Army Reserve’s second female door gunner welcomes the challenge

by Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs   A Montreal-based Army Reservist has attained the distinction of becoming the second female door gunner in Canadian Army history. While Sergeant Brigitte O’Driscoll of the Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR) does not...
X-Men Origins: Rise of a unique combat support brigade

X-Men Origins: Rise of a unique combat support brigade

by Allan Joyner and Chris Thatcher   As far as anyone knows, none of the units of the Canadian Combat Support Brigade (CCSB) possess mutant powers – nobody can teleport, manipulate weather or bend metal with their minds. Still, when your soldiers are...

A video game champion tests reality at Valcartier

A video game champion tests reality at Valcartier

By Édouard Dufour, Adsum newspaper   Stéphanie Harvey – known as “missharvey” by the international video gaming community – is a five-time world champion in the Counter-Strike shooter video game. In July 2019, she was at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base...

A tests of combat arms leadership

A tests of combat arms leadership

by Chris Thatcher   It is arguably one of the more difficult exercises in the career of a major or seasoned captain – Exercise Common Ground. For an intense 24-hour period, young leaders are thrust into command of a combined arms team for the first time in a...

New strategy for information operations

New strategy for information operations

Canadian soldiers have faced many accusations in Latvia and Ukraine, including polluting the Adazi training area (social media photos of littered garbage were actually from the countryside), raising the cost of housing in downtown Riga by renting all available...