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Military Police

The unit of a nation's armed forces which is responsible for exercising police and related functions within a military unit or theatre of operation. Responsibilities include preserving discipline outside unit bases, preventing and investigating crime within the military or involving military personnel, apprehending military absentees, controlling traffic, maintaining custody of military prisoners and providing physical security for military personnel and property. In combat and peacekeeping situations, military police are also responsible for controlling prisoners of war, manning information posts, caring for refugees and preventing looting.

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Military Family Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses, children, parents, other relatives, boyfriends, girlfriends or friends of active duty military personnel who have needs, issues and problems that relate to the stresses of military life. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; help participants prepare for military mobilization or deployment; and allow them to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and to address the quality of life issues that affect them all.

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Youth Military Cadet Programs

A youth leadership program administered by the Canadian Armed Forces which has three core components: Army Cadets, Air Cadets and Sea Cadets. The program is designed to teach young people age 12 to 18 the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while promoting self-esteem, teamwork and self-discipline. In addition to weekly activities during the school year, the summer programs provide opportunities for travel and the chance to participate in inter-provincial and international exchanges. Military cadet programs also introduce young people to possible careers in the military. 

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