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Tag: International – Stories from abroad and working with allies

Canada concludes its role as Chair of NATO Military Intelligence Committee

– When Canada assumed the role in January 2018, it did so with a focus on driving intelligence reforms to improve the speed and effectiveness of intelligence analysis and sharing.

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Postponement of Exercise Maple Flag

– The RCAF has decided to not conduct Exercise Maple Flag in 2019. The RCAF will use the opportunity to re-focus its resources to update the exercise’s mandate and to modernize the infrastructure used during the exercise. The RCAF will thereby ensure that Maple Flag remains focused and relevant to fighter operations in a dynamic and fluid battlespace.

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RCAF concludes participation in CRUZEX 2018

– RCAF members participate in CRUZEX 2018 in Brazil, strengthening a nine-year bilateral relationship.

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Light urban search and rescue technicians train in Massachusetts

– Royal Canadian Air Force technical search specialists and structural collapse technicians from 8 Wing and 19 Wing trained with their U.S. counterparts and other agencies in Massachusetts in early November on Exercise Vigilant Guard.

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HMCS Edmonton breaks record of total illicit substance disruption on Operation CARIBBE

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton disrupted an estimated 758 kilograms of cocaine from a suspected smuggling vessel during her fourth disruption, mid-November while deployed on Operation CARIBBE. This disruption breaks the ship’s record for total seizures and amount of contraband disrupted.

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Canadian Snipers land in top ten at the 2018 International Sniper Competition

– At the end of the week-long competition, the team from 3 PPCLI finished in a very respectable sixth place, demonstrating that Canadian snipers are world class in what they do.

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CFB Borden unveils Twin Bugler at Vimy

– Colonel Andrew Atherton, CFB Borden Commander, and Chief Warrant Officer Michael Charette, the Base Chief, travelled to France during Veterans’ Week to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice and to unveil a symbol of the bond between CFB Borden, the local community and Vimy on November 9, 2018.

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NORAD Tracks Santa program kicks off for 2018

– The NORAD Tracks Santa website will be live as of December 1 at www.noradsanta.org. On December 24, users may call or text 1-877-HiNORAD for Santa’s up-to-date location.

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Protected Military Satellite Communication project marks successful launch out of Cape Canaveral

– Imagine seeing a rocket carrying a satellite soar into space, leaving nothing but a cloud of smoke and faces in awe. Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements within the Royal Canadian Air Force, witnessed exactly that on October 17, 2018…

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Turn Toward Busan: Remembrance Day in South Korea

– Busan, Republic of Korea – On November 11, 2018, United Nations Command (UNC) members gathered at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea (UNMCK) along with hundreds of others to pay their respects to their war fallen during the Turn Toward Busan ceremony.

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