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Message from the Chief of the Defence Staff
Government of Canada
By now many of you will be aware of the incident in which Corporal Nathan Cirillo was shot, and later died of his wounds. Corporal Cirillo fell while standing guard over Canada's National War Memorial. This cowardly attack on our member, and on our institution — will not shake our resolve. It will in fact strengthen it. We will take appropriate precautionary measures as we move forward to reduce unnecessary risks, and we will continue our efforts to defend Canadians and Canadian interests, both at home and abroad, with steadfast resolve. We will not be deterred.
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Death of a Canadian Armed Forces Member
Government of Canada
On October 20, 2014, two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were injured in a hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC. One member later died in hospital. The loss of any member is devastating to the military community and our condolences go out to his family and friends. We are doing whatever we can to provide assistance in their time of need, and to speed the recovery of the CAF member injured in the attack.
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Exercise SAPEUR INVINCIBLE 2014
By Lt Maxime Rivard, Troop 3 Comd, 52 Field Squadron, 5 CER
As others were beginning their daily routine after the Labour Day long weekend, 5 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) was preparing to deploy personnel and equipment for Exercise SAPEUR INVINCIBLE. From September 2-12, 2014, 5 CER was deployed to the 2nd Canadian Division Support Base training areas, Valcartier.
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Exercice Sapeur Invincible 2014
Écrit par le Lt Maxime Rivard, Cmdt Troupe 3, 52e Escadron de campagne, 5e RGC
Au moment où certains recommençaient leur routine quotidienne suite à la longue fin de semaine de la Fête du travail, le 5e RGC se préparait à déployer leur personnel et leur équipement pour l'exercice SAPEUR INVINCIBLE. Effectivement, du 02 au 12 septembre 2014 le 5e Régiment de génie de combat se déploya dans les secteurs d'entraînement de la base de soutien de la 2e division Valcartier.
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Winners: CME Association Bursary Program 2014
CMEA
The Canadian Military Engineers Association (CMEA) is pleased to announce the following winners of the Bursary Program 2014. These six successful applicants will be presented a cheque for $1,000 towards their post-secondary academic program.
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Récipiendaires: Programme de bourse d'étude 2014 de l'Association du GMC
AGMC
L'Association du Génie militaire canadien (AGMC) est heureuse d'annoncer les noms des récipiendaires du programme de bourse de 2014. Ces six candidats sélectionnés recevront un chèque de $1,000 pour leurs programmes académiques post-secondaires.
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The military is a 'leadership accelerator' businesses can benefit from
Financial Post
It is commonplace for executives to use language that evokes combat and physical peril, insisting on "destroying the competition" or describing a deadline as "do or die." In the military, though, leadership actually can be a matter of life and death, and military culture places tremendous importance on developing and maintaining the ability to lead under tremendous stress.

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DND chasing 4,200 military personnel to recover payments
Ottawa Citizen
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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NCR CME Mess Dinner
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.

See the invitation and registration form attached.

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.




 In the Media


Canada's combat mission in Iraq could last beyond 6 months
CBC News
The coalition mission against ISIS militants is "not likely" to achieve its goals within six months, Canada's senior general said recently. Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson said the mission is a difficult one, against a "barbarous opponent." ​"I think it's a bit strong to expect that all the measures of success will be fulfilled in six months. Is there a scenario where it could happen? Maybe, but not likely," Lawson told reporters.
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Peace activists criticize plan to give credits to Regina students for military training
CTV News
Saskatchewan high school students will soon get credits for training with army reserves, and that's not sitting well with peace groups. The Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve Co-op Program announced last month gives Regina students the opportunity to receive two high school credits if they complete basic military training. The program is a joint agreement between the government of Saskatchewan, the Canadian military and Regina school boards, and offers recognition as a member of a Canadian Army Reserve unit.
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Family of fallen soldier Marc Diab adopts Petawawa
Ottawa Citizen
On a wall in the entranceway of Madameek restaurant in Petawawa hangs a framed commemoration to the 158 Canadian soldiers who have died in Afghanistan. Owner Hani Diab points to one of the tiny thumbnail photos. "That's my son, Marc," he says. "Number 112." Alongside this unfortunate collage is a larger photo of Trooper Marc Diab, a red poppy pinned to the frame. Soldiers entering the restaurant will sometimes stop and offer a salute to the photo.
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Fredericton veteran thinks he has a piece of Franklin expedition ship
CBC News
A Fredericton, N.B., man says that he may have a piece of a Franklin expedition ship. In 1967, veteran Bob Shaw was part of a new section of the Armed Forces: combat divers. The team was working in the area of the Arctic where the wrecked HMS Erebus was discovered last month. The HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were part of Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to Asia.
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Military lends hand in mountain rescue
Penticton Western News
A dramatic moonlight rescue from the side of a mountain near Princeton had a fortunate outcome recently. A young hiker, who was struck on the head by a falling rock on Johnny's Hat Mountain, was recovered and transported to Penticton General Hospital where she is in stable condition. The victim spent nearly 12 hours on the mountain, in and out of consciousness, while paramedics, RCMP, search and rescue crews from Princeton and Penticton as well as armed forces personnel from CFB Comox staged the operation.
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The history behind the Royal Canadian Military Institute
Toronto Sun
It's truly amazing how the appearance of Toronto's downtown changes, quite literally, from one day to the next. In fact, what's going on just emphasizes what the late, great comedian Red Skelton proclaimed a few years ago while visiting Toronto. He suggested that the national bird of Canada should be the crane since there's one on top of every new building.
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Adaptive zoom riflescope prototype has push-button magnification
Phys.org
When an Army Special Forces officer-turned engineer puts his mind to designing a military riflescope, he doesn't forget the importance of creating something for the soldiers who will carry it that is easy to use, extremely accurate, light-weight and has long-lasting battery power. Sandia National Laboratories optical engineer Brett Bagwell led the development of the Rapid Adaptive Zoom for Assault Rifles (RAZAR) prototype.
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Images: 15 British soldiers from the First World War are reburied in France
Canada.com
Fifteen British soldiers from the First World War were re-buried at Y Farm Commonwealth cemetery in France recently, nearly a century after they died in battle. The soldiers, who served with the 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, were discovered in a field nearby in Beaucamps-Ligny in 2009 and identified through a variety of means, including DNA. Out of the 15 soldiers found, 11 were positively identified.
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