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PyeongChang Winter Olympics organizers help bring Canadian Army hockey back after 65 years

– Paju, Korea — In the bitter Korean winters of 1952 and 1953, soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR) managed to carry out some friendly battles of their own on the frozen Imjin River, using hockey sticks and a puck.

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Afghanistan: Canada’s longest war

– Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian government was quick to express its solidarity with the United States following the 9/11 attacks and was soon preparing for combat in Afghanistan.

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Latvia, Canada will stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ at Army Run

– Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s military presence in Latvia, where troops are supporting NATO deterrence efforts in Eastern Europe, is a relatively recent development. However, the two nations enjoy a number of much older, and very deep, connections.

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Canadians at the vanguard of the Italian Campaign

– Ottawa, Ontario — The fight to liberate Italy was the longest of Canada’s many Second World War campaigns and, while our troops would play an invaluable part in its eventual success, they would find themselves deployed elsewhere before its conclusion.

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Canadian is first female infantry officer to lead Queen’s Guard

– London, England — A Canadian Army (CA) officer who on June 26, 2017 became the first woman infantry officer to serve in the role of Captain of the Queen’s Guard is calling the experience a privilege.

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An evolution of community service: How the Bold Eagle program became a success

– Wainwright, Alberta — Every summer, approximately 100 young people from across western Canada undergo six weeks of rigorous training as they complete their Basic Military Qualification through Bold Eagle, the Canadian Army’s (CA’s) development program dedicated to Indigenous youth.

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Canadian combat engineers make a home for NATO battlegroup in Latvia

– By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs Ādaži, Latvia — The Canadian Army (CA) is working with Latvian colleagues to ensure a NATO enhanced Forward Presence multinational battlegroup (BG) in Latvia will have comfortable living conditions when they arrive before year-end. This work is just one component of Operation REASSURANCE (Op REASSURANCE), Canada’s contribution to ongoing, …

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Army members share spiritual experiences at the International Military Pilgrimage

– By Krysthle Poitras, Army Public Affairs Lourdes, France — From May 19 to 21, 2017, more than 70 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members participated in the 59th International Military Pilgrimage (IMP) in Lourdes, France. They joined with over 40 nations’ militaries in prayer and in reconciliation to celebrate this year’s theme of “Dona Nobis Pacem”: …

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Canadian Army hosts Conference of American Armies

– Toronto, Ontario — From February 6 to 10, 2017, the Canadian Army is hosting a special multi-lateral conference in Toronto. The event is part of the 32nd cycle of the Conference of American Armies (CAA), an international gathering of associated militaries consisting of six major meetings held over a period of two years. Founded in …

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