Catching Up With the News

CF Participation at 2011 Military World Games

Rio CISM Games: Posing for a photo before the opening ceremony are (L-R) Operations Centre staff member Sonia Corriveau; Logistik sponsor Karine Bibeau; Operations Centre staff member Jen Dalziel; Chief of Mission Denis Gaboury; Deputy Chief of Mission Col Frances Allen; Deputy Chief of Mission RAdm Richard Greenwood; Defence Attaché to Brazil LCol Luiz Araujo; Canadian Ambassador to Brazil Jamal Khokhar; Chief of Delegation BGen D.E. Martin; incoming Chief of Delegation BGen F. Bigelow; Deputy Chief of Mission Capt(N) Mark Eldridge; Senior Sports Manager Peter Nicol; Logistik sponsor Larry Lashkewich; Operations Centre staff member Brenda Cavanagh; and National Sports Manager Sandra Campbell.

Photo prise avant la cérémonie d’ouverture (G à D) : Sonia Corriveau, membre du personnel du centre des opérations; Karine Bibeau de Logistik, commanditaire; Jen Dalziel, membre du personnel du centre des opérations; Denis Gaboury, chef de mission; Col Frances Allen, chef de mission adjointe; Cam Richard Greenwood, chef de mission adjoint; Lcol Luiz Araujo, attaché de défense au Brésil; Jamal Khokhar, ambassadeur du Canada au Brésil; le Bgén D.E. Martin, chef de délégation; le BGen F. Bigelow, nouveau chef de délégation; Capv Mark Eldridge, chef de mission adjoint; Peter Nicol, gestionnaire supérieur des sports; Larry Lashkewich de Logistik, commanditaire; Brenda Cavanagh, membre du personnel du centre des opérations et Sandra Campbell, gestionnaire des sports nationaux.

Photo by Corporal Jasper Schwartz, Imagery Technician.

For more info please check out these sites:

Main website: www.cismcanadateams.com.

– On this site, under the 2011 Military World Games section, click on the Connect with Us page.

– Here you will find links to our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Flickr page. All should be publicly accessible (i.e. you do not need to be a member of Facebook or Twitter to view the content). However, access from DND and NPF computers may be limited due to network blocks.

For the Facebook page, the direct link is http://www.facebook.com/pages/5th-MWG-Canada-Teams-5es-JMM-%C3%89quipes-canadiennes/153145851422401.

For the Twitter feed, the link is www.twitter.com/@5MWG_Canada

For the Flickr page, the link is www.flickr.com/5MWG_Canada

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The price of glory: ‘I changed at that moment. I regret it’

“I got too emotional. I won’t say it’s revenge, but you think you have to keep going. In one operation in a wide-open area, far from a village and too far to use small arms, I dropped eight 500-pound bombs on 10 Taliban. That’s ridiculous. But I couldn’t stop myself. At the back of my head it was ‘What are you doing? This is enough.’ But I kept tracking them down.

“I changed at that moment. I regret it. Was I within the rules of engagement? Absolutely. But was it the morally right think to do? I don’t think so. I became for that 15-20 minutes an insurgent without any morality.”

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Legion protests programs limited to Afghan vets

“Those benefits should be standardized for everybody, irrespective of theatre of operations, and the Royal Canadian Legion firmly believes that.”

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West Point cadet dies during training

“He was just in incredible shape,” his father said. “He lifted weights all the time. He ran. He just trained for this like a fiend, running with backpacks on for months before going in there.”

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