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Army Reservist, athlete and engineering consultant is ‘Never bored and never boring’

– Regina, Saskatchewan — A grappler, a soldier, and a consultant walk into the room. No, it is not the start of a bad joke, but it is simply my life in all its variety.

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Renewable energy system takes first Defence Innovation Challenge prize

– Quebec City, Quebec — Signals Officer Captain Pierre Frenette and several of his colleagues from the Canadian Army (CA)’s 35 Canadian Brigade Group (35 CBG), a Quebec-based Reserve formation, found themselves with a bit of extra time to think in the summer of 2013.

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A bloodline of service in the Canadian Army Reserve

– Hamilton, Ontario — For most soldiers, deciding to serve in the military is a huge decision. For one family in Hamilton, Ontario, military service appears to be hereditary, with two sons following their father into the Canadian Army Reserve.

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Canadian Army helps fulfill Ontario boy’s wish list

– Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Army has appointed its first-ever Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the entire Army: a 15-year-old from London, Ontario. In fact, the appointment was for just one day but the youth in question, Aiden Anderson, now has memories to last for years.

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Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan on progress of Operation HONOUR within 2nd Canadian Division

– Montréal, Québec — The tabling of the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on November 20, 2018 concerning inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sparked much interest and was extensively reported in the media. In the wake of this report, I believe it is timely to reflect upon and to take stock of this issue.

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Communication established with North Pole thanks to 37th Operation RADIO SANTA

– Winnipeg, Manitoba — Operation RADIO SANTA is certainly a no-fail mission for members of 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) as soldiers visit hundreds of excited elementary school children in Ontario and western Canada to make sure they can talk to Santa Claus during the week of December 3 to 8, 2018.

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Canadian Army assisted with Halifax Explosion disaster relief 101 years ago

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — It’s been 101 years since thousands of Canadian soldiers, other military personnel and civilians rushed to save the city and its people.

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Commandant of Royal Military College St-Jean: Millennials a great fit for the Canadian Armed Forces

– Saint-Jean, Quebec — Millennials are perceived as different from previous generations, particularly regarding their relationship with technology and their world view. Colonel Gervais Carpentier, Commandant of RMC Saint-Jean, maintains that millennials have more similarities than differences when compared to previous generations and the CAF has a lot to offer them.

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The Victoria Cross for animals: The Dickin Medal

– Ottawa, Ontario — Throughout its history, the Canadian Army (CA) has relied on animals to take on various tasks, including communication, transportation and troop morale. No matter what job they did, thousands of dogs, pigeons, horses and other animals have played vital roles in the success of the CA.

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Junior Canadian Rangers – 20 years of history

– Twenty years ago, 10 teenagers from Paulatuk, a remote community in the Inuvik region of the Northwest Territories, blazed a trail as the first participants in a two-year trial youth program launched by the Department of National Defence…

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