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The eulogy for WO Vincent
CMEA
The CMEA is pleased to be able to provide you with the words spoken in eulogy at the private funeral service for WO Patrice Vincent. These heartfelt words were written and delivered by one of Pat's good friends, himself a proud Fire Fighter and Engineer. The complete text can be found on our website.

CHIMO!
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Eulogie pour l'Adj Vincent
AGMC
L'AGMC est heureux d'être en mesure de vous fournir avec les mots prononcés durant l'eulogie du service funèbre privé pour l'Adj Patrice Vincent. Ces mots sincères ont été écrit et livré par l'un des bons amis de Pat, lui-même un fier pompier et membre du Génie militaire canadien. Le texte complet peut être consulté sur notre site Web.

CHIMO!
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Our first Colonel Commandant and the poppy
CMEA
This week's CMEA News Brief carries an Ottawa Citizen story about the tradition of wearing the poppy on Remembrance Day, "Poppy primer: Everything you should know." Among his many military honours and awards, in 1948 Brigadier James Melville became the first Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers, retiring from this post in 1968 at the age of 79. He also served as President of the Military Engineers Association of Canada, our predecessor Association. See his full biography on our website.
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Statement by General Lawson marking Remembrance Day
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, issued the following statement marking Remembrance Day: "On November 11th we mark the sacrifices and selfless deeds of those who have nobly served Canada — men and women who left their homes and all that was familiar to them to fight for their country and their country's values in hopes of a safer, secure, and more peaceful world."
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Déclaration du général Lawson à l'occasion du jour du Souvenir
Défénse nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes
Le général Tom Lawson, chef d'état-major de la Défense, a émis la déclaration suivante à l’occasion du jour du Souvenir : « "Le 11 novembre, nous soulignons les sacrifices et les gestes héroïques empreints d'altruisme de ceux qui ont noblement servi le Canada — des hommes et femmes qui ont laissé derrière eux leur maison et tout ce qui leur était familier pour se battre au nom de leur pays et au nom des valeurs de ce pays dans l'espoir de créer un monde plus sûr et plus pacifique." »
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Captain Coulson Norman Mitchell, VC, MC among Canada's WWI Victoria Cross recipients honoured
CMEA
On November 10, 2014, 70 Canadian First World War recipients of the Victoria Cross were honoured as Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal unveiled a bronze plaque in the British High Commission in Ottawa. The commemorative plaque was presented to Canada as a symbol of gratitude by the people of the United Kingdom and is dedicated to those 70 Canadians who were awarded the Victoria Cross in recognition of their valour and devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.
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8 Wing/CFB Trenton: Continues its partnership with energy providers to reduce consumption
IE Focus
On Friday, October 3rd, 2014, Hydro One presented CFB Trenton with a $309,000.00 summary cheque during the Wing Forum at the Air Mobility Training Centre. This cheque represented all of the incentives that CFB Trenton has earned for their commitment to energy management and sustainability through the Ontario Power Authority's Save on Energy Program. The Wing Construction Engineering Squadron has been very proactive over the past two years increasing the efficiency of building operations through reinvesting in energy efficient equipment on Wing.
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La 8e Escadre/BFC Trenton réduit sa consommation énergétique en partenariat avec des fournisseurs d'énergie
Focus IE
Le vendredi 3 octobre dernier, Hydro One a remis un chèque de 309 000 $ à la BFC Trenton durant la tenue du Forum de l'Escadre au Centre d'instruction de la mobilité aérienne. Cette somme représente l'ensemble des incitatifs que l'Escadre a obtenus grâce à son engagement envers la gestion énergétique et la durabilité et sa participation au programme Éconoénergétique de l'Office de l'électricité de l'Ontario.
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4 ESR featured on CBC during Hockey Night in Canada / 4 RAG a l'honeur sur le « Hockey Night in Canada »
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A landmine robbed Blaise Lapointe of his leg, but he can still be a soldier and a loving Dad. Thanks to his teamamtes, he can still be a hockey player, too.

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PM announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service
Prime Minister of Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service.

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Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent 'loved serving his country'
Toronto Star
In a 28-year career in the military, most of it spent as a firefighter on bases and ships, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent saw the world and had no shortage of highlights. But it was probably the final act that he carried out before he was killed by a troubled young man who had embraced radical Islam that best defined Vincent's life, one of his superiors said at his military funeral.

