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By Colonel Richard Goodyear, Commandant CFSU(O) – 

Welcome back from March Break to members of the Defence Team on both sides of the Ottawa River. I hope you were able to relax, recharge and enjoy time with your family. We are coming back to work to a busy month of March.

Recently we had the honour of hosting their Majesties, The King and The Queen of Belgium; the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, and the Minister for Veterans Affairs Canada.

We’ve also inaugurated the joint and combined messing area at NDHQ (Carling) by hosting a wine and cheese on March 22. The event, and the food prepared by the talented RCAF Officers’ Mess chef and his team, were a great success. Look out for details on our next event: a beer tasting TGIT on April 19.

Finally, I invite you to join CFSU(O) in the PSP Ottawa Health Promotion Pedometer Challenge from May 1-31.  Now in its 13th year, the Pedometer Challenge is a highly anticipated event for NCR CAF members and their families. I fully support the Challenge’s goal of encouraging regular physical activity and fostering a culture of health and fitness within the CAF community. Small changes such as taking the stairs and going for daily walks can result in a better mental and physical performance, improved general well-being, and increased motivation to being active throughout the day. The registration form and all relevant information can be found on the PSP Ottawa website.

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Photo: Courtesy of CAFConnection

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