His­tory of Cana­dian Forces Sup­port Unit (Ot­tawa)

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While the fun­da­men­tal role of the Cana­dian Armed Forces (CAF) is to fight, there are many other el­e­ments which are es­sen­tial to the suc­cess­ful con­duct of op­er­a­tions. Pro­vid­ing train­ing, equip­ment and sup­plies, ad­min­is­tra­tive and fi­nan­cial ser­vices, and en­sur­ing the phys­i­cal and men­tal health and well-be­ing of CAF mem­bers and their fam­i­lies are all ac­tiv­i­ties which are quintessen­tially im­por­tant to the func­tion­ing of the CAF. And though they are des­ig­nated as sup­port roles, these are the back­bone of any mil­i­tary. In the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion, the CAF mem­bers who per­form these en­abler func­tions are with Cana­dian Forces Sup­port Unit (Ot­tawa) (CFSU(O)), the se­cond-largest mil­i­tary com­mu­nity in Canada. In or­der to fully un­der­stand the cur­rent struc­ture and func­tion of CFSU(O), it is es­sen­tial to be­come fa­mil­iar with the ma­jor events and move­ments that led to its cre­ation. CFSU(O)’s his­tory is closely in­ter­wo­ven with the his­to­ries of Cana­dian Forces Bases (CFB) Rock­cliffe and Up­lands as well as the stream­lin­ing and down­siz­ing pro­cesses that have oc­curred in the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion (NCR).

CFB/ BFC Up­lands

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