3rd Canadian Division News Stories

hief Tony Alexis and Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation hosts Canadian military to celebrate friendship

May 30, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence/ Canadian Armed Forces
May 31, 2018

A Coyote Armored Patrol Vehicle

Battle Group Training, Wainwright style: Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018

Wainwright, Alberta — Approximately 5,500 military personnel participated in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018 (Ex MR 18), which focused on validating three Level 6 headquarters from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG) from 13 to 24 May at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta. This annual force-on-force collective training event is designed and delivered by the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC).
May 25, 2018

Sergeant Taylor Warren of The Fort Garry Horse

Employers take part in Army exercise alongside their Reservist employees

Winnipeg, Manitoba — When Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Superintendent Julie Baines came upon Sergeant Taylor Warren in his G-Wagon during Exercise ARMOURED BISON (Ex AB), she wasn’t quite sure she recognized him.
May 25, 2018

Apollo, a bull bison

Earth Day: Wainwright’s heritage bison herd inspires Second Annual Bison Run

Wainwright, Alberta — You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, according to the questionable wisdom of the late Texas country singer Roger Miller, but you could support Earth Day by running in the second annual Bison Run, if you’ve a mind to.
April 18, 2018

The Leopard 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicle

New Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicle is ‘the natural evolution’

Edmonton, Alberta — As part of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, the Canadian Army (CA) began receiving 18 new and improved Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (Leo 2 AEVs) in late fall 2017 to provide critical support to the CA’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles and future fleets.
April 12, 2018

paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Thrive, not just survive: 3rd Canadian Division explores wellness culture and mindset change

Edmonton, Alberta — It’s a common narrative in Army circles. Soldiers get injured, “gut through it” out of pride, loyalty, or fear of career implications.
March 8, 2018

The annual Exercise BISON WARRIOR

Army Reservist handles flood, fire, ice, university, sports, overseas deployment, polar bears and violin lessons

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Since Captain Ward Lentz became a Canadian Army (CA) Reservist in 2007, he has battled fire and flood, marvelled at the Northern Lights in the icy North, served as a Reserve infantry instructor, and supported security at the G8 and G20 summits in 2010, all within Canada. Following his deployment to Poland on Operation REASSURANCE Rotation 6 with the Regular Force in early 2017, he returned home with a new vigour for living life fully.
February 26, 2018

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Soldiers  right before taking part in the Edmonton YWCA’s 2017 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser

Swapping army boots for high heels for a worthy cause

Edmonton, Alberta — Over 400 men participated in Edmonton’s YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser on September 20, 2017, teetering along a downtown block in high heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
October 24, 2017

Fort St. John, B.C

Military convoy celebrates Veterans, Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — A collection of retired military vehicles has been given a new lease on life by a group of enthusiasts that has taken them on a journey of over 6,000 kilometres to salute veterans.
September 21, 2017

Canadian Army Reservists from 38 Canadian Brigade Group

Canadian Army Reservists exercise skills with allies in South Dakota during Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE 2017

Belle Fourche, South Dakota — A group of Canadian soldiers and officers from 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) participated in Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE, an engineering exercise with Danish and American soldiers run by the South Dakota Army National Guard. The exercise took place from June 12 to 20, 2017 throughout the Black Hills region of South Dakota and Wyoming to exercise American National Guard units and provide engineering and logistic support to several groups in South Dakota.
August 2, 2017

A Navy member helps a little sailor get ready for the high seas

Mock minefields, tanks: lots of military excitement at the Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta —From July 7 to 16, 2017, visitors from around the world flocked to Calgary for “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” providing the perfect opportunity for CAF members to interact with the public and demonstrate the skills and equipment used by sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen.
August 2, 2017

Commander of the Canadian Army visits soldiers on Operation UNIFIER

July 16, 2017 – Kyiv, Ukraine – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
July 16, 2017

Canadian Army soldiers parachute into Australia

July 13, 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
July 13, 2017

Change of Command at CFB Suffield

Ralston, Alberta  – June 26, 2017
June 27, 2017

Canadian Army female Infantry Officer to command Queen’s Guard

June 26, 2017 – London, United Kingdom – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces 
June 26, 2017

Captain of the Guard

Canadian is first female infantry officer to lead Queen’s Guard

London, England — A Canadian Army (CA) officer who on June 26, 2017 became the first woman infantry officer to serve in the role of Captain of the Queen’s Guard is calling the experience a privilege.
June 26, 2017

A member from the Romanian military stands with members of 1 PPCLI

Canadian soldiers in Europe perform at the highest level

On August 22, 2016, the main body of soldiers from CFB Edmonton embarked on a six- month tour of duty in Europe for Operation REASSURANCE to continue the Canadian Army’s contribution to the assurance and deterrence measures of the NATO alliance.
November 28, 2016

ring the replica of the Bell of the Liberation Monument

Dutch Presentation Honours Local Reserve Unit’s Role in the Liberation of Holland

Members of Edmonton’s Dutch Community gathered at the Dutch Canadian Centre on September 21, 2016 to witness a presentation commemorating the South Alberta Light Horse’s (SALH’s), role in the liberation of Holland in 1944 during the Second World War.
November 24, 2016

Sgt Barnard

EMT and Reservist: Two challenging jobs

 “I had no idea the Reserves was something I wanted,” says Sgt. Barnard.   “For me, it was just a quick challenge that I wanted to overcome to see if I could do it or not. I didn’t anticipate that at the end of it, I would have such a strong bond with everybody I worked .
November 21, 2016

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