Merry Christmas 2016

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  On this the final RED FRIDAY before Christmas 2016, I wish MERRY CHRISTMAS To  all allied troops wherever they may be serving. Also to their families who will not have Dad, Mom, Son, Daughter,  sister or brother near them  at this season of celebration.

A Very Merry Christmas to one and all 2016

No Matter where they serve Soldiers remember home and Loved ones.

 This letter from a fellow Veteran and old  friend.

Coffee chat 7142. Have you ever been away and missed your child’s birthday or your spouse’s? Have you actually missed the birth of one of your children? Have you been away for more anniversaries than you’ve been home? Have you missed Christmas with your family because you were on the other side of the world? Have you missed more holidays than you care to count? Have you missed your children’s first words, first steps, first days of school? if you said no to any of the above, then you were probably never in the Canadian Forces.
The soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Canadian Forces are on call every day 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Most of them have missed a number of the above. Yes it’s their job, it’s what they get paid for, but did you ever stop and think they do it for you? It’s because of them we enjoy the freedoms that we have.
The next time you see a member of the Canadian Forces, it might be nice to say Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays or maybe just thank you

This story warms my heart no matter how many times I view it. The actions of one man, a young pilot certainly helped some young victims of WW2 enjoy candy, some for the first time in their lives. Narrated by Tom Brokaw . This shows that soldiers do care for others.

https://youtu.be/Hjz8yu5MWC0

A Christmas Message from the CDS…………

For Immediate Release:

The Department of the Defense issued orders today to COL S. Clause, recalling him to active duty, with a report date of 24 Dec 16.

A reservist with 1,742 years of service, the airborne soldier specializes in vertical delivery of high-value items. He is airborne and air assault qualified. He is also a Public Affairs Specialist.

Also recalled were Lt-Col Dasher, CWO Dancer, MWO Prancer, Maj. Vixen, Maj Comet, Chaplain (Lt-Col) Cupid, Sgt Donner, and PO1 Blitzen, an Individual Augmentee from the Naval Reserve, assigned to the Army. 2Lt Rudolph is also authorized to report for duty; however, he must first successfully complete Land Nav training, which he has failed three times.

Although the above troops are on orders for only 24 hours, it is anticipated they will submit a travel claim for 24,901 miles at .56/mile, using a POV. Suitable Government transportation is not available.

As a special operations unit, each member is granted a high level of uniform flexibility, as well as relaxed grooming standards. Per diem has been modified to include large quantities of hot cocoa and cookies.

P.S. – Let’s ALL remember the men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces, as they serve in faraway lands during this Christmas Season.

Thank You.

General J.H. “Jon” Vance, CMM, MSC, CD
Chief of Defense Staff

 Last but not least today    > > > > >> > >  Minister of Defense cares for our troops> > > >> >

                                                       This Card says it all

Nil Sine Labore
Robby

 

 

 

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