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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

“A stupid idea”: father and son circle the globe by helicopter

– All kinds of military aircraft come and go from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta., but on August 9 a civilian helicopter on an impressive mission stopped for a visit.

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Interim AOR unveiled at ceremony in Quebec

– The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) interim Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship was unveiled to the public in its nearly-completed state during an open house at Davie Shipbuilding’s Quebec shipyard on July 21, 2017.

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Thousands attend CFB Valcartier open house

– Members of the 5th Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group (CMBG) organized an open house recently at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Que., to acquaint visitors with the military and all the interesting things it does.

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442 Squadron gets a hands-on look at new fixed wing search and rescue aircraft

– Members of 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron hosted a much anticipated guest on their ramp at 19 Wing Comox, B.C., in July: an Airbus C-295M crewed by the Brazilian Air Forceand Airbus Defense and Space Test Aircrew.

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Stad Band member has long history with the Nova Scotia Tattoo

– The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has been a yearly attraction in Halifax for nearly 40 years, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Raef Wilson has been there almost every step of the way.

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Invictus athlete uses archery to combat mental illness

– With the Invictus Games just around the corner, Sergeant Kristopher Vaughan says he’s wasting no time when it comes to preparing. Currently serving at Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Sgt Vaughan will compete in the archery division of the games.

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Uncommon art creates buzz at war memorial

– The newest project by artist Jessica Lynn Wiebe involved filling and stacking 550 sandbags around the First and Second World War monuments at the Acadia War Memorial in Wolfville, N.S.

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Fired up in Barrie: the Barrie Air Show

– Have you ever felt the rumble of a CF-18s afterburners in your chest? Well, after the Illuminate Barrie Kickoff Air Show on June 28, many local residents can describe that thrilling feeling.

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Police dog and handler leaving Petawawa

– The only military police dog in the Canadian Armed Forces is leaving Garrison Petawawa for Halifax with his handler. Sergeant Justin Caron and Vimy have had a huge impact in the area.

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Military Police, Brandon Police Benefit from Joint Training Exercise

– CFB Shilo: Shilo Stag As part of the base’s force protection and security exercise, Canadian Forces Base Shilo Military Police and the local Brandon Police Service handled a simulation dealing with an active shooter and hostage taking. This unique training opportunity between the military and civilian police services was a tremendous benefit to everyone, according …

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