Raise the Issue, Not Alarm / Soulever la question, non l’alarme

Dear CCMS, My co-worker and I had a disagreement and now she’s not talking to me. I tried inviting her to coffee but she just said, “no” and didn’t even make eye contact with me. Our work depends on us having open communication, what can I do? Open communication is not only important to you but also to getting the job done. You’ve identified the need to resolve the issues with your coworker in order to effectively do your job. The following is a 3-step process to raising an issue…

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Talented Technical Services personnel get recognition / Des membres talentueux du personnel des Services techniques sont reconnus

On 28 June 2018, a sunny Thursday afternoon, the Technical Services Branch Honours and Awards Parade took place in the parking lot behind O-111, Base Supply.  Parade participants were joined by family, friends and co-workers to celebrate a number of personal accomplishments. Following the inspection by the Reviewing Officer, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden Technical Services Branch Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Allan Taylor, the following members received promotions for their exemplary performance: Warrant Officer (WO) Andrew Simmonds, Sergeant (Sgt) Christine Gaudreault, Master Corporal (MCpl) Amanda Piers, MCpl Mike McMaster and…

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Base Imagery mentoring cadets at Blackdown CTC / Mentorat de cadets par le Service d’imagerie de la base au CIC Blackdown

At Blackdown Cadet Training Centre(CTC), two staff cadets are working alongside the public affairs team this summer to develop their photography and videography skills. In their role as cadet correspondents, 17-year-old cadets Theodore Fu and Jacob Thompson, working under the guidance and mentorship of the adult staff, plan their images based on the activities of the training centre. For the cadets, it is much more than just taking pictures and recording video. Each cadet reviews their work and submits them for quality control, thereby creating an opportunity to further develop…

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Command change at CFRG / Passation de commandement au GRFC

Colonel Luc Sabourin, incoming commander (left), and Colonel André Demers, outgoing commander (right), sign the change of command scrolls during the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group (CFRG) change of command ceremony at Canadian Forced Base Borden(CFB) on Friday July 13th. The event was presided by Brigadier-General Virginia Tattersall, Deputy Commander Military Personnel Generation (centre).  CFRG Chief Warrant Officer Michael Davis  and MPG Chief Warrant Officer Donna Smit stand behind during the signatures of the documents.  Col Sabourin comes in from Winnipeg where he held the post of Director A4 Maintenance at…

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Let’s be “that person” / Soyons « cette personne-là »

As the heat and fun of summer settles in, a common noise also makes its way into our neighbourhoods: the beeping of moving trucks! It’s posting season. If you, like me, are one of those who didn’t get a posting message this year, we can still have a meaningful role to play, because if we are staying put, we can be “that person”. When I first moved to 15 Wing Moose Jaw, I knew nobody and nothing of the Prairies. Although it wasn’t my first move, the initial days can…

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New Commander for the Canadian Army / Nouveau commandant de l’Armée canadienne

July 16 on Parliament Hill, Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier assumed his new position as Commander Canadian Army from Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk. The ceremony was presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff. Before his appointment as Commander Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Lanthier was the Chief of Programme. Lieutenant-General Wynnyk will assume the duties of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. The Canadian Army is the land component of the Canadian Armed Forces and is the largest of the three Command Elements. The Canadian Army prepares soldiers who are well-led,…

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Change of command parade kicks off another year of summer training at Blackdown CTC / Parade de passation de commandement débute une autre année d’entraînement d’été au CEC Blackdown

Passing of Change of Command Certificates, Blackdown CTC Change of Command Ceremony, July 6, 2018. / Remise des attestations de passation de commandement, lors de la cérémonie de passation de commandement du CEC Blackdown, le 6 juillet 2018. On July 6, 2018, a Change of Command Ceremony was held to transfer command of Blackdown Cadet Training Centre from Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Jack Kelly to LCol Allain Boileau, from Moncton, New Brunswick. LCol Kelly had been the Commanding Officer of the training centre for five years. During that time, he was instrumental…

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What is a Vacation Bible School anyway? / Qu’est-ce qu’un camp d’été biblique?

Summer is here and the sounds of kids playing fills the air.  Some of the other sounds that can be heard are the sounds of the sighs of parents.  Words also fill the air.  Words like; “Are we there yet?” “I’m bored.”  and “What are we going to do today?” For decades on military bases all across Canada, chapels have offered an answer to some of those questions and an antidote for some of those sighs. Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) are a part of the life cycle of our chapels…

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Join the Base Borden Fitness Challenge!/ Inscrivez-vous au Défi sportif de la BFC Borden!

Dwayne Farrell exercises on the assault bike next to the Base Borden Fitness Challenge wall. / Dwayne Farrell s’entraîne sur le vélo « Assault » à côté du mur du Défi sportif de la BFC Borden. The Base Borden Fitness Challenge kicked off in the month of June. The first installment involved a 500m rowing challenge, where participants competed for the fastest time. Capt. Nolan Hunder and Avr. Kathleen Merritt were the male and female rowing-winners with times of 1:23.1 and 1:43.9 respectively. The Base Borden Fitness Challenge takes place…

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