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Training directorate provides international military education

– With Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan’s recent announcement of increased Canadian Armed Forces’ participation in UN peace support operations, the Directorate of Military Training and Cooperation (DMTC) is on the front line in preparing students to undertake successful multilateral operations. DMTC, which falls under the Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), is responsible for organizing training programs …

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Sexual Offence Response Team now live across Canada

– The Canadian Forces Military Police now have a specially trained response team dedicated to supporting the investigation of criminal sexual offences throughout the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence. The 18-member Sexual Offence Response Team, an Operation HONOUR initiative, increases the ability of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) to protect …

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Industry leaders experience first-hand the life of a soldier

– Stakeholders and civilian leaders experienced first-hand the life of a Canadian Army soldier during Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 16, held September 19-23, 2016 at 4th Canadian Division Support Base, Petawawa. “The aim of Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT is to familiarize senior government personnel, industry leaders, and influential Canadians with the combat capabilities of the 4th Canadian Division …

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Real rescue takes place during Ranger training

–   Students on a recent Canadian Ranger search and rescue course experienced a real emergency during their training, and had to evacuate one of their own for medical attention. “They did a great job,” said Warrant Officer Barry Borton, a Canadian Army instructor. “The whole crew went to help her.” Sergeant Mary Miles, commander of …

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Canadian soldiers clear explosives from Solomon Islands

–   Canadian Armed Forces personnel aided in the recovery of more than 10 tonnes of Second World War-era explosives during the Australian-led, multinational-mission Operation RENDER SAFE, from September 7 to October 7. In October 1945, Mbanika, one of the over 900 islands that make up the Solomon Islands, shook for three days from explosions caused …

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60 Seconds with Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Defence Champion for Women

– Transcript Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Defence Champion for Women Hi, I’m Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett. Champion for Women in Defence, and this is “60 seconds with…” me. 1. What’s the best part about being a Canadian? The fact that people around the world recognize the Canadian flag, and our proud history. 2. High heels or Oxfords in …

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Defence Highlights: Budget 2016

– Budget 2016 was tabled on March 22, outlining commitments to provide security for Canadians at home and abroad, and to ensure the CAF has the capabilities it needs to carry out missions. The 2016 Budget contained several highlights of note for members of our Defence Team. Consistent and Predictable Funding The government is respecting its …

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Are you taking too many risks when it comes to Defence cyber security?

– A message from the Defence Chief Information Officer and the Departmental Security Officer. We live in a cyber world. The prevalence of social media, our dependence on electronic banking, and our hunger for instant information and messaging are all indicative of the increasingly important role that cyber-based technologies play in our daily lives. Canadians are …

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Changes to Veterans’ income support benefits

– The ongoing care, support and well-being of ill and injured CAF members, veterans, and their families is a high priority for the CAF, DND, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Government of Canada. Whether our personnel are on the road to recovery, rehabilitation, returning to military duty, or transitioning to civilian life, the CAF is …

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60 Seconds with Dr. Marc Fortin, CEO of Defence Research and Development Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister (Science & Technology)

– Transcript Dr. Marc Fortin, Chief Executive Officer of DRDC and Assistant Deputy Minister (Science and Technology) How’s the hairdo? I am very pleased to be here today and to answer any questions you might have. 1. What is your favourite food? Sugar with chocolate, maple syrup, if you please. 2. Do you have any regrets about …

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