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  • 02 Dec 2023

    Zappa searching for a hidden object in the aircraft intake

    On a beautiful Sunday in September, several members of the Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue came out to the Canadian Forces Fire and CBRN Academy (CFFCA) training area to hone their skills and to prepare two of their canine members for their upcoming certifications....

  • 27 Nov 2023

    Photo 1 - Elves working in Santa's workshop // Lutins travaillant dans l'atelier du Père Noël

    This year's Sapper Claus marks the tenth anniversary of this programme.  In those ten years, the CMEA has shipped Christmas greetings and gifts to over 1,400 Engineers serving on deployment or in the far north over the holiday season away from family and friends. 


  • 27 Nov 2023

    85-year old Gino Farnetti-Bragaglia with Colonel Tony Battista (Ret'd) in the town of Torrice overlooking the Liri Valley.

    This is a story about the compassion and sensitivity shown by Canadian soldiers in the horror of war in Italy. It starts just after the battles of Monte Cassino and the Liri Valley when a small orphan named Gino was found hiding in the rubble of his village overlooking the...

  • 22 Nov 2023

    Master Corporal Alexis Russelo (centre) presents a 1 Combat Engineer Regiment certificate to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Don White (right) alongside Past President Fox Creek Branch 280 and District 1 AB/NWT Commander Lisa Peterson (left). Photo by Capt Kyle Ho, Real Property Operations Unit (West)

    Article by Capt Kyle Ho, Real Property Operations Unit (West)

    Friendship forged fighting fires on Op LENTUS

    On Nov. 11, Canadians gather to recognize and acknowledge those who have sacrificed so we can enjoy our peace and freedom.


  • 22 Nov 2023

    CMEA Crest

    All of the presentations from our Professional Development Day will be made avaiable on this site over the next few days.  Please check back.

  • 18 Nov 2023

    (L-R):MLA Moose Jaw North, Hon. Tim McLeod, QPJM Recipient, WO Brian White, and WO White’s spouse, Amanda Johnston.  Photo by: Capt Pavlo Besedin

    Article by Capt Pavlo Besedin, Real Property Operations Unit (West)  with contributions from Carla Forester, 15 Wing

    RP Ops Det Moose Jaw Sargeant Major - WO Brian White is the newest recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum...

  • 16 Nov 2023

    Major Ralph De Coste (Ret'd) speaking with Park Minshik, Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs

    On 11 November this year, the Korean Government's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs held their annual Turn Toward Busan Ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan.. The commemoration involved 70 UN veterans and family members including...

  • 15 Nov 2023

  • 12 Nov 2023

    Save the Dates!

    The CMEA will hold a National Conference in Ottawa on 22 and 23 November at the Novotel in downtown Ottawa. The Conference includes a full professional development day featuring a wide range of presenters and moderators covering topics of interest to military engineers....

  • 08 Nov 2023

    This article was originally posted on 24 September 2023.  As the survey it closes on 1 December 2023, for those veterans 55 and over, who would like to take part in a research project.  See details below.

    The University of Ottawa and the Perley Health Centre of...


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