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U.S. army research gives new meaning to G.I. ‘Joe’

Ah, caffeine. That little pause that refreshes. But if you’re in the military, that cuppa joe or caffeine-laced energy drink can literally be a lifesaver. That’s why scientists in the United States military have spent 10 years researching the benefits of caffeine. They’ve come up with a mobile application called 2B-Alert, which can recommend...
  • Eye On Defence: Accounting To The Public

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson Cutbacks have meant that the operational fleet of CF-18 fighter aircraft will be reduced to 80. National Defence Minister Art Eggleton recently surprised the Canadian Forces with his announcement of a one-time additional cash infusion of $600 million into the Department...
  • The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Hit by a triple whammy of bad press, declining enlistments and more than a decade of shrinking budgets, the Canadian Forces is soldiering on and making do at home and increasingly abroad despite reports of threadbare and patched uniforms, shaky infrastructure and...
  • Eye On Defence: Showing Recruits The Money

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The new LAV III armoured personnel carrier is featured in new commercials for recruiting young people into the Canadian Forces. Coming at you, in full stereo sound, on the wide screen: a crashing LAV III armoured personnel carrier in Canadian Army...
  • The Battle For Personnel

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick   The Canadian Forces, with its long and commendable wartime and peacetime history, is gearing up for what could be one of its toughest battles yet. It has embarked on a campaign to recruit enough people to meet its far-flung commitments and...
  • On Duty In Bosnia

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Mac Johnston Many rural homes and buildings in the Livno Valley were destroyed during the 1995 Croat offensive. To our right, the land drops away to a flat valley; to our left, the land rises rapidly to form hills which grow into a small...
  • Heroic Dog Of Hong Kong Recognized

    January 11, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    Look-alike Rimshot stands in for the dog Gander during the presentation of the Dickin Medal to Hong Kong veteran Fred Kelly. Holding Rimshot is owner Marc Cote. “It’s an honour just to be able to put my hand on this dog,” said Hong Kong veteran...