Watch the April 30 episode of Defence Team News!

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In this episode, we highlight:

  • Shania Twain’s CAF visit; and
  • the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition


Welcome back to Defence Team News, I’m Lt(N) Jeff Lura.

And I’m Shelley Van Hoof. Here are the headlines at Defence.

The Royal Canadian Navy recently hosted internationally recognized Canadian artist Shania Twain, who met with Canadian Armed Forces members to get a sense of everyday life in the Canadian Armed Forces.

In addition to travelling by Sea King helicopter and high speed boat, the singer toured HMCS Ottawa, a modernized Canadian Patrol Frigate, HMCS Chicoutimi, an updated Victoria Class Submarine, and got an up-close look at Canadian Army artillery and vehicles.

The CAF routinely hosts local and internationally renowned Canadians to demonstrate capabilities and allow members to share the pride they have in their service to Canada and Canadians, at home and abroad.

I want to give a big thank you to all our Canadian Armed Forces deployed around the world and their families at home. We are all so proud of you. We want to see you stay well and get home safe.

Bravo Zulu to the Royal Military College of Canada. The school placed second amongst 64 teams from 14 countries at the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition held at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Military academies from around the world participated in the prestigious, two-day skills competition which included approximately 43 kilometres of navigation across difficult terrain, weapon handling, rifle marksmanship, combat swim, trauma care, first aid, problem-solving and leadership challenges.

Each team was comprised of nine officer cadets and two alternates who worked together to overcome challenging obstacles. The Royal Military College has previously won the competition from 2005 to 2007, in 2009, and also in 2016.

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

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