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What you need to know about upcoming changes to the Access to Information Act

– Changes to the Access to Information Act (ATIA) will place new requirements on Defence Team members across the organization. Expected changes through Bill C-58 support the Government of Canada’s commitment to raising the bar for openness, transparency and accountability.

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Thank you message from the DM and the CDS on the closing of the 2018 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign

– When the 2018 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) got underway in September we challenged the Defence Team to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in support of those who need it most…

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Once a Chinthe, Always a Chinthe

– When Richard Earl joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at age 18 in 1942, he never imagined he would end up as a radio operator for one of two brand new Canadian transport squadrons in India.

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60 Seconds with Commander Nancy Setchell, Commanding Officer, HMCS Charlottetown

– CO Setchell answered as many randomly drawn questions as she could in 60 seconds.

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Fencing for Canada on the world stage

– Lieutenant Belanna McLean of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo Health Services is passionate about fencing as a true and serious discipline. “It’s hard, don’t let me say it’s not,” Lt McLean says regarding her chosen sport. “You need hand-eye coordination with your sword, plus you have tactics. It’s like playing a game of chess.”

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DT News: Operation UNIFIER, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the Garrison Petawawa Cultural Diversity Festival

– Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces mission to support the Security Forces of Ukraine, was recently extended. We’re joined by Major JP Seguin to learn more about what this means for the operation.

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HMCS Kootenay survivor receives Wound Stripe 49 years after engine room explosion

– Nearly 50 years after being badly injured at sea as a result of the 1969 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kootenay explosion, a member of that ship’s company has been recognized for his sacrifice in service to his country.

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Defence Team Innovation Challenge: Battle of the Innovators Highlights

– Transcript Our winner for today is l’énergie renouvelable. And today, we are here to present our Renewable Autonomous Modular Energy System, RAMS. The system needed to be as small as possible, we are towing it with an ATV or a snowmobile. It needed to resist harsh environments, especially extreme cold in our case. It needed …

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Canadian Forces Aeromedical Evacuation Flight celebrates a decade of innovation and hard work

– The Canadian Forces Aeromedical Evacuation Flight (CF AE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In order to commemorate the milestone, members of the deployable medical team gathered at the Officers’ Mess at 8 Wing Trenton on February 21.

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St. John’s native shares medical knowledge in West Africa

– Lt(N) Morrow hails from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and completed his medical training in 2018. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) shortly thereafter. Mere months into his career, he was selected to join HMCS Kingston and deploy to West Africa…

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