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NCR CME Mess Dinner
CMEA
To all members of the Canadian Military Engineer Family, All ranks, serving (Reg & Res Force), Retired members, DND civilian of the CME, members of DCC and members of CMEA,

You are all invited to the National Capital Region Canadian Military Engineer Mess Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at the Sala San Marco Banquet & Conference Centre, 215 Preston St, Ottawa, 613-238-6063; free parking.

The guest of honour for this event will be our Colonel Commandant, BGen R.W. DesLauriers, OMM, CD (Retired).

See the invitation and registration form attached. Early registration is encouraged.

1. Buy your ticket online with your credit card using PayPal payment.

2. Please ensure that in addition to this online payment, you forward your registration form by email to the Branch Adjt: Jacques.Landry@forces.gc.ca or by fax: 613-990-3417.

Sales end November 20, 2014.
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Dîner Régiment du GMC de la RCN
AGMC
À tous les membres de la famille du Génie militaire canadien, Tous les membres des rangs, membres en service (rég et réserve), membres retraités, employés civils de la Défense du GMC, employés du CDC et membres de l'AGMC,

Vous êtes tous invités au dîner régimentaire du Génie militaire canadien pour la région de la capitale nationale. L'événement se tiendra le jeudi 27 novembre 2014 au centre de conférence & banquet du Sala San Marco, 215 rue Preston, Ottawa, 613-238-6063, stationnement gratuit.

L'invité d'honneur pour cette soirée sera notre Colonel commandant, le Bgén R.W. DesLauriers, OMM, CD (Retraité).

Voir l'invitation et le formulaire d'inscription ci-joints. Veuillez prendre note que l'inscription anticipée est encouragée.

1. Veuillez acheter votre billet en ligne avec votre carte de crédit en utilisant le paiement par PayPal.

2. SVP veuillez remplir et envoyer votre formulaire d'inscription par courriel au Capt-adjt de la Branche : Jacques.Landry@forces.gc.ca ou par fax : 613-990-3417.

La date limite pour l'achat des billets est le 20 novembre 2014.
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Message from the Chief of the Defence Staff
Government of Canada
Ladies and gentlemen, we have all watched in recent months the alarming advances of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). While it is of course neither Islamic, nor a state, it is a barbaric organization responsible for horrendous atrocities committed in Iraq and Syria, and its rapid growth has threatened regional stability. The United Nations Security Council has recognized the threat that ISIL poses, and the Government of Canada has chosen to stand with our international partners to combat this threat.
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Message du Chef d'état-major de la Défense
Gouvernement du Canada
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Nous avons tous observé au cours des derniers mois la progression alarmante du prétendu mouvement État islamique en Irak et au Levant (EIIL). Il ne s'agit évidemment ni d'islamisme, ni d'un État; c'est une organisation barbare responsable d'avoir commis des atrocités sans nom en Irak et en Syrie, et sa croissance rapide s'est révélée être une menace à la stabilité dans la région. Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies a reconnu que le mouvement EIIL constitue une menace et le gouvernement du Canada a choisi de se tenir aux côtés de ses alliés pour combattre cette menace.

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Until December: D-Day 3-D: Normandy 1944 — Museum of History — Gatineau
Canadian Museum of History
To mark the 70th anniversary of the landings in Normandy, the Canadian Museum of History's IMAX Theatre and 3-D Entertainment Distribution invite audiences to step back in time with the new film D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944. Tickets are available at the museum box office.
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New CMEA Kit Shop items
CMEA
Wear your Engineer Association colours proudly with the newly arrived men's CMEA tie and ladies' CMEA scarf. Both made of fine polyester and bearing the official CMEA crest, they can be had for a mere $22 from the CFSME Kit Shop. The ladies' scarf measures 4.5 feet by nine inches and the men's tie is the same one as worn by your Colonel Commandant and those who attended the 2012 CMEA National Conference. Contact the CFSME Kit Shop now at www.cfsmekitshop.ca.

