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Liberating potential: Sailors and young women inspire one another in West Africa

– On February 23, 2019, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Shawinigan entered the Port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Within an hour, crews departed for an event in the local community that, for many, would turn out to be a career high-point.

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Candidates wanted for the Clearance Diver occupation

– Canadian Armed Forces members interested in becoming Clearance Divers will be able to learn more during information sessions at bases and wings across Canada near the end of February and during March 2019.

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Design unveiled for the future Canadian Surface Combatants

– On February 8, the Government of Canada unveiled the selected design and design team for the Canadian Surface Combatants. This marks another important step towards the construction of Canada’s future warships.

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HMCS Regina departs for deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions

– HMCS Regina, accompanied by Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix, departed its homeport of Esquimalt February 6, 2019 for a deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

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Halifax-class frigates to get radar upgrade

– The contract, awarded to Saab Microwave Canada, supports naval operators by providing them with modern and efficient equipment so they can continue to defend Canada’s coasts and protect our ships and our sailors, while helping to bolster our Navy across its fleets.

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HMCS Edmonton breaks record of total illicit substance disruption on Operation CARIBBE

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton disrupted an estimated 758 kilograms of cocaine from a suspected smuggling vessel during her fourth disruption, mid-November while deployed on Operation CARIBBE. This disruption breaks the ship’s record for total seizures and amount of contraband disrupted.

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Logisticians celebrate their 50th anniversary

– The Canadian Forces Logistics Branch is now the Royal Canadian Logistics Service. It received the new designation from the governor general during the 50th anniversary parade held on Parliament Hill.

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CAF Story | Diversity is a Strength for the Forces

– My name is Lieutenant-Commander Desmond James. I’m a member of the Royal Canadian Navy…

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Canadian Armed Forces participating in RIMPAC 2018

– Over 1000 Canadian sailors, soldiers and aviators are set to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). The world’s largest international maritime exercise takes place June 27 to August 2, 2018 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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HMCS Vancouver visits Singapore during Operation PROJECTION

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver visited Changi Naval Base, Singapore during Operation PROJECTION Asia-Pacific from May 16 to 23, 2018. In Singapore, the crew encountered pristine cityscapes and urban beauty. This island city state takes its appearance very seriously, and it showed.

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