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Ex-Cadets in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 29th March 2015

  • Who would want the job of Chief of the Defence Staff?

  • Arctic ski flying with the Vampires

  • How not to ramp up the CPP

  • 5 Wing an essential support for winter training in Labrador

  • To the Editor of the Ottawa Citizen – Re: Kenney’s claims about Canada’s smart bombs questioned

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Ex-Cadets & RMCC Vice-Principal Academic in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 22nd March 2015

The Engineering Institute of Canada very recently announced the 2015 recipients of its honours, awards and fellowships.

The senior awards of EIC are the highest distinctions made by the Institute and are awarded to members of its technical societies.

Five senior medals recipients will be presented at the 2015 Awards Gala, schedule to be held in Montreal, 26 May in recognition of outstanding achievement or service to the engineering profession.

Royal Military College of Canada graduate, 3221 Jon Jennekens, CSSE Ottawa, ON (RMC 1954) has been awarded the:

 SIR JOHN KENNEDY MEDAL

The senior award of the Institute for outstanding service rendered to the engineering profession or noteworthy contributions to the science of engineering.

 Previous 3221 Jon Jennekens e-Veritas – article

 

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RMCC Vice-Principal Academic in pretty good company:

HONORARY MEMBERS Awarded to non-members of the Institute for outstanding distinction and service to the engineering profession:

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Govenor General of Canada. (Honourary member of the RMC Club – H26223 – previous short e-Veritas article

Dr. Philip Bates – RMCC Vice-Principal Academic

On receiving word of the special recognition, Principal – 14458Dr. H.J. (Harry) Kowal had this to say:

“On behalf of the entire Academic Wing, I would like to congratulate Dr Bates on this outstanding achievement. This recognition from the Engineering Institute of Canada exemplifies the commitment and dedication Phil demonstrates on a daily basis and in every aspect of his work as well as the tremendous respect we all have for him.

The XIII Principal of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) went on to say: “We are extremely privileged to have Dr Bates serving as a member of the RMCC executive and are very pleased to see him recognized with such distinction from his profession. Well Done!”

SourceH3948 John Plant – Executive Director – Engineering Institute of Canada

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  • 11721 Lawrence Stevenson Named SNC-Lavalin Chairman

  • Defence Renewal: Optimizing maintenance of vehicles and equipment critical to military success

  • Improvised explosive device disposal training in Comox Valley

  • 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron invests new honorary colonel

  • Astronaut Chris Hadfield issues prime directive: improve quality of life for all

  • Building a business – 10143 Mike McCartney

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 15th March 2015

  • Search and rescue crews wrap up another successful annual training exercise

  • New military high school co-op program launched in Regina by 38 Canadian Brigade Group

  • First ‘made in Canada’ F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

  • Legions pause funding PTSD service dogs over training concerns

  • Feds giving disabled vets financial help at retirement

  • Ottawa to increase compensation for severely injured veterans

  • Erin O’Toole, veterans affairs minister, moves to address complaints

  • Retired commodore appointed to RMC board of governors

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 8th March 2015

Search to replace senior military commander narrowed to four men

“Serving Canada while leading the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces has been the greatest honour and privilege in my 40 years of service in uniform. There is much work to be done, and I remain focused on my duties as Chief of Defence. I will do so until a replacement is named.”

12192 General Tom Lawson-Article

  • Canada’s military gets new bosses, same old problems

  • Conservatives making first steps to repair damaged relationship with veterans

  • Protecting Canada’s airspace

  • 7771 Jim Leech on Canada’s pension paradox

  • Too Fat To Fight: Army Catering Results in Platoons of Porkers

  • 15572 Nishika Jardine (née Sardana) Pays tribute to 14491 Karen Ritchie

  • 7301 Earle Morris Head Coach – Team Canada – 2015 Brier Champions!!

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Ex-Cadets in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 1st March 2015

  • MaxSys Staffing & Consulting acquire IT Staffing firms, EMEX IT Systems Inc and Navigate IT Inc.

“I am very excited to meet all the staff of Emex & Navigate IT, and outline our intent to invest in the growth and personal success of all members. The combination of the companies fits perfectly into our strategy of becoming one of Canada’s leading quality staffing and consulting firms. Over the next two weeks, I will be meeting with all staff individually to assure them of my intent”

“Je suis très excité de rencontrer tout le personnel de Emex / Navigate IT et de leur offrir un aperçu de nos intentions d’investir dans la croissance et la réussite personnelle de tous les membres. La combinaison des deux sociétés s’inscrit parfaitement dans notre stratégie de devenir l’un des leaders au Canada.”

