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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

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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Students get a sneak peek of their future at DND’s Take Your Kids to Work Day event

– Throughout the day, military personnel engaged curious students in conversation, explaining the use of various military equipment and vehicles that were on display. Some students inquired about the educational requirements to pursue a military or defence-related career.

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Canadian Snipers land in top ten at the 2018 International Sniper Competition

– At the end of the week-long competition, the team from 3 PPCLI finished in a very respectable sixth place, demonstrating that Canadian snipers are world class in what they do.

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Musicians share their favourite moments on playing with the Central Band

– Warrant Officer Simon Paré spoke with members who are brand new to the Central Band, and those whose tenure is coming to an end: Sgt Scott Poll, who has been a member of the Central Band since 1990, as well as Cpl Hanna Williamson and Cpl Janika Boutin who have been members since 2017 and 2018 respectively.

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19 Wing Comox commits to Habitat for Humanity

– 19 Wing members are building a duplex and a community gazebo as a Habitat for Humanity project to help mitigate the lack of affordable housing in the Comox Valley.

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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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Rangers in Northern Ontario receive new C-19 rifles

– Canadian Rangers in Northern Ontario have started receiving the new C-19 rifles replacing the old Lee-Enfields as part of modernization efforts in line with Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada’s defence policy.

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Canadian innovation on display: The “Beartrap”

– A new exhibit in Shearwater, N.S., highlights a great Canadian innovation—the “Beartrap”—that allows the Sea King helicopter to land on the flight decks of naval ships that were not aircraft carriers.

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Former soldier goes on a conquest of Canada for a good cause

– After having served his country for the past 14 years, Master Corporal (retired) Keven Martel, a former member of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, is planning a cross-Canada journey from the most easterly point to the most westerly point in June 2019.

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Huron-Wendat Nation joins Royal 22e Regiment for Remembrance Day parade

– On November 11, more than 80 soldiers from the 3rd Royal 22e Regiment (R22R) and members of the Huron-Wendat Nation participated in the Armistice parade held in Wendake, Quebec, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

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