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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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Canadian Army debuts restored officer rank insignia
Government of Canada
Soldiers of the Canadian Army debuted the reinstated officer rank insignia today during a reception at the Canadian War Museum marking the 100th anniversary of Canada's entry into World War I and the start of the World Wars' commemorations period. The Canadian Armed Forces is committed to strengthening the bonds between present-day soldiers and previous generations of men and women in uniform.
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CDS statement on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the CDS position
Government of Canada
For most of us, its hard to imagine what the Forces were like before we had a CDS — back when the heads of the Navy, Army and Air Force each vied for the time of the Minister of National Defence; and when the Government didn't have a senior advisor for military issues.
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National Sentry Program
Government of Canada
With the mounting of sentries at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Sentry Program (NSP) reinforces the Canadian commitment to remember and honour Canadians who served in both World Wars, as well as those who have contributed to Canada's long standing tradition of military excellence through to the present day. The sentries reinforce public awareness that the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is to be treated with dignity, tribute and respect.
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Canadian Air Task Force Romania and Romanian Air Force firefighters conduct joint training
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
"Interoperability at its finest — that's what we intend to achieve today," remarked Plutonier Major Leas Dorin, the Fire Chief of the Romanian Air Force (RoAF) 71st Air Base (AB) Fire Hall, while he was briefing his firefighters before their joint training with the Canadians.
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Ottawa marks Great War anniversary
Ottawa Sun
A recent commemorative ceremony at the National War Memorial marked Canada's entry into the First World War with hundreds looking on. Retired RCMP Staff Sgt. Garth Hampson of Blackburn Hamlet was clutching a button belonging to his father, L/Cpl Syd Hampson of Moose Jaw, Sask. from the 10th Battalion.
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Humanitarian drone mapping
Think Defence
The pace of change and innovation in digital mapping and the unmanned systems is breath-taking. There are obvious parallels with rapid mapping and environmental assessment in support of military operations, especially using small cheap unmanned aerial vehicles to generate imagery that can be converted into maps.
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Princess Pats: 'First in the field' for 100 years
The Globe and Mail
This year is the centennial of the Princess Pats and the regiment plans to mark it — and the 100th anniversary of the First World War — with a Memorial Baton Relay, stopping at 23 Canadian locations over 39 days. As Roy MacGregor writes, there's a rich, colourful history to celebrate.

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A First World War soldier's story: Will Bird and the Roman Gladius
Nova News Now
It was 1918, the final year of the First World War, and the tide was turning in favour of the Allies, thanks to victory at the Battle of Amiens. At the front, in the stillness following this latest bloody clash, a Nova Scotian soldier bent to examine something protruding from the churned-up mud. As his fingers closed over it, almost 2,000 years of history suddenly came full circle.

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CME Branch CWO Activity Report
CMEA
Follow the activities of your Branch Chief, CWO KA Patterson, as he travels with the CME Colonel Commandant to Engineers across Quebec, British Colombia, and Ontario. Over the past four months they have visited 2 Div Engrs and 34 RGC, the School of Military Mapping and MCE, 3018 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, 5 RGC, and Chilliwack, B.C.

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Tapping into Canada's storehouse of engineering research capability
Design Engineering
Three years ago, the founders of Burnaby, B.C.'s Cooledge Lighting were in the early stages of research and development for their product and needed a way to test many ideas in a short period of time. They searched the globe and ultimately found what they needed in their own city: Simon Fraser University's 4D LABS. The facility houses some of Canada's most advanced research infrastructure for materials science and engineering.
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UNIC cranes training
Think Defence
Three airmen at the helicopter wing of Karup military base in Denmark were trained to use a UNIC URW-706 crane over three days with UNIC Cranes Europe instructor Adrian Richards. The six ton capacity mini crane that they were being trained to use was originally sold to NATO by Levo S.r.l, UNIC Cranes Europe's official distributor in Italy, and then eventually passed to the Royal Danish Air Force. The trainees were taught both practical crane operation skills as well as health and safety legislation in classroom based lessons.
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2 Field Ambulance receives special privilege
Pembroke Daily Observer
Marching to the beat of drums and bagpipes, 2 Field Ambulance arrived at the town hall Wednesday to receive a prestigious honour. As the centrepiece of their 100th anniversary, the medical unit officially received the Freedom of the Town in a ceremony whose origins date back to Roman times — the freedom that allows a military contingent march into a city or community with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed.
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World War One shells still deadly and dangerous
Net Newsledger
Artillery shells fired off in World War One and Two are still deadly. Detonation experts say shells from World War One along the French countryside could still explode — even one hundred years later. As the Anniversary of the start of World War One is being remembered, there is a legacy from the war that lingers on even now.
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3-D printed land mines are built for military training
3-D Print
Over the past few weeks, we have been reporting on all sorts of uses that the U.S. Army is considering for 3-D printing. Everything from 3-D printed food, to 3-D printed clothing and armor, the U.S. Army is not leaving one stone unturned in their quest for excellence, both on and off of the battlefield. They are not alone though. A small company called EOD Life is also trying to merge 3-D printing with potential military uses.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers forced to disclose pollution from dams
Canadian Manufacturing
For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a ground-breaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams across the United States. The Corps announced in a settlement that it will immediately notify the conservation group that filed the lawsuit of any oil spills among its eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington.
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