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CANEX IS Getting Greener

Reusable CANEX bags – Supplied Photo There will be approximately 3.5 million fewer plastic shopping bags going into landfills across Canada this year thanks to CANEX. CANEX, Canada’s Military Store, is making the switch to reusable shopping bags as of January 17.This aligns with the federal government’s plan to eliminate plastic waste in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “This...

They all have a story – My conversation with Ernie Allen

Former RAF and RCAF pilot Ernie Allen turned 100 on January 14, 2022. Photo: Emily LindahlEach veteran has their own story. For some, their story can be too painful to share, too traumatic to relive. For other veterans, sharing their stories is a passion. Flight Officer (retired) Ernie Allen, a 100-year old resident at the Wildpine Residence in Stittsville, Ontario holds the story of his time in...

Government announces maternity clothes reimbursement

The Canadian government says pregnant and nursing Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members will now be reimbursed after buying maternity clothes. The government made the announcement in a press release just before Christmas. “Building and maintaining a working environment based on respect, dignity and inclusion is vital to the success of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of...

Survivor Support Consultations Report provides recommendations for enhancing support for survivors of sexual misconduct

December 21, 2021 – Ottawa Today, the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) published a report regarding survivor supports for those who have experienced sexual misconduct. This Final Report describes the work of the Survivor Support Consultation Group (SSCG), which brought together three Class Member Representatives of the DND-CAF Sexual Misconduct Class...

Government of Canada, Canadian Armed Forces, and Department of National Defence apologize to Defence Team Members for sexual misconduct and discrimination

(L to R) General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff; The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence; and Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of National Defence, apologized to current and former members of the Defence Team and Veterans affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination due to sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation, on behalf of the Government of...

Holiday Greetings from Commander and Chief Warrant Officer 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region / Joint Force Air Component / Search and Rescue Region Trenton

With the holidays upon us, Chief Warrant Officer Campbell and I send this holiday greeting with sincere gratitude for stellar efforts to everyone across 1 Canadian Air Division, the Canadian NORAD Region, Joint Force Air Component and Search and Rescue Region Trenton. This year saw an increase in airpower missions taking place in Canada. The daring Atlantic Destiny rescue off Nova Scotia in...

Royal Canadian Air Force helicopters to transport Grey Cup to Hamilton

December 6, 2021 – Ottawa Two Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopters will transport the Grey Cup to Hamilton’s Bayfront Park at approximately 11 a.m. on December 7 ahead of the CFL’s championship game on December 12. Except where conducting a take-off, approach or landing, the helicopters from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron will fly at an altitude no lower than 500 feet...

Another Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

November 22, 2021 – Ottawa The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have confirmed the identification of a previously unknown grave as being that of Corporal George Herbert Ledingham, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. He was originally partially identified as an unknown corporal with the 43rd Battalion when he was buried in Canada Cemetery, Tilloy-lez-Cambrai,...

Mess Manager Pens WWII Novel to tell Untold LGBTQ Stories

Author Adam Arbiter, a Mess Manager at 22 Wing CFB North Bay, shows off a copy of his debut self-published novel, “I’m Here”. (Photo submitted). Mess Manager Adam Arbiter has always had a passion for writing, though for years struggled to finish any of the projects he began, until he discovered a story he really wanted to tell. His debut novel “I’m Here” tells the story of Garret and Simon who...

Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

November 15, 2021 – Ottawa The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have confirmed the identification of a previously unknown grave as being that of Lance Corporal Morgan Jones Jenkins, a Canadian soldier of the First World War who was buried as an unknown soldier at the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, in Haucourt, France. Morgan Jones Jenkins was born in Wales in 1886 to...

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