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Claiming her place: Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

– Ottawa, Ontario —Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer has claimed her place on the vanguard of greater representation of high-ranking women officers in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in general and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) in particular.

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Road to Mental Readiness program goes beyond the classroom

– The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recognizes that mental fitness and well-being are key contributors to operational readiness. The CAF’s Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program, an evidence-based comprehensive mental health training and education program developed over the past nine years, is designed to increase mental health literacy and enhance resilience and mental toughness to improve …

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Veterans’ Career Summit: Making a successful transition

– Successfully transitioning to civilian life is an important chapter in every military career. Employment in post-military life can help provide a sense of purpose and personal identity, promote the development of social relationships and provide financial stability for Veterans and their families.

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Ask the Expert: I want to preserve my muscle mass!

– Q: I was recently on a field exercise living on individual meal packs (IMPs) for two weeks. I found with the high tempo, I was often hungry and started losing muscle mass! Are these meals really enough for me to prevent muscle loss? —Jesse A: Dear Jesse: Great question! It is true that if you …

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Ethically, what would you do? Commentary: Leave no one behind

– In the tragic July ethics scenario, loyalty, courage and mission were pitted against the grim reality of human limits. No one envies Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Davis’s position of being forced to weigh the value of human lives against each other. Let’s separate the first and second dilemmas that were found in this scenario. The first was …

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Sport – sustains the minds and heals the souls of soldiers

– For many veterans of CAF operations in Afghanistan, the hockey boards bring back fond memories of the games they played and the friendships they forged in the sandbox.

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Ill or injured CAF members wanted for study on transition to civilian life

– Would you and a family member be willing to be interviewed for a study on the transition from military to civilian life of ill or injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members?

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Canadian Armed Forces Relocation Program: Update on modernizing the delivery of relocation services

– As previously communicated in Know Your Benefits, as of December 1, 2017, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members will see changes in how relocation services are delivered. Relocation benefits will remain the same. However, face-to-face services with an advisor will be replaced with 24-hour online access to your personal file through a computer or an application. …

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New tool to assist in transition from military to civilian life

– Canadian Armed Forces members preparing to transition to civilian life, as well as veterans, have a new tool to help them in finding meaningful employment in the private sector.

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Ask the Expert: Do all ACL tears need surgery?

– I have played soccer since high school and never had a major injury. Three months ago, I was tackled from behind and badly twisted my right knee.

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