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Canadian colonel says Taliban defeated, will run in to a ‘brick wall’ on return

“We weren’t really sure how things were going back April-May,” he said. “The insurgents had a lot of the momentum. They had freedom of movement, but the excellent efforts of the OMLT in concert with the rest of the task force, and our Afghan partners, we’ve been able to turn the tide.”

14596 Brig.-Gen.Dean Milner(RRMC RMC 1984)

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EOD training: saving lives

“Since EOD personnel will never see every type of device and get to try different methods to disposing of them, it is essential that EOD personnel share the knowledge and experience that they have with others in order to properly dispose of an item when they come across it,” said Capt Browne. “

23477 Douglas Browne (RMC 2006)

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Healing wounds

“I was injured 15 years ago, and like many, I was left to my own devices,” Henwood told the large crowd of researchers and military personnel who stayed until the very end of the two-day conference, a rarity in such meetings that are usually deserted after lunch on the last day

12560 Bruce Henwood (RMC 1980)

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Canada hosts premier defence and security forum

“When we go into a humanitarian- assistance, disaster-relief situation, we are bridging the gap of social services where the civil authority, NGOs, IOs, and implementing partners have the responsibility but are overwhelmed,” he said. “The military is the third responder… and we’ve got to be prepared to roll in with the right kind of capability. At the same time…we want the transition to be seamless back to the NGOs, back to the local and civil authorities to enable their long-term success.”

12320 Walter Natynczykc (RRMC/CMR 1979)

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19 Wing team best in the Air Force – (M) Volleyball

“Having been the underdogs in the CF volleyball community for a number of years, it was fantastic to see our hard work and dedication pay off by winning the National title on our home court,”

23265 Reid Wuntke (RMC 2005)

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DND photography contest 2010

Contestants submitted over 1400 entries in the 2010 DND Photography Contest. Several students and alumni of Military Colleges caught the eye of the judges in the 2010 DND photography contest. Log on to www.dndphotocontest.ca to view the photos. We hope we didn’t miss anyone.  If we did let us know in the comments below.

* 11679 Lt.-Col (Ret`d) Jean P Lapointe (CMR RMC 1978) won First and Second place in the Open Amateur category with “We have a lift off” and “Volutes”. He also won First Place in the Animals -Amateur category with “The thief”

* 24393 Second Lieutenant Dorian Widling (RMC 2009) won First place in the Military Life – Amateur category with “Keeping our Heads Above Water”. He also won honourable mention in the Animals – Amateur category with “Predator”. Dorian serves as AMO, 407 (LRP) Sqn, 19 Wg, in Lazo, BC.

* E1499 Captain Christian Drouin (RMC 2005) won First place in the Environment-Professional category with “Fall Circles”. Christian serves as LFTEU Trials Officer, CTC, LFDTS, in Oromocto, NB.

* 23170 Captain Maciej Hatta (RMC 2005) won Honourable Mention in the Military Life – Amateur category with “Morning Top-up”. Maciej is a student, 409 squadron, 4 Wing, in Cold Lake, Alberta.

* 23627 Captain Grégoire Laforce (RMC 2007) won Honourable Mention in the Military Life – Amateur category with “Fleeting Respite”. Grégoire serves as Sqn 2IC, 11 Engr Sqn, 1 ESU, OS Engr Op in Moncton, NB.

* 24184 Second Lieutenant Marc-Étienne Rodrigue (RMC 2009) won Honourable Mention in the Environment -Amateur category with “Beauté marine.” Marc-Étienne is a student at the Royal Military College of Canada.

* E2886 Maj Bruno Baker (RMC 2002) won Honourable Mention in the Family Life-Amateur category with “Peace”. Bruno serves as a Pilot Instructor, 404 Sqn, 14 Wing, in Greenwood, NS.

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Ex Cadet assumes Brockville Rifles post

“It’s a perpetual bloody fight to keep a regiment alive,”

5557 John English (RRMC RMC 1962)

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CF-18s get perfect “hit” score on exercise

“The complexity of engaging a moving target with a laser-guided bomb cannot be overstated,”

19171 Eric Kenny (CMR RMC 1994)

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Training in Kyiv, Ukraine

“This type of training is vitally important in building capacity, which will assist the Ukrainian military, particularly when deployed on international operations,”

11952 Ernest F. Reumiller (CMR RRMC 1978)


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Changing of the guard changes outlook

My sister is at Royal Military College to become an artillery officer.” Being able to play percussion was only the first step. …

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