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This podcast is for and about soldiers of the Canadian Army. Its primary goal is to provide them with useful information through thoughtful and open discussions that reflect their mutual interests and concerns. Though soldiers are our primary audience, the topics covered on this podcast should be relevant to anyone who supports our soldiers or who has an interest in Canadian military matters.

This podcast is for and about soldiers of the Canadian Army. Its primary goal is to provide them with useful information through thoughtful and open discussions that reflect their mutual interests and concerns. Though soldiers are our primary audience, the topics covered on this podcast should be relevant to anyone who supports our soldiers or who has an interest in Canadian military matters.

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This podcast is for and about soldiers of the Canadian Army. Its primary goal is to provide them with useful information through thoughtful and open discussions that reflect their mutual interests and concerns. Though soldiers are our primary audience, the topics covered on this podcast should be relevant to anyone who supports our soldiers or who has an interest in Canadian military matters.

Language:

English


Episodes

Podcast Extra | Fall Schedule

8/8/2021
Captain Orton gives an update on what our listeners can expect to hear in upcoming episodes and announces a small break in our release schedule. Find out more about the podcast: Information about the Canadian Army Podcast Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also, don’t hesitate to ask Captain Orton a question! Here is the contact info for the podcast: armyconnect-connectionarmee@forces.gc.ca About our host: Capt Adam...

Duration:00:00:53

The Digital Army

8/6/2021
The Army has lots of computers that are used to collect, store and analyze a great deal of data. How to do that more efficiently and effectively to help our soldiers do their jobs in a better way is the goal of the Army Digitization Project. Our two guests tell us all about how that’s going to work. Find out more about being a data analyst: https://simba.withyouwithme.com/go/canadian-army Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments....

Duration:00:23:44

Major Changes to Training

7/20/2021
Two training requirements have been removed for many soldiers. Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Chartrand from the Combat Training Centre explains why, and the impact it will have on the Army. You can read about the details of the changes in CANFORGEN 72/21 which is available on the DWAN (Defence Team Intranet). Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also, don’t hesitate to ask Captain Orton a question! Here is the contact info for the...

Duration:00:19:25

The Last Frontier | A Northern Posting (S2 E11)

6/23/2021
Warrant Officer Maxime Richard is the Operations and Training Warrant with the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in Yellowknife. Find out what he thinks about his northern exposure and the many things he has learned about surviving and thriving in the North. 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also,...

Duration:00:21:02

Combat Divers (S2 E10)

6/2/2021
Combat Divers are Combat Engineers with specialized underwater training. Captain Connor Hunerfauth from the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) tells us about the challenging nature of their work. CFSME is part of the Combat Training Centre in Gagetown. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also, don’t hesitate to...

Duration:00:15:55

U.S. Army Exchange Officer (S2 E9)

5/19/2021
Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Howard is a member of the Unites States Army who’s been serving at Canadian Army headquarters as an exchange officer. He compares and contrasts how things are done between American and Canadian armies, and tells some interesting stories from his own career. Find out more about the United States Army. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us...

Duration:00:29:39

In the Reserves: One soldier's story (S2 E8)

5/5/2021
Corporal Daniel Kwon, from The Queen's York Rangers in Toronto, shares his experiences serving in the Canadian Army Reserve, what he’s learned and how it is helping him with his schooling and career path. We’ll also hear how the Full-Time Summer Employment program benefits Reservists in their first few years of service. Find out more about Full-Time Summer Employment The Queen's York Rangers If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a...

Duration:00:17:20

Electronic Warfare (S2 E7)

4/14/2021
Warrant Officer Chris Price, with the 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment, based in Kingston, Ontario, tells us about the many cool things the soldiers in his trade do. If you like computers, cutting edge technology and enjoy the strategy and tactics of online war gaming, you’ll like what he has to say. Find out more about the 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas...

Duration:00:19:28

Assault Pioneers (S2 E6)

3/31/2021
Lieutenant Angus Newton of The Princess Louise Fusiliers is an Assault Pioneer Course Officer. He talks about how Assault Pioneers help the infantry achieve its mission, using everything from explosives to chainsaws. The Princess Louise Fusiliers is part of 36 Canadian Brigade Group, headquartered in Halifax. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us...

Duration:00:14:57

Arctic Training (S2 E5)

3/17/2021
Captain Carl Pelletier of 35 Canadian Brigade Group has a passion for training and operating in Canada’s harsh Arctic climate. He tells us all about his experiences with the Arctic Response Company Group, the Canadian Rangers and Inuit communities. 35 Canadian Brigade Group is based in Quebec City and is part of the Canadian Army’s 2nd Canadian Division. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas...

