Master Bombardier Ashley Diggs’ unexpected journey from nightclub bouncer to Army Gunner

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Growing up in Halifax and Toronto, Master Bombardier (MBdr) Ashley Diggs wasn’t planning on a career in the Canadian Army, but a walk through downtown Toronto changed his career path.

Working with the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS) – a unique component of the Reserve Force

– “Each time I meet cadets, I can clearly see the impact we have on their lives. I feel recharged and fulfilled hearing them speak of the impact we have on tomorrow’s leaders,” says CWO Godbout.

Combat engineers from 5 CER train Ukrainian Armed Forces members in explosive device disposal

– Major Samantha Laplante is in command of the engineering training group in Ukraine. She and her team are laying the foundation for vital training to neutralize explosives used by the Ukrainian military.

RCAF Griffon helicopter fleet gets modernization boost

– In a funding announcement that took place at CFB Borden in January, the Government of Canada announced approximately $800 million to modernize a fleet of CH-146 Griffon helicopters.

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Major Samantha Laplante

Combat engineers from 5 CER train Ukrainian Armed Forces members in explosive device disposal

– Major Samantha Laplante is in command of the engineering training group in Ukraine. She and her team are laying the foundation for vital training to neutralize explosives used by the Ukrainian military.

The six members of 5 Field Ambulance pose proudly after the medal presentation on November 8, 2018. From left to right: Major Alain Miclette, Master Corporal Jonathan Choinière, Corporal Francis Bibeau, Master Corporal Vanessa Paquet, Corporal Cindy Picard and Corporal Martin Hébert

Medics return from Op IMPACT deployment in Iraq

– Six members of the 5 Field Ambulance are back home after a six‑month deployment as part of the Canadian Role 2 medical facility (hospital) in northern Iraq in support of Operation IMPACT.

Operational Readiness Aeromedical Course (ORAC) students, instructors and support staff posing in front of a CH-147 Chinook.

Canadian Medical Emergency Response Team completes aeromedical evacuation course

– From November 19 to 30, 2018, Canadian Medical Evacuation Team (CMERT) personnel deployed on Operation PRESENCE Roto 1 participated in the Operational Readiness Aeromedical Course (ORAC) at 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.

HMCS Regina, NRU Asterix, and HMCS Ottawa sail in formation with Patrol Craft training vessels

HMCS Regina departs for deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions

– HMCS Regina, accompanied by Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix, departed its homeport of Esquimalt February 6, 2019 for a deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

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Master Bombardier Ashley Diggs’ unexpected journey from nightclub bouncer to Army Gunner

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Growing up in Halifax and Toronto, Master Bombardier (MBdr) Ashley Diggs wasn’t planning on a career in the Canadian Army, but a walk through downtown Toronto changed his career path.

Working with the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS) – a unique component of the Reserve Force

– “Each time I meet cadets, I can clearly see the impact we have on their lives. I feel recharged and fulfilled hearing them speak of the impact we have on tomorrow’s leaders,” says CWO Godbout.

Like mother, like daughter: Family members deploy together with HMCS Toronto

– LS Melanie Shering, who’s been with HMCS Toronto for nearly three years, was recently joined by the ship’s new Imagery Technician, MCpl Manuela Berger, who happens to be her mother.

Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey: Have you been invited?

– Statistics Canada, in collaboration with the Department of National Defence, is launching the Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey (CAFHS) in 2019. You might be one of the randomly selected individuals to receive an email and letter in the mail requesting your participation in this survey.

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Making diversity fashionable in support of NDWCC

– To show their support for the 2018 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC), Canadian Forces Language School (CFLS) and Canadian Defence Academy (CDA), held their second annual fashion show in November 2018 to share the rich cultural diversity of the School.

Why I Give: CPO1 Hardy

– Have you ever met someone who was married in a hospital? I hadn’t until I met CFB Halifax Administration Unit Chief CPO1 Ed Hardy…

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Commemorating 100 years of Canadian military in the Rhine Valley

– On December 12, 2018, precisely 100 years to the day after Canadian military forces first crossed the Rhine, an exhibition was unveiled at the Wahn Kaserne Museum in Germany, commemorating the anniversary.

Celebrating countless contributions of Black Canadians in the military

– Throughout our history, Black Canadians have a long tradition of serving in uniform and helping to protect the prosperous country we enjoy today, despite facing racism and discrimination.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Allan Ireland, Cynthia Garneau, President - Bell Helicopter Textron Limited, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturism, Colonel Darryl Taylor, and Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Coutts, Acting Wing Commander of 1 Wing

RCAF Griffon helicopter fleet gets modernization boost

– In a funding announcement that took place at CFB Borden in January, the Government of Canada announced approximately $800 million to modernize a fleet of CH-146 Griffon helicopters.

Rangers and combat engineers around a camp fire

Canadian Rangers provide winter survival training for combat engineers

– Soldiers from 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) at Garrison Petawawa participated in a five-day winter survival training activity in Killarney Provincial Park, south of Sudbury, Ontario.

The inaugural parade of 77 Line Regiment, CFB Kingston, September 14, 2018

77 Line Regiment climbing into the history books

– The first gathering of the members of 77 Line Regiment since it was established in 2016 was held in September 2018 at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston.

Renewable energy system takes first Defence Innovation Challenge prize

Renewable energy system takes first Defence Innovation Challenge prize

– Quebec City, Quebec — Signals Officer Captain Pierre Frenette and several of his colleagues from the Canadian Army (CA)’s 35 Canadian Brigade Group (35 CBG), a Quebec-based Reserve formation, found themselves with a bit of extra time to think in the summer of 2013.

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The Defence Team talks about mental health: continuing the conversation

– Military and civilian Defence Team members participated in a number of Bell Let’s Talk events to encourage an open dialogue about mental health during the sixth year Defence has participated in the initiative.

Ask the Expert: What’s the deal with intermittent fasting?

– Intermittent fasting is essentially a diet that cycles between periods of eating and not eating, and is often promoted for weight loss. There is insufficient evidence to recommend any intermittent energy restriction regimens. Military personnel should avoid being on duty in a fasted state as it can negatively affect safety and operational readiness…

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60 Seconds with LS Dustin Perry, Clearance Diver, Fleet Dive Unit (Pacific) at RIMPAC 2018

– Leading Seaman Perry answered as many randomly drawn questions as he could in 60 seconds.

DT News: the Canadian Surface Combatant, nominations for the CAF Sports Awards, and results of the 2018 PSES

– Transcript (J) In this episode, we feature a key milestone for the Canadian Surface Combatant… (S) … open nominations for the 2019 CAF Sports Awards… …

DT News: Op PALACI, CFLC awards, and Op PROJECTION

– HMCS Kingston and Shawinigan recently departed for Africa as part of a 3-month deployment on Operation PROJECTION

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