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Tag: Operations & Exercises – Current and upcoming operations, plans and exercises

Army engineers tackle rough conditions during Exercise NIHILO SAPPER 2018

– The troops participating in Ex NIHILO SAPPER 18 were challenged by torrential rains, gale force winds, an early season blizzard, and an extensive collection of community based engineering tasks that needed to be completed in tight timelines.

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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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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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Pride, Partnership and Professionalism: CAF contributes to security capacity building with Iraqi partners

– The pride was evident on their faces as members of Iraqi security forces (ISF) from Ninewah province graduated in mid-October.

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The Joint Targeting Intelligence Centre: Bringing innovation into intelligence

– Long-term success in operations hinges on many factors. But among the most important of these factors is innovation, the renewal of methods and introduction of ideas. The Joint Targeting Intelligence Centre is a recent example of innovation in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Boomer’s Legacy: Environmental education in Kosovo

– Canadian Armed Forces members planted trees with children in Kosovo during Operation KOBOLD.

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Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia concludes Exercise TOMAHAWK RAIDER

– Canadian soldiers participated in amphibious training with NATO allies in Latvia during Exercise TOMAHAWK RAIDER.

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Sinai Spotlight – MFO Flight Followers Corporal Joshua Berkelmans and Sergeant Wayne Farrell

– The flight follower team of the Multinational Force and Observers is made of Canadians. We checked in with two flight followers to see how their deployment to Operation CALUMET is going so far.

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Operation KOBOLD and the many levels of logistics

– The Operation KOBOLD Task Force members provide logistic support and assist in several other aspects of NATO’s Kosovo Force. Coordinating camps, arranging transportation for equipment and personnel, ensuring arrival of materials, ensuring food and meals…

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Op UNIFIER’s Combat Medical training: working to save lives in Ukraine

– Canadian Armed Forces members are mentoring Ukrainian instructors at a combat medical training centre. This life-saving training is important for soldiers rotating into the Joint Forces Operation zone.

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