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60 Seconds with LS Dustin Perry, Clearance Diver, Fleet Dive Unit (Pacific) at RIMPAC 2018

– Leading Seaman Perry answered as many randomly drawn questions as he could in 60 seconds.

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Master Bombardier Ashley Diggs’ unexpected journey from nightclub bouncer to Army Gunner

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Growing up in Halifax and Toronto, Master Bombardier (MBdr) Ashley Diggs wasn’t planning on a career in the Canadian Army, but a walk through downtown Toronto changed his career path.

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Working with the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS) – a unique component of the Reserve Force

– “Each time I meet cadets, I can clearly see the impact we have on their lives. I feel recharged and fulfilled hearing them speak of the impact we have on tomorrow’s leaders,” says CWO Godbout.

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Combat engineers from 5 CER train Ukrainian Armed Forces members in explosive device disposal

– Major Samantha Laplante is in command of the engineering training group in Ukraine. She and her team are laying the foundation for vital training to neutralize explosives used by the Ukrainian military.

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DT News: the Canadian Surface Combatant, nominations for the CAF Sports Awards, and results of the 2018 PSES

– Transcript (J) In this episode, we feature a key milestone for the Canadian Surface Combatant… (S) … open nominations for the 2019 CAF Sports Awards… (J)….and receive the results of the 2018 Public Service Employee Survey. The Canadian Surface Combatant recently selected the final design and design team for the construction of their ships, expected …

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RCAF Griffon helicopter fleet gets modernization boost

– In a funding announcement that took place at CFB Borden in January, the Government of Canada announced approximately $800 million to modernize a fleet of CH-146 Griffon helicopters.

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Like mother, like daughter: Family members deploy together with HMCS Toronto

– LS Melanie Shering, who’s been with HMCS Toronto for nearly three years, was recently joined by the ship’s new Imagery Technician, MCpl Manuela Berger, who happens to be her mother.

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Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey: Have you been invited?

– Statistics Canada, in collaboration with the Department of National Defence, is launching the Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey (CAFHS) in 2019. You might be one of the randomly selected individuals to receive an email and letter in the mail requesting your participation in this survey.

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Operation TRANSITION: BGen Misener speaks at Valcartier conference

– “In coordinating its efforts with its partners, the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group will deliver personalized, professional and standardized casualty support and transition services to CAF members and their families with special attention provided to ill and injured personnel, their families and the families of the deceased,” said Brigadier-General Mark Misener.

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Canadian Rangers provide winter survival training for combat engineers

– Soldiers from 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) at Garrison Petawawa participated in a five-day winter survival training activity in Killarney Provincial Park, south of Sudbury, Ontario.

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