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OMM Investiture Ceremony
CMEA
On Friday, June 20, 2014, the Governor General presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony. Among those invested into the order were the following Military Engineers:

Brigadier-General Karl McQuillan, O.M.M., C.D
Captain Kirk Darch, M.M.M., C.D.
CWO Daryl Foster, MMM, CD
CWO Carl Kletke, M.M.M., C.D
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2014 HMCS/CFB Cornwallis Reunion
CMEA
The Annapolis Basin Conference Centre is pleased to announce the 2014 HMCS/CFB Cornwallis Reunion — August 22-25, 2014.

The Cornwallis Reunion is open to all who served and trained in Cornwallis between 1942-1994. We welcome all members of the military, all former members of HMCS Acadia and all civilian employees who assisted in the upkeep and operation of the base.

We look forward to welcoming guests to our facility to reminisce and enjoy camaraderie among friends and fellow veterans.

Please see the reunion flyer and the reunion brochure for further information.

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New Commander for Canadian Forces Intelligence Command
Government of Canada
Major-General Paul Wynnyk assumed the role of Commander Canadian Forces Intelligence Command and Chief of Defence Intelligence recently from Major-General Christian Rousseau. The change of command ceremony was held at the Cartier Drill Hall and was attended by Richard B. Fadden, Deputy Minister of National Defence, and presided over by General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff.
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Galt soldier fought on 'blackest' day of the war
Waterloo Region Record
Pte. Nelson Clay climbed out of the trench in the dark and moved forward into no man's land behind an artillery barrage meant to protect him. He didn't make it 200 metres before a German shell blew off his head. Clay was part of an Allied attack on May 3, 1917, that was poorly planned and executed, against a determined foe on a difficult day on the Western Front.

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Force of last resort: How the CAF respond to natural disasters
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
When natural disasters occur in Canada, the initial response is the responsibility of the provincial and territorial governments. If the scale of the crisis overwhelms local authorities, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) may be tasked to support the relief effort. On June 20, 2013, thousands of residents in Southern Alberta were forced to leave their homes after torrential rain and widespread flooding occurred.

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Hill 70: A crucial step to Canadian independence
CMEA
The Conference of Defence Association's magazine ON TRACK summer edition is now available. Many very interesting articles are contained in this edition, including the crucial role that Lt Gen Currie's resistance to a bad order turned the Canadian Corps into a national Army and hastened Canadian independence. Also read about the centenary of the 1st Canadian Division, a proposed remembrance tour of Italy in 2014, and Canadian defence activity in our Arctic region over the years, plus much more.

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Canadian military personnel medically discharged can expect a 20 per cent drop in income
Ottawa Citizen
Two new reports from Statistics Canada say full-time soldiers are more likely to have chronic physical and mental conditions upon returning to civilian life and those medically discharged can expect a 20 per cent drop in income, according to an article from the Canadian Press. The studies, released recently, paint a detailed portrait of the quality of life and financial burdens of the country's former service members between 1998 and 2013.
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Military airlift rescues ill cruise ship passenger
Comox Valley Echo
As the peach hues of sunset reflecting on the Georgia Strait disappeared into the deep violet of night, six members of 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron suited up and boarded the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter. The three Search and Rescue Technicians, two pilots and a flight engineer headed out recently in moderate winds to help a woman in her late 40s who was experiencing a medical emergency aboard the Carnival Miracle.
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Afghanistan memorial arrives in Petawawa
Pembroke Daily Observer
The shared service and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers in our nation's longest war was honoured recently with the unveiling of the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil. The 190 plaques represent Canada's 158 military fallen from both the Kabul and Kandahar theatres of operation, as well as diplomat Glyn Berry, journalist Michelle Lang and a civilian contractor. There are also 40 plaques representing the American servicemen and women who died from 2009 to 2011 when four U.S. battalions were placed under Canadian command in Kandahar.
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Marching off to Nijmegen
Ottawa Citizen
Gov. Gen David Johnston reviewed the departure parade at the Canadian War Museum recently for some 200 Canadian Armed Forces members participating in the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen. The Nijmegen Marches is the world's largest walking event, attracting civilians and the military for daily marches of 30, 40 and 50 kilometres through the Netherlands.
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Troops construct dikes in Manitoba to stem flood waters
Maclean's
Convoys of soldiers have descended on southern Manitoba to help fend off a torrent of floodwater coming from the west. Hundreds of troops were called up recently when Premier Greg Selinger called a state of emergency and asked for military assistance. The soldiers are being asked to protect a few hundred rural homes — 150 of which could be flooded if the province deliberately breaches a dike to take pressure off the Assiniboine River.
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Government ices plan to purchase vehicle for Arctic
The Leader-Post
A project to provide Canada's special forces with new armoured vehicles for the Arctic has been cancelled. The government was supposed to buy 17 vehicles for the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), as well as consider whether to purchase five more at a later date. The project, expected to have cost around $60 million, would have seen the acquisition of what the military was calling a marginal terrain vehicle, or MTV.
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