March is a busy month for birthdays at DITC, especially if you're a student. The cheering was loud and sustained for six students who celebrated their birthdays with a pancake stack specially prepared by a team of hard-working staff members.
DITC bid farewell to another favourite son last week who is on his way to LANGS for some intensive language learning in readiness for his future ALA posting. We wish him well in the next stage of his career and feel sure he will take it, characteristically, in his stride.
The first AUSTFAMIL course for 2014 graduated last week with all the students ready and eager to move on to their AAELC long course.
The DOS joined the ranks of two other long-time serving members of DITC in celebrating her 20th year of service. The commendation presented to her by the COMDT ACSC cited her ongoing passion and commitment to serving DITCs mission. There was also high praise for the quality of her work over the years leading to the continuing success of DITC in carrying out its role in the Defence Cooperation Program.
The FSOs visited the Simulated Rifle Range at the Simpson Barracks in Watsonia where they had some rifle practice using the Australian Steyr rifle and in air-conditioned comfort.
Classroom 8 & 9
A national holiday in Japan, celebrating the foundation of the country and the accession of its first Emperor, Jimmu.
This festival's highlights include Dragon Boat races, the Birdman Rally, fireworks display, the Moomba Parade and Waterfest Carnival.