The June 13 episode of Defence Team News highlights Operation CADENCE

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Welcome back to Defence Team News, I’m Lt(N) Jamie Bresolin.

And I’m Nicole Power. Here are the headlines at Defence.

The Canadian Armed Forces provided military capabilities to support the Royal Canadian Mounted Police security operations during the recent G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Québec.

Known as Operation CADENCE, CAF security support involved all key environments. The Royal Canadian Air Force provided aircraft for security and transport, and were prepared for evacuation operations. The Canadian Army performed tasks related to the maintenance of security perimeters. And the Royal Canadian Navy provided key personnel and a maritime component to play an active role in safety and security in the area.

The 2018 Statistics Canada Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces will be conducted this fall, with invitations being sent out starting in September.

Like the 2016 survey, this year’s version will collect information regarding the prevalence of sexual misconduct in the CAF, as well as awareness of pertinent policies, programs, and support mechanisms. Data gathered will be compared to that collected in 2016, identifying gaps, and guiding our ongoing efforts towards eliminating sexual misconduct from the CAF.

To ensure that survey invitations are sent to the correct locations, Regular Force and Primary Reserve members are asked to ensure that their personal information is up-to-date in HRMS by mid-August. Our most important data comes from members, so keep an eye out for the survey this fall. In eliminating sexual misconduct from our ranks, every voice counts.

Before we go, it was recently announced that construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ships will begin this month.

Named after past Protecteur-class ships, the new HMCS Protecteur and HMCS Preserver will deliver fuel and other vital supplies to vessels at sea, offer medical and dental services, and provide facilities for helicopter and equipment repair.

In addition to supporting our sailors, building a full blue water navy will be an integral part of the future success of the Royal Canadian Navy, as described in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

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

…for Defence Team News!

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