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Tag: International – Stories from abroad and working with allies

RCAF supports Vimy Flight Association

– News Article / March 17, 2017 Royal Canadian Air Force As part of the Veterans Affairs Canada-led ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is supporting the Vimy Flight Association (VFA) as they fly five replica First World War aircraft past the Vimy Ridge …

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HMCS Saskatoon continues war on drug trafficking

– Navy News / March 9, 2017 By Peter Mallet HMCS Saskatoon deployed February 20, 2017, beginning its latest contribution to Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s decade-long contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational organized crime in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel and its crew are …

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Operation Reasurrance

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CAF delegation attends 75th anniversary for Battle of Hong Kong

– A 13-member Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) delegation took part in a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong on December 4, 2016. The event was held at the Sai Wan War Cemetery in Hong Kong, and the CAF group represented several Canadian Army units and corps involved in the historic Second …

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Canadian Army uses science to enhance multinational interoperability

– The Canadian Army recently joined colleagues from 17 other partner nations to test and assess the interoperability of their various systems and networks. The U.S. Joint Staff-led demonstration BOLD QUEST was held at Fort Stewart, Georgia, this past fall. The Canadian Army focused on how the addition of technology into ground forces impacts operational effectiveness. …

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Canadian Army hosts Conference of American Armies

– Toronto, Ontario — From February 6 to 10, 2017, the Canadian Army is hosting a special multi-lateral conference in Toronto. The event is part of the 32nd cycle of the Conference of American Armies (CAA), an international gathering of associated militaries consisting of six major meetings held over a period of two years. Founded in …

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UN logistics training comes to Canada

– Preparation for Peace Support Operations (PSO) got under way late November 2016 when 26 Canadian Armed Forces officers gathered in Ottawa to undertake a unique course on sustainment alongside United Nations and African Union personnel. While waiting for government and the Chief of the Defence Staff direction for deployments to conduct PSO, understanding the environment, …

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HMCS Charlottetown returns home

– HMCS Charlottetown returned to her home port of Halifax on January 13 after a successful six-month deployment on Op REASSURANCE. Charlottetown acted as the command ship for Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 Task Unit 2. The ship provided leadership and coordination to a detachment of NATO ships while on operations in the Black and North …

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Op SANTA CLAUS delivers smiles to troops abroad

– Although the holiday season is a time to reunite with loved ones and enjoy time away from work, for many CAF members, it is a time of separation from family and friends. For CAF members serving in locations around the world, Operation SANTA CLAUS brings a small piece of home in a package. Inside an …

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CAF concludes emergency relief operations in New Zealand

– HMCS Vancouver completed emergency relief operations in New Zealand following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14. In support of the New Zealand Defence Force, HMCS Vancouver, with its embarked CH-124 Sea King helicopter and air detachment, assisted in the delivery of emergency supplies, repaired damaged infrastructure, and evacuated people …

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