15737 Bryan Brulotte

  • 21789 Damon Tedford recounts successful Yukon Quest sled dog race

  • 13738 Chris Hadfield’s flight suit found in Toronto thrift store

  •  Here’s how to fix the problems at Veterans Affairs Canada and the various issues affecting veterans

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 22nd February 2015

  • New MND chooses 8 Wing/CFB Trenton for his first visit

  • Appointment of military judge to Superior Court a first

  • HMCS Toronto receives rare honour from U.S. Navy

  • IDF chief visits Ottawa on ‘farewell tour’

  • The real story behind the Canadian Flag (short video)

  • Flag debate tries to unfurl controversy

  • France demands that its future leaders must speak English

  • Alex Vraciu, World War II fighter ace dubbed ‘the indestructible,’ dies at 96

  • Lying in the military is common, Army War College study says

  • Marc Schryburt to head U of O sports department

  • Remembering 14491 KAREN RITCHIE

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Ex-Cadets & more in the news

Posted by rmcclub on 15th February 2015

  • Canadians are getting ready to mark a milestone

  • Two Ex cadets from Classes of  ’65 & ’66 Return to college for 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag

  • An Ex Cadet remembers days leading up to 15 Feb 1965

  • Canadians trade fire with ISIS as military waits on possible extension

  • USAFA Graduation Ceremony Moved to New Day to Save Money

  • DND looks to spend $17 million to maintain Dwyer Hill commando base

  • Veterans Affairs minister promises change, but says new charter is here to stay

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Ex-Cadets & more in the news

Posted by rmcclub on 8th February 2015

  • Vancouver ER doc enters gruelling dog sled race

  • New Ebola cases fall under 100 for 1st week since June

  • How Canada’s top military brass handled the Parliament Hill shooting

  • Keeping the Navy at sea

  • Military program for high schoolers questioned at meeting

  • Canadian military wants to be ‘main player’ in global intelligence, document shows

  • Great warriors need great education

  • Commander of the Canadian Army Honours Black Canadians’ Contributions

  • Governor General Johnston visits the world’s most northern outpost

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Ex-Cadets & more in the news

Posted by rmcclub on 1st February 2015

  • ISIS fight: Tom Lawson reassures MPs about risk to special forces

  • Top Canadian general holds undisclosed talks with Kurds in Iraq

  • Royal Canadian Air Force Association presents annual awards

  • Canadian special forces involved in 2 more firefights with ISIS

  • Air Force Academy selects new athletic director – James Knowlton

  • West Point valedictorian wants to join the infantry

  • Thunder Bay High School Students graduate naval co-op program

  • Invest like a legend: 7771 Jim Leech

  • Current edition of The Atlantic magazine

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Ex-Cadets in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 25th January 2015

  • Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Toronto returns from NATO Operation Reassurance

  • Taking Back Tradition: The Canadian Army is Working Hard to Restore Historical Ties to Divisions and Ranks

  • ISIS fight: Canadian special forces returned fire in last week

  • Canada is playing both sides with Iran

  • Canadian special forces’ role in Iraq has ‘evolved’

  •  Training to Fly the Lightning II: A Test Pilot’s Perspective

  • Erin O’Toole Vows Kinder Approach To Angered Veterans

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Ex-Cadets in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 18th January 2015

  • 408 Squadron officer wins Ironman World Championship military division
  • Former MacKay adviser headed to veterans
  • The Canadian Armed Forces mark five years since earthquake in Haiti
  • REGULUS program keeps sailors’ skills sharp
  • Owner of the Ottawa Senators becomes honorary colonel of 414 Squadron

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Ex-Cadets in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 11th January 2015

  • Erin O’Toole quick out of the blocks;

  • CDS says mission to Iraq ‘very successful’, so far

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Ex-Cadets in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 4th January 2015

Veteran lawyer 19894 Erin O’Toole a fresh face for federal Tories

By Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen December 23, 2014 

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Ex Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 14th December 2014

Blackwell & Beddoe Lawrence: The maple leaf has symbolized Canada for 50 years, but its origins are still misunderstood

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Caption: 20936 Lieutenant-Colonel David Pletz, Air Task Force Lithuania commander, speaks to Canadian Armed Forces, Lithuanian Air Force, and Portuguese Air Force Detachment personnel during the dedication ceremony of Canada’s cross for NATO Baltic Air Policing Block 36 at the Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai, Lithuania. PHOTO: Air Task Force – Operation Reassurance, DND

Canadian Air Task Force in Lithuania dedicates cross at the Hill of Crosses

“The ATF is proud to leave behind a cross to commemorate Canada’s efforts in protecting the Baltic skies and its commitment to NATO,” said 20936 Lieutenant-Colonel David Pletz, commander ATF Lithuania. “We’re honoured to be part of this mission and demonstrate our solidarity with our Allies.”

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Caption: 15137 Major General Charles Lamarre answers questions from members of Canadian Air Task Force-Iraq during Operation IMPACT. (Photo: OP Impact, DND)

Canadian Joint Operations Command Deputy Commander Expeditionary pays visit to Kuwait

“It was great to see so many of our hard-working task force members in Kuwait,” said 15137 MGen Charles Lamarre. “Every ‘Roto 0’ is made up of long days and this task force sets a high bar in reaching its operational capability in a very short timeframe. It speaks well to the professionalism of our men and women.”

Article  Français

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Canadian Armed Forces conclude Operation Caribbe 2014

“I commend the work of our men and women and their successes during Operation Caribbe 2014,” said 15696 Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance, Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command. “Such operational excellence emphasizes the Canadian Armed Forces’ commitment to working with our allies and partners in providing safety and security in the region. Operation Caribbe remains a powerful force in deterring transnational criminal organizations from using shipping lanes for smuggling illicit cargo.”

