Adventure awaits! / L’aventure vous attend!

Looking to meet new friends and try something new? The 2408 Borden Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps has opened its doors to registrations during the months of September and October. You are invited on September 20 to attend an information and registration night at building E-41, 135 Ortona Rd (across the street from the Fire Hall) at CFB Borden, starting at 7 p.m. Interested youth can register any Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. between mid-September and May. Registration and participation in the program is FREE! Serving the…

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The end of a summer at Music Division / La fin des activités estivales à la division musique

The Pipes and Drums Incremental Staff: Musicians are employed by the Canadian Armed Forces to provide support to military parades, dinners, events and ceremonies, local/provincial/federal government, and the Canadian people. Music Division is the centre of excellence for Regular and Reserve Force military musician training, employing a permanent staff of six in addition to the summer incremental staff. While all musicians take all of the basic military training common to all trades, it is at CFB Borden that they complete their training as military musicians. Les instructeurs supplémentaires des cornemuses…

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2018 CFB Borden EH&S Awards / Les prix en SSE de la BFC Borden de 2018

Cpl Noabel Zamorano-Rocha, CFRG HQ, is an environmentally conscientious and passionate CAF member who, through her own initiative, improved CFRG HQ’s recycling and waste disposal system.  Cpl Zamorano-Rocha recognized that some waste generated at the HQ was not accepted for recycling in the Base program so she researched alternate ways of diverting the waste from being sent to landfill.  As a result of her efforts, initial financial contribution and with the chain of command’s endorsement, CFRG HQ now collects used coffee K-Cups and used pens, markers and highlighters for recycling.…

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Technical Services RSM Change of Appointment / Passation des fonctions de SMR des Services techniques

On 31 July 2018, the members of Canadian Forces Base Borden Technical Services Branch (Tech Svcs Br) bid farewell to their Branch CWO of two years. The ceremony was presided by the Base Technical Services Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Allan Taylor, and was attended by members of the Branch along with many friends and family of both the outgoing and incoming Branch CWOs. Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Crystal Harris came to the Tech Svcs Br in July 2016 and is assuming the position of Strategic Joint Staff (SJS) CWO in Ottawa…

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A bench to mark suicide prevention

A park bench is donated to Peacekeeper’s Park in Angus, ON. Present for the ribbon cutting ceremony is (from left to right) Terry Dowdall, Essa Township Mayor, Barb Jacklin, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Aleta Armstrong, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Sandi Macdonald, Essa Township Deputy Mayor, Keith White, Ward One councillor, Essa Township, Bernadette Copeland, Chair of the Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Sheldon Walker, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council and Christine Kelsey, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council. Today in Canada 10 people will end their lives by suicide;…

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Keeping Terry’s legacy alive / Perpétuer l’héritage de Terry

A total of $28,142.26 was raised by the various schools and units at CFB Borden to be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation. From left to right, CFB Borden CWO, CWO Charette, Capt Shaun McCormick, OPI Terry Fox Run, MWO Rebekah Neville, second IC Terry Fox Run and CFB Borden Commander, Col Atherton. / Les unités et les écoles de la BFC Borden ont réussi à amasser 28 142,26 $ au profit de la Fondation Terry Fox. De gauche à droite : l’adjuc de la BFC Borden, l’Adjuc Charette; le…

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The power is in your hands! / L’économie d’énergie, c’est votre affaire!

As worldwide attention focuses on the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to global warming and preserve our ever changing environment, energy conservation has become an ideal way to counter these negative environmental impacts. The more electricity we can save in our workplace, the less our province needs to rely on carbon emitting power plants to produce power in order to meet growing demand. When we look at a typical work day here at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden, personnel will notice that energy is used in our…

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CFLTC Marches-On /Défilé du CILFC

Forging a New Path for Logisticians During the 50th year of the Logistics Branch, Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre (CFLTC) achieved yet another milestone, hosting the largest parade in CFLTC history on August 24th 2018. Opting for a collective parade incorporating multiple trades and embracing the “Total Force” concept, the parade comprised of 186 Regular and Reserve Force Cooks, Financial Services Administrators (FSA), Human Resources Administrators (HRA), and Supply Technicians. Among the VIPs in attendance were the Reviewing Officer, Commodore Watson, Director General Compensation and Benefits, and Colonel Harding, Commander…

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Base Fund Scholars / Boursières de la Base

Three very deserving students and their families gathered together last week to each accept $1,000 towards their post-secondary studies, courtesy of the Base Fund Scholarship. The purpose of the fund is to promote a sense of community in CFB Borden/MPGTG, and to encourage eligible youth to further their education beyond a high school level. Jocelyn Pascoe (absent in photo), the daughter of Cpl Gerald Pascoe at 400 Tact Hel Sqn, and Kassandra Kayhan-Fernandez, the daughter of PO1 Ivone Fernandez currently at Canadian Forces College Toronto, received Achievement Scholarships. Recipients of…

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