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The engineers are here!
CMEA
A hearty battlefield cry repeated often throughout history, and this fall was no exception as CFB Kingston welcomed 1 Engineer Support Unit (1 ESU). But many of you are still wondering... who is 1 ESU?

1 ESU is a unit of the Canadian Forces Joint Operational Support Group. 1 ESU functions much like a combined engineering consulting firm and construction management company that can operate in a permissive or hostile environment. While it provides technical engineering expertise to the CAF and OGDs, its personnel can deploy and implement infrastructure projects anywhere around the world.
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Les ingénieurs sont là!
AGMC
Un cri retentissant sur le champ de bataille souvent entendu au cours de l'histoire. Cet automne n'a pas fait exception lorsque la BFC Kingston a accueilli la 1re Unité d'appui du Génie (1 UAG). Cependant plusieurs d'entre vous se posent encore la question... qu'est ce que la 1 UAG?

La 1 UAG est une unité du Groupe de soutien interarmées des Forces canadiennes. Elle fonctionne de façon générale comme une combinaison de firme de consultation en génie et d'entreprise de construction qui opère dans un environnement permissive ou hostile. Bien qu'elle offre une expertise de génie technique aux FAC et aux autres ministères, son personnel peut être déployé et mettre en place des projets d'infrastructure partout dans le monde.
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The oldest and youngest Sappers
CMEA
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the Alberta Sappers Club held its annual Corps Birthday lunch at the Norwood Legion in Edmonton, attended by approximately 100 serving and retired military engineers. The lunch culminated with the cutting of the Corps Birthday Cake by the oldest and youngest Sappers in attendance. In the attached photo, the oldest Sapper ready to cut the cake is 94 year old, WWII veteran Bill Corbett from Edmonton. The youngest Sapper is 21 year old Spr Kameron Roache of 1 CER, and standing in the centre is the President of the Alberta Sappers Club, Dennis Dwyer.
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Have you ever lived or served in Saskatchewan?
CMEA
The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan has made available a military service pin for members who lived in Saskatchewan, even if it was for training purposes. You may be eligible or know others who are eligible to receive this recognition.
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Construction Technician 3A Course honours the past
CMEA
A recent graduating Construction Technician 3A course had an unexpected honour with what can be described as a truly remarkable collection of Canadian Military Engineering history. Recently, Major Fred Gallant (Ret'd) arranged with the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering Museum to have some of his father's military items from his service during the Second World War displayed and showcased.
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Le cours de technicien en construction 3A rendent hommage au passé
AGMC
Un groupe de récents finissants du cours de technicien en construction 3A ont eu l'honneur inattendu de participer à un merveilleux projet qui soulignait un moment historique du génie militaire canadien. Récemment, le Maj Fred Gallant (à la retraite) a donné la permission au Musée de l'École du génie militaire des Forces canadiennes (EGMFC) d'exposer certains articles militaires ayant appartenu à son père durant son service au cours de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.
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Aerial robotics competition flies into Southport
Portage Daily Graphic
The future of aviation flew into Southport recently and that future is drone technology. About 50 engineering students from 12 universities created what could potentially become some of the most advanced unmanned aviation vehicles (UAV) in the country during the Unmanned Systems Canada student competition.

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Hope for Evan
CMEA
One of our members, Cpl Kevin Turner, a Const Tech in CFB Halifax, is going through a rather difficult time. His 13 year-old son Evan was hit by a car while riding his bike last May and he suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of the accident. While he was in the hospital in a coma, the CMEA provided funding so that his three other children could be cared for at the MFRC in order that his parents could visit him.

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Rules for wearing RCE rank insignia
CMEA
Colonel RNH Dickson, the Director RCE, has provided the rules for the wearing of traditional ranks. On order, all Canadian Army officers across the CAF will simultaneously begin wearing the restored rank badges in the pattern of the pre-1968 Canadian Army on all orders of dress. The intent is for this to take place on Monday, August 4, 2014 — the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI — if the distribution is complete.

