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Tag: Veterans – Veterans

DT News: exercise COMMON GROUND, the Halifax International Security Forum, and Canada’s Commemorative Map

– Exercise COMMON GROUND II is one of the largest training exercises within the Canadian Army.

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Operation DISTINCTION – The 75th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign commemorates the significant sacrifices and achievements made by those who served.

– In the past few days, more than 180 Canadian Armed Forces members travelled to Italy to remember the 96,000 Canadians who served in the Italian Campaign of World War II.

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100th Birthday of Thomas W. Dowbiggin

– December 3, 2019, marks the 100th birthday of Squadron Leader (retired) Thomas W. Dowbiggin, who served as a Second World War Spitfire pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401 Squadron.

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New Veteran’s Service Card secure portal has more than 6,800 applicants

– More than 6,800 former Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members have applied for a Veteran’s Service Card (VSC) in the first month after the launch of a new online portal.

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Team Rubicon Canada – Answering The Call Like No One Else Can

– Natural disasters are on the rise in Canada, and can have a devastating financial and emotional impact on families and communities. Team Rubicon Canada seeks to lessen this impact through its veteran-led volunteer force.

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North Glengarry pays tribute to veterans with Remembrance Day Banner Campaign

– The Township of North Glengarry has commissioned twenty “Lest We Forget” utility pole banners that will be hung throughout North Glengarry during the days leading up to November 11.

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DT News: exercise URBAN REAPER and the Remembrance Day Sentry Program

– Transcript (Hannah) Members of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group are sharpening their live fire and explosive training skills in an urban environment. (Julie-Anne) Exercise URBAN REAPER was recently conducted at Camp Adazi in Latvia and Nursipalu, Estonia. This exercise provided dismounted soldiers with training geared towards enhancing the battlegroup’s operational proficiency in urban environments. …

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Veterans’ homelessness – Make this your reason to give

– During the 2019 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign, we are asking members of the Defence Team to consider supporting charities which support homeless veterans.

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog – Remembrance Day

– In DM Jody Thomas’ latest vlog, she reminds us to take the time to remember, to say “thank you”, and to appreciate the amazing country we live in. #LestWeForget #RememberThem

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Private Ernest “Smoky” Smith

– A member of the Seaforth Highlanders, Smith earned a reputation for being an insubordinate soldier and hellraiser who didn’t believe in taking orders. As a result of his cavalier attitude, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and then demoted back to Private nine times!

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