A community of service personnel, veterans and families
A community of service personnel, veterans and families.
Wagga Wagga and the wider Riverina region is home to a significant number of current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, many of whom have returned from active service. It is also a region with a significant number of current and former Police, Paramedics and other emergency services members.
The City of Wagga Wagga hosts two significant Australian Defence Force bases - Army Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka and the Royal Australian Air Force Base Wagga, Forest Hill. These bases are responsible for training more than 5000 Army and Air Force trainees per year and employ in excess of 1000 uniformed staff. A large proportion of these staff choose to settle in the Riverina with their families at the conclusion of their military service.
Developing and nurturing positive social connections is essential for the Wagga Wagga community to better support both current and former ADF and Emergency Services personnel and their families.