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Snipers from around the world to compete at New Brunswick military base

An international competition for military and civilian snipers will be held later this week at a sprawling army base in central New Brunswick.

The 19th annual Canadian International Sniper Concentration at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown starts Friday morning. 150 more words

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Canadian soldier, Capt. Megan Couto, becomes 1st female infantry officer to command Queen’s Guard

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated Couto was the first female officer to command the Queen’s Guard. Couto is in fact the first female infantry officer to do so, not first woman to command the guard, according to British Ministry of Defence. 317 more words

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Edmonton-based soldiers head to Poland for NATO mission

A group of Edmonton-based Canadian Army soldiers are about to take part in a NATO-led operation in Poland.

Members of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based in the Alberta capital, departed for Poland Wednesday in support of Operation Reassurance. 266 more words

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Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine

OTTAWA – Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. 707 more words

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The Christmas truce - 1914

by Carolyn Thomas    ♥   @HeartSisters

As World War I raged on in the trenches of Europe in 1914, Christmas Eve arrived cold and bleak. But German soldiers put up Christmas trees decorated with candles, on the parapets of their trenches. 791 more words

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