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Engaging with Canadians at the Canadian National Exhibition

– Every year, when the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) rolls into town, it is a signal to most Torontonians that the end of summer is fast approaching.  For the CAF, however, the start of the CNE marks the beginning of our largest outreach opportunity to engage with Canadians.  The CAF display at the CNE, a signature engagement event, is always a top draw for visitors to Canada’s largest annual fair.

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ADM(HR-Civ) Kin Choi wins Canadian Human Resources Award

– Congratulations are in order for Kin Choi, Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources), who was presented with the Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry at the prestigious 2019 Canadian HR Awards on September 12, 2019.

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60 Seconds with Sgt Matthew Ramsay, Instructor and Linguist on Operation UNIFIER

– Good afternoon. My name is Sgt Matthew Ramsay of the Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada. I’m here in Ukraine on Op UNIFIER as an instructor and linguist. Here to do the 60 Seconds Challenge.

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Fire displaces veteran family

– Two military veterans and their families were displaced last week when a fire gutted their Langford home.

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog – 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act with Acting Director Official Languages Paul Forget

– September 12th is Linguistic Duality Day. And this year, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act. We can take that as an opportunity to renew our commitment to linguistic duality within the Defence Team.

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Check Six! The Battle of Britain in hindsight

– Historians love to argue about the significance of past events, and the Battle of Britain is no exception. Although there is general agreement that preventing the Luftwaffe from gaining control of the skies over England and the Channel led to the cancellation of the planned invasion and that it was the first serious defeat of German forces in the Second World War, opinions quickly diverge with respect to the follow-on effects of that defeat.

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Uniform, camouflage and equipment modernization process marches on

– Some 600 soldiers at 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa will soon be standing out as they help the Canadian Armed Forces test a new Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) to help select a replacement camouflage for the current iconic woodland and arid CADPAT patterns.

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Free food, fun at MFRC Hockey fundraiser

– In a show of support for military families and the defence community, Babcock Canada has united with the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre for a special fundraising hockey game.

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Market Garden Profile of Courage: Flying Officer Otto Hjalmar Antoft

– Otto Hjalmar Antoft’s path took him from Denmark to Nova Scotia to the skies over Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. He died when the Short Stirling aircraft on which he was a crew member was shot down during the struggle to secure “a bridge too far”.

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World Suicide Prevention Day – Working together to prevent suicide

– Every year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is held on September 10th.  Launched in 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day aims to raise awareness and encourage discussion around suicide prevention, by promoting health-related programs from around the world.

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