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W TEME conducts regular training, including last week’s trailer course, to qualify DND drivers on all types of vehicles. 
Photo: Jeff Gaye

MSE Safety is patrolling during Safe Driving Week

May 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Jeff Gaye It’s safe driving week, and MCpl Troy Crawford of W TEME says it’s a good time for drivers to check their habits on the road. MSE Safety will be out looking for seatbelt infractions and violations of the DND-wide policy of backing into a parking space. Backing in makes it easier, and safer, to drive out. “We’ve had eight backing collisions since the first of January,” MCpl Crawford said. “That’s quite a lot.”Read More

This week’s movies

This week’s movies

May 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm: Indian Horse (2017) — Saul Indian Horse is an Ojibwe boy and a talented hockey player. He survives a residential school and battles through racism and alcoholism as he finds his way in life. Rated 14A. Friday, May 18, 7:00 pm: Game Night (2018) — A group of friends meets regularly for a game night. Things go awry when their murder mystery night turns into a real mystery.Read More

Minister Sajjan tables new legislation to enhance support for victims in the military justice system

May 15, 2018 at 3:17 pm

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan has introduced a Declaration of Victims’ Rights by tabling an act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts. The new legislation will amend the National Defence Act to incorporate Indigenous sentencing considerations and enhance the efficiency of the military justice system. The proposed Code of Service Discipline Declaration of Victims’ Rights recognizes the harmful impactRead More

Mark Stevens, left, and Capt Scott 
Stevens unveil the 100th anniversary commemorative painting created for 401 Squadron.
Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

Family connection plays a part in 401 Squadron centennial painting

May 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Jeff Gaye 401 Squadron’s past and present are linked by family connections, some of them almost uncanny. So it was fitting that a special painting to commemorate the squadron’s centennial was painted by Mark Stevens, father of Capt Scott “Flanders” Stevens, a United States Marine Corps exchange officer currently serving with 401. According to 401 Squadron Commanding Officer LCol Forrest Rock, it was difficult to find a Canadian aviation artist who could deliver a paintingRead More

Time to haul out the camping gear

Time to haul out the camping gear

May 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye It’s almost camping season. I have mixed feelings about camping. There’s camping, of course, and then there’s camping. You can be as rustic or as luxurious as you like. You can pitch a tent and start a fire, or you can bring your fridge, stove, TV, stereo, air conditioner and living room furniture with you. I love travelling through the wilderness, and camping allows me to do that. IRead More

Avr (T) Matthew Hachey
OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

410 Squadron promotions

May 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm