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Tag: Operations & Exercises

St. John’s native shares medical knowledge in West Africa

– Lt(N) Morrow hails from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and completed his medical training in 2018. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) shortly thereafter. Mere months into his career, he was selected to join HMCS Kingston and deploy to West Africa…

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Search for two people onboard missing helicopter concludes

– The search for two people onboard a helicopter that went missing between Sudbury and Kapuskasing, Ontario, ended with the discovery of their aircraft on March 11, 2019. Unfortunately, when RCAF SAR techs arrived at the crash site, Jody and Nicole Blais were found without vital signs.

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Liberating potential: Sailors and young women inspire one another in West Africa

– On February 23, 2019, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Shawinigan entered the Port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Within an hour, crews departed for an event in the local community that, for many, would turn out to be a career high-point.

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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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Medics return from Op IMPACT deployment in Iraq

– Six members of the 5 Field Ambulance are back home after a six‑month deployment as part of the Canadian Role 2 medical facility (hospital) in northern Iraq in support of Operation IMPACT.

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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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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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HMCS Regina departs for deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions

– HMCS Regina, accompanied by Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix, departed its homeport of Esquimalt February 6, 2019 for a deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

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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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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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