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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

The Canadian Rangers guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the first time

– The Canadian Rangers were tasked for the first time as sentries for the National Sentry Program.

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Soldiers and scientists join forces at Canadian Forces Base Suffield to help recover an endangered species

– Ralston, Alberta — The tiny Burrowing Owl, weighing a little more than a baseball and standing as high as a pigeon, is a rare sight at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield.

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51 Squadron welcomes new Honorary Colonel

– Honorary Colonel Lacourse is an advisor to the Board of Directors for the North Bay and Area Community Foundation, a member of the East Ferris Economic Development Committee and a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee for the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre.

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New state-of-the-art facility at CFB Borden improves engineer training

– The facility is named after the late Colonel Karen Ritchie, who was the first woman to serve as a Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) Colonel.

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Wing Commander’s volleyball tournament boosts morale

– 17 Wing Winnipeg held their Wing Commanders Volleyball Tournament co-ed event in late April. Camaraderie and socializing meant as much, if not even more, than the competition on the court.

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RCAF marks a new era in radar surveillance

– With their cutting-edge technologies, the new radar systems will become the new cornerstone of air traffic control, providing reliable surveillance of Canadian airspace and tracking potential threats with greater accuracy than ever before.

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Innovation means taking action!

– Excercice INNOVE showcased innovations created within the Defence Team in Quebec on April 10 in Montreal and April 12 in St-Jean.

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Blueprint 2020 Innovation Fair explores user experience in government services

– Governments are now expected to innovate quickly, engage citizens through online platforms like social media, and use more open-source technologies. There is no better time to be a government employee, argued one opening speaker, as we are at the forefront of change.

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76 Communication Regiment welcomes Honorary Colonel Jim Kyte

– At the ceremony, Honorary Colonel Gregory James (Jim) Kyte, the only deaf player ever to play in the National Hockey League, and currently the Dean for the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Algonquin College, spoke about his close relationship with the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Indigenous history, culture, and diversity highlighted at NDHQ

– Defence Team members were treated to stories, music, dancing, and delicious food on the concourse at the National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa on May 24, as part of Indigenous Awareness Week.

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