TABLE OF CONTENTS 2009 issue 4

BY JAMES CARELESS

The Russian military is one of the largest military establishments in the world today, but in dire need of modernization and social reform.

BY LAURIE HAWN

MP from Edmonton Centre joins members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group as they trek from Victoria, BC to Churchill, Manitoba.

BY TIM DUNNE

The history of Afghanistan must be taken into account in any peace planning.

BY ROBERT DAY

Quick synopsis of international defence equipment plans.

BY MARK LAROCHE

Military monuments represent a vital part of our national memory, reminding us of the sacrifices of the men and women who took on difficult and dangerous missions to serve the cause of peace.

BY ELAINE DUMLER

Smoothing the transition back home is a common concern for both the families and returning soldiers, sailors, and air men and women. These tried-and-true suggestions may help everyone relax and enjoy being back together again.

BY MCpl JODY MITIC

MCpl Jody Mitic has been battling back after losing his legs in Afghanistan. Physical fitness has become an important part of that recovery, as he trains for the Canada Army Run in September.

BY BLAIR WATSON

Construction at CFB Shearwater is under full swing. Rebuilding and modernizing after harsh downsizing, it promises to again become an important asset of the future.

BY SGT SEAN FRASER

The Canadian Forces Small Arms Concentration (CFSAC) is an annual operational training opportunity available to members of the Canadian Forces.

BY ROBERT DAY

There is now a major debate underway among various military forces as to the appropriate caliber of rounds to be used in future conflicts.

BY JACQUELINE CHARTIER

The future of Canada’s North and the issue of Arctic sovereignty have become more pressing than ever. Joint Task Force North and 1 CRPG are tasked with overseeing this vast land. Protecting national sovereignty over the Arctic territory requires a presence at sea, in the air, and on the ground.

BY CHARLES P. GARCIA

As the military continues its overseas operations, it will need more leaders to emerge within its ranks. That’s why it is important to learn from the great leaders.