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Tag: Operations & Exercises

RCAF personnel arrive in Brazil for start of multinational exercise

– Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and two CC-130J Hercules aircraft are in Brazil to participate in a South American, multi-national exercise.

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CAF champion for women leads gender seminar with the Jordanian Armed Forces

– Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) champion for women, Commodore Rebecca Patterson, led a mixed panel of Canadian, Jordanian and NATO members during the October 22, 2018 gender seminar held at the Jordanian Peace Operations Training Centre.

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Multinational experiences on Operation CARIBBE

– “We are here working with 14 other partner nations to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics,” says Lieutenant (Navy) Ronaldson. “The cooperative deployment today reminded us we are part of a team and reinforced in us the continued commitment the Royal Canadian Navy has to maritime security.”

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Boatswains… sew what?

– When someone thinks about the job of a Boatswain, sewing is probably not something that comes to mind. But sewing is in fact part of a Boatswain’s job on ship and during Op CARIBBE–one is doing just that. “It was a last minute decision to add a sewing machine to our kit,” explains the LS …

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Canada delivers Female Personal Protective Equipment to the Jordanian Armed Forces

– The Canadian Training Assistance Team – Jordan (CTAT-J) has delivered personal protective equipment to the Jordanian Armed Forces’ (JAF) female soldiers.

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Sinai Spotlight: Cpl Larade, MFO Force Engineering Remote Site Construction Project Lead

– Approaching the remote site, you can’t help but be struck by the rock, sand and lack of anything green on the island. For the past seven months, Corporal Colton Larade has worked tirelessly to improve the living and working conditions for personnel of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) who live at the remote observation post.

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RCAF concludes humanitarian assistance operation in Indonesia

– The RCAF concluded Operation Renaissance-Indonesia, a part of Canada’s humanitarian assistance efforts in Paulu, Indonesia. The RCAF CC-130J Hercules airlifted and delivered 121, 867 kilograms of supplies during the 14-day operation.

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Mass casualty scenario wraps up 413 Squadron’s search and rescue exercise

– “Lynn,” said Sergeant Jonathan Pothier, “we’re going to give you a head injury, some makeup blood coming out your ear. Muriel, you’re going to be our pelvic fracture.” “What?!” “Oh, you’re conscious all the time,” he added, “complaining: ‘Oh, I’m in severe pain.’ If they move you, ham it up!” Sergeant Pothier was busy giving …

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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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Ex LEADERSHIP CONQUÉRANT: A training exercise like no other

– All 200 officer cadets from Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) struggled, sweltered, fired, and ran through four training environments over three nights on the cusp of the months of September and October at the Farnham Ranges and Training Areas in Quebec.

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