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RETIREMENT – MAJ TOM BACHELDER, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – MAJ TOM BACHELDER, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 31 MAY 2022, MAJOR TOM BACHELDER, CD, WILL RETIRE AFTER MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, THE COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS BRANCH AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. MAJ BACHELDER FEELS LIKE HE HAD THREE...

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RETIREMENT – SGT JEREMY RYAN HODDER, CD – 00394 IS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT JEREMY RYAN HODDER, CD – 00394 IS TECH

1. SERGEANT JEREMY HODDER WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 29 MARCH 2022 AFTER 18+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. SGT HODDER ENROLLED AS A SIGNAL OPERATOR ON 07 MAY 2003, AND BECAME AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN IN 2012. DURING HIS...

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Maj Nisha Venkatesh – Breaking the bias for women in aviation

Maj Nisha Venkatesh – Breaking the bias for women in aviation

Dear C&E Family: Following the topic of female leadership in Canadian Armed Forces and International Women's Day, we are happy to share that one of our distinguished members, Major Nisha Venkatesh, was recently featured in Skies Magazine. FEATURED PHOTO: Maj...

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WO Sara Anvari receives Nicola Goddard Award

WO Sara Anvari receives Nicola Goddard Award

Warrant Officer Sara Anvari, 34 Signal Regiment is awarded the prestigious Captain Nicola Goddard Award by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. This award honours young Canadians who are innovators and trailblazers and who have made an inspiring early or...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL CSABA PETER ANTAL, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL CSABA PETER ANTAL, CD – 00341 SIGS

ON 15 APRIL 2022, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CSABA PETER ANTAL, CD WILL RETIRE AFTER MORE THAN 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. AFTER COMPLETING HIS BACHELOR IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS AT CONCORDIA...

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RETIREMENT – PO 2 CHRIS WOODS, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

RETIREMENT – PO 2 CHRIS WOODS, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

1. ON 31 MARCH 2022 PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS CHRIS WOODS, CD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 17 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CHRIS JOINED THE REGULAR FORCE IN NOVEMBER 2004 AS A NAVY COMMUNICATOR RESEARCH OPERATOR (COMM RSCH...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL JORDAN STELLA, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL JORDAN STELLA, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER CORPORAL JORDAN STELLA RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 07 MARCH 2022 AFTER 22 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. MASTER CORPORAL STELLA JOINED THE FORCES AS A COMBAT ENGINNER STATIONED IN BC. HE SPENT TIME WITH 39 COMBAT...

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Veterans Affairs Update March 2022

Veterans Affairs Update March 2022

Funding announced to address wait times for Veterans On February 23, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced funding of $139.6 million over two years to extend temporary positions as part of...

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RETIREMENT – MWO GAÉTAN TREMBLAY, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO GAÉTAN TREMBLAY, CD – 00385 SIG TECH

1. MASTER WARRANT OFFICER GAÉTAN TREMBLAY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20th MAY 2022, AFTER MORE THAN 42 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. MWO TREMBLAY JOINED THE CANADIAN FORCES IN NOVEMBER 1979 AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN (221). IN 1981 AFTER...

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CFIOG H&A presentations

CFIOG H&A presentations

On 23 Feb 22, BGen Lambert, with the ADM(IM) Gp CWO, CWO Turcotte, presided over an ADM(IM) Honours and Awards ceremony to recognize the contributions and efforts of a few of CFIOG’s personnel. MCpl Tara Oliver is a recipient of the Chief of Defence Staff...

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RETIREMENT – SGT STÉPHANE GAGNÉ, CD – 00362 ACISS

RETIREMENT – SGT STÉPHANE GAGNÉ, CD – 00362 ACISS

1. SERGEANT STÉPHANE GAGNÉ RETIRES FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 19 MARCH 2022, AFTER MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. SGT GAGNÉ IS A NATIVE OF STUKELY-SUD IN THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS. HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 5 FEBRUARY...

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RETIREMENT – WO STÉPHANE HACHÉ, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

RETIREMENT – WO STÉPHANE HACHÉ, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

1. WARRANT OFFICER STÉPHANE HACHÉ, CD WILL RELEASE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON MARCH 05 2022, AFTER 25 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS AND THE BEST TRADE, THE LINE TRADE. 2. STEPH WAS SWORN IN IN HIS HOMETOWN...

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Cyber Operator: The New Canadian Armed Forces trade badge

Cyber Operator: The New Canadian Armed Forces trade badge

In January 2017, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) created the Cyber Operator occupation, representing a new chapter for the CAF’s approach to the Cyber domain. Since then, the occupation has seen continuous growth, with eleven CAF members recently becoming the first...