Duration:00:20:05

Operation UNIFIER (S2 E4)

3/3/2021
Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer is the current commander of the Canadian troops deployed on Op UNIFIER. She tells us about the challenges and rewards involved in an overseas mission during a global pandemic and talks about the important contributions our soldiers are making. Find out more about Operation UNIFIER: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/operations/military-operations/current-operations/operation-unifier.html If you like what you hear, please subscribe,...

Duration:00:15:51

Special Forces | CANSOFCOM (S2 E3)

2/17/2021
Can you imagine a career in the Special Forces? Captain Orton speaks with “Marek”, who has many years’ experience deploying around the globe with the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, aka CANSOFCOM. You may be surprised how much opportunity there is for ALL members of the Canadian Armed Forces. If want to know more about CANSOFCOM, listen in! If you want to join, this is the episode for you! Find out more about CANSOFCOM here:...

Duration:00:16:11

Training to Deploy | Peace Support Training Centre (S2 E2)

1/27/2021
Our guest is LCol Véronique Gervais, Commandant of the Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC). That’s where soldiers, members of other government organizations and even foreign military members learn what they need to know for a successful overseas deployment. PSTC covers a wide variety of topics, from Civil-Military Cooperation to Psychological Operations to learning about cultural norms and more. Find out more about the Peace Support Training Centre...

Duration:00:16:19

Do the Right Thing on Social Media (S2 E1)

1/6/2021
We'll hear about dos and don'ts plus examples of online best practices from Dan Le Bouthillier, head of media operations for the Department of National Defence. Find out why our military members must meet a requirement of high standards set out for them. Find out more about Canadian Army Order 11-82 Hateful Conduct: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/assets/ARMY_Internet/docs/en/national/2020-09-hateful-conduct-with-annexes.pdf If you like what you hear, please subscribe and share this...

Duration:00:31:47

One Corporal’s Journey (S1 E15)

12/22/2020
Cpl Morgan LeBlanc started out in the Canadian Army as a Cougar gunner in a reserve armoured unit. He then went regular force infantry with 2 PPCLI in Shilo. That eventually included successfully completing the U.S. Army’s Ranger course. Now he has his dream job as the “Peter Parker" of the Infantry School in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Find out more about the Combat Training Centre https://army.gc.ca/en/ctc/index.page If you like what you hear, please subscribe and share this podcast with...

Duration:00:21:40

A Career in the Artillery (S1 E14)

12/9/2020
Colonel Marie-Christine Harvey talks about her time as a forward observer working with gun crews, her tours in Bosnia and Afghanistan as well as her various leadership experiences in the artillery trade and in the Army. Find out more about an Artillery Officer career: https://forces.ca/en/career/artillery-officer/ At 2:40 Colonel Harvey intended to say “Headquarters and Services” rather than “Headquarters and Sigs”. FOO - Forward Observation Officer (Guns) JTAC - Joint Terminal Attack...

Duration:00:16:07

Junior Army Officers (S1 E13)

11/23/2020
From the recruiting office to military college to basic training and first postings, the life of a young Army officer is always evolving, sometimes in ways they didn’t or couldn’t have expected. 2Lt Michelle Evans tell us her story – up to now. Find out more about joining the Army at: http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/en/jobs-careers/index.page If you like what you hear, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends. Send us your feedback and your suggestions for podcast...

Duration:00:16:45

National Silver Cross Mother (S1 E12)

10/30/2020
Reine Sampson Dawe tells us about her military family, with all four sons having served in uniform, and one lost in Afghanistan. She also reminds us why it is important to remember the sacrifice of our soldiers throughout the year and not just during Veterans’ Week. Additional information about our guest: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/books/silver/2019 If you like what you hear, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends. Send us your feedback and your...

Duration:00:19:55

Get Out and Ruck March! (S1 E11)

9/9/2020
These soldiers get together on weekends to hike a number of kilometres of country side, with well-filled rucksacks on their backs. They call their group Get Out and Ruck! Cpl Dan Lebel, from 33 Service Battalion, is the soldier who got the whole thing going. He’s our podcast guest this week. Find out more about Get Out and Ruck! on their Facebook page. If you like what you hear, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends. Send us your feedback and your suggestions for...

Duration:00:19:22

The Role of the Chaplain (S1 E10)

8/26/2020
Major Richard Bastien talks about the often challenging but always rewarding work that Army Chaplains do. He’s the staff officer to the Canadian Army Chaplain. Major Bastien shares the knowledge and insights he’s gained over his years of providing care and guidance to our troops. If you like what you hear, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends. Send us your feedback and your suggestions for podcast topics! E-mail: armyconnect-connectionarmee@forces.gc.ca Host: Lt Adam...

Duration:00:27:11