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Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Grati-Tuesday 16 Jun 20 : COVID-19 Assist special
A special addition of Grati-Tuesday hot off the press today!
We have been receiving lots of special letters from those members deployed with Operation COVID-19 Assist and thought it nice to consolidate them in to one post.
You will see in some of the correspondence, a few recipients have been deployed this year to not only COVID -19 but also Bushfire Assist so it been a big year for our Reservists. You will see that years of service vary from 1 year to 41 years and they loved getting their Laundry Bags which is rewarding to see.
Just wanted to send you a quick email and thank you for all the effort you have put in, and that I love my new laundry bag 😀
I’m an Army reservist and been serving with the COVID taskforce on the regional checkpoints in Western Australia. I’ve been on a previous deployment with border protection before and happy to serve the country.
But it really warmed my heart to receive your laundry bag today and knowing that other people out there are thinking of the people serving the nation, and how much they are willing to go out of their way to help in any capacity.
I can promise that it will not go to waste and I’ll be using it every day from now on. Aussie Heroes, and the work that you do is appreciated by everyone, and I wish you could have seen the smiles on the faces of the rest of the diggers who also received theirs today.
I got your note with the laundry bag, and realise you are all friends from eam.. Even though I’m from W.A., I support Carlton, but the Cats are definitely my second t
Anyway, thank you again for all your efforts, from myself and the rest of the diggers. It means a huge amount to us, and is definitely a huge morale boost knowing there are people like you guys thinking of us throughout our duty.
On behalf of the Commander of Task Group West and myself, thank you very much for your fantastic work in sending the Laundry Bags over to the west to support the soldiers and sailors who are doing a great job working with the police and the State Government in containing the virus.
It is a stressful time for many and the presence of the ADF members is very reassuring in these times. As the Defence support is diminishing, a number of our soldiers are being demounted and will be heading back to their civilian employment. In many of their cases it is after serving continuously for the last seven weeks. During their demounting processes they will be offered their bag and early indication are that they are very much looking forward to being presented their Laundry Bag from their Friends at AHQ.
They will have my encouragement to write to you to as soon as they are able.
Again thanks for your support and your encouragement.
We will return you to your regularly scheduled program next week, till then!