After fire, flood and virus have caused many an interruption to the Keith Payne VC Veteran's Benefit Group's weekly walk, they are back on the agenda and ready to take to the pavements again this Friday, June 12.
Group vice-chairman Fred Campbell said all were looking forward to the walks returning this Friday.
The first Friday morning 'walk to talk' around Harry Sawkins Park, will step off at 0700 (that's 7am for us non-military types).
The walk will start at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and travel through the local area including Harry Sawkins Park.
"Come one come all and join us for a walk, talk then finish off with a warm brew at the Entertainment Centre coffee shop," Mr Campbell said.
Operation Walk to Talk was launched last December, with a couple of walks held before breaking for Christmas, then the disastrous South Coast bushfires, followed by floods and then the COVID-19 outbreak putting paid the popular walks which were attracting good numbers of veterans.
And while the walk is primarily aimed at current or former military personnel, the event is open to anyone.
"Everyone is welcome to come along and take part," Mr Campbell said.
"It's all about getting people out and getting together and enjoying a walk and a chat along the way. It's all about wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
"We know mental health is a big issue not just for veterans but also for the wider community. This is a way to tackle issues - simply have a walk and talk among peers - in a safe non-judgmental environment.
"While it is primarily a group for Shoalhaven-based veterans, both current and former, the walks are also open to all members of the public, male and female."