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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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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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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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Hockey Night in Oman

– It was April 27, a Saturday night, when HMCS Regina was alongside in Muscat, Oman for a port visit during Operation ARTEMIS.

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DT News: The inaugural Grey Wolf Indigenous Summer Program and a heads-up on the upcoming NDWCC

– The Grey Wolf program is a 4th Canadian Division summer program which combines military training and Indigenous cultural teachings.

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Canada’s Indigenous soldiers wove unbreakable wartime code with native languages

– August 9 marks the 37th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The 2019 theme is Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. The clever use of Indigenous languages to create an unbreakable secret code played a vital role in the victory of the Allies in the Second World Wa

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1st Annual, 2019 Soldier On Motorcycle Ride & Classic Car Rally – September 2019

– The reason for this year’s event is to raise funds for equipping future Soldier On teams; the Warrior Games and Invictus Games 2020 teams specifically.

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