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Tag: Operations & Exercises – Current and upcoming operations, plans and exercises

HMCS Charlottetown’s embarked CH-124 Sea King helicopter reaches 100 hours of deployed flight

– Since Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 8, 2017 for Operation REASSURANCE, it has regularly participated in single-ship and task group training.

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HMCS Charlottetown had a change of command during Operation REASSURANCE

– By Lieutenant (N) Meghan Jacques, Operation REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force Unit Public Affairs Representative On Friday, September 8, 2017—one month after HMCS Charlottetown departed Halifax, N.S., for Operation REASSURANCE—command of HMCS Charlottetown was passed from Commander Jett Hutt to Commander Nathan Decicco. Cdr Decicco was previously the Executive Officer of HMCS Charlottetown. This was HMCS …

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A CAF combat engineer on his experience training Ukrainian soldiers on Operation UNIFIER

– By A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) combat engineer deployed on Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine Canada and Ukraine have maintained strong ties for decades. In the military realm, Canada most recently brought its battle-tested knowledge and training experience to Ukraine under Operation UNIFIER. I am a CAF combat engineer and have been deployed on this operation …

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Canadian Rangers paddle to complete a challenging river patrol

– Canadian Rangers from four First Nations communities in Northern Ontario have completed a challenging river patrol, travelling by canoe 300 kilometres on an historic fur trading route on the Missinaibi and Moose Rivers.

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Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets Declared Mission Ready

– The Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) Air Task Force (ATF) in Romania was certified mission ready by NATO’s Combined Air Operations Centre

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HMCS Charlottetown trains in gunnery warfare and submarine tracking in the Baltic Sea

– Last week, the training continued to intensify with the introduction of multi-ship gunnery and submarine tracking exercises in the Baltic Sea.

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Working with our partners to make the Baltic Sea safer

– Imagine being out on a warm summer day on board a recreational boat, knowing that there may be unexploded remnants from distant wars sitting on the sea floor below you.

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Canadian Team wins U.K. military medical competition

– Canadian Armed Forces members from 2 Field Ambulance, Garrison Petawawa finished first at the annual Army Medical Services Tactical Training Exercise Competition held in the United Kingdom in early July.

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There’s no “I” in “austere”: Working as a team in Canada’s North during Operation NANOOK

– The Canadian Armed Forces conducted Operation NANOOK 2017 in Nunavut and Labrador from August 14 to August 25. The importance of building relationships was central throughout the operation.

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Start of something green – the DND Aviation Fuels Program

– It’s only two little paragraphs in the Canadian General Standards Board documents on aviation turbine fuel, but these paragraphs open the door for the use of alternative fuels in Canadian Armed Forces aircraft.

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