The Northern Territory's Remote and Indigenous Army Cadets were out in full force last week putting a smile on some of Katherine's older residents.
They visited Red Cross's Kalano Flexible aged care centre and cooked up a storm for the Royal Australian Air Force's regular 7am fun run.
There are four Army Cadet Units located in remote areas of the Top End - which deliver youth development programs in a way that are specifically tailored for Indigenous youth.
"The young cadets chatted with the residents, assisted them with any needs, cooked a BBQ and served their lunch and then performed a drill which entertained everyone," volunteer coordinator for the Red Cross Nicki Asling said.
"There was a lot of laughter and smiles as the Kalano Flexible Care residents thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with the cadets and have asked them all to come back soon.
"The Army Cadets were also Welcomed to Country by Dagoman Elder May Rosas, which was a highlight for them."
These young people show remarkable enthusiasm and community spirit and lift any event and are an asset to the uniform.Volunteer coordinator for the Red Cross Nicki Asling
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