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CMEA Chapter Challenge from the Gagetown Chapter
CMEA
The CMEA National Council donated $500 towards the fund raising efforts of Cpl Turner (CFB Halifax), recently noted in last week's CMEA NewsBrief. The CMEA Gagetown Chapter, in solidarity with the Halifax Chapter and the National Council, has decided to contribute a further $200.00. Some of you may know Cpl Turner from his recently experienced family tragedy, when his son Evan was critically injured as he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. This mishap has left Evan with a Traumatic Brain Injury and he is now in need of special care. I am sure that most of us can sympathize with Cpl Turner's predicament and would like to help. We are bombarded with requests for charity and it is easy to become desensitized; however, Cpl Turner is a member of our Engineer family and it falls upon all of us to do what we can to help him and his family. Blood is thicker than water and since Cpl Turner is part of our Engineer Family, he is deserving of our help. CMEA Gagetown's donation will help in a small way only, however every little bit helps. In the same vein, the Gagetown Chapter encourages all CMEA Chapters to contribute within their means as a direct effort to satisfy the CMEA Constitutional Objective 2.5, paraphrased as "support welfare, respond promptly to Sappers in need." Let's help Cpl Turner.

The question often asked by non-CMEA folks is, "What does the CMEA do, why should I join?" Objective 2.5 is the clearest and most compassionate part of the answer that is easily understood. Sappers supporting Sappers puts meat on the skeleton of the "Engineer Family" we often talk about. CHIMO!

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The Colonel Commandant speaks
CMEA
BGen Des DesLauriers outlines the visits and activities for the period of November 2013 to April 2014. Read the full report at our newly-updated website.
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RCAF refines its expeditionary capabilities
Royal Canadian Air Force
Canada needs an Air Force that is expeditionary and able to rapidly respond to different types of emergencies, natural disasters, or operations across the spectrum of conflict, at home and abroad. Recognizing this, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has transformed itself into an effective, capable force that is mobile and can operate any where in Canada and across the globe.
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90 couples get married, all over again
Ottawa Citizen
Married for 65 years, Frank and Helen O'Leary met at St. Joseph's Church on Laurier Avenue. O'Leary was a surveyor for the Canadian Army and was often away from his wife, and following his retirement from the army he worked backstage as a property master at the National Arts Centre for 35 years. Helen worked on Parliament Hill as an executive secretary to former MP Lincoln Alexander. The secret to their 65 years of marriage? "Maybe it was the fact that I was away for so long, it was like a honeymoon when I came home," he said with a laugh.
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Racing the clock and the cold for an OPFOR project at CFB Wainwright
Defence Construction Canada
We caught up with Doug Barr, DCC Team Leader, Project Management, at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright on the day a substantial completion award was being issued to contractors on a major construction project. The two-year project involved renovating five existing facilities and constructing two new buildings to house the Opposing Forces (OPFOR), a sub-unit of the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre.
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Paving roads for more girls in engineering
Hamilton Spectator
Isobel D'Iorio knows her electrons from her neutrons. It's not surprising D'Iorio is considering pursuing a career in engineering or science. But she has a problem: No one is taking her seriously and she wants to know why. "Any time I talk to an adult, or friend, and say I might like to take science or math or anything in that field as a career I'm given a 'yeah right.' I think there's a stigma towards girls in the field, maybe people think it's too much work for a girl," she says.
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Maple Flag shortened this year
Cold Lake Sun
This year's 47th annual Maple Flag in 4 Wing Cold Lake will be reduced to a two and a half week single-part exercise, which will include the training of a "high readiness" air task force. The exercise will be held in the coming weeks, where military personnel from Canada, along with allied partner countries, will participate in air and ground combat drills.
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Trio shares war-time memories
Ottawa Community News
It was war-time memories from three who had lived through the years of World War Two. They had been there, with two serving in the military and one as a young British woman whose life in her idyllic community was changed by an influx of soldiers and the threat of German bombs. Those attending the annual general meeting of the Goulbourn Museum heard brief accounts of the personal stories related to the Second World War from three guest speakers.
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Army welcomes women to leading roles
The StarPhoenix
Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise. No one seems to notice the small knot of hair at the base of the lieutenant's helmet, or that 1st Lt. Kelly Requa is the only woman on the field at Campbell's Crossroads on the sprawling grounds of Fort Bragg.
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CF-18 Demo Team join Snowbirds for training
Ottawa Citizen
The skies over 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia, recently welcomed two CF-18 Hornet fighters, when the CF-18 Demo Team arrived to join the Snowbirds aerobatic team that had arrived previously. It's a distinct sign of spring for local residents, both military and civilian. Flying the lead CF-18 was this year's demonstration pilot, Captain Adam "Manik" Runge, followed by Major Yanick "Crank" Gregoire, veteran demo pilot from the 2007 season.
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