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Just over a month ago, the Comox Chapter of the CMEA initiated a fundraising campaign for Marc Binney, a Canadian Forces veteran having served proudly with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) for 13 years and as an Engineer for the remainder of his career as a carpenter. Kaitha, his wife, has worked for 17 years as a civilian member of Construction Engineering (now Real Property Operations) in Comox, B.C.
This issue includes the following articles:
• Air Force Day on the Hill
• Maj Rick Dunning retires after 35 years of service
• Recognizing an outstanding contribution to the IEBM project
• MCpl Vincent Lareau promoted to Sergeant
• Canadian Forces Housing Agency celebrates its 20th anniversary
• Defence Portfolio 2030
• ADM(IE) Human Resources Management Strategy
• Execution of a harbour-wide risk management plan in Esquimalt Harbour
• Valcartier Garrison recognized for its energy efficiency
• Canadian Environment Week
• New ADM(IE) corporate visual identity templates
Dans ce numero:
• Journée de la Force aérienne sur la Colline
• Maj Rick Dunning prend sa retraite après 35 années de service
• Reconnaissance de la contribution exceptionnelle au projet MAIE
• Cplc Vincent Lareau est promu sergent
• L'Agence de logement des Forces canadiennes célèbre son 20e anniversaire
• Portefeuille de la Défense 2030
• Stratégie de gestion des ressources humaines du groupe du SMA(IE)
• Exécution d'un plan de gestion du risque pour l'ensemble du port d'Esquimalt
• La Base Valcartier reconnue pour son efficacité énergétique
• Semaine canadienne de l'environnement
• Modèles d'identité visuelle du Ministère
Defence Construction Canada
In this issue:
• Annual awards honour employee contributions to DCC's success
• DND's new Energy Performance Contract program launches in just four months
• Pilot project increases efficiency at Garrison Petawawa
• DCC building expertise with latest P3 project
• Teamwork and Client-Partner support keep Gagetown project moving
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is pleased to release its official submission to the Government of Canada's Defence Policy Review.
This collection of 14 focused essays by key experts in their respective fields have been put forward to offer advice and suggestions to the government on issues the CGAI believes are the most germane to Canadian defence policy.
When you travel on vacation this summer, make sure it looks like someone is still living in your home. Learn tips to burglar-proof your home, with affinity partner, TD Insurance.
Lorsque vous partirez en vacances cet été, il est important de donner l'impression qu'il y a quelqu'un chez vous. Voici des conseils de TD Assurance, notre partenaire d'affinité, pour protéger votre maison contre les voleurs.
The Chronicle Herald
When the First World War broke out in August 1914, Canada's black men found themselves in a classic Catch-22 situation: A dilemma from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting conditions. Long before the expression was coined by Joseph Heller as the title of his 1961 novel, black men who wanted to join the army were caught in a bizarre situation.
Col. Sam Hughes, Canada's opinionated and bombastic Minister of Militia and Defence, had not placed any restrictions on the enrollment of blacks in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, or CEF. Of course blacks could join, he maintained, but left the final decision up to each individual commanding officer.
"I have been fortunate to have secured a very fine class of recruits, and I did not think it fair to these men that they should have to mingle with Negroes."
Lieutenant-Colonel George Fowler, commanding the 104th Battalion, wrote these words in an attempt to have 20 new "coloured" soldiers removed from his unit. Despite official Canadian government policy to the contrary — which clearly stated black volunteers could be accepted — many blacks suffered rejection at recruiting stations.
Pembroke Daily Observer
Another chapter in the busy and legendary history of 2 Combat Engineer Regiment has been written.
Friends, family, VIPs and supporters of the regiment recently gathered at Neder Rijn Engineer Park to witness the ceremony marking the changing of command for the unit, as outgoing commanding officer Lt.-Col. Mark Gasparotto handed over 2 CER to Lt.-Col. Jim Smith.
He was also promoted to the rank of colonel, and is right away deploying to Haiti as Operation Hamlet's Task Force Commander and United Nations Military Chief of Staff.
The Trudeau government has decided it will send troops to join a NATO high-readiness brigade preparing to deploy in Eastern Europe.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada will take a leadership role and establish one of the battle group formations requested by the alliance.
The impending dispatch of forces builds on the former Conservative government's placement of troops in Eastern Europe for training exercises and to reassure governments in the region that western nations were serious about holding Russian expansionism in check.
Handling the deaths of two students in 10 days, members of the Royal Military College have been directed to seek mental health counselling as needed. However, mental support can be complex to locate and, in serious cases, beyond RMC's capacity to handle.
Issues of mental health in the Canadian Forces have hardly been dormant. This spring, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces announced a $2.65 million investment in brain-imaging technology for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders.
Recession, flat oil prices and massive job losses are not enough to convince Albertans to sign up for the military reserves.
"I'm roughly manned at about 40 per cent of my authorized strength, so there's lots of room to grow and that's really what I'm looking for these days," said Lt.-Col. Jeff Wilson, one of the commanding officers in charge of hiring new recruits for the reservists.
"That's kind of my job right now is to grow the regiment and get more soldiers in. There's at least a thousand for our brigade."
A stretch of Michigan interstate recently hosted another step in the Army's effort to create safer vehicle convoys — not by up-armoring the trucks, but by eliminating the soldiers behind the wheel.
Here is what you need to know about the service's efforts toward unmanned ground transport, led by the Michigan-based Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, which could bear fruit in the near future.
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