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Canadian troops in Bahrain bust drug runners on the ‘hash highway’

– MANAMA, Bahrain — Zeroing in on a small fishing dhow loaded with heroin in 2 million square miles of ocean is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but a crew of mostly Canadian troops has helped find six in the past two months, hauling in nearly 16 tons of illicit drugs.

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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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Sailor up for CISM Athlete of the Year Award

– AB Yvette Yong has been a rising star in the world of military sports and martial arts. She brought home the gold in the 2018 Pan American Taekwondo Championships where she represented the Canadian Armed Forces, and was ranked number one in the world in women’s fin weight category.

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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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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 St. John’s participated in the largest military exercise in Europe

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s, along with other members of Standing NATO Maritime Group One, participated in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18 off the Northwest Coast of Scotland from April 23 to May 3, 2018.

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HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton get three drug busts in two weeks on Operation CARIBBE

– The Canadian Armed Forces has contributed to the seizure of more than 85 tonnes of cocaine since Operation CARIBBE commenced in 2006 with the United States Joint Interagency Task Force South.

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Moncton native shares his experience in West Africa with the RCN

– Leading Seaman Robert Bourque, a native of Moncton, N.B., has been deployed to West Africa in HMCS Summerside since January 26, 2018 as part of Operation PROJECTION.

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Reservists experience POSEIDON CUTLASS 17 on HMCS Ottawa

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Ottawa will return shortly to Esquimalt after POSEIDON CUTLASS 17, a five-month deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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Clearance divers head to Caribbean

– By Peter Mallett Two diving personnel from Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) are heading to the Caribbean at the end of May to take part in international military diving exercises off the waters of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Divers will deploy May 27 for the 2017 edition of Exercise TRADEWINDS. They will rendezvous with 10 …

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