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RETIREMENT – CPL THOMAS OAKES, CD – 00120-01 COMM RSCH

RETIREMENT – CPL THOMAS OAKES, CD – 00120-01 COMM RSCH

1. CORPORAL THOMAS OAKES RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 19 MAY 2020, AFTER 13+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. TOM ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 21 SEPTEMBER 2006 IN LONDON ON AS A COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH. DURING HIS CAREER AS COMM RSCH, HE WAS...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ MATTHEW CHARETTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ MATTHEW CHARETTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJOR MATTHEW CHARETTE WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 JULY 20 AFTER 16 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MATTHEW ENROLLED WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY IN SEPTEMBER 2004 AND COMPLETED HIS SIGNALS TRAINING IN 2007. HE HAS SERVED IN VARIOUS...

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REMINDER: Branch Honours & Awards Posted

REMINDER: Branch Honours & Awards Posted

The Branch Honours & Awards for 2020 have been revised and uploaded on CMCEN.  Please look to the CMCEN homepage and select the H&A option from the drop-down menu. Updated instructions and submission templates now exist for the following: Colonel-in-Chief...

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RETIREMENT – CWO STÉPHANE LEVAC, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO STÉPHANE LEVAC, CD – 00381 CWO

1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER STÉPHANE LEVAC WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 29 JUNE 2020 AFTER 32 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY. 2. HE WAS BORN IN MONTREAL, QUÉBEC AND ENROLLED AS A NAVAL ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN (RADAR) IN JULY 1987....

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Branch Promotions & Appointments

Branch Promotions & Appointments

C&E Family: In one of his first official functions as our newly appointed Branch Leader, Brigadier-General James Lambert had the pleasure of promoting two senior Branch members to the rank of Colonel on June 10th, 2020. The promotions took place in the presence of...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ MARTIN RIVARD, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ MARTIN RIVARD, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. AFTER 27 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE, MAJOR MARTIN RIVARD WILL BE RELEASING FROM HIS SERVICE TO THE CROWN AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2020. 2. HE JOINED THE COMMUNICATIONS RESERVE IN 1993 WITH 714 COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON IN SHERBROOKE AND SERVED...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL DAVID PICHETTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL DAVID PICHETTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL DAVID PICHETTE WILL BE RELEASING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 4 AUGUST 2020 AFTER 27 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. LCOL PICHETTE ENROLLED IN THE CAF IN QUEBEC CITY IN JUNE 1993 AND GRADUATED FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF...

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RETIREMENT – CAPT ALEXANDER KISIELIUS, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – CAPT ALEXANDER KISIELIUS, CD – 00340 CELE

1. CAPTAIN ALEXANDER KISIELIUS WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 17 AUGUST 2020 AFTER 12 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. ALEX ENROLLED IN THE FORCES UNDER THE REGULAR OFFICER TRAINING PLAN IN 2008 AND, FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF AN AERONAUTICAL...

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Apply for Branch Honours & Awards

Apply for Branch Honours & Awards

Fellow Communicators! It’s the season for submitting nominations for the awards that are available on the website. Most of us know someone who deserves to be recognized for their good work and contributions to our Family. Go to the Honours and Awards drop-down menu on...

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RETIREMENT – MWO RODNEY NOBLE, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MWO RODNEY NOBLE, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. AFTER 33 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER RODNEY NOBLE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2020. 2. MWO NOBLE BEGAN HIS CAREER WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES...

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Canadian Armed Forces Day is this Sunday!

Canadian Armed Forces Day is this Sunday!

This Sunday June 7, CFMWS presents CAF Day 2020 virtual concert powered by BMO, featuring Simple Plan, Claudia Bouvette, Kira Isabella, MOON Vs. SUN and Kardinal Offishall. Watch online at 7 pm EDT! Join us as we celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day and recognize the...

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2020 Support Our Troops Scholarships

2020 Support Our Troops Scholarships

The attached letter from the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, announces details of the 2020 Support Our Troops Scholarship Program available to families of currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and...