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DGIEES Awards
IE Focus
Carrie Fortier, DGIEES, used her second last day at work before retiring to present awards to 11 deserving individuals from her team. Congratulations to all.
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Prix du DGSIIE
Focus IE
Mme Carrie Fortier, DGSIIE, a profité de son avant-dernière journée de travail pour remettre des prix à 11 personnes méritantes de son équipe. Félicitations à toutes et à tous.
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Retirement
IE Focus
Unfortunately, Carrie Fortier, DGIEES, spent her last day at work, which happened to be October 22nd, in complete chaos. Carrie took her retirement after 32 years of service, both with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Public Service. She left with a great sense of accomplishment and that without having reached the age of 50!
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Retraite
Focus IE
C'est dans le tumulte complet que s'est écoulée la dernière journée de travail de Carrie Fortier, DGSIIE, le 22 octobre dernier. Après 32 ans de carrière au sein des Forces canadiennes et de la Fonction publique, Carrie a pris sa retraite avec le sentiment du devoir accompli, et ce, avant même d'avoir atteint la cinquantaine.
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Canadian Military Engineers' (CME) Challenge Run
IE Focus
Almost 170 people, both civilian, military and retirees, working within Engineering branches around the National Capital Region took part in the Engineers' Challenge Run on Friday, October 17th, 2014. Also known as the CME Fun Run, this annual event draws together Engineers from across the National Capital Region in a friendly competition to make new friends, renew old acquaintances, and demonstrate the camaraderie that makes the Engineer family unique.
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La Course du Défi Génie Militaire Canadien
Focus IE
Plus de 170 participants, civils et militaires, des branches du Génie de la Région de la capitale nationale ont pris part à la Course du Défi des Ingénieurs, le 17 octobre dernier. Connue également sous « Course le fun du GMC », cet événement annuel rassemble des ingénieurs de la RCN pour cette compétition amicale qui leur permet de se faire de nouveaux amis, de revoir des vieilles connaissances ou montrer la franche camaraderie qui rend unique la famille du génie.
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Deployed troops name operating bases in honour of comrades recently killed in Canada
Government of Canada
Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Operation IMPACT are commemorating Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo by naming two of their locations after the members. One of the locations of Air Task Force — Iraq (ATF-I) has been named Camp Vincent, in honour of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Warrant Officer Vincent. Likewise, the operations base of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) in Iraq is now called Patrol Base Cirillo, in honour of Corporal Cirillo, a Canadian Army Reserve soldier with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.
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Poppy primer: Everything you should know about Remembrance Day poppies
Ottawa Citizen
The idea of using poppies to commemorate the war dead began in France, where the red flowers grew on the graves of soldiers. The famous poem In Flanders Fields, written by Canadian doctor John McCrae during the First World War, helped make the poppy a symbol of remembrance, especially in Canada. "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow/between the crosses, row on row..." Canadians have worn them since the early 1920s to remind us of the horrors of war and to remember those who have died.
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Remembrance Day service at CFB Shilo draws highest military attendance in more than a dozen years
CTV News
One hundred and fifty military personnel from the three different CFB Shilo units participated in the Remembrance Day ceremony this year. Dozens more watched on. This was the highest-attended service at CFB Shilo by members in at least the last 15 years. Usually some soldiers are posted overseas but since the mission in Afghanistan ended, many are home. "I'm just very grateful that Canadians take time to remember folks that have served over the years and those who've laid down their lives to keep the freedoms going that we all enjoy," said Maj. Trevor Michelsen of CFB Shilo.
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From D-Day to 93: A reflection on a dad's memorable moments
The Province
My father never thought he'd see his next birthday. At the time, he was 22-year-old Canadian Army engineer Sgt. John Mitges, coming ashore on D-Day in German-occupied France. Along with thousands of other young men, he was thinking about surviving the next minute during the Allied invasion on that historic morning, June 6, 1944. He was with the 18th Field Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers. It wasn't enough to just survive the invasion — his platoon then had to clear landmines along the way.
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U.S. counter-IED team headed to Iraq as roadside bomb attacks by ISIL increase
Ottawa Citizen
The Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) is preparing to deploy members to Iraq, according to Defense One in the U.S. So far, 145 roadside bomb attacks carried out by Islamic State militants have killed more than 804 people and wounded more than 1,287 last month, according to officials and documents. That's more than double the number of IED attacks in Afghanistan in October, according to JIEDDO data.
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A reporter unearths the First World War history of a distant relative
Toronto Star
A black and white photo depicts a man in uniform standing on the front porch of a house. Above him hangs a large "Welcome" banner. That residence, at 16 Davenport Rd. in Toronto, is long gone. The soldier, A.K. Hibbert, has disappeared, too. He was a distant relative on my father's side. But his war-time exploits were never really mentioned. So when I saw the photo, it made me curious to learn more. I uncovered the tale of a soldier who served as a signaller, whose service took him to the hell holes and highlights of the First World War, from the Somme to Vimy to Passchendaele.
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A tale of 2 lieutenants, engineers from 2 armies train as they fight — together
DVIDS
On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, soldiers from A Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, TX, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer. This hands-on experience not only allowed the Latvians to see the bulldozer in action; stockpiling dirt, digging tank ditches and leveling uneven terrain, but also gave them the chance to operate the bulldozer.
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Veterans Day: WWII combat engineer remembers his tumultuous journey from Normandy to Germany
NJ.com
On a stormy morning off the coast of occupied France, Seymour "Steve" Atkins was huddled with thousands of soldiers aboard the attack transport ship, USS Susan B. Anthony. A cruise liner converted into a military barge, the vessel crossed the English Channel on June 7, 1944, the day after the first waves of Allied troops surged onto barricaded French beaches, confronting German forces during the largest amphibious assault ever staged.
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