Change for the better
Corner Brook man says being a reservist is something to be proud of
Three years ago, Paul Carberry made a career change from pharmacy assistant to reservist with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
He’s full-time with the regiment’s 2nd Battalion based in his hometown of Corner Brook.
He said the change came after he finally decided to take the advice of an uncle who had served with the navy for 41 years and had been encouraging him to join up.
It turned out to be a change for the better.
“I’m more confident,” said Carberry. “Just happier at my job.”
It’s job that is filled with camaraderie and he enjoys the training part of it a lot.
“It’s a good job, something to be proud of.”
So far Carberry has only had to be away from his family for training and that is often in the summer.
He tries not to think about having to leave his wife and two children for long periods of time should the battalion be deployed outside the province.
“It helps having a good wife,” he said with a smile.
On Saturday, Carberry, his wife, Leah, and two children, Dana, two years old, and Rick, seven months old, attended a meet and greet hosted by the Military Family Resource Centre Corner Brook Satellite Office at the Massey Drive Town Hall.
The cupcake making station was a hit with two-year-old Dana Carberry at the Military Family Resource Centre Corner Brook Satellite Office’s meet and greet on Saturday. Dana’s dad, Paul Carberry, who watched over her work, is a reservist. The event was held at the Massey Drive Town Hall.