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Deployed to Latvia with hockey gear for cultural exchange events

– It was a hive of activity on a muggy Monday morning at the Kapyong Barracks on July 9, 2019 as about 130 soldiers began their six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, with hockey gear and fishing rods packed along with their usual soldier gear.

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Grief, gratitude expressed in Kandahar Cenotaph rededication

– There was sadness and grief in the air as military leaders and government officials joined with the loved ones of Canada’s Afghanistan Fallen to rededicate a memorial to their sacrifices, but also a clear message from the people of Afghanistan: it was not in vain.

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Kandahar Cenotaph rededication announced

– The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence (DND) are holding a rededication of the Kandahar Cenotaph in the Afghanistan Memorial Hall in Ottawa, with the families of the Fallen and other invited guests in attendance. It will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

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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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