Canadian Armed Forces
03/25/2017 at 15:40. Facebook
2nd Lieutenant Francis James Frenzel is a Pilot-in-training with the Royal Canadian Air Force, and could also #BeTheNextCDNAstro. 2Lt Frenzel. He believes that "It is inherently human to want to explore and discover the unknown. As powerful as these experiences can be while bound to Earth, it is a profound and beautiful pursuit to push human capabilities into such an exotic and unforgiving...
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Canadian Armed Forces
03/24/2017 at 23:46. Facebook
The #LaForceAuFéminin tour to various CAF locations across Québec concluded this evening. Participants were given the opportunity to share unique experiences and learn more about the CAF throughout the 2-day tour.

Participants were also given access to inspiring women within the CAF, including BGen Bourgon, the first Canadian woman to command a multinational mission, who accompanied the...
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Canadian Armed Forces
03/24/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
Combat Divers are the first to be sent to the front in order to clear any explosive devices like underwater mines.
Canadian Armed Forces
03/24/2017 at 15:36. Facebook
This week’s #DefenceTeamNews: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a recent SAR mission, and more!
Canadian Armed Forces
03/24/2017 at 14:23. Facebook
The remains of a First World War soldier found in France have been identified as Sergeant James Alexander Milne, a member of the 10th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Another set of Canadian remains found close by remain unidentified at this time. We pay tribute to these brave Canadians who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom so many years ago. #Canada150 #RememberThem [ Ow.ly...
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Canada’s veterans have dedicated their lives to the defence of our country and deserve our unwavering support. The Government is committed to delivering the programs and services our veterans—and their families—need for a seamless and successful transition from military to civilian life. #Budget2017

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Did you know, the percentage of visible minorities in the CAF has doubled over the past 10 years? We've come a long way and continue to build a more diverse Defence Team. #IDERD
Check out our #PhotoOfTheWeek on Instagram:

A presence patrol made up of soldiers from 4th Artillery Regiment (General Support) make their way along the hills high above the town of Makkovik Labrador as part of Ex #NORHTERNSOJOURN.

Instagram post by Canadian Armed Forces • Mar 14, 2017 at 8:24pm UTC

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The Special Operations Complex Terrain Course (SOCT) consists of 52 training days in the Rocky Mountains. The course teaches SOCT operators to lead climb in vertical rock and high alpine environments. The course also covers self-rescue and casualty rescue in these environments. Operators are also instructed to prepare obstacle crossings such as high lines, fixed lines and swift water crossings...
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The Invictus Games offers a unique opportunity to support soldiers and their families and enable research on the impact of adaptive sports — ideas explored at an interdisciplinary panel last week hosted by the Faculty of Health Professions.

Supporting wounded soldiers through sport

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When two hunters and their helicopter pilot crashed into the ice on Hudson Bay, it was -36C and the CAF was their last hope at a rescue. SAR Techs WO Aaron Bygrove and MCpl Bruno Robitaille had trained for exactly this type of mission. #MyCAFStory
Capt. Michelle Whitty of the #CAF dreams of combining medicine, engineering and space exploration. She might #BeTheNextCDNAstro [ Ow.ly Link ]
#OpIMPACT Long Range Patrol surpasses 700 missions

Joint Task Force Iraq’s Long Range Patrol Detachment reached a major milestone last month when it carried out its 700th mission since beginning operations in the region in late 2014.

Operation IMPACT Long Range Patrol surpasses 700 missions

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from the #CAF!
It's good the #CAF's Capt. Nathalie Sleno loves working in extreme environments. She might #BeTheNextCDNAstro [ Ow.ly Link ]
Follow @CanadianForces on Instagram for the Chief of the Defence Staff’s visit to St. Jean, QC., tomorrow. [ Ow.ly Link ]