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Exercise Worthy Sapper — Reserve Training on Cultus Lake, B.C.
CMEA
Napoleon had more than a hundred maxims of war. His first was that mountains and rivers often serve as effective barriers, and a good many of the remainder centre on how and when to cross them. Others stress the importance of knowing what lies on the other side, especially when it comes to determining an enemy's intentions. Two-hundred-year-old advice, but the importance of mobility and information gathering was front and centre during a recent joint exercise by British Columbian combat engineer and armoured reconnaissance reservists in the mountains south of Chilliwack.
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Exercice Worthy Sapper — Activité d'instruction de la Réserve au lac Cultus, C. B.
AGMC
Napoléon est l'auteur de plus de cent maximes de guerre. Dans la première, il affirme que les montagnes et les rivières sont souvent des obstacles efficaces, et beaucoup de ses maximes suivantes explorent comment et quand les franchir. D'autres de ses maximes insistent sur l'importance de savoir ce qui se trouve de l'autre côté, surtout quand on veut déterminer les intentions d'un ennemi. Bien que ces conseils datent de plus de deux cent ans, la mobilité et la recherche d'information se situaient au cœur d'un exercice interarmées auquel participaient récemment des sapeurs de combat et des éléments de reconnaissance blindée de la Réserve de la Colombie-Britannique, dans les montagnes au sud de Chilliwack.
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Exercise NORTHERN SAPPER
CMEA
Once again, 5 Wing Goose Bay and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador opened their arms and welcomed 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4 ESR) to the Northern regions of Canada for its annual exercise NORTHERN SAPPER. The last week of January saw 4 ESR deploy an advance party, road move of stores and two main body flights. They all arrived safe and sound, but not without weather issues. It would seem that Advanced Winter Warfare training had started early!
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Exercice NORTHERN SAPPER
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Encore une fois, la 5e Escadre Goose Bay et la province de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador ont accueilli à bras ouverts le 4e Régiment d'appui du génie (4 RAG) dans la région nordique du Canada, dans le cadre de l'exercice annuel NORTHERN SAPPER. Au cours de la dernière semaine de janvier, le 4 RAG a envoyé un groupe précurseur, du matériel par voie routière et des ressources humaines à bord de deux principaux vols. Ils sont arrivés sains et saufs, non sans problèmes liés aux conditions météorologiques. L'entraînement avancé sur la guerre en hiver semblait avoir commencé plus tôt que prévu!
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The demolition of the Wainwright Abattoir
CMEA
The Abattoir slaughterhouse was built in 1935 to control the bison population in Buffalo National Park. Since the park's closure in 1940 and the transfer of the land to DND, the Abattoir has been frequently used as a landmark, a shelter for troops on patrol, as a command post, and as a target. CFB Wainwright declared the building a safety hazard and asked for 1 CER's help in removing the structure in 2014. What better way is there to make a building go away than with copious amounts of C4? So, on March 10, 2015, 4 Troop, from 12 Field Squadron (1 CER) was sent to CFB Wainwright to explosively demolish the Abattoir.
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La démolition de l'Abattoir
AGMC
L'Abattoir a été construit en 1935 pour contrôler la population de bisons dans le Buffalo National Park. Depuis la fermeture du parc en 1940 et le transfert du terrain au MDN, l'Abattoir a souvent servi de point d'intérêt, d'abri pour les troupes en patrouille, de poste de commandement et de cible. La BFC Wainwright a déclaré que l'édifice représentait un risque pour la sécurité et a demandé au 1 RGC de le détruire en 2014. Quoi de mieux pour faire disparaître un édifice qu'une grande quantité de C4? Et donc, le 10 mars 2015, la 4e Troupe du 12e Escadron de campagne (1 RGC) s'est rendue à la BFC Wainwright pour démolir l'Abattoir.
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Construction engineering in the service of the Operational Training Centre of Excellence at 5 Wing Goose Bay
Royal Canadian Air Force
An Operational Training Centre of Excellence requires impeccable infrastructure management. And this is the precise challenge that the Construction Engineering Section at 5 Wing Goose Bay, NL, meets day after day. Every year, the Labrador region attracts a number of military units that come here to train, and 5 Wing ensures that their needs are met.
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Captain Raoul Tremblay salutes Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffrey S. Hartsell

Captain Raoul Tremblay (right), wing construction engineer at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, salutes Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffrey S. Hartsell, commander of the 980th Engineer Battalion from the United States Army Reserve, on Aug. 20, 2014, after being presented with the Lone Star 6 Leadership Award in recognition of his hard work and dedication during Exercise Northern Frontier. This was the first time the award had been presented to someone not of the United States military.

PHOTO: Master Corporal Krista Blizzard

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 In the Media


Sgt Ralph Bridge replacement in Gagetown strengthens Army capabilities
Defence Construction Canada
The Sergeant Ralph Bridge at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (formerly known as Canadian Forces Base Gagetown) is one of the most frequently travelled thoroughfares on the entire base. Troops and tanks on their way to the base's massive range and training area, which covers approximately one eighth of New Brunswick, travel across the bridge pretty much every day.
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Finding the way: Geomatic Support Team creates maps in Nepal
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
The Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is ready to go on a moment's notice. When the call comes in, they grab their bags, head to the airfield, and need to be ready to take action when they hit the ground. When the DART arrived in Nepal, there was an important question to answer: where do we go and where are we needed the most? The region of activity was determined by the DFATD-led Interdepartmental Strategic Support Team in consultation with the Nepalese authorities, but the actual roads to be taken and the outlying villages to go to needed to be decided on the ground.
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In photos: Military training exercises at Point Pleasant Park
The Chronicle Herald
Dog walkers and fresh air enthusiasts who visited Point Pleasant Park recently may have encountered soldiers and assault boats. Canadian Armed Forces members participated in a training exercise at the south-end Halifax park. The military exercise included assault boats landing at Black Rock Beach, a forced march around the perimeter of the park and the construction of an aerial ropeway.
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Memorials to Afghan war, Victoria Cross winners to be added to Richmond's Landing
Ottawa Citizen
Two new military memorials will be added to the capital in time for the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. The National Memorial to Canada's Mission in Afghanistan and the National Victoria Cross Memorial will be placed on Richmond's Landing, on the south shore of the Ottawa River downstream from Chaudière Falls. A design competition for each memorial will begin shortly, the government said. The announcement was made by Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole.
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Chinese Canadian soldiers honoured for WWII efforts at new museum exhibit
CBC News
When Canadian veteran George Chow was accepted into the army in 1940 to fight in the Second World War, he hadn't realized that he was one of the few among his Chinese Canadian friends who actually got in. "(It was) not until I heard about it later on — then I found out some of them tried to join the army, some of them tried to join the Air Force, but they wouldn't accept them," Chow told On The Coast. "But I just walked in there. I was made a soldier all within two hours from the time I went in."
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Mental health of military children to be probed
Kingston Whig
The experiences of those in the Canadian Forces are extremely different than those in the United States Army, yet there is currently very limited research about the Canadian experience — let alone the military family experience. Heidi Cramm, an assistant professor and researcher in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University, has received a $150,000 grant from the Health Research Foundation to put American literature about military families into a Canadian context.
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