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A prayer for Lent

A prayer for Lent

April 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Jacques Tremblay We are in the season of Lent, a period of 40 days extending from Ash Wednesday to Easter Eve, mostly observed as a time of fasting and penitence. This is also a time to invite everyone to become better, in order to be ready for Easter. There are many ways to improve ourselves, one way is by prayer, which can take many forms. Here is a beautiful prayer attributed toRead More

Master Corporal Mike Trauner and his fiancée, Leah Cuffe, offer counselling to other couples who, like them, are dealing with the aftermath of battlefield injuries. Cpl Trauner lost both legs and suffered profound injuries to his left arm while serving in Afghanistan in 2008. The couple are among the subjects of The Wounded, a photographic exhibit on now at the Canadian War Museum.
Photo: Stephen J. Thorne/Legion Magazine

Afghanistan Veteran photos reveal ‘The truth of war, and survival’ at museum

April 9, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs Ottawa, Ontario — A new photography exhibit at the Canadian War Museum features haunting portraits of wounded Afghanistan veterans the photographer says show Canada at its best. The exhibit, entitled The Wounded, consists of 18 large-format black-and-white photos by award-winning photojournalist and writer Stephen Thorne, originally commissioned by Legion Magazine in 2016. He also wrote the stories behind the subjects’ battlefield injuries, travelling across Canada to meet with each one.Read More

LCol James Kettles, Commanding Officer of 410 Squadron, will be participating in a seven day Battlefield Bike Ride that will commence in Dieppe, France and follow the route taken by thousands of Canadian troops and culminate at Juno Beach on June 6, 2019.
Photo: Rhea Kettles

Wounded Warriors mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

April 9, 2019 at 2:08 pm

LCol James Kettles This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Operation Overlord, known as the Allied invasion of occupied France. On June 6, 1944, 5,000 naval vessels, 1,200 aircraft and nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel to land in Normandy, France. This marked the beginning of the end of the Nazi reign of terror over Europe and the World. Upon the completion of the operation August 21, 1944 over 225,000 casualties, 4,100 aircraftRead More

Reservists serving at Camp Taji on Operation Impact, and supporting the NATO Mission Iraq, display the RCAF ensign in February 2019. 
Photo: Master Corporal Mingxin Li

Air reservists carrying out tactical aviation mission in Iraq

April 9, 2019 at 2:02 pm

RCAF Public Affairs Nearly half of the members of Canada’s Tactical Aviation Detachment who are deployed on Operation Impact to provide air transport to the NATO Mission Iraq are Air Force reservists. The detachment, based at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, provides air transport to NATO and its operational partners – Australia, Finland and Sweden. The detachment operates Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopters, a well-proven platform used extensively in Afghanistan and currently deployedRead More

Photo: Adam Scotti - PMO/CPM

Face behind the photos

April 9, 2019 at 1:58 pm

The Courier Name: Malcolm Byers Rank: MCpl Hometown: Kelowna, BC How long have you been in the CAF: 20 Years Why did you become an Imagery Tech: Having started as an armoured crewman in the Army Reserve, I attended film school planning to work in the BC Film industry. Following graduation I very quickly determined that relocating to work in this industry was not for me. During exercises I noticed the wonderful imagery being producedRead More

Sapphire (foreground), Canada’s first military satellite, is designed to track, identify and catalogue objects in space, including satellites and debris, within a range of 5,500 to 55,000 kilometres from Earth, and to then beam these observations to the US Space Surveillance Network. 
Photo: Submitted

RCAF leads Canadian Armed Forces space initiatives

April 9, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Sarah Pacey Space is an important and growing element of the global security environment, and space-based capabilities are crucial to the day-to-day activities of all Canadians. The Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) space-related activities are an essential component of the defence of Canada and North America, and provide support to operations worldwide. The CAF employs space-based capabilities for a range of activities including all-domain awareness, weather information, surveillance, intelligence gathering and reconnaissance, search and rescue, navigation,Read More