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Minister Nicholson commemorates National Peacekeeping Day
Government of Canada
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement: "For several decades, Canada has made important contributions to peacekeeping operations. National Peacekeepers' Day provides Canadians with an opportunity to recognize the service and sacrifice of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel and Canadian civilians who work in support of peace around the world."
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Minister Nicholson announces completion of new headquarters for 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton
Government of Canada
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, recently announced the completion of the new 3rd Canadian Division (3 CDSB) Headquarters building in Edmonton. During his visit Minister Nicholson also toured the new Training Accommodations barrack for Canadian Armed Forces members, which features modern and sustainable design.
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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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Canada sending military supplies to Ukraine
Maclean's
Canada is sending non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the country protect its eastern border against Russian aggression, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said recently. Nicholson made the announcement at a military base in Trenton, ON, where a CC-130J Hercules plane loaded with "non-kinetic military equipment" was set to take off for the first in a series of military transport flights.
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Sapper Dort of Amherst helped dig war-time tunnels
The Chronicle Herald
The ravages of time and distance take their toll on memories passed down through families a century and a world removed from the cataclysmic events of the First World War. Yet we need to remember, and to share our recollections. Many Nova Scotians count among proudly cherished relatives some of the men, often hardly more than boys, who volunteered for service in the trenches of Europe. Their lives and their sacrifices are shared here.
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Soldiers in Niagara Peninsula for Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 14
Ottawa Citizen
Approximately 2,000 Canadian Army soldiers from Regular and Reserve units across Ontario will be training in the communities of the Niagara Peninsula, as part of Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 14. Personnel will however be in the area and continuing to the end of the month, the Canadian Army noted in a news release.
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3-D printed synthetic bones may help prevent war-time brain injuries
Engineering.com
Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain. Exactly how, and to what degree, these waves cause brain damage is what the U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists and engineers are trying to answer.

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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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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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New Edmonton Garrison facility opens
Global News
National Defence Minister Rob Nicholson was in Edmonton recently to the announce the completion of a new facility at the Edmonton Garrison. The new 3rd Canadian Division Headquarters will serve as a combined headquarters for 3rd Canadian Division, Joint Task Force West, and 3rd Canadian Division Support Group.
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Soldiers express hope, caution at idea of unmanned military vehicles
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
The technology for driverless military vehicles is rapidly drawing closer to reality, spurred by work being done at Oshkosh and other companies, and one day convoys in combat zones could include remotely controlled vehicles. The idea intrigues members of the Wisconsin National Guard's 829th Engineer Co. who are helping shut down bases and reclaiming materiel as combat operations draw to a close in Afghanistan.
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Canadian veteran battling PTSD with paddle-boarding
Metro News
Only a couple of days away from the finish of a paddle boarding river trek from Edmonton to Winnipeg, Trevor Petersen said he's dealing with "utter exhaustion" and aching muscles. The 42-year-old military veteran, discharged in 2010 after a tour in Afghanistan and subsequent diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), isn't slowing down however and he said he's already planning next year's journey to raise awareness of the little-understood mental illness.
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Canadian forces mull dump-smoke risk in Op Nanook's Iqaluit housing plans
Nunatsiaq Online
Canada's Department of National Defence has taken note that Iqaluit's dump fire could complicate living conditions for 200 military personnel who will be staying in the city, in connection with Operation Nanook 2014. This year's version of the yearly DND-led operation, touted by the department as "the largest sovereignty exercises in Canada's North," takes place primarily in Davis Strait, Frobisher Bay and Iqaluit.
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Alberta's contribution to the First World War was massive
Canada.com
When Great Britain declared war, newspapers across Alberta went into second and third editions writing about how the war would be fought. Some of the stories they printed fancifully described "Mysterious Airships" flying over Central Canada or German warships shelling Cape Breton. In fact, Canadians had no firm ideas how this war would be fought or what role they would play in it.
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Soldier mistakenly buried with enemy makes final journey home
Lethbridge Herald
A Saskatchewan-born soldier was laid to rest recently in his home province, 70 years to the day after he was killed in northern France during the Second World War. Lawrence S. Gordon fought with American forces but his remains couldn't be accounted for after his death. His nephew, Lawrence R. Gordon, discovered in 2000 that the remains were not interred where they should have been and later learned they had mistakenly been buried with German war dead.
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