Canada assumes IMETOC lead supporting the NATO Response Force

– Canada succeeds the Netherlands in this role and assumes its responsibilities until December 31, 2019.

Ontario Regional Old Timers’ Hockey hits the ice

– Teams from Trenton, Borden, Kingston and Petawawa took to the ice to see who would win the 2018 Ontario Regional Old Timers’ Hockey Championship.

Caribou ribs and haggis are highlights of Ranger training

– Rangers trained soldiers from the Toronto Scottish Regiment on ice water rescue, starting fires, snaring and trapping small game, building shelters, and preparing signal fires for search and rescue aircraft.

Snowbirds prepare for June airshow

– With an upcoming air show at CFB Borden on June 2 and 3, the Snowbirds are more than excited to perform once again at the biggest training base in Canada.

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Medics observe as soldiers practice first aid on a dummy on snowy ground.

CAF to train Ukrainian battalion

– Under Operation UNIFIER, the CAF is working with our American allies in providing military training and capacity building to support Ukraine in its efforts to maintain sovereignty, security, and stability.

Soldiers on a small boat performing a rescue exercise with divers.

Army hosts NATO diving exercise in New Brunswick

– This year, dive teams from around the world will carry out a series of activities that will test and challenge important dive skills.

a man smiles while he holds up two children’s boots

Operation WARM FEET: Winter boots for Ukrainian orphans

– Canadian Armed Forces members in Ukraine donate boots to orphans.

A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot gives a thumbs-up gesture from inside an aircraft before taxiing down the runway.

Canada’s Air Task Force concludes its NATO enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania

– Operation REASSURANCE and its contribution to NATO’s enhanced Air Policing is a peacetime collective defence mission, which safeguards the integrity of the Alliance’s airspace.

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Emergency Salary Advances, Priority Payments and Out-of-Pocket Claims

– If you are experiencing delays in processing your basic pay, acting, allowances, overtime, extra duty payments, promotions or pay increments, there are measures in place to assist you.

CAF introduces new online career transition tool

– Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have a new tool to help facilitate their transition into the civilian workforce.

Junior RCAF member commended for innovative concept

– Aviator Malins’ presentation is designed to elicit emotion from the viewer. It is a great example of innovation from the lowest ranks resonating at the highest levels of the RCAF and CAF.

Defence Team recognized for support to astronaut recruitment

– Fifteen members of the Canadian astronaut recruitment team were recently recognized with a 2017 Public Service Award of Excellence in the Excellence in Profession category.

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One of the first black Canadian women soldiers tells her story

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — “You couldn’t get a job in a store or anywhere if you were black, so we joined the Reserves,” said Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke.

Henry J. Langdon: An RCAF, industry and union pioneer

– Working in predominantly white environments in all three work places, Henry Langdon was highly respected not only for his abilities, but in his efforts towards improving race relations.

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Hockey players and military staff pose for a photo on centre ice.

Vancouver Canucks honour military

– Necks were craned in Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on January 30 to watch as four search and rescue technicians rappelled from the rafters to centre ice.

Military staff in hockey gear and one in a military uniform pose for a photo on centre ice.

Ontario Regional Old Timers’ Hockey hits the ice

– Teams from Trenton, Borden, Kingston and Petawawa took to the ice to see who would win the 2018 Ontario Regional Old Timers’ Hockey Championship.

A Ranger cooks meat over fire while soldiers sit and observe.

Caribou ribs and haggis are highlights of Ranger training

– Rangers trained soldiers from the Toronto Scottish Regiment on ice water rescue, starting fires, snaring and trapping small game, building shelters, and preparing signal fires for search and rescue aircraft.

Two pilots stand next to a Snowbirds jet.

Snowbirds prepare for June airshow

– With an upcoming air show at CFB Borden on June 2 and 3, the Snowbirds are more than excited to perform once again at the biggest training base in Canada.

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Wear pink and practice kindness on February 28

– On February 28, Pink Shirt Day, practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you will not tolerate bullying.

The February blahs and social support

– Social support can protect us from the harmful effects of too much stress and is an essential part of mental fitness.

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Watch a special Defence Team News Minute!

– New workshop “Respect in the CAF: Take a stand against sexual misconduct”

Soldiers with machine guns in snowy trenches.

Photo of the Day

– Spanish and Canadian allies of the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, fire their light machine guns at Camp Ādaži during Operation REASSURANCE in February 2018.

Watch the February 19 episode of Defence Team News!

– International Decade for People of African Descent and accessing tax slips

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