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Capt Dustin Silmser shares his experience at Ex COMMON GROUND and contributing to NATO efforts

– Capt Dustin Silmser shares his experience at Ex COMMON GROUND and contributing to NATO efforts

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HMCS Toronto’s local Romanian mission

– On the morning of Sunday, April 14th, fifty sailors and aircrew from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto arrived at the Little Rotterdam Children’s Placement Centre in Constanta, Romania. Their mission? To lend a helping hand and bring smiles to the faces of some eighty children living at the orphanage.

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D-Day and air power

– Air power was critical in the weeks leading up to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The Allies required total air supremacy, including the ability to provide close air support to the invaders and to disrupt enemy communications and transport.

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog: Mental Health Week

– We need to make sure we look beyond the obvious and beyond the physical. And I’m talking obviously about mental health. And it’s something we’re finally talking about more openly in our work places.

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DT News: Mental Health Week

– Each year, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes a nationwide conversation about mental health encouraging Canadians to #GetLoud about what mental health really is.

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Female Army bombardier achieves near Force test perfection

– Bombardier Marie-Herene Maillet became the first female Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member to achieve a perfect score of 400 on her annual Forces Test on February 19, 2019. Only 0.02% of the CAF population achieve Platinum, which requires a score of between 394 and 400 points.  

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Red River College signs support agreement for Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans

– Winnipeg, Manitoba — A program that allows military skills and training to count towards academic credits at post-secondary institutions is expanding to include Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg.

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Marching with tradition lighting and drumming the way

– Operation KOBOLD is a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mission in Kosovo. It is Canada’s role in the Kosovo Force (KFOR). KFOR is a NATO-led peace-support operation.

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Régiment de la Chaudière’s new battle honours include a salute to Indigenous contributions

– Lévis, Quebec — A Quebec-based Canadian Army Reserve unit has been given three new battle honours that include a salute to Indigenous contributions.

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Paralympic athlete invested as honorary colonel of 15 Wing Moose Jaw

– Gold-medaled athlete turned honorary colonel, Lisa Franks, brings a new perspective to the Canadian Armed Forces, and provides a vital link between the RCAF and local communities.

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