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DM/CDS holiday greeting card contest now open

– Deputy Minister Jody Thomas and Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance have launched a contest for the design of their holiday greeting card this year. The contest is open to children of our military and civilian Defence Team members aged 4 to 12. The task? Come up with some creative holiday artwork around …

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The 2017 Remembrance Day Sentry Program

– Six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been chosen to play important roles during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa. These seven individuals, selected from across the country, are in Ottawa from November 5 to 12 to take part in a unique experience: …

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Veterans’ Week marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

– On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917. –Veterans Affairs Canada As Canadians mark Veterans’ Week this November 5 to 11, particular attention is being paid to the Battle of Passchendaele, which raged in Belgium during the First World War from …

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RCAF’s Honorary Colonel Loreena McKennitt releases Vimy tribute song

–  Proceeds from digital sales of “Breaking of the Sword” in Canada will be donated to the Support Our Troops Fund.  The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Honorary Colonel Loreena McKennitt, award-winning Canadian recording artist, has released a new song about love, dedication and family sacrifice in time for Remembrance Day. The single, entitled “Breaking of the …

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Artist explores her own ‘Journey to Remembrance’

– Longview, Alberta — In childhood, the closest Alberta-based artist Deanna Lavoie ever got to the military was watching her brothers play soldier.

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Colonel Lisa Noonan in ‘dream job’ as Director Personnel Generation Requirements

– Ottawa, Ontario —The Canadian Army’s Colonel Lisa Noonan brings more than 30 years of military and human resources experience to her position as Director Personnel Generation Requirements (DPGR).

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Standby Diver Over Garments now available to military dive teams

– The Standby Diver Over Garment is a significant improvement, providing environmental protection to the standby diver.

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Sport – sustains the minds and heals the souls of soldiers

– For many veterans of CAF operations in Afghanistan, the hockey boards bring back fond memories of the games they played and the friendships they forged in the sandbox.

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Ill or injured CAF members wanted for study on transition to civilian life

– Would you and a family member be willing to be interviewed for a study on the transition from military to civilian life of ill or injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members?

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Canadian Armed Forces Relocation Program: Update on modernizing the delivery of relocation services

– As previously communicated in Know Your Benefits, as of December 1, 2017, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members will see changes in how relocation services are delivered. Relocation benefits will remain the same. However, face-to-face services with an advisor will be replaced with 24-hour online access to your personal file through a computer or an application. …

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