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

Majors Wally Sweetman and Bob Henderson: “Shining examples of strength and courage”

– 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron members mark the 25th anniversary of a crash that claimed the lives of two of their own.

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A futuristic first on Operation CARIBBE

– Maritime operations take place in a complex environment. In order to ensure continued success, technological innovation is critical, as is close partnership between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and industry partners.

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HMCS Toronto’s local Romanian mission

– On the morning of Sunday, April 14th, fifty sailors and aircrew from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto arrived at the Little Rotterdam Children’s Placement Centre in Constanta, Romania. Their mission? To lend a helping hand and bring smiles to the faces of some eighty children living at the orphanage.

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Marching with tradition lighting and drumming the way

– Operation KOBOLD is a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mission in Kosovo. It is Canada’s role in the Kosovo Force (KFOR). KFOR is a NATO-led peace-support operation.

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Hot Success: The road to cocaine seizure on Op CARIBBE

– By Captain Annie Morin, Public Affairs Officer on Operation CARIBBE Under the hot sun in the Eastern Pacific Ocean the air is heavy with humidity; bringing the temperature to about 45 degrees with the humidex. It’s nearly impossible to stay dry even when limiting your movements. Your clothes stick to you in all the wrong …

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Bringing Light to Our Ordeal

– We were joined by some amazing members of the Canadian Armed Forces this week as we were sandbagging to protect the homes and cottages around our community of Bristol, Quebec. While we were working, my two-year old daughter Amélie was sitting on her own scooping sand. One of the soldiers came over and helped her …

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Canada concludes highly successful command of CTF 150

– On April 11, 2019, Canada handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to Pakistan, completing Canada’s fourth command of this multinational counter-terrorism Task Force.

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More than Maple

– The fresh melt seeps through the upturned earth. The ominous sounds of tapping echo throughout Canadian forests. The maple is ready.

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I want to thank them

– Justine Miller – Constance Bay, Ontario (Originally posted on Facebook – April 28, 2019) So people have been asking me about the picture of my daughter handing a card to the Canadian Armed Forces. I figured I would share the story here. Friday afternoon I picked my two girls up from daycare, Maya – 18 …

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Interdepartmental cooperation in the name of science

– Interdepartmental cooperation can take many forms. One example of such cooperation between Canadian Government departments occurred on April 3, 2019 in the Pacific Ocean. As a vessel of opportunity, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Yellowknife was asked by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to water deploy an Argo float as part of a broad-scale global array of temperature/salinity floats.

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