July 27, 2017
Corporal receives Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
A former Petawawa resident was recognized with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his service to national and international search and rescue efforts, as well as mentoring cadets and helping veterans lead enriching lives. Click here for more.
A day in the life of Garrison Petawawa’s Environmental Technician Part 2: Field Work
Last week began with a description of the preparation and planning prior to commencing environmental field sampling. This article will describe a typical day in the field while conducting groundwater sampling. Click here for more.
We are Safety Services: It sticks like crazy!
Believe it or not I remember when Crazy Glue became popular back in the mid-seventies. I was a Combat Engineer and serving with the CAR at the time and back then there were three things a Sapper loved; loud explosions, large equipment and the latest innovation. One night in the barracks we were introduced to the latter when someone brought in a tube of Crazy Glue for our personal entertainment. Click here for more.
Security Awareness: SPAM
What is SPAM? For the most part, spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail. It’s an extremely cheap way of advertising because spammers can send out an infinite number of messages for the cost of their Internet connection. Basically, spammers use the blanket rather than the targeted approach: if they send out a huge number of messages, they’re bound to get at least one reply. Click here for more.
HGS donates $1,000 for paddle festival lunch
Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) Pembroke made a $1,000 donation to the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival. The money will be used to feed the participants on Aug. 12, and staff at HGS will be helping serve the meal. Click here for more.
Sprinklers Save Lives
Fact: Sprinklers save lives and reduce damage to valuable infrastructure. The photo on the right was taken after a recent fire in a residential housing unit that was protected by an automatic sprinkler system. Click here for more.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its hard to believe that another week has gone by and what a sunny week it has been for everyone. Lots of people are enjoying the nice weather and listened to music and had a walk at the waterfront in Pembroke. This is a fantastic venue for everyone and it is such a pretty place. Music starts at 7 p.m. every evening. Click here for more.
News from the Petawawa Legion
For those who have been unable to attend our BBQs because they are in the lounge, then this week is for you. This Friday the 28th, the BBQ will be in the upstairs hall, allowing easy access for all. On the menu is beef or chicken kebobs, hamburgers and foot long hot dogs with salads. Open to all so bring the family. You can still take your meal downstairs to the lounge if you wish. Click here for more.
July 20, 2017
Canadian Army soldiers parachute into Australia
On July 13, approximately 130 Canadian Army soldiers parachuted from C-17 Globemasters into Williamson Airfield, Queensland in Northeastern Australia alongside American and Australian allies after a 14-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Click here for more.
Commendations, awards presented at PMFRC AGM
At the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre’s (PMFRC) Annual General Meeting on June 14, Carrie Lapierre received a Commander’s Commendation. Click here for more.
A day in the life of Garrison Petawawa’s Environmental Technician Part 1: Planning and Preparation
When it comes to field work of any type, it is of the uttermost importance to be prepared. Click here for more.
CPAN Tools for School Canada 150 Challenge
PEMBROKE - The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) is issuing a Canada 150 challenge to raise funds for Tools for School. Click here for more.
2642-3 RCR Army Cadet Corps Review and Change of Appointment
The 2642 - 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps said farewell to Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault, who handed over the RSM Pace stick to Warrant Officer Luc Lessard June 4. Click here for more.
Ottawa Valley Minor Football League wraps up successful season
PSP Youth Sports wrapped up its 2017 Ottawa Valley Minor Football League at the end of the year Banquet on Saturday, July 8 at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Click here for more.
Petawawa Legion News
Well the heat has finally made an appearance, so if you are in need of cooling down, why not drop by the branch and enjoy some beverages and shoot the breeze with friends. Click here for more.
July 13, 2017
Graduation marks “significant milestone” for Valour Class of 2017
With a toss of their graduation caps, 99 Valour Voyageurs closed another scholastic chapter in their lives, leaving high school with the “ability, skill, knowledge and dedication to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of,” said Valour JK-12 School Principal Bryan Baird. Click here for more.
Awards, promotions, Commendations for 4 CDTC Det Petawawa
On June 13, 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Detachment Petawawa (4 CDTC Det Petawawa) held a very special parade, showcasing some of their most dedicated leaders and instructors in A and D Company (Coy). Click here for more.
Dust Control in the Garrison Petawawa Training Area
For everyone who has driven the gravel roads in the Garrison Petawawa Range & Training Area (RTA) knows just how dusty that drive can be, sometimes barely being able to see the vehicle in front of you. Click here for more.
We are safety services: Lesson Learned
The Sergeant Major was doing the rounds of the Administration Company (Admin Coy) of an Infantry Battalion one night during a recent exercise. As the Admin Coy was behind the lines it was set up as a bivouac with modular tentage and generators running to power the radios and lights. Click here for more.
Enter the CAF Imagery Contest
Ladies and gentlemen, get your cameras ready for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest! The 2017 contest will be open for submissions from 15 June – 1 September, and we want you to send us your best shots. Click here for more.
Canada Army Run: less than three months to go
OTTAWA - There are less than three months left before the 10th edition of the Canada Army Run, taking place on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Click here for more.
Golf for the Cure on July 20
The Petawawa Golf Club Ladies’ Division invites women of all skill levels to join them on July 20 for Golf for the Cure. Money raised from the event will go towards breast cancer research. Click here for more.
PMFRC 2017 Summer Kick-off Block Party attracts hundreds
Close to 500 people in the community came out on June 17 to attend the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) Summer Kick-off Block Party. Click here for more.
Petawawa Home Fires
Corporal Véronique Gagnon’s partner is a corporal with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) and it isn’t uncommon for one to be deployed, in training or off in the field while the other has to remain at home. Click here for more.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its been such a beautiful and happy week for me and I would like to thank everyone for a great birthday week. It’s not everyday that a person turns the big 70 years and I must say, I am very blessed in my life. The trip to Niagara and the surrounding area was a fun week and I got to see all of the sights. Click here for more.
News from the Petawawa Legion
Barbecue this Friday is chicken, hamburgers and foot long hot dogs. We serve from 4:30-6 p.m. in the downstairs lounge. Open to everyone so bring the family. Next week is t-bone steak. Click here for more.
July 6, 2017
Change of Command - 4 CDSB Corporate Services
On June 15, 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa Corporate Services changed its branch head from Major Ryan McClement to Major Alicia Saucier. Click here for more.
Change of Command - 4 CDSB Personnel Services
The 4th Canadian Division Support Base Personnel Services (4 CDSB Pers Srvs) held its Change of Command ceremony on June 16 at the Garrison Petawawa Military Museums. Click here for more.
Change of Command - 4 CDSG Signal Squadron
The 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron (4 CDSG Sig Sqn) welcomed new leadership with outgoing Commanding Officer Major Howard Yu passing the torch to Major Christian Beaulieu. Click here for more.
Change of Command - 4 CDSB Operations Services
4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services (4 CDSB Ops Svcs) held a Change of Command ceremony June 26 at the All Ranks Service Club. Click here for more.