A cold weather test

A cold weather test

Not many Canadians were hoping for snow and freezing temperatures before Christmas, but few at Thales Canada complained when an Arctic wind and flurries blanketed the Ottawa Valley in early November. The company has been highlighting the attributes of its Hawkei...

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A targeted retention strategy

A targeted retention strategy

by Ken Pole   R&R used to mean “rest and relaxation” in the military lexicon. Nowadays, in the Canadian Armed Forces, it’s more about “recruitment and retention” as the all-volunteer service tries to attract new personnel and, perhaps more important, hang on...

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Army finalizing new camouflage pattern

Army finalizing new camouflage pattern

When the Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization (SOCEM) initiative delivers its first pieces of kit in the coming years, they will come in a new Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT). The new camouflage pattern and colour scheme is under review by the...

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Spring 2020

Spring 2020

THIS ISSUE Interview: LGen Michael Rouleau Op Unifier: Mission shift NOREX: Arctic response Confronting Ariana Feeding JAWS MSVS in Latvia Gimme shelter Fibit challenge

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The Tents Situation

The Tents Situation

by Richard Bray   “One day. It only took one day.” That was all soldiers needed to decide the new Headquarters Shelter System (HQSS) was a worthy replacement for the aging but still capable Tent Expandable Modular System (TEMS) headquarters, said Captain...

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Maple Resolve cancelled

Maple Resolve cancelled

The Canadian Army has cancelled Exercise Maple Resolve. The decision was announced by Army commander Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre in a tweet on March 17. “I have decided to cancel EX MAPLE RESOLVE. While this may impact our higher-level warfighting ability...

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