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Tag: Personnel – Military and civilian personnel-related

Hard work pays off for Aboriginal Entry Program graduates

– Every member of this year’s group has indicated a desire to join the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and many have already been accepted. It’s a typical result for the program, which is geared toward increasing Aboriginal enrollment in the CAF.

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National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign: Youth Co-Champion Wanted

– The Youth Co-Champion will attend events, present at meetings, and promote participation in our campaign. This individual will be instrumental in ensuring that the NDWCC engages and connects with youth members of the Defence Team.

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Firefighters learn urban search and rescue techniques

– By Captain Garrett Sykes Urban search and rescue (USAR) is one of the many specialized capabilities of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) firefighters, who are ready to deploy to all corners of the world at a moment’s notice for disaster relief. The goal of a USAR team is to search out and rescue people of all …

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22 Wing personnel proud to carry out Public Duties in U.K.

– By Captain Leah Pierce Since June 25, 2018, Sergeant Michael Jaworski, a member of 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron, Corporal Karey Barr, from 51 Aerospace Control and Warning (Operational Training) Squadron, Corporal Phuong Hutchings, of 22 Wing’s traffic section, and Corporal Asitha Jayasundera, also from 21 Squadron, and all from 22 Wing North Bay, …

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RCAF honorary colonels gather for maritime aviation-themed conference

– By Ryan Melanson and Sergeant James Cowell 12 Wing Shearwater and 14 Wing Greenwood, both in Nova Scotia, co-hosted the Royal Canadian Air Force’s annual honorary colonel conference from June 6 to 8, 2018. More than 50 honorary colonels from across the country attended. “It’s certainly timely that we’re here in Shearwater, and exposing our …

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Four new regional Commanding Officers highlight ongoing improvements to the JPSU

– The Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) welcomed four new regional Commanding Officers (COs) over the past month, with change of command ceremonies held in Gagetown, Petawawa, Valcartier and Winnipeg.

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“Check Six”: An update on the RCAF’s past year

– By Joanna Calder On May 4, 2018, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He inherits an Air Force that has seen substantial developments over the past months, including the crucial release of Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Defence Policy in June 2017. “I am extremely optimistic as I look to the …

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A pioneer at 3 R22eR

– Para Laurence Séguin-Mandeville was a civilian paramedic when she decided to enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 2016. Two years later, the young woman has officially left her mark on the CAF…

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Bagpiper shares memorable moments performing in Canada and abroad

– Throughout my first posting, I was a hot commodity. One of my most cherished moments was being the acting pipe major at the annual Royal Manitoba Winter Fair held in Brandon…

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Governor General invests RCAF personnel into the Order of Military Merit

– Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Julie Payette presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec, on June 29, 2018.

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