MND Message: Our North, Strong and Free: A Renewed Vision for Canada’s Defence / Message du MDN : Notre Nord, fort et libre : Une vision renouvelée pour la défense du Canada

Message from the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Bill Blair On April 8,  the Prime Minister and I released a new defence policy for Canada – Our North, Strong and Free: A Renewed Vision for Canada’s Defence. The world has changed drastically since Strong, Secure, Engaged was released in 2017. Canada is facing new and evolving…

Defence Team members honoured with Chief Financial Officer Merit Awards

Article shared from the Government of Canada Website:  March 6, 2024 – Defence Stories The CFO Merit Award recognizes individuals and teams, both civilian and military, in the Defence financial community who have made exceptional contributions to the financial support and management of the department and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations. During a virtual ceremony held…

Message from the Defence Champion for Women on International Women’s Day

Every day, women on the Defence Team are serving as both leaders in their fields and role models in their communities. Together, we play an important role, building a stronger and more inclusive Defence Team that better reflects the society it serves.

Naval Association of Canada organizes a Conversation with Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister of National Defence

Naval Association of Canada organizes a Conversation with Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister of National Defence

Arctic Operations Course addresses emerging Arctic challenges

Article originally published in Army News https://bit.ly/3r6ldMh By Captain Michael MacNeill, Public Affairs Officer, Combat Training Centre Headquarters While Canadians have a reputation abroad for being able to live with cold winters, relatively few of us have experienced Arctic temperatures. Maybe those bragging rights should only belong to those living in Canada’s far North and…

RCN working to increase enrollment and examine sailor workload

Article originally published in Navy News (https://bit.ly/3v01zSX) The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is short roughly 1,000 personnel and leadership is fully aware that our sailors often feel the impacts. This can lead to challenges such as burnout from maintaining a high operational tempo, training delays and lack of consistency in work-life balance. To address these problems,…

11338 Bruce Barteaux: The 100 Km Run is Done – Looking Back at 2021 Terry Fox Run / La course de 100 km est terminée – Retour sur la course Terry Fox 2021

Article and photos courtesy of 11338 Bruce Barteaux Rumour has it that the Class of 78 will be joining the Old Brigade in only two years.  And here we thought that these were Old Guys!  11338 Bruce Barteaux is one of these members and he is still able to keep doing what many have never…

RCAF Association Goes the Extra Mile to Recognize 28195 2Lt Mercedes Leblanc / L’Association de l’ARC ne ménage pas ses efforts pour reconnaître la slt 28195 Mercedes Leblanc

Above: 28195 Second Lieutenant Mercedes Leblanc receiving the Royal Military College Top Air Operations Officer Award, taken at 42 Radar Squadron February 9 2021 at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Photo: Private Connie Valin 4 Wing Imaging 20210209CK100067D001 Ci-dessus : La sous-lieutenante 28195 Mercedes Leblanc recevant le prix du meilleur officier des opérations aériennes du Collège militaire…

20802 Andrew McCorquodale: “Tango Flight and Friends” Marks a Year of the Pandemic

Above (from left to right, top to bottom, starting at the top left) – Aidan Costelloe, Andrew McCorquodale, Jay Steele, Andria Ink, Chris Haines, James Peck, Chris Chanyi, Steve Lockhart, Barry Morocho Article by 20802 Andrew McCorquodale This started as a virtual happy hour as part of a promotion to help support local restaurants and…

2979 Don McKinnon Awarded Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers / 2979 Don McKinnon reçoit la Médaille du souverain pour les bénévoles

2979 Donald “Don” McKinnon, a career Defence Scientist with the Department of National Defence, resides with his wife, Rollande, in Ottawa where he has dedicated time to various volunteer activities. In October 2020, he was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Governor-General for twenty-seven years of effort at a local hospital. The citation…

The Week That Was & More…

 Photos by 26267 OCdt Erik St-Gelais Caption: The second term Barmen Workshop was conducted by Director of Cadets, LCol Renahan in the New Gym last Wednesday, 13 Jan. (Article below) Second Term – Bring it on IV Years counting the days The Way I See It – By OCdt (III) Ian Ferrier A Night at the Pub…

26565 NCdt Kyle English: Big time summer experience

NCdt Kyle English: Hands-On Experience Developing & Attending Peace Support Operations Seminar in Indonesia Article by: 26565 NCdt IV Kyle English – 9 Squadron This past summer I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Emelifeonwu, Senior Staff Officer – Educational Engagement in the Military Personnel Generation (MPG) headquarters and Associate Professor in the Political…

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