Events, injects and other predicaments

by Chris Thatcher   Artillery gunners pride themselves on timing and accuracy. So when a round misses its intended target, it can quickly become a nightmare. For Captain Valérie Harvey, it resulted in one of her more challenging days. Within seconds after the round...

Training in transition

Among the many directives in the government’s new defence policy is a mandate for the Canadian Armed Forces to be able to concurrently conduct up to nine distinct operations around the world. It also seeks to expand the capability and capacity of the Reserve Force,...

Signallers: Mission Critical

Few trades in the Canadian Armed Forces are changing as rapidly as signals officers or are in such high demand. Warrant Officer Sara Anvari, a Reservist attached to 33 Signals Regiment in Ottawa, spoke with Canadian Army Today about the challenges of the trade and how...

Integrated Soldier System: A game changer with surprises

by Chris Thatcher   When General Jonathan Vance addressed the Conference of Defence Associations in late February, he framed his remarks in the context of the government’s new defence policy, highlighting current operations, new doctrine on child soldiers, changes to...

Retired Army officer changing the mental health conversation

By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs   Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stéphane Grenier says he would never have written a book about his experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if not for the urging of friends and acquaintances. He may not think of...

Thrive, not just survive

By Captain Bonnie Wilken, 3rd  Canadian Division Public Affairs   It’s a common narrative in Army circles. Soldiers get injured, “gut through it” out of pride, loyalty, or fear of career implications. Their neglected injuries get worse, and ultimately cost those...