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14 Wing CE lends hand with Ross Creek project
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
On April 12-13, 2014 members from CFB Greenwood participated in a community project at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning, N.S. Members from various units all over the base, including Engineers, came together to build ten lumber cabins (simple design measuring 10' by 10' with a generic shed style roof) for the Arts Centre. The cabins were designed to support a new winterized and environmentally sustainable dining hall, engineered to be the first of its kind architecturally in North America. The cabins will soon be used as accommodations for the partners of Ross Creek that will be building a new year-round dining hall.
Not all members and participants were lucky enough to be part of the Engineer Branch, however for that weekend they worked together as engineers to achieve a common goal. Using the expertise from the Base Construction Engineers as well as from other experienced carpenters, all components for the cabins were built and much fun was had by all! Personnel representing 14 WCE were 2Lt Stacey Cusan, WO Rick Lawrence, and Cpl David Doucet and family. The Ross Creek Centre is holding another construction day on May 4, 2014 to raise the cabins and to complete the final construction details.
Pictures from the weekend can be seen here.
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Gagetown celebrates the CME Branch birthday
The 111th birthday of the Canadian Military Engineers will be celebrated at CFB Gagetown from May 23-25, 2014. On behalf of all the Canadian Military Engineers serving or retired at CFB Gagetown, you are all invited to join in their festivities. See attached a complete schedule of events. If you have any questions please contact, MWO Akcakiryan (Aret.Akcakiryan@forces.gc.ca) 506-422-2000 extension 1748.
Le 111e anniversaire à Gagetown
Le 111e anniversaire du Génie militaire canadien (GMC) sera célébré à Gagetown du 23 au 25 mai 2014. Au nom de tous les membres en services et retraités du GMC de la BFC Gagetown, vous êtes tous invités à vous joindre aux festivités. Voir horaire ci-jointe des évènements. Pour plus amples informations, veuillez communiquer avec l'Adjum Akcakiryan (Aret.Akcakiryan@forces.gc.ca) 506-422-2000 local 1748.
NCR Chapter Mixed Dining In
There are still tickets left for the CMEA mixed dining in! You don't have to be a member to attend. Follow the link and buy your tickets now! Ticket sales end April 30th! More details here and in the attached poster.
Dîner militaire mixte de l'AGMC de la RCN
Il y a encore des billets disponibles pour le Dîner militaire mixte de l'AGMC de la RCN ! Vous n'êtes pas besoin d'être un membre pour participer.
Suivre le lien ci-dessous et acheter vos billets en ligne maintenant ! La date limite pour faire l'achat de vos billets est le 30 avril. Pour plus amples info veuillez consulter la brochure ci-jointe.
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While many retirees plan to spend their golden years relaxing, that's not the case for Art Brochu. The 70-year-old military veteran will be spending his summer cycling across Canada, in hopes of granting children's wishes along the way. Brochu served in the Canadian Forces for over 25 years. While deployed, he saw many children going through a great deal of suffering — something he says still haunts him.
CFB Chilliwack Saluting Base Memorial
The last of the CFB Chilliwack Memorial engraved bricks will be laid by the end of May. These are the engraved bricks surrounding the newly dedicated saluting base in Chilliwack. They look fantastic, and those who purchase one will be immortalized in that special home of ours. Bricks are $100 each, and you will get a tax deductible receipt mailed to you by February 2015.
Canadian military member heading to court to challenge moving costs
A 24-year veteran of the Canadian military is taking the federal government to court to recover thousands of dollars he lost on his home when he was posted to another base and got little compensation through a program that he says has caused financial hardship for dozens of members.
Fleet diving unit Atlantic, combat divers take part In Operation NUNALIVUT
The Combined Dive Team, made up of 18 members from the Fleet Diving Unit (FDU-A) Atlantic and four Combat divers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group have "broken the ice" in Gascoyne Inlet, NU as part of Operation NUNALIVUT 2014.
Veterans inspire next military's next generation
Ottawa Community News
Moments after meeting for the first time, retired sergeant Wally Turini and Warrant Officer Eric Gagnon immediately find common ground.
"What part of Montreal are you from?" Gagnon asks the 96-year-old Second World War veteran.
They have much more in common than sharing the same home town. The medals adorning each of their chests are evidence of this.
Canada sending 6 CF-18s to Europe to bolster NATO forces response
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air policing mission as a response to the crisis in the Ukraine.
The jets and ground support staff will be based in Poland.
In addition, the military is sending up to 20 staff officers to bolster the Canadian presence at NATO headquarters in Brussels as the alliance organizes a further response.
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Energy needs of the future require new infrastructure
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Under-sea danger drives munitions activist
The Chronicle Herald
Just prior to next month's fifth International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions conference at Saint Mary's University, Terry Long has something else to do.
"I am one of the directors of NATO's Science for Peace and Security program and we'll be meeting to discuss a number of topics for a couple of days just before the conference gets underway," said Long, a former Canadian military engineer and chairman of the international event.
Alberta town receives funding for a river rescue boat
Members of the Sundre Fire Department are going to be better-prepared for future flooding, now that the provincial government has granted their request to provide funding for a river boat.
Marty Butts, the Town of Sundre's fire chief, has been pushing for a river boat for at least three years. He believes it is one of the last tools to the department's collection needed for successful river rescues.
Malaysia plane search tests limits of ocean mapping technology
The next phase in the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, believed to be at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, is likely to test the limits of existing technology.
Australian officials say they are consulting with counter-parts in China, Malaysia and the United States before deciding on what direction to take next in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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