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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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CC-150 Polaris returns to Canada after participating in Operation Impact

– An RCAF CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling aircraft, crew, and support personnel from 437 Transport Squadron returned to Canada from Operation Impact on January 28, 2019.

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HMCS Ville de Québec and RCAF helicopter air detachment complete NATO deployment

– HMCS Ville de Québec and its RCAF CH-146 Cyclone helicopter air detachment have wrapped up their six-month NATO deployment and the ship returned home on January 21, 2019. This was the first operational deployment for the RCAF’s new Cyclone maritime helicopter.

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Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia welcomes new Commander

– Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Sauvé took command of the Canadian-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia from Lieutenant-Colonel Steve MacBeth on January 9, 2019.

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Canada’s Air Task Force completes 2018 deployment in Romania

– Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF)-Romania has completed its four-month deployment with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) enhanced Air Policing in Romania.

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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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DND student supports NATO in Luxembourg

– Over the summer, Zachary Gillis, a student within Director General International and Industry Programs (DGIIP), had the opportunity to serve in support of Canada’s commitment to NATO.

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Weather Briefs – Canada’s lead critical to NATO’s mission success

– Weather predictions can sometimes be perceived as an afterthought, but not for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Having accurate, mission-focussed weather forecasts is not only vital to every aspect of RCAF operations, it is also tremendously valuable for certain missions.

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RCAF participates in NATO’s largest exercise in recent years

– A CAF contingent of approximately 2,000 personnel are in Northern Europe to participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, NATO’s largest exercise in recent years. The RCAF will provide a force of more than 270 personnel as well as eight fighter aircraft (CF-188 Hornet), two maritime patrol aircraft (CP-140 Aurora) and one refueller aircraft (CC-150 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Polaris).

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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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