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Chinook squadron at Petawawa expected to be fully staffed by next year

Canada’s new Chinook helicopter squadron based at Petawawa should be fully staffed by next year, says its commanding officer.

Lt. Col. Chris McKenna, commanding officer of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, says he expects the unit to reach its full complement of 401 members by the summer of 2016. 544 more words


Afghanistan's Billion Dollar Drug War

Afghanistan’s poppy fields are thriving, with cultivation of the crop hitting record highs last year. Poppy produces opium, the main ingredient in heroin. Already, the country supplies 90 percent of the world’s heroin, leading to tens of thousands of deaths every year. 148 more words


Former Kandahar combat commander named Canada's next defence chief

WATCH ABOVE: Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance will be the next chief of defence staff, replacing the soon-to-retire Gen. Tom Lawson.

OTTAWA – A former combat commander who has led operations at home and overseas has been appointed to the country’s top military job. 129 more words


Military camaraderie cuts across political lines for two B.C. candidates - Vancouver Sun


B.C. veterans running for MP under different banners have no interest in dissing each other

By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun April 18, 2015

OTTAWA — The fall federal election campaign is expected to be one of the nastiest in modern history, but don’t expect two Lower Mainland candidates to cross partisan swords in anger. 1,115 more words

Eating naan in Kandahar

Let’s discuss this. This is naan. Not just any naan. This is real, Afghan naan.

It’s my personal belief that by literally breaking bread with another from a different culture, you can learn a great deal from them. 279 more words


K = Kandahar

I spent some time in Kandahar in 2009. Things weren’t great when I was there. But its history has seen much, much worse than what I saw. 332 more words


Tim Laidler – a Combat Veteran’s Journey - Anmore Times

Tim Laidler, son of Council member Timothy Laidler, has seen more of the terrible things in life than most of us.

Laidler was a member of the army reserve in B.C., attending university, and thought a tour of duty in Afghanistan would give him invaluable life and work experience. 452 more words