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Ex-Combat Engineer applies Army skills to Parliament’s Centre Block rehabilitation

– A former Canadian Army (CA) member says the military experience was ideal preparation for his current work as a project manager on the rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.

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Private Frederick Lee: one of the first fallen Canadian soldiers of Chinese heritage

– Ottawa, Ontario — In a less inclusive time, Private Frederick Lee overcame discrimination to become one of the first Chinese-Canadians to serve in the First World War, and sadly, may have been the very first Chinese-Canadian to die for Canada in military service.

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‘Swift, Skilled, Alert’ – mother and soldier Sergeant Melissa Walcott’s story

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Sergeant Melissa Walcott isn’t just “any other soldier,” as this mother of three is continually seeking challenges to push herself mentally and physically – all the while balancing the demands of being a soldier, signaller, leader, wife, mother, and role model!

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Canadian Forces Base Suffield biologist is on a mission to maintain ecology in military training areas

– Ralston, Alberta — As soldiers train to assume the duties of Canada’s high-readiness brigade that deploys on operations around the world, the ground they train on must be maintained at all times, not only for training purposes, but also to conserve local animal and plant life.

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CADPAT combat camouflage replacement options under consideration

– Ottawa, Ontario — A possible replacement for the distinctive Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) uniforms is among the options that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is investigating in its ongoing commitment to providing its fighting force with the highest quality operational clothing and equipment.

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For Second Lieutenant Derek Leung, combining studies and soldiering equals success

– London, Ontario — As a Canadian Army (CA) Reservist, Second Lieutenant Derek Leung lives in two very different worlds.

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Régiment de la Chaudière’s new battle honours include a salute to Indigenous contributions

– Lévis, Quebec — A Quebec-based Canadian Army Reserve unit has been given three new battle honours that include a salute to Indigenous contributions.

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Chief Warrant Officer Robert Talach presides over citizenship ceremonies

– London, Ontario — After 30 years of service in the Canadian Army, Chief Warrant Officer Robert Talach is ensuring that new Canadians get a warm welcome to their new home by presiding over citizenship ceremonies in Kitchener and London, Ontario.

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Reforestation and ecosystem rehabilitation at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown

– Gagetown, New Brunswick — In the spring of 2019, a major reforestation project that has seen thousands of trees planted over the past decade throughout the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown’s Range and Training Area will continue. Its aim is to repair damage to the ecosystem and animal habitat caused by large-scale forest clearing at the base that began more than 20 years ago.

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Army Bombardier is first woman to achieve Forces test perfection

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Just say “it is time for your mandatory annual FORCE Evaluation” and even some seasoned Canadian Armed Forces members get nervous – but not Bombardier Marie-Herene Maillet, who scored an unheard-of 100 per cent.

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