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‘FACES OF OUR FALLEN’ PROJECT

‘FACES OF OUR FALLEN’ PROJECT

The non-profit organisation “Faces to Canadian War Graves Groesbeek”, as part of the Faces to Graves project in the Netherlands, aims to publish a short story of every one of the soldiers buried in Groesbeek. Here is the link to the Faces to Grave Newsletter. Their...

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RETIREMENT – CPL RYAN KENDALL, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CPL RYAN KENDALL, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. CORPORAL RYAN KENDALL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES WITH 19 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE IN BOTH THE CANADIAN ARMY AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE ON 29 JUNE 2020. 2. INITIALLY POSTED TO GAGETOWN IN 2001, FOLLOWING HIS GRADUATION FROM BASIC TRAINING AT ST...

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PRes Lead on Op REASSURANCE

PRes Lead on Op REASSURANCE

In February of this year, 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (21 EW Regt) deployed nine members on a Technical Assistance Visit (TAV) to Op REASSURANCE on Roto 20-01 to support training and evaluation of the enhanced Forward Presence Latvia Battle Group in Camp Adazi,...

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Emergency Community Support Fund Open for Applications

Emergency Community Support Fund Open for Applications

Dear Stakeholders and Advisory Group members, The Government of Canada (GOC) continues to support Canadians, at risk populations, businesses, non-profits and others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing a range of financial relief programs. Additional...

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RETIREMENT – MWO CHRIS CHRISTENSON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS CISTM

RETIREMENT – MWO CHRIS CHRISTENSON, CD – 00362-05 ACISS CISTM

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER CHRIS CHRISTENSON RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 29 APRIL 2020 AFTER 30 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CHRIS ENROLLED WITH THE ARMY IN MARCH 1989 AND SPENT 10 YEARS AS AN INFANTEER, WHERE HE ENJOYED HIS POSTINGS TO 1 RCR,...

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C&E Branch Mess Dinners Cancellation

C&E Branch Mess Dinners Cancellation

Dear C&E Family, We regret to inform you that the following Mess Dinners have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions: C&E NCR Mess Dinner; and ROSEN Mess Dinner. As of yet, future events such as the C&E Week Mess Dinners for officers and NCMs remain...

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Branch Leader Change-of-Appointment Ceremony

Branch Leader Change-of-Appointment Ceremony

Branch Leader Change-of-Appointment Ceremony National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) On Tuesday, 12 May 2020, Major-General François Chagnon, OMM, MSM, CD, Late RCCS officially relinquished his appointment as C&E Branch Leader and transferred the position to...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL MICHAEL W. HILLIKER, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL MICHAEL W. HILLIKER, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MICHAEL (MIKE) HILLIKER WILL RETIRE ON 31 MAY 2020, AFTER 29 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADIAN ARMED FORCES. 2. LCOL MIKE HILLIKER JOINED THE CAF ON THE 23 AUG 90 AS A SIGNAL OFFICER, PREDOMINATELY SERVING IN FIELD AND...

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RETIREMENT – MWO JOHN SPENCER, CD – 00362-01 ACISS SIG OP

RETIREMENT – MWO JOHN SPENCER, CD – 00362-01 ACISS SIG OP

1. ON 3 JULY 2020, AFTER 38 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED COMBINED SERVICE TO CANADA, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER JOHN SPENCER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. JOHN...

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214 Sqn Teleconferences Bring Reserve Training Online

214 Sqn Teleconferences Bring Reserve Training Online

“Parade nights and weekend training are cancelled for at least the next three weeks…” the e-mail read. “We are working on a plan to limit the impact that this measure will have on our soldiers…” That announcement came on March 14th from Major (Maj) Maxime Feuillat,...

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52nd Annual Memorial Service for the Fallen Paratroopers

52nd Annual Memorial Service for the Fallen Paratroopers

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the Fallen Paratroopers tragedy. Let us take a moment of silence to remember our brothers at arms that lost their lives on that terrible evening. On 3 May 2020, 2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn (2 Sigs) held a small and video recorded...

