Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Canada may take on large share of Libya mission

“Nothing has changed since World War One, World War Two,” he said. “The fighter pilots are very carefully trained and they look forward to an opportunity to show they have learned their skills well.”

3528 Paul Manson, a retired air force general and chief of the defence staff in the late 1980s.

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Families of Canadian fallen visit Kandahar

“It’s good to be here to see the full moon over Kandahar and taste the dust and just be in this place where Nichola was,” Mr. Goddard said Sunday, following a sombre memorial service at Kandahar Airfield. “My wife, Sally, decided she didn’t want to come; she feels at peace with things as they are. I felt a duty to come.”

Tim Goddard father of Capt. Nichola Goddard the first female Canadian soldier to be killed in combat.

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Defence industry critic claims he was blacklisted over political views

“I have a great deal of respect for him,”

Retired Canadian 10155 Brig.-Gen. Greg Mitchell, then in charge of SHIRBRIG, also supported the idea of deployment to Darfur, although he presented his case to his military superiors in Ottawa, rather than the PMO.

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Obama’s foreign policy is in tatters

Historian 5105 J.L. Granatstein is a senior research fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.

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Afghan, Canadian gunners train together

18254 Lieutenant-Colonel Michel-Henri St-Louis, commander of 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group

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Canada prepares to pack everything for Kandahar pullout

“We could put more people, we could put more effort, we could put more hours … but we’re done that day. That’s the one constant.”

16124 Lt.-Col. Steve Moritsugu

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Flying high in Kingston

It was RMC Paladins coach Adam Shell who recommended the Vees program to Pym, who missed the application deadline for the college last year.

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Afghan governor praises ‘peace, stability’

“The surge has enabled us to have the right counter-insurgency ratio on the ground to properly provide the security that’s needed,”

14596 Dean Milner

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Ombudsman accepting award nominations

“Liz Hoffman was an investigator with our office who had a deeply rooted sense of fairness and was a tremendous force for positive change,”

DND/CF Ombudsman 9485 Pierre Daigle

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Troops prepare for last rotation in Afghanistan

“The purpose of this exercise is to validate and confirm the level of operational readiness of the members of the unit prior to deployment to Afghanistan,” said 22780 Captain Daniel Baillargeon, the Assistant Operations Officer of 430 Tac Hel Sqn.

“Being able to conduct joint training with the Battle Group in Valcartier prior to deployment was very interesting, and the training was highly realistic,” commented 23126 Capt Jillian Bristow, a CH-146 Griffon helicopter pilot.

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Canadian fighter jets en route to support Libya no-fly zone

“They’re properly positioned and upgraded to participate in this sort of conflict,”

16392 Elinor Sloan, an associate professor of international relations at Carleton University and a former Defence Department analyst.

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The trouble with training

“That type of training always carries risk,”

Walter Dorn, an associate professor at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

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Walter Dorn – Bio

 

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Wolfe Island’s Hockeyville support network extends to Florida

“It’s like you were the Montreal Canadiens,” he said. “Everyone on the island made a big deal out of us. Everywhere you went people made a point of congratulating you. It made you feel like you were a National (Hockey) Leaguer.”

Jim Hulton – Florida Panthers assistant coach – former RMC Paladins Head Hockey Coach

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Canadian space business group mulls Arctic sovereignty and small satellites

“We’re claiming that all of this acreage is ours and yet we’d be very hard-pressed to survey it, let alone protect it,”

M0776 Maj. Marc Fricker, a lecturer at Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont

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