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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Junior Rangers compete in national marksmanship championship

– The championship had a surprise winner. Twelve-year-old Junior Ranger Eden Dulac won as the youngest competitor. She beat her 18-year-old brother, Joshua, who was the second highest scorer and one of the oldest shooters.

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Defence Team raises over $1 million in 2017 NDWCC

– The NDWCC raised money through donations and special events including contests, breakfasts, charity fairs, pool tournaments, skating parties and Jeans Days. National Defence was also the first government department to set up a “Text to Donate” mobile giving program.

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Today I visit, tomorrow I may stay!

– On April 19, the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier opened its doors to the 13th edition of the Jeunes Explorateurs d’un jour program (JEUJ).

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Halifax Rifles get new wheels

– The new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles rolling into Canadian Army units this spring, including the Halifax Rifles, based at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Detachment Aldershot, are top-of-the-line, complex and more mobile than any vehicle upgrade in years.

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Canadian Rangers assist in evacuation of injured snowmobiler

– A Canadian Ranger and a 13-year-old Junior Canadian Ranger helped the Royal Canadian Air Force airlift an injured snowmobiler from a remote hunting camp near Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario.

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Snowbirds complete 2018 spring training at 19 Wing Comox

– The 2018 CF Snowbirds reflect the diversity and opportunities available equally to men and women in the Canadian military. Each member of the Snowbirds team is a full-time serving member who demonstrates the skill, professionalism, and teamwork essential to achieving aviation excellence.

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Garrison Petawawa hosts diversity lunch series

– The Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group (PDEEAG) celebrated the multifaceted nature of the military through a special series of lunches at Normandy Court in April.

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5 CMBG proves hand-to-hand combat skills

– The first official military hand-to-hand combat competition at Valcartier Garrison brought together 84 participants at the Sports Centre in April.

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Deputy Commander of NORAD visits CFS Leitrim

– Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand expressed his appreciation for the long-standing relationship between NORAD and CFS Leitrim’s Operational, Technical and Support Elements in the defence of North America.

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417 Squadron gains valuable mountain flying experience

– “Mountain flying is particularly dangerous due to what can be really strong winds, and the mountain illusions. (…) If you’re not cross-checking and looking at your instruments, you can get into a bad situation,” said 417 Squadron’s Commanding Officer Major Alexia Shore.

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