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Fly what you fix: Become a Flight Engineer

– The Royal Canadian Air Force is recruiting internally for flight engineer positions. We sat down with Master Warrant Officer Alan Blanchette to discuss this position and how CAF members can apply.   Q: What are the qualities and qualifications you’re looking for in a Flight Engineer? A: We are looking for passionate young leaders with …

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Technological breakthroughs during Ex BRAVE BEDUIN

– More than 340 soldiers from 17 countries gathered in Skive, Denmark, for Exercise BRAVE BEDUIN, a NATO exercise that focuses on warning and reporting transmission systems,  giving the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence community a chance to train and gain experience with procedures, warnings and reporting in a joint environment. Canada has participated in the …

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Ex TRADEWINDS

– Exercise Tradewinds 16 is a US-led multinational and interagency maritime interdiction disaster response and ground security exercise that took place in the Caribbean June 5-28.

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Ex MAPLE FLAG

– Exercise MAPLE FLAG prepares aircrew and support personnel for the rigors of combined and joint operations in the modern aerial battlespace. In recent years, Ex Maple Flag has grown to include air and land elements of Canadian, allied and partner nations, fusing with elements of concurrent exercises. MAPLE FLAG ran from May 30 to June …

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Operation NEVUS

– Op NEVUS 2016 (Op NE 16) took place in and around CFS Alert, Nunavut, from June 1 to 30. Commanded by Joint Task Force (North) and involved more than 100 CAF personnel from across Canada, Op NE 16 is the annual deployment of a technical team to Ellesmere Island to perform essential maintenance on the …

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Share your story!

– Every year, as part of the National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program, Canadian Armed Forces members give presentations at schools and other organizations across Canada. The key to the program’s success is the enthusiastic participation of Regular and Reserve Force members. By volunteering to be a speaker, you can share your story of service with Canadians …

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Construction Milestone for Mercury Global project

– The Mercury Global project team has reached an important milestone, as the eagerly anticipated satellite anchor station structures have now been erected at Shirleys Bay in Ottawa. The three state-of-the-art 13.2 metre antennas on site are massive, rising nearly 19.5 metres from the ground and weighing a staggering 50 000 kilograms each. The Mercury Global …

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New approach recognizes there is no “one-size-fits-all

– With the increasing complexity of procuring and maintaining military equipment, the introduction of the Sustainment Initiative marks an important milestone in the evolution of defence procurement. Aligned with governmental priorities, the Sustainment Initiative is a collaborative approach between DND; Public Services and Procurement Canada; and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada that aims to better …

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On-the-Job-Experiences like no other for officer cadets

–   More than 600 Royal Military College officer cadets enjoyed great professional development opportunities this summer. Splitting the 14 weeks of basic training into two summer sessions, Military Personal Generation now provides officer cadets with short-term On-the-Job-Experiences (OJEs) to further develop leadership skills and immerse them in new environments like never before. “The aim to …

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Grads undertake big quake shakedown

– A new program is helping the Canadian Armed Forces enhance the effectiveness of its response to earthquakes and tsunamis. The Lesson Learned Program was recently tested following the training Exercise STAUNCH MAPLE, conducted by Joint Task Force Pacific. It focussed on the military’s operational readiness to support the Province of British Columbia in the event …

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