DT News: New CAF Transition Group, CAF member named to Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and more!


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(C) In this episode, we recap an important announcement…

(S) …we honour one of Canada’s most powerful women…

(C)….and we mark another milestone on the road to building Canada’s future naval fleet.

(C) The CAF and Veterans Affairs Canada recently announced the new Transition Group, to better support military members, Veterans, and their families.

The Group will provide professional and personalized services, whether on the road to recovery, returning to duty in the CAF, or transitioning to life after service.

(BGen Misener) Today, we are implementing Operation Transition, a Canadian Armed Forces operation that provides clear direction from our Chief of Defence Staff and our Deputy Minister to improve the provision of casualty support and expand transition services to all members and their families. The fact that this is a named operation speaks to the importance of the mission and ensures that this will be a sustained, forces-wide effort.

(C) A reminder that Stage II of the Veteran’s Service Card began earlier this month. CAF members and Veterans who released between February 2016 and September 2018 can now apply for the card. All serving CAF members and Veterans are also encouraged to register online for a MyVAC Account. For more information on these initiatives, visit the related links.

(S) Lieutenant-Colonel Maureen Wellwood has been named as one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network. The award honours high-achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Lieutenant-Colonel Wellwood is currently the Commanding Officer of 2 Canadian Division Training Centre, where she leads a team dedicated to training high-quality soldiers by means of individual and collective instruction.

Congratulations LCol Wellwood and thank you for your leadership and service!

(C) Before we go, a traditional keel-laying ceremony for the future HMCS Max Bernays took place earlier this month in Halifax.

(S) A newly minted coin was placed on the ship’s keel, which will remain within the ship’s structure throughout its service, inviting good luck to the ship and crew.

(C) That’s it for us. Thank you so much for watching. We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays…

(S) We’ll see you in the New Year…for Defence Team News!

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