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RETIREMENT – SGT COREY FORMAN, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

RETIREMENT – SGT COREY FORMAN, CD – 00378 CYBER OP

1. SERGEANT COREY FORMAN, CD WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 MAR 2022 AFTER MORE THAN 17 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. COREY ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ONE COLD DAY IN JANUARY 2005 IN HALIFAX AS A NAVAL COMMUNICATOR. DURING HIS...

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RETIREMENT – CWO CHRISTOPHER IVES BOWMAN, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

RETIREMENT – CWO CHRISTOPHER IVES BOWMAN, MMM, CD – 00381 CWO

1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER CHRISTOPHER IVES BOWMAN WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 18 APRIL 2022 AFTER 32+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CWO BOWMAN ENROLLED AS A COOK ON 11 AUGUST 1988, REMUSTERED TO INFANTRY IN 1995 – SERVED WITH...

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Passing of the former C&E Branch Chief CWO Michel Boislard, CD

Passing of the former C&E Branch Chief CWO Michel Boislard, CD

Dear C&E Family: With heavy heart we share the news of passing of Chief Warrant Officer Michel Boislard, CD (Retired) on 7 February 2022. CWO Boislard has served as the Communicator Research Operator Senior NCM Occupational Advisor, the CFIOG Formation CWO, the...

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OP REASSURANCE eFP Signals Squadron H&A

OP REASSURANCE eFP Signals Squadron H&A

Between 1 - 3 Feb 2022, OP REASSURANCE 22-01 - eFP Signals Squadron has had the honour and privilege to receive the visit of CJOC Comd Team, Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie and Chief Warrant Officer Eric Poissant. Despite their busy schedule, the Comd Team took the time...

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Reserve Employment Opportunities with 7 Comm Gp HQ

Reserve Employment Opportunities with 7 Comm Gp HQ

ATTENTION C&E Family members: O-53971_REO_MESSAGE Cpl-MCpl O-53972_REO_MESSAGE Cpl-MCpl These Reserve Employment Opportunities (REOs) are for the Defence Service Operations Centre (DEFSOC). These positions are with the National Service Desk (NSD) where members...

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Special Dispatch Riders – Article by HCol Ken Lloyd

Special Dispatch Riders – Article by HCol Ken Lloyd

Dear C&E Family: Please read this captivating article about Special Dispatch Riders in WWII written by Honorary Colonel Ken Lloyd of 32 Signal Regiment: SPECIAL DISPATCH RIDERS - URGENT MAPS AND MESSAGES - "GET THE MESSAGE THROUGH"  

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RETIREMENT – CPL JUSTIN MCCARTHY, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

RETIREMENT – CPL JUSTIN MCCARTHY, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

1. AFTER MORE THAN 14 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO THE CAF, THE ARMY, AND CANADA, CORPORAL JUSTIN MCCARTHY HAS PUSHED ALL BUTTONS, AND ANALYZED ALL DATA AND WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES EFFECTIVE 28 MAR 2022. 2. SEEKING A NEW ADVENTURE AND LEAVING...

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RETIREMENT – SGT CHAD DALEY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT CHAD DALEY, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. SERGEANT CHAD DALEY WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 14 MARCH 2022 AFTER 20 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. SHORTLY AFTER FINISHING A DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FROM NEW BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN 2001, SERGEANT DALEY...

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RETIREMENT – CPL KYLE JAMES LINK – 00383 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – CPL KYLE JAMES LINK – 00383 SIG OP

1. CORPORAL KYLE JAMES LINK WILL RETIRE ON 15 MARCH 2022, AFTER 6 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. CPL KYLE JAMES LINK ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AT CFRC LONDON ON THE 13TH OF MAY...

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Veterans Affairs Update February 2022

Veterans Affairs Update February 2022

In this edition: Black History Month Remembering Private Mark Graham VAC wants your opinion Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund announces support for more programs Job opportunities for Veterans, transitioning CAF members or serving reservists Helping military spouses...

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RETIREMENT – CPL ERIC KLAASSEN – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CPL ERIC KLAASSEN – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. CORPORAL ERIC KLAASSEN WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 19 APR 2022 FOLLOWING 12 + YEARS OF OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. CPL KLAASSEN ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 04 SEPTEMBER 2010, COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING IN SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, FOLLOWED BY...

