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  1. When one door closes...

    After five years, I've finished one journey and am beginning another. Saturday was my last day of training with the cadet program, and today marked my enrollment to the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve (Army).

    No doubt it's a jarring transition going from C/CWO to Pte. (R), but it's one I'm hoping to make the best of (at least now I'll be consistently able to pay tuition!). Looking forward to the new challenges, hopefully my time with cadets will have served to help me in that ...
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  2. One More Year Down the Road

    It's now been three years since I joined cadets. I never imagined coming this far. When I joined cadets, it was based on two things: my desire to bring myself closer to a military style of life and the need for community service hours. Later, being perhaps a tad pessimistic in my own potential, I made my biggest goal to be a Sergeant. Now I've achieved that goal, but so much has changed.

    First of all, being accepted onto Fullbore Phase I last summer was something that I could have ...
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  3. Another Year Coming to an End

    As the years go by, I like to look back and consider what I've done as an individual and as a cadet. Sort of a memoir in order to keep the memories safe, and there are memories-a-plenty for that.

    Let's begin with year one. I joined cadets the second week of September 2011 and began my training. However, having joined at the age of 13, and turning 14 in December, I was allowed to skip the majority of my Green Star training and move right onto Red Star. I tried for the corps's marksmanship ...
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  4. A Busy Year Ahead of Us

    2010-2011 was my first year in the cadet program, and I must say, I loved it. From drill to parading to field training to summer camp, it was all great. Sure, there's always those times when you're not feeling so awesome, whether it be your own mistakes or those of others, but once you forget those times all suddenly becomes well. I never imagined a youth organization, funded by the government or not, could be so fun. Strict rules and regulations ruining all the fun always come to mind immediately ...
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