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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

CAF Eagle Staff travels to the Arctic for the first time

– Warrant Officer Sheldon Quinn of 2nd Bataillon, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI), may be the first soldier to carry the Eagle Staff up to Canada’s far north, but he certainly hopes he won’t be the last.

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Earth Day: Wainwright’s heritage bison herd inspires Second Annual Bison Run

– Wainwright, Alberta — You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, according to the questionable wisdom of the late Texas country singer Roger Miller, but you could support Earth Day by running in the second annual Bison Run, if you’ve a mind to.

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5 CMBG represents the CAF at Quebec City auto show

– Curious people of all ages got to see three military vehicles up close. The program also featured a kiosk with the famous night vision goggles, where visitors got to try on the military’s combat gear for a photo.

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Central Band promotes the CAF through music

– In line with Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces embarked on a high school concert tour in the National Capital Region at the beginning of February.

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3rd Division gets new Padres

– The training program covered a wide range of topics including spiritual/pastoral care and counselling, suicide prevention, and advising commanding officers on moral and spiritual wellbeing.

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HMCS Calgary loses libations in support of cancer fundraiser

– The fourth annual “Lose the Booze” campaign by the B.C. Cancer Foundation is underway, and the top fundraising team is currently “Onward”. HMCS Calgary’s crew created the team, as three of their members have been battling cancer this year.

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Canadian Army Reserve trucking trainees go international

– Toronto, Ontario — A new milestone has been reached in an initiative to train Canadian Army (CA) Reservists in long-distance trucking: a United States border crossing.

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Highway of Heroes cleanup crew celebrated

– Members of 8 Wing Trenton who helped clean up a portion of the Highway of Heroes are being recognized for their efforts.

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CAF members and their families guard the trail for iconic race

– Members of the Canadian Detachment Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and their families got to be up close and personal with Iditarod mushers and their dogs during the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

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FPC 59 honours the memory of Capt Thomas McQueen

– With individual donations and contributions from private businesses, Captain McQueen now has a special plaque in his honour at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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