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Tag: <span>Operations & Exercises</span>

RCAF space operators certified and awarded space wings in the U.S.

– For the first time ever, RCAF space operators working in the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California have been certified and formally awarded the U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge.

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Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT 19: Diving in the High Arctic

– Clearance Divers, Combat Divers and Port Inspection Divers from across Canada are currently participating in Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT 19 in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, until April 1, 2019. They are diving in the glacial waters of northern Canada with colleagues and military divers from France, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

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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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Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2019: Combat Divers celebrate 40 years of international partnership

– This past February, Combat Divers from all four Canadian Combat Dive Teams deployed to Cultus Lake, B.C., where they met with divers from Germany, Holland, the U.K., and the U.S. to participate in a training event that has been running since 1979.

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56 new police vehicles for the Ukrainian Military Police

– On Sunday March 17th, 2019, the parade square of the 25th Military Law and Order Service (MLOS) Training Centre saw a new formation – 56 police vehicles formed around the perimeter, each with lights flashing and newly emblazoned crests of the MLOS.

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St. John’s native shares medical knowledge in West Africa

– Lt(N) Morrow hails from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and completed his medical training in 2018. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) shortly thereafter. Mere months into his career, he was selected to join HMCS Kingston and deploy to West Africa…

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Search for two people onboard missing helicopter concludes

– The search for two people onboard a helicopter that went missing between Sudbury and Kapuskasing, Ontario, ended with the discovery of their aircraft on March 11, 2019. Unfortunately, when RCAF SAR techs arrived at the crash site, Jody and Nicole Blais were found without vital signs.

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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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Combat engineers from 5 CER train Ukrainian Armed Forces members in explosive device disposal

– Major Samantha Laplante is in command of the engineering training group in Ukraine. She and her team are laying the foundation for vital training to neutralize explosives used by the Ukrainian military.

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Medics return from Op IMPACT deployment in Iraq

– Six members of the 5 Field Ambulance are back home after a six‑month deployment as part of the Canadian Role 2 medical facility (hospital) in northern Iraq in support of Operation IMPACT.

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