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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

When you’re in peril on the high seas….what happens behind the scenes?

– Something has gone wrong on your vessel in the North Atlantic Ocean. The seas are rough. The weather is uncompromising. You call for help over coast guard radio, your cell phone or by activating your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).

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Blue Beret Parade celebrates 75 years of innovation, integrity and tenacity for Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

– The Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) celebrated its 75th anniversary during their national Blue Beret Parade held at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on May 15, 2019.

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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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A licence plate for veterans: honouring the duty to remember

– On April 12, the new veterans’ licence plate was unveiled by Quebec Transport Minister François Bonnardel at the Quebec Garrison Club.

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Gladiators of the Culinary Arena; putting their skills to the test

– This year’s 44th Annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise/ Competition in Fort Lee Virginia, USA, was both exciting and challenging for the 2019 CAF Culinary Team.

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RMC places 8th out of 49 teams at the Sandhurst military skills competition

– Officer cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) captured 8th place on Saturday, April 13, at this year’s Sandhurst Military Skills Competition.

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Immersion trip to Quebec City for the Continuous French Course, 2018-2019: Operation Picturesque

– For a group of CAF members at CFB Borden who had been taking the Canadian Forces Language School’s Continuous French Course at Borden since July 2018, a cultural and language immersion week in Quebec City was a unique and memorable element of their language learning.

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Canadian Rangers save brother and sister after snowmobile fire

– A brother and sister escaped unharmed when their snowmobile was destroyed by fire while they were travelling from Wunnumin Lake to Nibinamik, two small Oji-Cree communities in the Far North of Ontario.

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Orca-class vessels visit northern Vancouver Island communities

– There were many firsts during recent community events undertaken by the Royal Canadian Navy on northern Vancouver Island: the first time Orca-class vessels fueled in Port Hardy, the first time they came alongside in Port McNeill, and the first time many youth in these communities met sailors in uniform.

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The Royal Military College Bike-A-Thon raises $12,000 for Soldier On

– On March 16, 2019, the 11th Annual Bike-A-Thon at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) raised in excess of $12,000 and biked over 13,000 kilometres in support of the Soldier On program.

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