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CO DITC greeting the VCDF,Vice Admiral Ray Griggs on his arrival

New DJT Visits DITC
116 October 2014

The new DJT, CAPT Heath Robertson, signed into the visitors book and was met with a warm welcome from students and staff in the Common Room. All DITC staff and students look forward to more visits from the DJT as he settles in to his new posting.

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Legacy Week

The CHEF Challenge
17 October 2014

The Choose Health Energetic Food (CHEF) four-week challenge culminated in a big, home-cooked, fresh-food, healthy lunch for all staff at DITC. Lots of new ideas and recipes for eating healthy and keeping fit emerged and hopefully it will encourage staff to keep on making the effort to maintain their health and fitness.

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Farewell GPCAPT Breckenridge

Farewell GPCAPT Breckenridge
16 Oct 2014

DJT, GPCAPT Breckenridge was farewelled by DITC staff last week who showed him their appreciation for his interest and support during his tenure. The GPCAPT is looking forward to becoming a 'grey nomad' in his retirement... but he's booking a spot for his caravan in the parking lot at DITC in between trips.

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Pancake Morning Tea celebrating Oktoberfest

Pancake Morning Tea
9 October 2014

The October Pancake Team turned their thoughts to the annual Okotoberfest celebrations held around the world and managed to morph a pancake into a beer. No mean feat! Not forgetting the current health drive at DITC, they relented and added some fresh fruits and nuts to create the face of a crusty beer-drinker. Ah... the perils of over-indulgence!

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All the participants of International Night in their sparkling traditional costumes

DITC International Night
26 September 2014

International Night was a real celebration of diversity this year as students and staff turned out in sparkling traditional costumes and performed traditional songs and dances. In a break from tradition however, finger food was served this year which helped give the evening a more informal, relaxed atmosphere. Well done to the amenities club and all those who lent a hand in the organisation, from the carefully thought out decor to the entertaining performances. We're looking forward to next year already!

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AUSTFAMIL 38/14 graduates putting up a spectacular dance performance at their graduation

AUSTFAMIL 38/14 Graduation
25 September 2014

30 specially selected members of the TNI (here for the JOCIT course) showed their skills went beyond combat techniques when they put on a dance spectacular at their graduation ceremony yesterday. The beat was infectious and staff and students joined in the celebrations. They now move on to the Land Warfare Centre in Tully, Queensland for the Army to Army service exchange program.

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Upcoming Events

C.H.E.F Lunch
Friday 17 October 2014

Common Room
1200 hours

Deepavali - Festival of Lights
Thursday 23 October 2014

Australians of Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths celebrate Deepavali (Diwali), or the Festival of Lights. This is a very popular festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

Al Hijra Muharram (New Year)
Saturday 25 October 2014

Muharram is the first month of the year on the Islamic Calendar and marks the New Year for Muslims.

Unit BBQ Lunch
Friday 31 October 2014

DITC BBQ Area
1200 hours

Halloween
Friday 31 October 2014

Halloween has its origins in ancient pagan, Celtic harvest and Christian festivals. Children dress up as witches, devils, ghosts and skeletons and seek small treats from neighbours.

Federated States of Micronesia National Day
Monday 3 November 2014
Melbourne Cup
Tuesday 4 November 2014

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's premier horse racing event that stops the nation. It is always held on the first Tuesday in November.

Tonga National Day
Tuesday 4 November 2014