Defence Team News – January 16, 2017

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♪ In this episode, retired Master Corporal Jody Mitic wants to hear about your military experiences, we recap Ex PALADIN RESPONSE, tell you about a recent CAF pension contribution rate increase, and update you on the first move to Carling Campus. Welcome back to Defence Team News. I’m Captain Shalako Smith. And I’m Shelley Van Hoof. Here’s what’s going on in Defence for the week of January 16th. Are you a current or veteran CAF member? Do you have a story to tell? Retired Master Corporal Jody Mitic wants to include them as part of a compilation he is releasing with Simon & Schuster Canada. Active soldiers or veterans in the Canadian Armed Forces are encouraged to share their true accounts of danger, peril, bravery and resilience with MCpl Mitic through his submission page. More than two hundred soldiers from 39 Combat Engineer Regiment participated in Exercise PALADIN RESPONSE between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day at Third Canadian Division Support Group Detachment in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The exercise offered reserve engineer soldiers the opportunity to train with bridging equipment on complex terrain and water, and allowed members of the regiment to operate as engineers with other combat arms units. Participation in this Annual Reserve Engineer bridge camp enhances the readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces to undertake missions at the direction of the Government of Canada. Reserve Force Combat Engineers have a particular focus on supporting domestic operations, such as natural disasters, where they may be asked to provide assistance to provincial and territorial authorities. Pension contribution rates for CAF members who contribute under the Regular Force or full-time pension plan have recently increased. Now applicable to pay statements, Regular and Reserve Force members who contribute under Part 1 of the CFSA will pay a rate of 9.47% up to the maximum pensionable earnings of $55,300. On earnings over $55,300., members will contribute 11.68%. I’ll be retired, I’ll be 43 years old. I can start a new career at home and I know that’s going to be possible, because I’m gonna have the pension that comes with it.   The CAF continues to provide one of the best pension packages in Canada, helping members achieve financial security in retirement. NDHQ (Carling) is now open for business! The transition has begun with the first wave of 150 Defence Team members moving in. The move will continue throughout the month of January. Newly arrived personnel will have access to paid onsite parking and a designated bus lane. Tim Horton’s and Subway are the first food concessions to open, and other amenities include a fitness facility and the Canex. For additional details and updates, visit the Carling Campus Intranet page. That’s it for us, thank you so much for watching. We’ll see you next time, for Defence Team News! ♪

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