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Tag: International – Stories from abroad and working with allies

2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance

– On the morning of August 19, 2019, a contingent of approximately 60 members of 2 Air Expeditionary Wing departed Bagotville, Quebec, for Operation Reassurance in Romania.

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Hockey Night in Oman

– It was April 27, a Saturday night, when HMCS Regina was alongside in Muscat, Oman for a port visit during Operation ARTEMIS.

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Dropping meteorological buoys in the Arctic

– The second week of July, 2019, was an exciting one for some members of 413 Search and Rescue Squadron as they left 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and headed north for the Arctic Buoy drop. This was the first time 14 Wing had been tasked with this annual mission.

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Simon Bolivar bicentenary commemoration

– The Ambassador of Colombia Federico Hoyos Salazar and Col William Cabrera from Colombia imposed a wreath at the Monument of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, located on Besserer Street and Dalhousie Street in Ottawa, on Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 at 11 am.

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Tactical Airlift Detachment deploying to Uganda to support United Nations’ peace operations

– Canada will provide the United Nations with tactical airlift support out of Entebbe, in Uganda, during the next 12 months.

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COBRA Company qualifies Canadian, Spanish and Italian soldiers… in Latvia

– COBRA Company, 2nd Battalion Royal 22 Regiment, organized a DP2 Weapons Detachment Member course at Camp Adazi, Latvia. The Weapons Det Member course, given in a theatre of operations, enabled 32 candidates from Canada, Spain, Slovakia, Italy, Albania, Poland and Montenegro to qualify.

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Remembering the “Buffalo Nine”

– On August 9, 1974, nine Canadian peacekeepers were killed when their Buffalo aircraft was shot down over Syria. Today, August 9 is commemorated as National Peacekeepers’ Day.

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RCN’s HMCS Ottawa and an RCAF Aurora deploying to Asia-Pacific region

– On August 6, 2019, HMCS Ottawa departed for a four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region for Operations Projection and Neon. The ship will be joined in October by an RCAF CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft, operating under Op Neon.

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Canadian soldier survives ‘disaster’ on Mount Everest

– A Canadian Armed Forces soldier says his military training was crucial to surviving a harrowing ascent to the summit of Mount Everest that turned deadly for one of his teammates.

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Military historian candidate is first recipient of Air Vice Marshal Keith Hodson Scholarship

– A student of Canadian military history is the first to receive the Air Vice Marshal Hodson Scholarship. Hodson was an RCAF Spitfire pilot who flew 120 missions with RAF Fighter Command in 1941, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses.

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