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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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Master Bombardier Ashley Diggs’ unexpected journey from nightclub bouncer to Army Gunner

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Growing up in Halifax and Toronto, Master Bombardier (MBdr) Ashley Diggs wasn’t planning on a career in the Canadian Army, but a walk through downtown Toronto changed his career path.

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Bell Let’s Talk: Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan on mental health

– Montreal (Québec) — Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 30 provides us the opportunity to take stock of mental health at 2nd Canadian Division. Good health – both physical and mental – is the foundation we need in order to thrive personally and professionally.

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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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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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The Canadian Armed Forces aims to modernize Primary Reserve infrastructure

– The Department of National Defence (DND) has launched The Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserves Infrastructure Strategic Asset Study, an extensive study of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Primary Reserves (PRes) armouries and other properties across the country to make sure Reservists have the most suitable and cost-effective work environments.

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Canadian Army Honorary receives Senate 150th Anniversary Medal

– Congratulations to Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), who received a Senate 150th Anniversary Medal on October 31, 2018.

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Born on Remembrance Day in military family, Army captain’s career not a surprise

– Montreal, Quebec — While most people spend their birthdays celebrating, this member of the Canadian Army has spent his birthdays reflecting and contributing to his community.

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Workshop cultivates Respect in the Canadian Armed Forces

– Petawawa, Ontario — A workshop designed to help Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel identify workplace sexual misconduct and support victims continues to roll out on a continuous basis at bases and wings across the country and has the potential to reach as many as 10,000 members a year.

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Army Reserve soldier, 53, masters armoured vehicle before two-wheeler

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — At 53 years old, I’m doing something that might have sounded strange when I first immigrated to Canada in 2002 from Cienfuegos, Cuba: I’m on an Armoured Reconnaissance course with candidates predominantly not even half my age. And I’m enjoying the course.

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