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Tag: International – Stories from abroad and working with allies

Army represents global Canadian expertise at Exercise VIKING 18

– Exercise VIKING is a United States and Swedish Armed Forces exercise held every four years. We contributed a Canadian perspective on planning, and in turn, gained perspective on the deployment of a Peacekeeping Operations Force under a United Nations mandate.

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New school facility opens for children of Canadian Armed Forces members in Belgium

– A new school facility for children of Canadian and United Kingdom armed forces members stationed at NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Casteau, Belgium, was officially opened on October 9, 2018 by Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir James Everard.

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CAF athletes excel at World Master Athletics Championships

– Canadian Armed Forces athletes excelled at the World Master Athletics Championships held September 4-16, 2018, in Malaga, Spain.

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RCAF member takes “top shot” at military shooting competition

– Lieutenant Baron Hordo, a member of the Royal Canadian Force, took home the Queen’s Medal for top Regular Force shooter at the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Competition held in September in Ottawa.

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Canada and U.S. collaborate on icebreakers of the future

– Where do you go when you want a new polar icebreaker? If you are the United States Coast Guard, you turn to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to access its world-class expertise.

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22 Wing North Bay executes worldwide synthetic battlefield exercise

– In September 2018, 22 Wing North Bay executed an international battlefield exercise – all in virtual reality.

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New commander takes over Canada’s Formation Europe

– On September 7, Brigadier-General Darlene Quinn assumed command of Canada’s Formation Europe – an appointment that includes the accompanying duty of National Military Representative to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

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Met Techs assist storm tracking for hurricane Florence

– Not many people think about weather that is half a world away, but that isn’t the case for the military Meteorological Technicians (Met Techs) and Environment and Climate Change Canada staff at the Joint Meteorological Centre (JMC).

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RCAF marks the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

– The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on September 16 with a ceremony held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Quebec.

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RCAF piper represents Canada at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

– A Royal Canadian Air Force officer represented Canada at the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held at at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, from August 3 to 25, 2018. Captain Fraser Clark was invited to perform at the world’s premier military Tattoo, held this year in honour of the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary.

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