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Op IMPACT Military Police Unit pays tribute to fallen law enforcement members

– By Maj Paul Doucette, Joint Task Force – Iraq Public Affairs Officer In mid-May, the Joint Task Force-Iraq Military Police Unit (MPU) on Operation IMPACT joined forces with other international Coalition military police for the US-led Police Week, a series of events organized to pay respects to law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. …

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HMCS Kingston leads gunnery and evacuation training during Exercise TRADEWINDS 17

– By: Lieutenant (Navy) Kyle Allward This past month, members on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston had the opportunity to deploy to the Caribbean during Exercise TRADEWINDS 17. Among a myriad of taskings, members of HMCS Kingston had two leadership opportunities where they shared their experience with partner nations. Exercise TRADEWINDS was designed to promote …

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An innovative approach to medical care at Exercise MAPLE FLAG 50

– News Article / June 23, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. By Second Lieutenant Camille Dolphin As with air and ground crews, 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (22 CFHSC) is using Exercise Maple Flag 50 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, to achieve training objectives. Specifically, the exercise …

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An evolution of community service: How the Bold Eagle program became a success

– Wainwright, Alberta — Every summer, approximately 100 young people from across western Canada undergo six weeks of rigorous training as they complete their Basic Military Qualification through Bold Eagle, the Canadian Army’s (CA’s) development program dedicated to Indigenous youth.

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Canadian Armed Forces members honoured during annual Recognition Program

– From June 9-12, six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members were honoured in Ottawa, Ontario as part of the 2017 CAF Recognition Program. Among a host of special activities, each Program recipient was presented with a Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation for deeds or activities they performed that went beyond the expectations of normal duty. …

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Canadian combat engineers make a home for NATO battlegroup in Latvia

– By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs Ādaži, Latvia — The Canadian Army (CA) is working with Latvian colleagues to ensure a NATO enhanced Forward Presence multinational battlegroup (BG) in Latvia will have comfortable living conditions when they arrive before year-end. This work is just one component of Operation REASSURANCE (Op REASSURANCE), Canada’s contribution to ongoing, …

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Scottish-First Nations soldier honoured for role at Vimy Ridge

– By Lynn Capuano, Army Public Affairs and Gerry Weaver Merritt, British Columbia — On April 9, 2017, as the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge was being commemorated across the ocean in France, another ceremony was taking place in British Columbia to honour a brave Scottish-First Nations soldier who served with distinction during …

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Canadian Invictus Games Team announced

– Brigadier-General Shane Brennan, Commanding Officer of the Joint Personnel Support Unit and Head of Mission for Team Canada, announced the 90-member team on June 15 that will be heading to the 2017 Invictus Games. General (Ret) Walt Natynczyk, Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, joined BGen Brennan in a show of solidarity with the athletes …

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Army members share spiritual experiences at the International Military Pilgrimage

– By Krysthle Poitras, Army Public Affairs Lourdes, France — From May 19 to 21, 2017, more than 70 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members participated in the 59th International Military Pilgrimage (IMP) in Lourdes, France. They joined with over 40 nations’ militaries in prayer and in reconciliation to celebrate this year’s theme of “Dona Nobis Pacem”: …

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CAF members arrive in Latvia

– Canada is leading a multinational NATO battlegroup in Latvia—one of four such battlegroups deployed in the Baltic states and Poland—in support of NATO. The battlegroup will comprise military personnel from Albania, Canada, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, and Spain. Canada will contribute a Land Task Force with more than 455 personnel, including a battlegroup headquarters element, a …

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