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New Operation HONOUR website: more information, easier access

– The Canadian Armed Forces has launched a new and improved Operation HONOUR website to give everyone a better opportunity to access information and resources to understand, prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.

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RCAF marks the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

– The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on September 16 with a ceremony held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Woods hike not the ideal SAR


“If it’s got to be done, it’s got to be done,” Master Corporal Dylan Weller said. He and Sergeant André Hotton, both search and rescue technicians (SAR techs) with the RCAF’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, hoped the crackling conversation overheard on a firefighter’s radio, including the words “no” and “chopper” might have dropped a full sentence—perhaps it was, “No problem, we’ll send a chopper.”

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In praise of the Hurricane

– By Norm Blondel The Battle of Britain, which took place during the summer and autumn of 1940, is commemorated in Canada on the third Sunday of September. In the epic battle of summer 1940 over British skies, much praise was heaped on the “Few”—deservedly so—and the sleek, all-metal Spitfire fighter which was credited with defeating …

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Op UNIFIER’s Combat Medical training: working to save lives in Ukraine

– Canadian Armed Forces members are mentoring Ukrainian instructors at a combat medical training centre. This life-saving training is important for soldiers rotating into the Joint Forces Operation zone.

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DND and VAC introduce new Veteran’s Service Card

– The new Veteran’s Service Card will provide a tangible symbol of recognition for former members, encourage an enduring affiliation with the Canadian Armed Forces, and ensure linkages to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) support programs as members transition to post-service life.

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Sailor Profile: Petty Officer 1st Class Sebastien Rose

– Hometown: Brockville, Ontario Years of Service: 16 years Home Unit: HMCS Moncton Current Occupation: Coxswain on board HMCS Moncton Why did you join the Royal Canadian Navy?  I have been working in the marine industry my entire life. At the age of 19, I attained my Master Minor 60 Tonnage ticket and was employed with …

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A summer of success – Full-time Army Reserve employment program attracts more job-seekers than projected

– The summer of 2018 featured the inaugural run of the Canadian Army’s Full-time Summer Employment (FTSE) Program. Open to Reservists in their first four years of service, the program offered guaranteed summer employment and enjoyed great success, with 4,400 Reservists from across Canada accepting an offer; a return that exceeded projections.

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RCAF piper represents Canada at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

– A Royal Canadian Air Force officer represented Canada at the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held at at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, from August 3 to 25, 2018. Captain Fraser Clark was invited to perform at the world’s premier military Tattoo, held this year in honour of the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary.

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DT News: NDWCC, Integrated Soldier System Project and the Public Service Employee Survey 2018

– New equipment being delivered as part of the Integrated Soldier System Project was highlighted during an announcement in Petawawa, Ontario last month.

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