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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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A summer of success – Full-time Army Reserve employment program attracts more job-seekers than projected

– The summer of 2018 featured the inaugural run of the Canadian Army’s Full-time Summer Employment (FTSE) Program. Open to Reservists in their first four years of service, the program offered guaranteed summer employment and enjoyed great success, with 4,400 Reservists from across Canada accepting an offer; a return that exceeded projections.

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Joined at 40, Corporal Scott Sargent proves his mettle to younger generation

– Military service is something many of us would put near the top of any list of things best-suited to the young, but one Canadian Army Reservist shows that age is less relevant than ability. Corporal Scott Sargent joined the Calgary Highlanders, a Canadian Army Reserve infantry unit in 2015 at the age of 40.

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Explore careers on September 29, 2018 at Canada-wide Army Reserve Open House and Job Fair

– Ottawa, Ontario — Have you ever considered challenging yourself and becoming an integral part of the Army’s mission by serving part-time as a Reservist? Saturday, September 29, 2018 is a perfect time to learn more: most Army Reserve units, sub-units and detachments across Canada will be opening their doors to the public.

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Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher on the Army Communication and Information Systems Specialist trade

– By Michelle Savage, Army Public Affairs Ottawa, Ontario — Long gone are the days of the carrier pigeon. Today’s Army Communication and Information Systems Specialists (ACISS) use cutting-edge technology to ensure functional wired and wireless communication for the Canadian Army (CA). Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher, who serves with 31 Signal Regiment in Hamilton, Ontario, …

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Father and son join same Army Reserve medical unit 29 years apart

– Winnipeg, Manitoba — When Private Scott English decided to join the Canadian Army Reserve as a medic, he knew that he would have big shoes to fill.

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Putting their best foot forward – Canadian Armed Forces expanding options with an individual combat boot purchase program

– Ottawa, Ontario — Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members will soon be able to step up their choices when it comes to their combat boots.

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Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle gives Army Reserve ‘more operational relevance’: Armour School Commandant

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown is known as ‘The Home of the Army.’ Why? Because it is home to the Combat Training Centre (CTC), where virtually every Canadian Army (CA) soldier will visit for training at some point.

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An Indigenous Reservist’s fulfilling career: Chief Warrant Officer Albert Boucher

– Kingston, Ontario – When most of your family has served in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), it seems probable that you might also join. That is exactly what Chief Warrant Officer Albert Boucher did 35 years ago.

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Supply Technicians like Corporal Kory Fraser have pride and purpose

– Edmonton, Alberta — Always “magically getting things,” Supply Technicians are the logistical wizards of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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