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Les Forces armées canadiennes terminent l’opération Caribbe 2014

« Je salue le travail de nos hommes et femmes et leurs succès durant l’opération Caribbe 2014, a dit  15696 le lieutenant-général Jonathan Vance, commandant, Commandement des opérations interarmées du Canada. Une telle excellence opérationnelle met l’accent sur l’engagement qu’ont pris les Forces armées canadiennes de collaborer avec nos alliés et partenaires pour assurer la sécurité et la protection dans la région. L’opération Caribbe demeure un outil puissant pour dissuader les organisations criminelles transnationales d’utiliser les voies navigables pour faire du trafic illicite. »

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Canadian navy orders alcohol ban after San Diego misconduct investigation

“Most misconduct unfortunately involves the misuse of alcohol,” Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, head of the Royal Canadian Navy, told reporters Friday.

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CPSX providing rock-solid training for the final frontier

“I’m probably never going to go to the moon or Mars myself, but I’ll probably be involved in designing those missions or training the crews who will go. All astronauts get basic geology training, and we understand the language, requirements and the logic,”

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Units and Fallen Players Honored with Patches at Army-Navy Game

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Manitoba Branch – Annual Christmas Cocktail

The Manitoba Branch held its annual Christmas cocktail at the University Women’s Club on Friday evening 12 December 2014. The Branch President, Jacques Gagné was present to greet guests. Jacques also gave the members an update on the Club’s initiatives and current priorities.

Thirteen (13) people attended; including Ed Bergener and his wife Donna-Mae, 9276 Claude Michon and his partner Marilyn Albrecht; 8866 Bruce and Patti Rutherford; 4140 the Reverend Peter Flynn and his spouse Judy, Dick and Doreen Girling; Ed deCaux, H3062 Allen Kear; and 12059 Jacques Gagne.

Groups photos:

Gents -

(L to R) back row: Ed Bergener; Claude Michon, Bruce Rutherford

front row: Ed deCaux; Dick Girling; Allen Kear; Peter Flynn, Jacques Gagné

Ladies -

(L to R) : Patti Rutherford; Marilyn Albrecht, Judy Flynn, Doreen Girling; Donna-Mae Bergener

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Great news! The Juno Beach Centre is expanding the team in Canada with a full-time Program and Development Coordinator based out of the Burlington office.

http://www.junobeach.org/were-hiring-in-canada/

Please pass along this opportunity to your contacts and encourage those interested to apply.

All the best and happy holidays!

Jenna

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Le Centre Juno Beach agrandit son équipe canadienne, grâce à la création d’un poste à temps plein de coordonnateur des programmes et du développement, située au bureau à Burlington.

http://www.junobeach.org/fr/were-hiring-in-canada-2/

SVP partager cette opportunité avec vos contacts et encourager ceux qui sont intéressées de poser leur candidature.

Bonne journée et meilleurs voeux !

Jenna Zuschlag Misener

Executive Manager | Directrice exécutive

L’Association Centre Juno Beach
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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on 30th November 2014

“Bridge to Infinity” won first place in the Architecture category

CAF Photographer (Advanced) of the Year:

21276 LCol Scott Murphy (photo right)
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On 19 November 2014, the winners of the Canadian Armed Forces Photography Contest gathered for a formal awards ceremony to celebrate the year’s most outstanding images.
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Photographer of the Year – Advanced was awarded to LCol Scott Murphy, Commanding Officer of 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 14 Wing Greenwood.
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“Forlorn” won first place in the People category, both in the advanced classification. The points that these category wins earned resulted in Scott being awarded as the overall Photographer of Year – quite an honour within the community. Congratulation!

Q&A with Scott Murphy – Here

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Soldier killed in Petawawa accident ‘proud’ to wear uniform

“There are just no words to describe a loss as tragic as this,” Harding said. “He was a talented soldier and technician, who joined to serve our country and he was exceptionally proud of what he did.”

19350 LCol Cara Harding  Article

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The Canadian Army successfully tests Excalibur “smart” artillery round that is unmatched for precision, range and accuracy

Senior Army staff from across Canada attended the trial, including the Colonel Commandant of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery,  Brigadier-General (Retired) James Selbie, who described this trial as “a momentous occasion in Canadian artillery history.”

11958 Brigadier-General (Retired) James Selbie  Article

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Three top stock picks from Donville Kent’s Jason Donville

15622 Jason Donville is president and CEO of Donville Kent Asset Management. His focus is on growth and financial stocks.

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Veterans outraged

Short video Here  – Three Ex Cadets: 15488 Sean Bruyea; 14344 Bruce Poulin; & 19894 Erin O’Toole

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Bringing great ideas to the world

“Universities are in the business of research and education,”

10864 John Molloy – Source

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Canadian vets fighting ISIS spark warnings, concern

“I do not encourage Canadians to leave our nation and to head to other nations to get involved with the militaries”

12192 General Tom Lawson – Article

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