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Virtual VE Day Ceremony May 8

Virtual VE Day Ceremony May 8

Dear C&E Family: I hope you’re all keeping well during these trying times. Although it is disappointing that we are not in the Netherlands as planned, there are still many ways we can safely commemorate this very important anniversary. Through the Veterans Affairs...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL MARK FLOOD – 00109-01 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL MARK FLOOD – 00109-01 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER CORPORAL MARK FLOOD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES WITH 8 PLUS YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. INITIALLY POSTED TO TRENTON IN 2012, FOLLOWING HIS GRADUATION FROM ATIS TECH QL3, HE MADE HIS MARK AS AN EXCELLENT TECH WHILE RECEIVING MULTIPLE AWARDS. AS A...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL CHANTAL FOSTER, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – LCOL CHANTAL FOSTER, CD – 00340 CELE

1. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CHANTAL FOSTER WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES 21 JUNE 2020 AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. CHANTAL ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AT MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK ON 22 JUNE 1995 AND COMPLETED CELE(AIR) TRAINING AT THE CANADIAN FORCES...

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Wear Red Friday for VE Day 75

Wear Red Friday for VE Day 75

The Royal Canadian Legion is running an initiative to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe. On May 8, the Royal Canadian Legion along with Canadians from coast to coast to coast will wear red in honour of the 1.1 Million Canadians who...

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Educational Bursaries: UPDATE

Educational Bursaries: UPDATE

Members of the C&E Branch: In response to issues caused by the outbreak of the Novel Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Branch Office shall modify the criteria and monetary awards for this year’s educational bursary competition. The intent is to help a greater...

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Branch Standing Orders: UPDATE

Branch Standing Orders: UPDATE

An updated version of the Branch Standing Orders (BSO) is now available on CMCEN under the Standing Orders link. Thanks to the excellent feedback from numerous members across the C&E Family, we were able to … refine and clarify several chapter entries; correct a...

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52nd ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FALLEN PARATROOPERS

52nd ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FALLEN PARATROOPERS

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron Garrison Petawawa PO Box 9999 Station Main Petawawa, ON K8H 2X3 1000-1 (CO) 20 April 2020 Dear Families, Friends, past and present serving Canadian Armed Forces Members 52nd ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL AMUL WARAICH, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL AMUL WARAICH, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 18 JUNE 2020, AFTER 25 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL AMUL WARAICH WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES. 2. LCOL WARAICH WAS BORN IN NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO. AFTER NEARLY 5 YEARS OF POLISHING BOOTS, DOING DRILL, PT, AND...

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Distress Signal Programme and COVID-19 Support

Distress Signal Programme and COVID-19 Support

From the Offices of the Colonel Commandant, Branch Leader, and Branch Chief: This is a friendly reminder that one of the key initiatives of the Branch Fund (which draws money from P070 donations) is the Distress Signal programme which aims to provide financial support...

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Veterans Emergency Fund

Veterans Emergency Fund

A note from the Col Cmdt: VAC is reaching out to all veterans to pass on the word that during this pandemic there are emergency funds - Veterans Emergency Fund (VEF) - available to veterans who find that they just can't make ends meet! A grant of up to $10,000 can be...

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Branch Standing Orders (2020) Published

Branch Standing Orders (2020) Published

The Branch Leader and Colonel Commandant are pleased to announce that the latest iteration of the Branch Standing Orders (BSO) are now published externally on CMCEN (https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/standing-orders/) and internally on the Branch Adjutant’s SharePoint Site...

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RETIREMENT – CWO MARTIN DUFOUR, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO MARTIN DUFOUR, CD – 00381 CWO

1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER MARTIN DUFOUR WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 06 APRIL 2020 AFTER 27+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY. 2. CWO DUFOUR ENROLLED AS A COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH IN CHICOUTIMI, QUEBEC IN SEPTEMBER 1992. DURING HIS...

