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The Defence Team reflects on progress and ways ahead – addressing internationality, achieving equity

– On March 21, the Defence Team gathered in the National Defence Headquarters concourse to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

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Siblings honour RCAF father at gravesite

– Kerry Balcom was only seven years old in 1962 when his father, Sergeant Gordon Balcom, suffered a heart attack while on operations on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

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Sailor Profile: Petty Officer First Class Charles Bressette

– March 26 will be a Purple Day at CFB Halifax thanks to this dedicated sailor.

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Petawawa Diversity Festival celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion

– Diversity in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) brings with it a strength that allows members to distinguish themselves both on and off the battlefield.

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Pension for Life

– Pension for Life focusses on one thing—making sure that you and your family have the flexibility to make the best decisions for your specific needs and overall well-being, now and into the future.

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DT News: the Pension for Life program and commemorating the Month of the Military Child

– Veterans Affairs Canada and National Defence recently unveiled the new collection of benefits.

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47th annual Iditarod race kicks off in Alaska with Canadian support

– Canadian military personnel from the Canadian Detachment Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Cdn Det JBER), Alaska and their families, joined together to support the 47th Iditarod Sled Dog Race, commonly referred to as the “The Last Great Race.”

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A glimpse inside Canada’s Military Police Academy

– The almost five-month course is tough, but it’s meant to be that way. The job military police graduates will be doing once they hit the ‘street’, isn’t always an easy one – and they need to be ready.

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Wrens trailblazer was a “precious part of Canada”

– The first woman to command a ship in the British Commonwealth, she was captain of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Conestoga in Galt, Ont., during the Second World War.

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Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT 19: Diving in the High Arctic

– Clearance Divers, Combat Divers and Port Inspection Divers from across Canada are currently participating in Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT 19 in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, until April 1, 2019. They are diving in the glacial waters of northern Canada with colleagues and military divers from France, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

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