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Tag: International – Stories from abroad and working with allies

Latvia, Canada will stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ at Army Run

– Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s military presence in Latvia, where troops are supporting NATO deterrence efforts in Eastern Europe, is a relatively recent development. However, the two nations enjoy a number of much older, and very deep, connections.

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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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Canadian Armed Forces team crosses the finish line at the 2017 Nijmegen Marches

– More than 200 Canadian Armed Forces members from across the country participated in the 101st annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in the Netherlands from July 18-21.

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Canadians at the vanguard of the Italian Campaign

– Ottawa, Ontario — The fight to liberate Italy was the longest of Canada’s many Second World War campaigns and, while our troops would play an invaluable part in its eventual success, they would find themselves deployed elsewhere before its conclusion.

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Canadian is first female infantry officer to lead Queen’s Guard

– London, England — A Canadian Army (CA) officer who on June 26, 2017 became the first woman infantry officer to serve in the role of Captain of the Queen’s Guard is calling the experience a privilege.

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RCAF concludes Exercise Maple Flag 50

– News Article / June 26, 2017 From the Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Maple Flag 50, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s largest and most complex international training event of the year, concluded June 23, 2017, at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. The exercise began on May 29 and brought together nearly 1,600 Canadian Armed Forces …

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France’s newest tactical aircraft participates in Exercise Maple Flag 50

– News Article / June 26, 2017 By Second Lieutenant Camille Dolphin The Équipe de Marque Avion de Transport Tactique (EM ATT), France’s tactical transport aircraft trials team, came to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, during Exercise Maple Flag 50, accompanied by their brand new Airbus A400M Atlas. The French have participated in Exercise Maple Flag for …

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An evolution of community service: How the Bold Eagle program became a success

– Wainwright, Alberta — Every summer, approximately 100 young people from across western Canada undergo six weeks of rigorous training as they complete their Basic Military Qualification through Bold Eagle, the Canadian Army’s (CA’s) development program dedicated to Indigenous youth.

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Canadian combat engineers make a home for NATO battlegroup in Latvia

– By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs Ādaži, Latvia — The Canadian Army (CA) is working with Latvian colleagues to ensure a NATO enhanced Forward Presence multinational battlegroup (BG) in Latvia will have comfortable living conditions when they arrive before year-end. This work is just one component of Operation REASSURANCE (Op REASSURANCE), Canada’s contribution to ongoing, …

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RCAF Run – desert style!

– News Article / June 16, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. Kuwait On May 19, 2017, more than 60 Canadian Armed Forces members deployed to Kuwait on Operation Impact laced up their running shoes and competed in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Run – desert style. Having three, …

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