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Farewell to the King!

– By Wing Commander (retired) Ian Lightbody This year will see the retirement of the longest-serving Canadian combat aircraft, the CH-124 Sea King helicopter. Originally delivered in August 1963 to then HMCS Shearwater, just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, it will finish its service to Canada at the end of this year in Patricia Bay, just outside …

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New Operation HONOUR website: more information, easier access

– The Canadian Armed Forces has launched a new and improved Operation HONOUR website to give everyone a better opportunity to access information and resources to understand, prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.

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Woods hike not the ideal SAR

– By Sara White “If it’s got to be done, it’s got to be done,” Master Corporal Dylan Weller said. He and Sergeant André Hotton, both search and rescue technicians (SAR techs) with the RCAF’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, hoped the crackling conversation overheard on a firefighter’s radio, including …

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DND and VAC introduce new Veteran’s Service Card

– The new Veteran’s Service Card will provide a tangible symbol of recognition for former members, encourage an enduring affiliation with the Canadian Armed Forces, and ensure linkages to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) support programs as members transition to post-service life.

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Sailor Profile: Petty Officer 1st Class Sebastien Rose

– Hometown: Brockville, Ontario Years of Service: 16 years Home Unit: HMCS Moncton Current Occupation: Coxswain on board HMCS Moncton Why did you join the Royal Canadian Navy?  I have been working in the marine industry my entire life. At the age of 19, I attained my Master Minor 60 Tonnage ticket and was employed with …

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A summer of success – Full-time Army Reserve employment program attracts more job-seekers than projected

– The summer of 2018 featured the inaugural run of the Canadian Army’s Full-time Summer Employment (FTSE) Program. Open to Reservists in their first four years of service, the program offered guaranteed summer employment and enjoyed great success, with 4,400 Reservists from across Canada accepting an offer; a return that exceeded projections.

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RCAF piper represents Canada at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

– By Captain (retired) John-Hugh MacDonald A Royal Canadian Air Force officer represented Canada at the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held at at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, from August 3 to 25, 2018. Captain Fraser Clark was invited to perform at the world’s premier military Tattoo, held this year in honour of the Royal Air Force’s …

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Check Six! The Battle of Britain in hindsight

– The 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain  will be observed on Sunday, September 16, 2018. A national Ceremony will be held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Québec, and local ceremonies will take place across Canada. By Major Bill March “Check Six” alludes to the 12 positions on a clock face that aircrew use to readily …

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Canadian Armed Forces release policy on the use of cannabis by military members

– With Canada’s new cannabis laws set to come into force on October 17, 2018, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has issued a new policy that provides clear direction and guidance to CAF members regarding cannabis consumption.

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Sailor Profile: Master Seaman Ryan Tenhaaf

– Hometown: Tilbury, ON Years of Service:  9.5 Years Home Unit: HMCS Moncton Current occupation and position: Naval Combat Information Operator and Senior Naval Combat Information Operator on board HMCS Moncton Why did you join the Royal Canadian Navy? I knew it would be a challenging career that would teach me discipline and new skills. Being …

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