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Tag: International – Stories from abroad and working with allies

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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Canada–US relationship summits

– Canadian Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates, deputy commander of NORAD, joined members of the AdAmAn Club for their annual year-end ascent of Pikes Peak, in Colorado.

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RCAF family advocate visits Luke AFB

– Colonel Heather Thorne-Albright, the RCAF family advocate, recently visited Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to promote practices and identify improvements in taking care of air personnel and their families.

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Canadian Medical Emergency Response Team completes aeromedical evacuation course

– From November 19 to 30, 2018, Canadian Medical Evacuation Team (CMERT) personnel deployed on Operation PRESENCE Roto 1 participated in the Operational Readiness Aeromedical Course (ORAC) at 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.

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Defence scientists team up for underwater sensor trials

– In September and October of 2018, Sweden hosted research teams from Canada and Norway to conduct the second of three joint international trials of the Distributed Underwater Sensor Network (DUSN).

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Dutch honour for Canadian task force commander in Mali

– Colonel Chris McKenna, who recently concluded his assigning as commander of Task Force-Mali received an unexpected surprise during the transfer of command authority ceremony in Mali—the Dutch Medal of Merit in Bronze, presented by the commander of the Dutch contingent.

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RCAF’s Cyclone helicopter undertakes third operational deployment with HMCS Regina

– HMCS Regina departed its home port of Esquimalt on February 6, 2019, for a deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. It is accompanied by an RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter representing the third operational deployment for the new maritime helicopter.

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Death came knocking: the search for an Ottawa neighbourhood’s fallen

– Hundreds of residents of an Ottawa neighbourhood known as the Glebe served in the Second World War and 392 or more died. Author and Glebe resident Dave O’Malley took on a Remembrance Day project to map the homes of the fallen.

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Canada-led CTF 150 mission starting off strong

– Commodore Darren Garnier of the Royal Canadian Navy officially assumed command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 on December 6, 2018, during a change of command ceremony held at Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.

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Task Force Mali conducts personnel rotation

– January 25, 2019, marked the halfway point of the of a helicopter Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the rotation of deployed personnel into and out of theatre.

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