   

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Germ-proof suits replace body armour
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New CMEA Chapter builds PSP Fitness Station 4 Wing Cold Lake
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CMEA's Cold Lake Chapter has just stood up this year, hoping to bring back the charitable and communal support that Engineers can provide to 4 Wing Cold Lake. As part our initiative to stand up the chapter, we asked our members, "What do you want out of your CMEA Chapter?" The overwhelming response was to get involved with the community and see what we could do to benefit those around us.

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DND chasing 4,200 military personnel to recover payments
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I recently had an article about the Department of National Defence trying to recover more than $1 million paid to some 4,200 military personnel for various allowances they were not entitled. More than a year after the problem was discovered, the department has yet to figure out how to collect the money. That article sparked some email to Defence Watch; some military readers said those in uniform should be able to keep the money since they did not make the mistake in overpayment.

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Canada to review policy that boots wounded from military
Metro News
Almost a year after facing a barrage of bad publicity, National Defence is having another look at a policy that ended the careers of gravely injured soldiers who wanted to remain in uniform. Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has told a House of Commons committee that a working group was set up last summer to study the military's universality of service rule, which has been used as a pre-text to release wounded combat veterans, many of them with post-traumatic stress.
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Canada's peacekeeping mission to Cyprus to be recognized at Canadian War Museum
Ottawa Citizen
At the end of the month, the Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society of Ottawa is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the United Nation peacekeeping mission to Cyprus at the Canadian War Museum. Click the link for an itinerary of events.
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What will Canada's combat mission in Iraq be, and how dangerous is it?
Yahoo!
A lot of rhetoric has been fired back and forth over the Canadian Armed Forces new mission in northern Iraq, their fourth combat deployment in 15 years following the 1999 Kosovo and 2011 Libyan air campaigns and the extended Afghan mission. But if Canadians were looking for clarity, they didn't get it during Parliament's recent debate.
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WWII-era balloon bomb in B.C. blown to smithereens
Metro News
Seven decades after thousands of "balloon bombs" were let loose by the Imperial Japanese Army to wreak havoc on their enemies across the Pacific, two forestry workers found one half-buried in the mountains of eastern British Columbia. A navy bomb disposal team was called and arrived at the site recently in the Monashee Mountains near Lumby, B.C. "They confirmed without a doubt that it is a Japanese balloon bomb," said RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce.
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Map boards
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If one looks at a typical deployable HQ, they appear to be the image of modernity, with multi-media displays and computer networks galore. And yet despite the highest of high-tech being available, one area that seems to remain resolutely in the last but one century is the map board. Maps need to be detailed, have persistence, viewable in all conditions, large scale and very high resolution. Paper, in these circumstances, is pretty hard to beat.
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Wainfleet Cenotaph nears completion
Niagara This Week
After more than seven decades, the day is almost here. Wainfleet, ON will be dedicating its cenotaph, officially recognizing those who fought and died in service of Canada. Wainfleet cenotaph committee chair Doug Wilford explained for some individuals a Wainfleet Cenotaph has been a long time coming. "There were a few citizens here, in Wainfleet, that had a dream," said Wilford, noting township council was approached in the past to get a cenotaph underway. For one reason or another the project was never approved and never moved forward.
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U.S. Army prepares to test Exelis SideHat Radio
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Exelis has received a task order from the U.S. Army Contracting Command for a limited quantity of SideHat Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) applique radios based on an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) award received in April this year. The Army hopes to obtain the required material release for SRW applique fielding based on the testing. SideHat SRW applique radio operates in Ultra High Frequency and L-Band, and is intended to offer a cost-effective second channel solution to Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) vehicular radio installations.
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Corps officials witness model testing of new units for 135-MW Center Hill hydro project
Hydro World
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials found a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded their requirements for replacement hydro power turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee. Representatives from the Corps' Hydroelectric Design Center and its Nashville District visited Voith labs in York recently to witness scale model testing that the Corps said was "completely successful" and will keep rehabilitation of the Center Hill project on track.
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