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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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Assault Pioneers returning to the Canadian Army

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — The Canadian Army (CA) is re-introducing a capability to its ranks that is both steeped in tradition and thoroughly modern.

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Army Reserve soldier inspired by a ‘Linc’ to Black history in Hamilton, Ontario

– Hamilton, Ontario — Corporal Corbin Monaco joined the Canadian Army Reserve with The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) when he was 22 years old, just a few years after meeting a pioneering local veteran with whom he shared much in common.

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Gagetown soldiers take a new road to counter-IED training

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — A newly-constructed road at 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown is improving vital training in improvised explosive device (IED) detection.

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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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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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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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Base Gagetown’s scuba club holds annual underwater pumpkin carving contest

– Gagetown, New Brunswick —The recreational Tankers Scuba Club located at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown puts a twist on a Halloween tradition with their annual underwater pumpkin diving and carving contest.

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Military and civilian teams battle to create gourmet dishes on Exercise SAFFRON 2018

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — “Confit de Canard.” “Scallops with Butternut Squash Caponata.” These are dishes ordinarily found in high-end eateries, but you would have found comparable fare being prepared in four spartan mobile kitchen trailers parked in Royal Artillery Park during Exercise SAFFRON 2018, 5th Canadian Division’s challenging black box culinary competition.

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Soldiers and scientists join forces at Canadian Forces Base Suffield to help recover an endangered species

– Ralston, Alberta — The tiny Burrowing Owl, weighing a little more than a baseball and standing as high as a pigeon, is a rare sight at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield.

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