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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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Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan on progress of Operation HONOUR within 2nd Canadian Division

– Montréal, Québec — The tabling of the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on November 20, 2018 concerning inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sparked much interest and was extensively reported in the media. In the wake of this report, I believe it is timely to reflect upon and to take stock of this issue.

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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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Canadian Army assisted with Halifax Explosion disaster relief 101 years ago

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — It’s been 101 years since thousands of Canadian soldiers, other military personnel and civilians rushed to save the city and its people.

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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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The Victoria Cross for animals: The Dickin Medal

– Ottawa, Ontario — Throughout its history, the Canadian Army (CA) has relied on animals to take on various tasks, including communication, transportation and troop morale. No matter what job they did, thousands of dogs, pigeons, horses and other animals have played vital roles in the success of the CA.

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Junior Canadian Rangers – 20 years of history

– Twenty years ago, 10 teenagers from Paulatuk, a remote community in the Inuvik region of the Northwest Territories, blazed a trail as the first participants in a two-year trial youth program launched by the Department of National Defence…

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The Canadian Armed Forces aims to modernize Primary Reserve infrastructure

– The Department of National Defence (DND) has launched The Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserves Infrastructure Strategic Asset Study, an extensive study of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Primary Reserves (PRes) armouries and other properties across the country to make sure Reservists have the most suitable and cost-effective work environments.

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Logisticians celebrate their 50th anniversary

– The Canadian Forces Logistics Branch is now the Royal Canadian Logistics Service. It received the new designation from the governor general during the 50th anniversary parade held on Parliament Hill.

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Canadian Army Honorary receives Senate 150th Anniversary Medal

– Congratulations to Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), who received a Senate 150th Anniversary Medal on October 31, 2018.

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