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More than 3,000 Sentinels provide support those in distress

– When it comes to help for those in distress, every action counts and can make a difference. Yet despite all the support programs and tools put in place, the problem is often taking that first step toward the appropriate resources.

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Keeping a naval tradition alive

– Being a boatswain demands a lot from an individual. Attention to detail, teamwork and physicality are all part of the job. However, one aspect of the trade remains integral but often taken for granted…rope work!

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CDS statement on extremism and hateful conduct in the Armed Forces

– On Thursday, August 22, 2019, the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance participated in a media scrum following the Military Personnel Command Change of Command Ceremony. In his statement, General Vance addressed recent concerns about extremism and hateful conduct within the Canadian Armed Forces: What I want to do is ensure that you …

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Salmon Arm cadet has experiences of a lifetime

– Cadet Warrant Officer First Class Nicholas Lourens, from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, is spending the summer of 2019 learning to fly. And, on July 19, 2019, he was selected to have a VIP experience with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Demonstration CF-188 Hornet.

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Ready Aye Ready for a championship: HMCS York cheers the Raptors

– History made with Canadians, ashore and at sea, cheering for Canada’s team.

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DT News: The CIOR/CIOMR Summer Congress in Estonia, and don’t forget to complete the Public Service Employee Survey!

– The Summer Congress for the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers and Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers recently took place in Estonia.

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Fifty years of linguistic duality in the Defence Team

– This year marks an important milestone for the Official Languages Act – its 50th anniversary. Passed in 1969, the Official Languages Act describes how federal institutions shall treat both official languages and establishes official languages rights and obligations applicable to Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces members.

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2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance

– On the morning of August 19, 2019, a contingent of approximately 60 members of 2 Air Expeditionary Wing departed Bagotville, Quebec, for Operation Reassurance in Romania.

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Canadian Armed Forces Gender Aide-mémoire: Integrating Gender Perspectives in Operations

– The Integrating Gender Perspective in Operations Aide-mémoire was officially launched during the United Nations Women, Peace and Security Chiefs of Defence (CHoDs) Network meeting in New York on 10 July 2019 when General Vance became Chair

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New recruit cooking

– A cook with formal culinary arts training says a career with Canada’s military is providing him a permanent port of stability from the topsy-turvy restaurant industry.

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