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In January of 2014, 1 Engineer Support Unit (1 ESU) was approached by the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) with requests to design and oversee the construction of office and storage buildings at Garrison Petawawa.
The buildings will be interim facilities until permanent CSOR facilities can be constructed. Although not an unusual request for 1 ESU, CSOR's timelines were ambitious; six months for the design to be completed and 12 months for construction. In order to provide the maximum footprint for the minimal budget and within proposed timelines, both buildings required a straight forward design approach and employed a military labour force, as contracted labour would be cost prohibitive. With this in mind, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment at Petawawa was brought on board.
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Une formations réelle pour de réelle économies
En janvier 2014, le Régiment d'opérations spéciales du Canada (ROSC) a demandé à la 1re Unité d'appui du Génie (1 UAG) de concevoir un édifice à bureaux et un entrepôt à la Garnison Petawawa et d'en superviser la construction.
Les édifices seront des installations temporaires, utilisées jusqu'à ce que les installations permanentes du ROSC soient en place. Bien que ce ne soit pas une demande inhabituelle pour la 1 UAG, les délais du ROSC étaient serrés, soit 6 mois pour la conception et 12 mois pour la construction. Pour tirer le maximum des allocations budgétaires minimales, et ce, dans les délais prescrits, il a fallu recourir à une approche directe en matière de conception et employer une main-d'oeuvre militaire, puisque les services d'une main-d'oeuvre contractuelle auraient été trop coûteux. Dans cette optique, on a fait appel au 2e Régiment du génie de combat de Petawawa.
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Collins Theatre revealing ceremony
On April 1, 2015, the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering held a small ceremony to announce the unveiling of the Collins Theatre. Formally known as the Tactics Theatre, the facility has been officially renamed after Chief Warrant Officer Gerald Collins. The Collins Theatre is located in the main CFSME building, J10, on the second floor. The facility provides a learning environment and serves as a teaching aid for CFSME staff and students. The dedication could not go to a more appropriate and deserving candidate.
Théâtre Collins cérémonie de changement de nom
Le 1er avril 2015, l'École de génie militaire des Forces canadiennes, a organisé une petite cérémonie pour annoncer le dévoilement du Théâtre Collins. Connu sous le nom de Théâtre de la Tactique, la salle a été officiellement renommée d'après l'adjudant-chef Gerald Collins. Le Théâtre Collins se trouve dans le bâtiment principal de l'ÉGMFC, J10, au deuxième étage. L'établissement fournit un environnement d'apprentissage et sert de support pédagogique pour le personnel et les étudiants de l'ÉGMFC. Le dévouement ne pouvait pas aller à un candidat plus approprié et digne.
Chimo! CMEA Last Post entries
The CMEA has been putting Last Post entries on our website since 2001. The vast majority of these entries have come from the efforts of a few dedicated people led by Ken Holmes. Most entries begin with a newspaper obituary brought to our attention, or from information sent to us from a friend or family member. Our aim is to post entries that reflect the service record of members of the CME Family, and unfortunately, most newspaper obituaries do not provide the detail we would like to have.
Chimo! Les entrées « Avis de décès » de l'AGMC
L'AGMC publie des entrées « Avis de décès » sur notre site Web depuis 2001. La majorité de ces entrées sont possibles grâce aux efforts de certaines personnes dévouées dirigées par Ken Holmes. La majorité des entrées ont pour origine un article nécrologique qui a attiré notre attention ou des informations reçues d'un ami ou d'un membre de la famille.
1 CER CoC / Passation de commandement — June 26 / 26 juin 2015
1 CER will be conducting a change of command parade between LCol D.C.D. Hilton and LCol R.M.M. Smith.
The parade will be held at the Lecture Training Facility in CFB Edmonton on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00 am (spectators are asked to seated at 9:45).
A reception will follow afterwards at the Patton Building (1 CER).
The Change of Command dinner will be held the night before, June 25, 2015, for all invited guests.
For more info, please contact Capt. Abby Edmison at 780-973-4011, ext. 3510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Government of Canada marks centennial of First World War battle
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, made the following joint statement on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres:
"The Second Battle of Ypres marks a pivotal moment in Canadian military history. The bravery and sacrifice shown at Ypres forged the reputation of courageous and capable Canadian soldiers that continues to the present day."
Federal budget: Despite annual funding boost, defence faces uncertain times
After shouldering much of the burden in the Conservative government's drive to balance the federal budget, the Canadian military will have to wait more than a decade to get back what was taken away.
National Defence played a major role in helping eliminate the deficit over the past three years to help produce the $1.4 billion surplus announced by Finance Minister Joe Oliver. That includes a cut of $2.1 billion to its operating budget and billions more to spending for new equipment.
Engineers gear up for regimental week
This year's theme is "Shaping Engineers to Win in a Complex World."
"The Army is focusing on how to win in a complex world," said Brig. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser, USAES commandant. "We, as engineers, have to ensure we are aligned with this new concept. We, as the regiment, have to look forward and determine what changes we need to anticipate — these are changes to doctrine, organizations, training, material and leader development. We can best accomplish this in a collaborative forum with leaders discussing and visioning the future."
A century of WMDs: How Ypres changed warfare forever
The Globe and Mail
The afternoon of April 22, 1915, brought the first really warm spring weather to Flanders. It was, as Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel G.G. Nasmith remembered, an afternoon "when the spring feeling suddenly gets into the blood, when one throws work to the winds and takes to the woods in search of the first violets."
A group of reserve soldiers from the First Canadian Division were taking advantage of the sun to play a game of football behind the lines. Ahead of them, a rise along the Ypres Salient was held by two ragtag French divisions.
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Troops shoot for first place
St. Albert Gazette
A cold wind howls over the dead grass at the Edmonton Garrison's firing range. Sgt. Ryan Vigar of the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) stands ready in a long line with six fellow soldiers, weapons locked and loaded, as they wait for the signal.
"Standby!" cries the range commander.
Vigar and the others charge across the prairie at top speed, eager to make range and gun down the paper targets some 300 metres away.
Army using computer modeling to improve effectiveness
Armed With Science
The U.S. Army is now using high-performance computer modeling and simulation to ensure its weapons platforms and systems deliver greater effectiveness to the war-fighters, said Dr. Jeffery Holland, director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.
Holland, who is also chief scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, spoke at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored Engineered Resilient Systems seminar in Springfield, VA, recently.
Mine counter-measures, survey and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in port clearance and amphibious operations — part 1
When we look at the subject of survey, we tend to look at maritime survey and land survey.
When we look at the subject of mine counter-measures, we tend to look at land and maritime mine counter-measures.
When we look at the subject of...
Well, I think you get the picture.
The reason for this is of course blindingly obvious, but where the dividing lines get blurred is in amphibious and port clearance operations.
Soldiers plan patrol training
Soldiers from the 56th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery will conduct patrolling and navigation training in and around the Brantford, Paris and St. George areas.
The exercise will consist of small groups of two to three soldiers, dressed in standard military camouflage, travelling on foot alongside roads, in fields, woodlots and clearings.
DSS 2015: photonics 'crucial' for next-gen war-fighters
Photonics technologies, in particular sensors, will provide crucial research and engineering capabilities needed for next-generation war-fighters.
That was the message from plenary speaker David Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Defense, as he addressed the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing event taking place recently in Baltimore.
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