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From the Desk of the Col Cmdt

From the Desk of the Col Cmdt

Dear C&E Family, At this momentous time in our history we are experiencing an incredible challenge to our safety and health. The global situation is calling for extreme measures that are attempting to contain a virus that puts many at risk. We are told that the most...

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CFMWS Is Here for you Through COVID-19

CFMWS Is Here for you Through COVID-19

These are unprecedented times, and like many organizations, we are adapting because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our employees and members remains our top priority. Some of our programs and services are temporarily closed, others are available...

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COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

This message from CFMWS leadership is intended for all CFOne members. The continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada and around the world has understandably raised concerns for you and your families. The well-being of our members and employees is of the...

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RETIREMENT – SGT BRAD FRASER, CD – 00362-09 ACISS IST

RETIREMENT – SGT BRAD FRASER, CD – 00362-09 ACISS IST

1. SERGEANT BRAD FRASER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 26 JUNE 2020, AFTER 17+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. SGT FRASER JOINED THE CAF ON 6 MAY 2003 AT CFRC DET HALIFAX, AND SHORTLY AFTER, HE ATTENDED BOOT CAMP AT CFLRS SAINT JEAN,...

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RETIREMENT – MWO GARRY SMITH, CD – 00362-10 ACISS-CISTM-LCIS

RETIREMENT – MWO GARRY SMITH, CD – 00362-10 ACISS-CISTM-LCIS

1. AFTER 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER GARRY SMITH WILL TAKE HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ACISS-TECH TRADE. 2. MWO G.V. SMITH ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 17 MARCH 1990 FROM...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL JOEL HOLLOWAY, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MCPL JOEL HOLLOWAY, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. MASTER CORPORAL JOEL HOLLOWAY, CD, IS RELEASING AFTER 13+ YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. MCPL HOLLOWAY JOINED 41 SIGNAL REGIMENT 2 SQN (749 COMM SQN) RED DEER IN 2006. HE SPENT HIS ENTIRE CAREER WITH...

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RETIREMENT – SGT STEVE KEEPING, CD – 00362-04 ACISS-IST

RETIREMENT – SGT STEVE KEEPING, CD – 00362-04 ACISS-IST

1. SERGEANT STEVE KEEPING WILL RETIRE ON THE 3RD OF MAY 2020 AFTER MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS (RCCS). 2. HAILING FROM PORT AUX BASQUES NL, STEVE SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS...

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RETIREMENT – MWO MARK WITKOWSKI, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

RETIREMENT – MWO MARK WITKOWSKI, CD – 00362-01 ACISS

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER MARK WITKOWSKI, CD, IS RETIRING ON 25 MARCH 2020 AFTER 34+ REWARDING YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. MWO WITKOWSKI ENROLLED IN REGINA SASKATCHEWAN AND ATTENDED CF RECRUIT SCHOOL...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ TERRY BUEHL, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ TERRY BUEHL, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. MAJOR TERRY BUEHL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 03 JUL 20, AFTER 35 YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. MAJ BUEHL ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 22 JUN 85. AFTER A 13 WEEK LONG ADVENTURE CAMP (BOTC) IN CHILLIWACK BC, MAJ BUEHL UNEXPECTEDLY FOUND HIMSELF ENROLLED AT THE ROYAL MILITARY...

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COMM PLAYER 2020 (CANCELLED)

COMM PLAYER 2020 (CANCELLED)

COMM PLAYER (CP) 2020 is a Professional Development (PD) event hosted by the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR), on behalf of the Communications & Electronics (C&E) Branch. As with C&E Week, CP will be held at the C&E Home Station in...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL MATTHEW (MATT) WATERS – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL MATTHEW (MATT) WATERS – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER CORPORAL MATT WATERS WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE RCAF ON 15 APRIL 2020, AFTER 10+ YEARS OF SERVICE. 2. MCPL WATERS JOINED THE CAF ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2009, AS AN ATIS TECHNICIAN, AT THE AGE OF 21. AFTER COMPLETING HIS TRAINING AT CFB SAINT-JEAN AND CFB KINGSTON,...

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