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Major Changes to Training

Significant changes have been made to training in the Army. These changes apply to both the Regular and Reserve Forces.

The Last Frontier | A Northern Posting (S2 E11)

What's life like for a soldier who is posted North of Sixty? In this episode, Captain Orton brings you stories from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and the land that stretches beyond it.

Combat Divers (S2 E10)

If falling backwards in full diving gear off a boat speeding down a cold river sounds like fun to you, maybe you should consider becoming a Combat Diver. Listen in to learn about the many different tasks Combat Divers perform.

U.S. Army Exchange Officer (S2 E9)

Exchange officers are sent to serve a tour of duty with another country’s military. The Canadian Army both sends and receives a number of these officers each year. We speak with one from the United States Army to find out about his experiences as an exchange officer in Canada and also what his training and career has been like in the USA.

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

What’s it like to be a young Reservist? We’ll hear from a member who’s living that experience. He’ll also tell us how a summer program was helpful to both his personal and professional development and his pocketbook.

Electronic Warfare (S2 E7)

Using computerized jujitsu to turn an enemy’s communications against them, tracking their troops with the scantiest of signals, it’s all part of the world of electronic warfare. INVENI ET USURPA or FIND AND EXPLOIT this podcast!

Assault Pioneers (S2 E6)

Assault Pioneers are sometimes informally referred to as Lumberjack Commandos. They have a set of skills that were part of the Army's capabilities a couple of decades ago. And now, those skills have been brought back and assigned to both the Regular and Reserve Force. What do Assault Pioneers do and how are they trained? That's the subject of this episode.

Arctic Training (S2 E5)

Soldiers in Canada’s Arctic face special challenges of climate and geography that affect operations, supply chains – let alone the ability to just actually survive. Members of the Arctic Response Company Group regularly train to overcome those challenges.

Operation UNIFIER (S2 E4)

Canadian soldiers continue to be deployed on a number of international operations, including Operation UNIFIER. Op UNIFIER is the Canadian contribution to a multi-national effort to provide military training and capacity-building in Ukraine.

Special Forces | CANSOFCOM (S2 E3)

Soldiers covertly stacking up against walls in the dead of night, breaching doors, while wearing night vision goggles and pointing lasers at their targets – that’s what comes to mind when thinking about the Special Forces. There is a lot more to the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command. BREACHER UP!

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

When our soldiers prepare to deploy to places such as Mali, Congo or Sudan, they go for training at the Canadian Army’s Peace Support Training Centre which is headquartered in Kingston, Ontario. Join us for a discussion about what PSTC has to offer to Canadian Armed Forces members.

Do the Right Thing on Social Media (S2 E1)

Host Captain Adam Orton and his guest have a frank discussion about social media etiquette and how to stay out of trouble.

One Corporal’s Journey (S1 E15)

From armoured to U.S. Ranger trainee to photographer, Cpl Morgan LeBlanc has had an interesting time in uniform. He tells us all about it.

A Career in the Artillery (S1 E14)

Colonel Marie-Christine Harvey has spent most of her 24 year career in uniform working in the artillery trade. Currently, she is G3 head of operations at Army Headquarters. She tells us why the artillery is a challenging but rewarding career choice that prepares you for virtually any task.

Junior Army Officers (S1 E13)

So you decide to join the Army and become a junior officer. What’s that like? Is it what you thought it would be? We find out from one young soldier’s perspective. 2Lt Michelle Evans is our guest.

National Silver Cross Mother (S1 E12)

Each year, from among those who have lost a son or daughter during active military operations, the Canadian Legion selects a National Silver Cross Mother. Reine Sampson Dawe, the 2019 National Silver Cross Mother, is our podcast guest.

Get Out and Ruck March! (S1 E11)

Soldier first is a term we throw around a lot, but are you willing to throw on a ruck and go for a walk “for fun” after the day’s training is over? For more than 3000 military members, the answer is “yes!”

The Role of the Chaplain (S1 E10)

“Go tell it to the padre“, is something many soldiers have heard over the course of their career at some point. The role of chaplains in the Canadian Army is a simple, yet at the same time, often complex one that has helped many soldiers through difficult times.

Marksmanship: Soldier Shooting Skills (S1 E9)

A soldier who has demonstrated his superior marksmanship at the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration talks about what’s involved in training for this level of success and how he passes along his skills to other soldiers in his unit.

Canada Army Run Virtual 2020 (S1 E8)

For the past 13 years, Canada Army Run has taken place every September on the streets of Ottawa. This year, it’s virtual and taking place everywhere runners want to participate.    We have three guests to talk about this: Col Nickolas Roby, Director, Canadian Army Personnel Management; Sgt Amélie Eldaoud, Canadian Army Sergeant Major’s Military Assistant; who are both in Ottawa, and in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, MCpl (Ret) Étienne Aubé, representing Soldier On.

Combat Team Commander's Course (S1 E7)

The Tactics School's outgoing Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Christian Caron talks about the Combat Team Commander's Course.

Our Podcast, Explained! (S1 E6)

We turn the tables on host Lt Adam Orton to find out more about him and about our podcast. Patricia Sztompka from Canadian Army Headquarters is the one asking Adam the questions in this episode.

Restarting Individual Training (S1 E5)

Individual training is about to restart in the Canadian Army. Here to tell us how that will happen is Colonel Cayle Oberwarth, Commander of the Combat Training Centre and the Army Individual Training Authority.

Canadian Army Podcast Extra (S1 E4)

Host Lieutenant Adam Orton talks about upcoming show ideas and thanks listeners for their support.

On the COVID-19 Frontlines (S1 E3)

Sergeant Brigitte O’Driscoll, The Royal Montreal Regiment, talks about her experiences as 2IC of a team working in a Montreal long-term care facility.

“The New Abnormal” during the COVID-19 Emergency with the Canadian Army Commander (S1 E2)

Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, Commander Canadian Army, talks about the Canadian Army's posture during the COVID-19 emergency and the launch of the Canadian Army Podcast.

Canadian Army Podcast Trailer

Listen up troops and put your helmets on! We are developing a Canadian Army podcast. It will be for and all about our soldiers. Stay tuned for more episodes!

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