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Tag: Regional Round Up

The Defence Team reflects on progress and ways ahead – addressing intersectionality, achieving equity

– On March 21, the Defence Team gathered in the National Defence Headquarters concourse to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

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Sailor Profile: Petty Officer First Class Charles Bressette

– March 26 will be a Purple Day at CFB Halifax thanks to this dedicated sailor.

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Petawawa Diversity Festival celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion

– Diversity in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) brings with it a strength that allows members to distinguish themselves both on and off the battlefield.

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47th annual Iditarod race kicks off in Alaska with Canadian support

– Canadian military personnel from the Canadian Detachment Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Cdn Det JBER), Alaska and their families, joined together to support the 47th Iditarod Sled Dog Race, commonly referred to as the “The Last Great Race.”

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A glimpse inside Canada’s Military Police Academy

– The almost five-month course is tough, but it’s meant to be that way. The job military police graduates will be doing once they hit the ‘street’, isn’t always an easy one – and they need to be ready.

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Fencing for Canada on the world stage

– Lieutenant Belanna McLean of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo Health Services is passionate about fencing as a true and serious discipline. “It’s hard, don’t let me say it’s not,” Lt McLean says regarding her chosen sport. “You need hand-eye coordination with your sword, plus you have tactics. It’s like playing a game of chess.”

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Canadian Forces Aeromedical Evacuation Flight celebrates a decade of innovation and hard work

– The Canadian Forces Aeromedical Evacuation Flight (CF AE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In order to commemorate the milestone, members of the deployable medical team gathered at the Officers’ Mess at 8 Wing Trenton on February 21.

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Defence leadership marks International Women’s Day 2019

– This past International Women’s Day, Defence Team members were treated to a powerful line-up of speakers through celebrations held in Ottawa. Deputy Minister of National Defence, Jody Thomas, and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, joined Commodore Rebecca Patterson, Defence Champion for Women, in setting an upbeat tone for the day’s events.

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Light Urban Search and Rescue capability a perfect fit for Army Reserve

– Esquimalt, British Columbia — Members of the Canadian Army Reserve can now add Light Urban Search and Rescue (LUSAR) to their expanding list of mission tasks.

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Veteran women celebrate International Women’s Day with high tea and stories of courage

– The International Women’s Day High Tea held at the Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre in Ottawa honoured the veteran women of World War II and the Korean War, and featured gifts of flowers and chocolates, coffee, sandwiches and of course, a high tea service.

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