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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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Tributes to Corporal Nathan Hornburg, born on Father’s Day, keep his memory alive

– Corporal Nathan Hornburg was born on Father’s Day in 1983 – an event that made an already special day even more so for his father, Michael.

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Learning about the Army through an innovative high school program: Military co-op education a growth experience for Ottawa students

– Local high school students are taking all the basic training that full-time soldiers receive and are also gaining both academic and financial rewards as part of a newly-formed co-operative education program. 

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Dispatch riders: swift messengers on motorcycles in both World Wars

– Tucked in the LeBreton Gallery in the Canadian War Museum are two motorcycles bearing the history of a special trade that was prominent in the First and Second World Wars.

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‘Swift, Skilled, Alert’ – mother and soldier Sergeant Melissa Walcott’s story

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Sergeant Melissa Walcott isn’t just “any other soldier,” as this mother of three is continually seeking challenges to push herself mentally and physically – all the while balancing the demands of being a soldier, signaller, leader, wife, mother, and role model!

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Canadian Forces Base Suffield biologist is on a mission to maintain ecology in military training areas

– Ralston, Alberta — As soldiers train to assume the duties of Canada’s high-readiness brigade that deploys on operations around the world, the ground they train on must be maintained at all times, not only for training purposes, but also to conserve local animal and plant life.

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CADPAT combat camouflage replacement options under consideration

– Ottawa, Ontario — A possible replacement for the distinctive Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) uniforms is among the options that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is investigating in its ongoing commitment to providing its fighting force with the highest quality operational clothing and equipment.

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For Second Lieutenant Derek Leung, combining studies and soldiering equals success

– London, Ontario — As a Canadian Army (CA) Reservist, Second Lieutenant Derek Leung lives in two very different worlds.

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Régiment de la Chaudière’s new battle honours include a salute to Indigenous contributions

– Lévis, Quebec — A Quebec-based Canadian Army Reserve unit has been given three new battle honours that include a salute to Indigenous contributions.

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Chief Warrant Officer Robert Talach presides over citizenship ceremonies

– London, Ontario — After 30 years of service in the Canadian Army, Chief Warrant Officer Robert Talach is ensuring that new Canadians get a warm welcome to their new home by presiding over citizenship ceremonies in Kitchener and London, Ontario.

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