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Army August 4, 2011
By Cfn Max Bree
SOLDIERS injured during
training will benefit from new
Combined Arms Training Centre
(CATC) trainee rehab facilities
opened at Holsworthy Barracks
on June 28.
The new Trainee Rehabilitation
Wing (TRW) provides injured train-
ees with a $25m state-of-the-art
facility for medical care and reha-
Then acting Commander
Forcomd, Maj-Gen Jeff Sengelman,
opened the new buildings.
Maj-Gen Sengelman praised
those who had worked on the pro-
ject and said TRW's focus should
now be on a soldier's recovery and
return to training.
The facilities, adjacent to 1HSB,
include lines for up to 80 trainees, a
large common area, 40-man rehab
gym and a 21-person physio room.
Pte Elliot Cody, TRW, was
impressed with the new gym and
the trainee common room boasting
four "massive" plasma TVs.
"It's a bit like Club Med," Pte
Cody said. "Having a state-of-the-
art facility gives you the best shot
at recovery and the gym has all the
best equipment to bring you up to
OC TRW Maj Richard
Loveridge was more than happy
with the new facilities housing
injured trainees closer to specialists
and physio therapists.
"It's the bee's knees," he said.
"It allows us to train in an area that
is set up and suitable for rehabilita-
tion, rather than transporting people
from Moorebank to Holsworthy.
"It places them in a specialist
environment that allows concerted
effort in their rehab to return them
to training in a faster, more suitable
As part of their rehab, soldiers
at TRW do three PT sessions a day
and have dedicated physiothera-
pists, doctors and PTIs.
Soldiers injured during IETs
often have reservations about com-
ing to TRW, but Pte Cody said it
was well suited to getting soldiers
back into training.
"The physios are up-to-date on
all the new stuff," he said. "The
staff here are really good too;
there's discipline but they treat you
like an adult.
IET rehab began when CATC
Rehabilitation Wing was raised in
June 2003 with a strength of 15 to
provide intense rehab for soldiers
injured during IETs.
That facility morphed into
the 32-person Trg Comd -- Army
Rehabilitation Wing in 2004.
After a review in 2007, the
capacity to accommodate trainees
has now increased to 80 people.
$25m boost for rehab
Cause for celebration: Pte Daniel
Gillies and Maj-Gen Jeff Sengelman
cut the cake at the opening of the
new Trainiee Rehabilitation Wing
(above) and Pte Gillies works off the
cake in the new gym (right).
Photos by Matt Kaarma
FORMER 3RAR soldiers Darren Wise
and Shane Pophfer made it to the top
of Alaska's treacherous Mt Denali --
but only just.
Appalling and unseasonal condi-
tions in central Alaska hampered their
efforts but a last-minute weather window
allowed them to reach the summit.
"We didn't think we were going to
get there, which made the final ascent all
the more thrilling," Mr Wise said.
They unfurled a Legacy banner atop
the mountain, having used the climb to
raise funds for Sydney Legacy.
Although Mt Denali, at 6194m, is
significantly lower than Mt Everest
(8848m), it is considered by many a
more difficult climb.
It is an unsupported climb, which
means the climbers had to carry all their
equipment and food on the ascent.
"We had 25kg in our backpacks and
another 30kg on sleds.
The successful ascent of Mt Denali
ticks off the fifth peak in their seven
summits challenge -- they have already
reached the tops of Mt Kilimanjaro
(Africa), Mt Kosciuzko (Australia), Mt
Aconcagua (South America) and Mt
Having started the challenge in 2008,
they hope to complete their final ascents
of Antarctica's Mt Vinson and Nepal's
Mt Everest in the next three years.
But that is not the end of their jour-
ney. The seven summits is the first step
in their self-created "5P challenge"
which involves not only the seven sum-
mits (peaks), but adds a double crossing
of the English Channel (pond), a kayak
across the Bass Straight (paddle), a trek
to the South Pole (pole) and the Tour de
France cycle race (pedal).
The pair will continue to raise funds for Legacy
throughout their endeavours. To donate, go to
Five down, two to go
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