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More than 3,000 Sentinels provide support those in distress

– When it comes to help for those in distress, every action counts and can make a difference. Yet despite all the support programs and tools put in place, the problem is often taking that first step toward the appropriate resources.

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Keeping a naval tradition alive

– Being a boatswain demands a lot from an individual. Attention to detail, teamwork and physicality are all part of the job. However, one aspect of the trade remains integral but often taken for granted…rope work!

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Salmon Arm cadet has experiences of a lifetime

– Cadet Warrant Officer First Class Nicholas Lourens, from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, is spending the summer of 2019 learning to fly. And, on July 19, 2019, he was selected to have a VIP experience with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Demonstration CF-188 Hornet.

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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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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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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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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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Emotional moment at Juno Beach for 95-year-old Veteran and Battlefield cyclists

– When 95-year-old Second World War veteran Russell Kaye set foot on Juno Beach for his first time since D-Day, he wasn’t making his steps in its dark brown sand alone.

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Dropping meteorological buoys in the Arctic

– The second week of July, 2019, was an exciting one for some members of 413 Search and Rescue Squadron as they left 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and headed north for the Arctic Buoy drop. This was the first time 14 Wing had been tasked with this annual mission.

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