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RETIREMENT – CPL THEODORE J. COMPANION, CD – ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CPL THEODORE J. COMPANION, CD – ATIS TECH

1.ON 02 MARCH 2022, CORPORAL THEODORE J. COMPANION WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 40+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. FOR NOW HE INTENDS ON STAYING IN THE GANDER AREA AND WISHES TO CONTINUE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CANADIAN FORCES AS A...

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RETIREMENT – MWO M.A. (MIKE) THOMPSON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO M.A. (MIKE) THOMPSON, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. ON 19 AUGUST 2021, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER MIKE THOMPSON RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 34 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, THE RCAF, RADAR TECHNICIANS EVERYWHERE AS WELL AS THE COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH. 2. MWO...

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Promotion – Major Fred Stanley

Promotion – Major Fred Stanley

On 28 Jan 2022 Major Fred Stanley was promoted to his current rank at 14 Wing Greenwood by the Wing Command, Col Brendan Cook and Wing Chief Warrant Officer, CWO Jonathan Proulx. This marks Maj Stanley’s eighth promotion in his career. Major Stanley joined the...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL PAUL ANDREW MCCREE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL PAUL ANDREW MCCREE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER 42 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE RES AND REG FORCE, MASTER CORPORAL PAUL MCCREE, CD3 WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 6 MARCH 2022. 2. MCPL MCCREE JOINED THE ARMY RESERVE IN 1978 AND SERVED WITH THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT UNTIL...

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RETIREMENT – WO KEVIN AULTMAN, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

RETIREMENT – WO KEVIN AULTMAN, CD – 00384 LINE TECH

1. WARRANT OFFICER KEVIN AULTMAN IS RETIRING ON 13 MARCH 2022, AFTER 21 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CAF, C&E BRANCH, THE LINE TECH TRADE, AND CANSOFCOM. 2. HE ENROLLED IN THE CAF AS AN INFANRTY RESERVIST IN FEBURARY 1998; IN 2001 HE...

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CFIOG / ADM(IM) H&A Ceremony, 16 Dec 21

CFIOG / ADM(IM) H&A Ceremony, 16 Dec 21

On 16 Dec 21, the Chief of Staff – Information Management Group, MGen Jayne, along with IM Group Chief, CWO Turcotte, presented the following awards and recognition:   CWO Scroll: CWO Gail Roberts (DG Cyber) - FEATURED IMAGE. CITATION: The CWO Scroll is issued to...

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SIGINT Spec Member of the Year 2021: Cpl Nick Johnson

SIGINT Spec Member of the Year 2021: Cpl Nick Johnson

On 15 December 2021, Corporal Nicholas Johnson was presented the Signals Intelligence Specialist Member of the Year by the 21 EW Regt Command Team on behalf of Col Parsons and CWO Rochette, the Occupational Advisor and Senior NCM Occupational Advisor respectively. To...

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RETIREMENT – LCOL JEAN-MARC J. GUÉRETTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

RETIREMENT – LCOL JEAN-MARC J. GUÉRETTE, CD – 00341 SIGS

1. ON 02 MARCH 2022, LIEUTENANT COLONEL JEAN-MARC J. GUÉRETTE, CD, WILL RETIRE AFTER MORE THAN 35+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. 2. JM ENROLLED IN THE RCCS RESERVE SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM DURING THE...

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RETIREMENT – MWO KIRBY DIONNE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MWO KIRBY DIONNE, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER 29+ YEARS OF SERVICE MASTER WARRANT OFFICER KIRBY DIONNE WILL RETIRE FROM THE REG FORCE ON 16 MARCH 2022. 2. ORIGINALLY JOINING UNDER THE ROTP PROGRAM IN 1992, HE TOOK A BRIEF SABBATICAL BEFORE JOINING THE ATIS TECH PILOT COURSE IN 1997. POSTINGS HAVE...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL TYLER MILLS, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL TYLER MILLS, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER CORPORAL TYLER MILLS WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 20 FEB 2022 FOLLOWING 13 + YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE. 2. MCPL MILLS ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 04 SEPTEMBER 2008, COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING IN BORDEN ONTARIO FOLLOWED BY ATIS TECHNICIAN TRAINING...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ JUSTIN D. URQUHART, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – MAJ JUSTIN D. URQUHART, CD – 00340 CELE

1. MAJOR JUSTIN URQUHART WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) ON 31 JANUARY 2022 AFTER 12+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. JUSTIN JOINED THE CAF AND IMMEDIATELY COMMENCED HIS EDUCATION AS AN OFFICER CADET AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE...

