Archive for January, 2017

  • Suspended vice-admiral outspoken in support of navy

    January 19, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The man temporarily relieved of his duties as vice-chief of the defence staff this week is an outspoken advocate of his beloved navy whose first words after his appointment to the military’s second-highest post constituted a harsh critique of the government that put him there....
  • Legion Magazine wins digital publishing award

    January 18, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Magazine has won silver at the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), presented by Masthead for the interactive, bilingual web experience, Blood in the Mud or Du Sang dans la Boue. The award, which was presented in Toronto on Nov. 7, was in the...
  • Measuring our military’s worth

    January 16, 2017 by David J. Bercuson
    If it does nothing else, let’s hope that the current defence review gets real about what the basic missions of the Canadian Armed Forces should be. It is oft repeated that the CAF’s first mission is the defence of Canada and that its second mission...
  • CFOne Card offers access to programs and discounts

    January 16, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    Over the last two decades, numerous programs have been created for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) community that never existed before, and now they can be accessed through the CFOne Card.  Whether they served for only one year or for 30 years or longer, veterans...
  • Trump to bring down cost of F-35 fighters

    January 16, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Calling the F-35 stealth fighter “way, way behind schedule and many, many billions of dollars over-budget,” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pledged Wednesday to reduce its costs and get Lockheed Martin to build a better airplane. In his first news conference since July, Trump dismissed reports...
  • Solving sleepless nights

    January 16, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    Insomnia and pain are big problems for both serving military and veterans. Years of rotations, long and alert hours, frequent travel and skipping across time zones can disrupt sleep cycles, can turn the odd sleepless night to the burden of insomnia. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
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