TABLE OF CONTENTS 2013 issue 4

VAdm Mark Norman
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, has taken the wheel during a time of renewed fiscal restraint. How will these priorities affect readiness throughout the fleet?

BGen Jean-Robert Bernier
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Director General of the Health Services Group speaks about the Road to Mental Readiness and other initiatives.

BY GEN WALT NATYNCZYK

As a wartime leader, the former Chief of the Defence Staff took a special interest in the psychological well-being of the soldiers under his command and their families. He shares his personal perspective.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Thinking back on the B-17 and commemorating the combat sacrifices of WWII's Mighty 8th.

BY IAN PARKER

For five years, the defence community has looked to the Canada First Defence Strategy (CFDS) for direction. Today, in a greatly changed world, it may be time to change the CFDS as well.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

With major acquisitions slated for the years ahead, some challenges to the assumptions underlying the Jenkins Report on Canadian defence requirements and industrial capability.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Should Canada make defence decisions based on the military’s perceived requirements, or should key national interests dictate what the military needs?

BY STEPHANE GRENIER

A Canadian Forces veteran and PTSD sufferer himself, LCol (retd) Grenier has pioneered new ways to help soldiers and civilians to cope with Operational Stress Injuries.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Is history about to happen while we’re looking the other way? Don't forget, every decade can be decisive.

BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

In Afghanistan, reservists fought shoulder to shoulder with Regular Force soldiers. Why does the system treat them differently when they return to Canada?

BY BETHAN NODWELL

Far from ‘invisible’, the signs of PTSD can be clear to a trained professional. Research reveals a new range of treatments for this complicated and subtle injury.

BY LOU PARADISE

Combating PTSD: Military veterans and their options.

BY JULIAN FANTINO

Just one homeless Veteran on the streets is one too many, and while we are dedicated to helping provide a smooth transition from military to civilian life for our brave men and women who have served, we know that some former service personnel find themselves homeless in their civilian lives.

BY RICHARD BRAY

After a decade of combat in Afghanistan, some Canadian veterans who suffered psychological injuries are still fighting to get the help they need to recover.

BY BETHAN NODWELL

Looking into the present and future of Naval capabilities and technologies.

INNOVATION

Canadian troops report for business transitioning.