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4 Wing Deputy Wing Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Alain Gagnon (left) receives his annual flu shot by Community Health Nurse Ms. Dani Verge at 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre on October 23, 2020.
Photo: Aviator Avery Philpott

Get the shot, not the flu

October 26, 2020 at 7:32 pm

Defence Team Message With flu season around the corner and the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must remain vigilant and continue to focus on an operationally healthy force. That is why this year is more important than ever for you and your family to receive the annual flu shot. The Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence needs to ensure that influenza doesn’t degrade our operational readiness if or when we areRead More

Ensuring that the Canadian Armed Forces’ Equipment Remains up to the Task

October 13, 2020 at 12:59 pm

National Defence October 6, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Government of Canada continues to provide the members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with the support they need to train and operate successfully both at home and abroad. The Minister of National Defence, the Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, announced today that a contract was awarded to Pylon Electronics Inc. to provide calibration services for the Department of NationalRead More

Youth Reporter competition returns for a second year

October 13, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Canadian Forces Newspaper Association After a successful competition for 2019, the Canadian Forces Newspapers are once again looking for youth from military families or Cadets between 13 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the community around them. The story must be original and about an issue or a personal experience or insight which has not been widely reported about before and/or reflects theRead More

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are pleased to join the international community in highlighting the achievements of women.
Photo: DND

Champion’s message for Women’s History Month 2020

October 13, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson, Defence Champion for Women October is Women’s history month, and National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are pleased to join the international community in highlighting the achievements of women and their important contributions throughout history on the world stage. We are making a significant mark in our history this year as we overcome new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic and introduce new ideas and concepts that willRead More

Cost-free training for transitioning CAF members and Veterans interested in working in the IT sector

August 25, 2020 at 4:06 pm

DND A pilot project to train transitioning Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Veterans for civilian information technology (IT) jobs is underway. Entitled the Cyber Workforce Enablement Program, or CWEP for short, the project provides high-demand, cyber-career training to hundreds of transitioning members and Veterans, leveraging their existing military skills and preparing them to work in the IT sector with both the Federal Government and businesses across Canada. The pilot project started in May andRead More

Aircraft Structures Technician Corporal Michael Glennon paints part of a CC-177 Globemaster wing from a suspended platform during a Home Station Check (HSC) wearing protective gear during the process. 
Photo: Sgt Gaétan Racine, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

Workplace Health and Safety

August 11, 2020 at 3:57 pm

LCol Richard Hannah, 1 CAD Surgeon In recent years, there has been a great deal of attention focused on improving the safety of the workplace. This is true in the industrial and corporate realms to the government and military worlds, and has greatly increased the overall safety of employees. Within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and specifically the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), members of a variety of trades, including Aircraft Structures (ACS) Technicians, haveRead More