motivated him to continue his service.

25 year old Kieran – Instructor of Cadets

Kieran has been an Instructor of Cadets since September 2016. This followed five years as a cadet, and then a year as a Civilian staff member. Kieran now serves as the Unit Safety Coordinator and Training Officer for No 604 Squadron, AAFC at Hampstead Barracks. Kieran tells us about his role as an adult staff member and what motivates him to continue serving in the AAFC.

Lieutenant Bernadette Stihec – Critical Care Nurse – Army Reservist

At Flinders Medical Centre, Bernadette Stihec is known as an Intensive and Critical Care Registered Nurse, where she works in a team supporting critically ill patients and their families. But on Tuesday nights, the 26-year old wears another uniform to serve her community in a different way. Last year, Bernadette joined the Army Reserve, where she now serves as a Nursing Officer at Warradale Barracks.


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