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A conversation about mental health is not always easy if you don’t know what to say. For Canadian Armed Forces members, this can be a difficult challenge.

http://espritdecorps.ca/in-the-news/mental-health-continuum-bringing-the-conversation-on-mental-health-issues

#mentalhealth #health #issues #aid

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For Canadian Armed Forces members facing release, the reality of finding a new job, a new home, applying for benefits, adjusting to life out of uniform can present several challenges. For those dealing with mental and health issues, it can be even more daunting.

http://espritdecorps.ca/feature/the-struggle-to-transition

#transition #veterans #armedforces #challenges

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I recently had the opportunity to watch the new, made for Netflix movie War Machine, starring Brad Pitt. The subject of the film is the U.S. led war in Afghanistan with Pitt playing the fictitiously named Lieutenant-General Glenn McMahon

http://espritdecorps.ca/on-target-4/on-target-real-life-not-imitating-art

#war #movie #bradpitt #ontarget #afghanistan

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On June 21, 2017, the organization Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones (AVA) celebrated and remembered the veterans of indigenous heritage by holding the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Aboriginal War Veterans monument in Ottawa.

http://espritdecorps.ca/richard-lawrence/aboriginal-veterans-day

#Aboriginal #veterans #ceremony

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Officials with Lockheed Martin Canada and New Zealand’s Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer.

The trainer was Lockheed Martin Canada’s first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project. Lockheed Martin Canada is the prime systems integrator.

http://espritdecorps.ca/industry-watch/industry-watch-whos-who-and-whats-what-in-the-defence-sector-5

#industry #defence #lockheedmartin #development

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LONDON, England, August 1914. A crowd gathered in the shadow of the giant sculpted lions of Trafalgar Square to watch an anti-war demonstration led by labour activist and member of Parliament Keir Hardie.

http://espritdecorps.ca/between-the-covers/firing-lines-three-canadian-female-journalists-report-on-wwi

#journalists #canadian #female #WWI

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In the pre-dawn darkness of Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, the weather took a turn for the worse. Sunday’s spring-like conditions turned foul

http://espritdecorps.ca/history-feature/the-battle-of-vimy-ridge-part-2-a-calculated-artillery-barrage-precedes-the-assault

#vimyridge #vimy #assault #artillery

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Let’s talk death. Oh relax. It’s just you and me. I promise to keep it off the record. Mum’s the word, so to speak. For it’s a touchy subject at the best of times, and these aren’t particularly the best of times.

http://espritdecorps.ca/commentary/a-more-palatable-way-to-die

#trump #syria #missiles

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Last Wednesday’s release of Canada’s new Defence Policy reminded me of the old Peanuts cartoon. In a long running gag, Lucy promises to hold the football in place for Charlie Brown to kick it.

http://espritdecorps.ca/on-target-4/on-target-this-time-canadas-defence-budget-is-going-to-the-moon

#CANADA #defencebudget #defence #ontarget 

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Thursday June 1st 2017, at the Jim Durrell Arena in Ottawa four teams battled for two trophies in the season finale of the Commando Challenge Hockey Series.

http://espritdecorps.ca/challenge-viii/

#hockey #fundraiser #charity #commandos
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