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Five new members for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

– Five new members—including two Second World War-era members of the Royal Canadian Air Force—will be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in May 2019.

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A real homecoming at Victoria memorial

– The Homecoming statue was created by artist Nathan Scott and is part of an outdoor memorial paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Navy. Scott’s statue depicts a kneeled sailor as his daughter leaps into his arms; it captures the moment when a sailor comes home to their family after a long deployment at sea.

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Holiday traditions in the Royal Canadian Air Force

– As do all military organizations, the Royal Canadian Air Force treasures and maintains a number of special traditions associated with the holiday period. From Christmas dinners to “sticky floors” to New Year’s levees . . . Read the rest of the story . . .

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National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program a growing success

– As part of Veterans’ Week, members of the Canadian Armed Forces volunteer to give presentations at schools and community organizations across Canada. The program was a hit with several schools and organizations taking the time to send their own glowing feedback about the speakers.

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DT News: New CAF Transition Group, CAF member named to Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and more!

– The CAF and Veterans Affairs Canada recently announced the new Transition Group, to better support military members, Veterans, and their families.

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New CAF Transition Group aims to improve military career transition experience

– On December 10, 2018, the Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, and the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Seamus O’Ragan jointly announced the establishment of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Transition Group.

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National Air Force Museum of Canada’s “senior squadron” a national treasure

– More than 120 volunteers, the majority retired military members, do everything from greeting visitors to working on aircraft restoration and education programs at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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Second World War Veteran reflects on 100 years of War Amps

– On November 11, Second World War veteran Charlie Jefferson was not only thinking of all those who have served and continue to serve on behalf of Canada, he was also reflecting on the 100th anniversary of The War Amps, an organization which has supported him and generations of amputees.

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Recently released CAF members can now apply for the new Veteran’s Service Card

– Veterans who have released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) between February 2016 and September 2018 can now apply for the Veteran’s Service Card.

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CFB Borden unveils Twin Bugler at Vimy

– Colonel Andrew Atherton, CFB Borden Commander, and Chief Warrant Officer Michael Charette, the Base Chief, travelled to France during Veterans’ Week to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice and to unveil a symbol of the bond between CFB Borden, the local community and Vimy on November 9, 2018.

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