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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Demonstration pilot Captain Brian Kilroy shows the right stuff

– Captain Brian Kilroy was this year’s CF-18 Hornet demonstration pilot flying at air shows from June until late September.

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Colonel Eric Charron: Greenway School

– As part of National Veterans’ Week, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members volunteer to give presentations at schools and other organizations across Canada. These sessions help Canadians, especially our country’s youth, learn more about the roles and stories of serving CAF members.

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Inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race at CFB Halifax

– CFB Halifax Base Commander and NDWCC Champion Capt(N) Dave Mazur took fundraising creativity to a new level with the inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race! On October 21, five teams of fundraisers – comprised of military and civilian Defence Team members – took to the waters of Lake Banook in Dartmouth. CFB Halifax and …

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Sailor prevails in marathon feat

– Running the Victoria Goodlife Fitness Marathon in full firefighter gear with the heavy breathing apparatus had a “surreal feel to it” admits Chief Petty Officer Second Class Chris Fraser.

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From Junior Canadian Ranger to Doctor

– Just 10 years ago, Dylan Vatcher was a member of the Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) patrol at La Tabatière on the Lower North Shore of Quebec. In the spring of 2019, he completed his doctorate in medicine at McGill University.

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Canadian Army divers assist with Saint John River microplastics study

– The Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering Army Dive Centre and the 5th Canadian Division Support Group Environmental Services Branch helped advance the research of Atlantic Canada scientists from Mount Allison University who are studying the emerging concerns of microplastics (MPs) pollution in the Saint John River watershed.

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CFB Halifax – Base Commander’s NDWCC Challenge!

– Other local Defence organizations will be ‘dragon’ behind #CFBHalifax Base Commander Capt(N) Mazur and his team during a brand new NDWCC activity at Lake Banook on October 17. Are you up to the challenge? Take a look! #NDWCC2019 #Shoulder2Shoulde

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Canadian Rangers conduct first patrol around Akimiski Island

– Canadian Rangers had to use gun shots to warn off a polar bear during their first patrol around Akimiski Island, a large uninhabited island in James Bay.

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The impact of giving: Rebekah’s story

– I am Corporal Sylvia Guirguis, and Rebekah (Becca) is my daughter. Without the support provided by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and several registered charities, the past three years would have definitely been considerably more challenging.

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October 17th marks International Conflict Resolution Day

– During each October, the Defence Team celebrates Healthy Workplace Month, and this year International Conflict Resolution Day is recognized on October 17th. Effective conflict resolution and complaint management are essential aspects of a healthy workplace, and a leadership responsibility within the Defence Team, essential to ensuring the operational effectiveness of all Defence Team workplaces.

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