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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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Mark your calendars for the 2019 RCAF Run

– The 2019 RCAF Run will take place on May 26, 2019.

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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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Canada–US relationship summits

– Canadian Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates, deputy commander of NORAD, joined members of the AdAmAn Club for their annual year-end ascent of Pikes Peak, in Colorado.

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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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Once a Chinthe, always a Chinthe

– 435 Squadron hosts Second World War squadron member Richard Earl for a tour and conversation.

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Lieutenant-Governor Lincoln Alexander was one of first blacks to serve in RCAF

– In celebration of Black History Month, we look at the life of Lincoln Alexander – Ontario’s first black lieutenant governor and one of the first blacks to serve in the RCAF.

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RCAF family advocate visits Luke AFB

– Colonel Heather Thorne-Albright, the RCAF family advocate, recently visited Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to promote practices and identify improvements in taking care of air personnel and their families.

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