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RETIREMENT – SGT MICHAEL ROCKX, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – SGT MICHAEL ROCKX, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. AFTER MORE THAN 33 YEARS OF SERVICE TO COUNTRY CANADA, THE CAF AND THE RCAF, SERGEANT MICHAEL ROCKX WILL RETIRE FROM THE CAF ON 28 FEBRUARY 2022. 2. BORN IN ST. CATHARINES 21 NOV 63, PRIMARILY RAISED AND SUBSEQUENTLY ENROLLED IN ST. CATHARINES AS A P.O.E.T. ON 22...

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RETIREMENT – SGT JEAN-MARC ESTIME, CD – 00383 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – SGT JEAN-MARC ESTIME, CD – 00383 SIG OP

1. AFTER 19 + YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, SERGEANT JEAN-MARC ESTIME WILL BE RETIRING ON 21 JANUARY 2022. 2. SGT ESTIME WAS POSTED TO THE SIGNALS REGIMENT IN 2003 AND HAS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONAL THEATRES SUCH AS OP ATHENA IN KABUL, TF...

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RETIREMENT – MCPL RICHARD MACCARL, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – MCPL RICHARD MACCARL, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. MASTER CORPORAL RICHARD MACCARL WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 04 FEBRUARY 2022 AFTER 13 PLUS YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. RICHARD ENROLLED WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIRFORCE AS AN AREOSPACE TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS...

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RETIREMENT – PO 1 MARY HALL, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

RETIREMENT – PO 1 MARY HALL, CD – 00120 SIGINT SPEC

1. PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS MARY HALL WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 22 FEBRUARY 2022 AFTER 17+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. WITH HER HUSBAND JUNIOR BY HER SIDE AND THE SUPPORT OF HER SON RODNEY, PO 1 HALL ENROLLED AS A...

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Major Christie receives the VCDS Commendation

Major Christie receives the VCDS Commendation

On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, Major Blair Christie received the VCDS Commendation in recognition of his service as the Branch Adjutant. The ceremony took place at NDHQ – Carling Campus and was presided by Major-General Andrew Jayne, COS(IM). The outgoing Colonel...

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eFP SIGNAL SQUADRON ROTO 17

eFP SIGNAL SQUADRON ROTO 17

With the pandemic situation more present and persistent than ever as well as the many constraints that this situation threw at us, the Signal Squadron had to face many challenges of coordination and training, mainly caused by the inability to accommodate a physical...

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eFP Latvia Sig Sqn – Commendations

eFP Latvia Sig Sqn – Commendations

 TFL Comd’s Commendation o   MCpl Desruisseaux – 77 Lines Regt St-Jean Line Tech During Op Reassurance Roto 21-02, MCpl Desruisseaux's performance as Line Section 2 I/C has been beyond outstanding.  In addition to his primary roles, he was also a highly contributing...

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Veterans Affairs Update January 2022

Veterans Affairs Update January 2022

In this edition: Thank you for your input on accessibility Coverage for mental health services coming soon Let’s talk about mental health New year, new resources to help you manage your mental health Launch of the Dementia Strategic Fund Powers of attorney can now use...

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RETIREMENT – MAJ MICHAEL DUBOIS-BOUDAZZA, CD – 00340 CELE

RETIREMENT – MAJ MICHAEL DUBOIS-BOUDAZZA, CD – 00340 CELE

1. MAJOR MICHAEL DUBOIS-BOUDAZZA, CD RETIRED FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER 15+ YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA ON 6 DECEMBER 2021. 2. MICHAEL BEGAN HIS CAREER AS AN OFFICER CADET AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE. HE GRADUATED IN 2010 WITH A DEGREE...

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RETIREMENT – WO TIM MILLIGAN, CD – 00383 SIG OP

RETIREMENT – WO TIM MILLIGAN, CD – 00383 SIG OP

1. WARRANT OFFICER TIM MILLIGAN, CD WILL RETIRE ON 7 FEBRUARY 2022 AFTER 25+ YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES. 2. WO MILLIGAN FIRST JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 31 OCTOBER 1995 WITH THE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REGIMENT (PEIR) AS AN ARMOURED CREWMAN....

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RETIREMENT – CPL BORCE KOSTANTINOVSKI, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

RETIREMENT – CPL BORCE KOSTANTINOVSKI, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

1. ON 11 FEBRUARY 2022 CORPORAL BORIS KOSTANTINOVSKI WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA. 2. CPL KOSTANTINOVSKI JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE IN TORONTO, ONTARIO ON 18 OCT 2006 AS AN...

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