Blackwell & Beddoe Lawrence: The maple leaf has symbolized Canada for 50 years, but its origins are still misunderstood

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Caption: 20936 Lieutenant-Colonel David Pletz, Air Task Force Lithuania commander, speaks to Canadian Armed Forces, Lithuanian Air Force, and Portuguese Air Force Detachment personnel during the dedication ceremony of Canada’s cross for NATO Baltic Air Policing Block 36 at the Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai, Lithuania. PHOTO: Air Task Force – Operation Reassurance, DND

Canadian Air Task Force in Lithuania dedicates cross at the Hill of Crosses

“The ATF is proud to leave behind a cross to commemorate Canada’s efforts in protecting the Baltic skies and its commitment to NATO,” said 20936 Lieutenant-Colonel David Pletz, commander ATF Lithuania. “We’re honoured to be part of this mission and demonstrate our solidarity with our Allies.”

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Caption: 15137 Major General Charles Lamarre answers questions from members of Canadian Air Task Force-Iraq during Operation IMPACT. (Photo: OP Impact, DND)

Canadian Joint Operations Command Deputy Commander Expeditionary pays visit to Kuwait

“It was great to see so many of our hard-working task force members in Kuwait,” said 15137 MGen Charles Lamarre. “Every ‘Roto 0’ is made up of long days and this task force sets a high bar in reaching its operational capability in a very short timeframe. It speaks well to the professionalism of our men and women.”

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Canadian Armed Forces conclude Operation Caribbe 2014

“I commend the work of our men and women and their successes during Operation Caribbe 2014,” said 15696 Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance, Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command. “Such operational excellence emphasizes the Canadian Armed Forces’ commitment to working with our allies and partners in providing safety and security in the region. Operation Caribbe remains a powerful force in deterring transnational criminal organizations from using shipping lanes for smuggling illicit cargo.”


Les Forces armées canadiennes terminent l’opération Caribbe 2014

« Je salue le travail de nos hommes et femmes et leurs succès durant l’opération Caribbe 2014, a dit  15696 le lieutenant-général Jonathan Vance, commandant, Commandement des opérations interarmées du Canada. Une telle excellence opérationnelle met l’accent sur l’engagement qu’ont pris les Forces armées canadiennes de collaborer avec nos alliés et partenaires pour assurer la sécurité et la protection dans la région. L’opération Caribbe demeure un outil puissant pour dissuader les organisations criminelles transnationales d’utiliser les voies navigables pour faire du trafic illicite. »



Canadian navy orders alcohol ban after San Diego misconduct investigation

“Most misconduct unfortunately involves the misuse of alcohol,” Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, head of the Royal Canadian Navy, told reporters Friday.



CPSX providing rock-solid training for the final frontier

“I’m probably never going to go to the moon or Mars myself, but I’ll probably be involved in designing those missions or training the crews who will go. All astronauts get basic geology training, and we understand the language, requirements and the logic,”



Units and Fallen Players Honored with Patches at Army-Navy Game


Manitoba Branch – Annual Christmas Cocktail

The Manitoba Branch held its annual Christmas cocktail at the University Women’s Club on Friday evening 12 December 2014. The Branch President, Jacques Gagné was present to greet guests. Jacques also gave the members an update on the Club’s initiatives and current priorities.

Thirteen (13) people attended; including Ed Bergener and his wife Donna-Mae, 9276 Claude Michon and his partner Marilyn Albrecht; 8866 Bruce and Patti Rutherford; 4140 the Reverend Peter Flynn and his spouse Judy, Dick and Doreen Girling; Ed deCaux, H3062 Allen Kear; and 12059 Jacques Gagne.

Groups photos:

Gents –

(L to R) back row: Ed Bergener; Claude Michon, Bruce Rutherford

front row: Ed deCaux; Dick Girling; Allen Kear; Peter Flynn, Jacques Gagné

Ladies –

(L to R) : Patti Rutherford; Marilyn Albrecht, Judy Flynn, Doreen Girling; Donna-Mae Bergener


Great news! The Juno Beach Centre is expanding the team in Canada with a full-time Program and Development Coordinator based out of the Burlington office.


Please pass along this opportunity to your contacts and encourage those interested to apply.

All the best and happy holidays!



Le Centre Juno Beach agrandit son équipe canadienne, grâce à la création d’un poste à temps plein de coordonnateur des programmes et du développement, située au bureau à Burlington.


SVP partager cette opportunité avec vos contacts et encourager ceux qui sont intéressées de poser leur candidature.

Bonne journée et meilleurs voeux !

Jenna Zuschlag Misener

Executive Manager | Directrice exécutive

L’Association Centre Juno Beach
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