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Tag: <span>Year in Review</span> – Highlights of the year

Happy Holidays from the Canadian Army Command Team

– At this most special time of year, Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond and I would like to offer our best wishes to the entire Canadian Army family.

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Looking back at 2017: A holiday message

– The following is commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 2017 holiday message to the airmen and the airwomen of the RCAF as well as the extended RCAF family. From Lieutenant-General Michael Hood  As 2017 draws to a close, Chief Warrant Officer Gérard Poitras and I are pleased to offer you our best wishes at …

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The first female General in Combat Arms

– Raising the bar for women in the Canadian Army, Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan is the first female General in Combat Arms. “My journey in the military started as a young adult looking for something more. I was attending CEGEP in Sherbrooke, Quebec in science and I was very much interested in engineering. So, I took it …

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Canadian Second World War soldier laid to rest

–   A Second World War soldier whose remains were identified in May has been laid to rest with military honours by his unit, The Algonquin Regiment, in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery outside Bruges, Belgium. The ceremony marked 72 years to the day that Private Kenneth Donald Duncanson lost his life during an attempt by The …

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Canada participates in Arctic conference

– Canadian Defence representatives met with their counterparts from seven other polar nations October 4-6 in Yellowknife to discuss the future of scientific research and naval operations in the Arctic. Canada, along with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and United States, attended the International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research (ICE-PPR) that took place …

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Sexual Offence Response Team now live across Canada

– The Canadian Forces Military Police now have a specially trained response team dedicated to supporting the investigation of criminal sexual offences throughout the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence. The 18-member Sexual Offence Response Team, an Operation HONOUR initiative, increases the ability of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) to protect …

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Changes to Veterans’ income support benefits

– The ongoing care, support and well-being of ill and injured CAF members, veterans, and their families is a high priority for the CAF, DND, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Government of Canada. Whether our personnel are on the road to recovery, rehabilitation, returning to military duty, or transitioning to civilian life, the CAF is …

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Construction starts on HMCS Margaret Brooke

– The Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project marked another significant milestone on August 25 with the cutting of steel for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second ship in the class. The event took place at Irving Shipbuilding Incorporated’s Marine Fabrication facility in Dartmouth, N.S., with Geoff Simpson, the AOPS Project Manager, activating the …

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CAF get new VCDS

–   Vice-Admiral Mark Norman assumed the role of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) on August 5, in Ottawa as Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault has retired from the post. “Assuming the responsibilities of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff is an exciting and humbling challenge,” said VAdm Norman. “I am truly honoured to have the …

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Celebrating Excellence Award winners!

– The Celebrating Excellence Awards Program represents the highest expression of recognition. The recipients of these awards have been acknowledged by their colleagues for exemplary performance and remarkable leadership. This important tradition generates pride and employee engagement by recognizing the exceptional work achieved by the Defence Team throughout the year.   For more information on the Celebrating …

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