***This message is intended for DND civilian employees as an update to the Deputy Minister’s direction provided 1 May 2020. Please visit the Defence Team Covid-19 website for the latest information pertinent to both civilian and military Defence Team members.*** Team, You want to know when we will resume business activities and what that will […]

Defence Team COVID-19 – Mental Health and Wellness

The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a high degree of uncertainty and disruption to our lives, and it is not unusual to feel a heightened degree of anxiety and worry about the potential impact on yourself and your family. As we continue to navigate through this uncertain time, Defence Team members can access a […]

A guide to managing and working remotely

The Defence Team guide for managing and working remotely April 29, 2020 – Defence Stories During this unprecedented period, flexibility is a necessity in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees and to achieve Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) objectives. Pre-existing policies, guidance and tools may no longer be applicable […]

Letter from Chief of the Defence Staff

Letter from Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) regarding COVID-19 May 22, 2020 – Defence stories Dear Families and Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, It has been another difficult week for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the nation. Op INSPIRATION The Snowbirds Op INSPIRATION brought joy and hope to Canadians as they flew across our country. […]

Base Surgeon Update

March 31: Update from Base Surgeon COVID-19 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Pacific (Base Clinic) has a respiratory clinic that will screen all military members who present with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The respiratory clinic runs from 07h30-12h00, with afternoons reserved for follow-up appointments only. All CAF members, returning students/trainees from around the country are […]

FAQs about COVID-19

Guidance on Travel, Leave and Flexible Work Arrangements for Public Service EmployeesCOVID-19  | Government of Canada – March 2020 I’m very worried. My co-worker recently returned to work and was potentially exposed to COVID-19.  Do I have to work in the same environment as them? Where operationally feasible, managers can make use of the robust Flexible Work […]

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  • Lt(N) Stephen Tomlinson of Naval Fleet School Pacific poses with a copy of his new book 'Onward'.

    Story of sailor’s victory released in print

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A newly released book documenting the inspirational battle of a Royal Canadian Sailor and his triumph over cancer is now available in paperback. Onward traces the agonizing, life-and-death struggle of former HMCS Calgary Navigation Officer Lieutenant (Navy) Stephen Tomlinson endured with testicular cancer was released in June. Self-published by Island Blue […]

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    Kuwait honours Persian Gulf veterans

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A Persian Gulf War veteran is reaching out to his comrades in arms to ensure they are properly honoured. Master Corporal (ret’d) Harold Davis of Cobble Hill, B.C. is founder and president of the Persian Gulf Veterans of Canada (PGVC) and also a proud recipient of the Kuwait Liberation Medal. The […]

  • A/SLt Anjad Aliak, a naval reservist with HMCS Donnaconna, gets a bearing of other ships while aboard Patrol Craft Training Vessel Cougar on July 22. A/SLt Aliak was conducting Officer of the Watch manoeuvers on the Victoria waterfront as part of his Naval Warfare Officer Phase 3 Training. Photo by Lt(N) Tom Eagle, PCTU.

    Orcas back to training at sea

    Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ July has been a busy month for members of the Patrol Craft Training Unit (PCTU) and their Orca-class vessels who are making a cautious return to regular sails. The RCN’s eight Patrol-Craft Training vessels are used to instruct personnel from Naval Fleet School (Pacific) and support fleet training. In recent months […]

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