Watch the February 14 episode of Defence Team News!

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In this episode, we highlight:

  • the delivery of Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles;
  • increased support to military families; and
  • mandatory Phoenix training


Welcome back to Defence Team News, I’m Ronald Edma.

And I’m Lt(N) Jamie Bresolin. Here are the headlines at Defence.

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command has received its first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles. These vehicles will help members of the Special Forces safety conduct missions in challenging, new environments.

The vehicles have been specifically configured to support rapid deployment from most Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft, particularly the CH-147F Chinook helicopter.

As part of the defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the delivery of these vehicles strengthens the commitment to ensuring the women and men of the CAF have the support and equipment they need to carry out important missions.

$6 million per year in new funding was recently announced to modernize the Military Family Services Program.

This is part of the broader Comprehensive Military Family Plan outlined in Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

The benefits and enhanced services of this program will include: extended childcare hours, expanded youth programs, and the provision of additional mental health services like couples counselling and women’s workshops.

Military families make an incredible contribution to the Canadian Armed Forces and should be provided with the support and services they require to manage the unique challenges of military life.

Before we go, one last reminder to all Defence Team employees who are paid through Phoenix need to take a set of new, mandatory HR-to-Pay Stabilization training courses.

The courses are available on the Defence Learning Network and must be completed by February 16th.

That’s it for this episode. Thank you so much for watching. See you next time…

…for Defence Team News!

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