Defence families welcomed

NEWLY-arrived Defence Force families have been given a warm welcome to the Sale region.

Gippsland MHR and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester, was among the guests to greet servicemen and women and their families at a recent morning tea at RAAF Base, East Sale.

The event was hosted by Defence Community Organisation and East Sale Family Group to provide information about local clubs, groups and community organisations.

Mr Chester said the Sale region had a strong RAAF community that was embraced by the wider region.

“Gippsland is a great place to raise a family or invest in your future, and we look forward to welcoming these latest defence families who will be calling Sale home,” Mr Chester said.

“Defence Community Organisation offers a range of services that will make the transition a little bit easier and provide information on how to get the best of their new surrounds in Gippsland.”

Services provided by the Defence Community Organisation include employment and education support, access to child care, help for families during crisis and emergency situations and working with Defence members as they transition to civilian life.

For more information about the Defence Community Organisation, go to the website defence.gov.au/dco