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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

12 Wing welcomes Honorary Colonel Phil Otto

– Colonel Sid Connor, commander of 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, welcomed the wing’s new honorary colonel, Phil Otto, during a ceremony at the Shearwater Aviation Museum on June 24, 2019. Honorary Colonel Otto replaces Honorary Colonel Tom Birchall, who held the position for the previous six years.

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A year unlike any other for the Ceremonial Guard

– Sunday, 23 June 2019 marked the start of the 61st season for the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill. Since their arrival in May, the members have followed a schedule of not only basic drill but also field exercises.

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Tributes to Corporal Nathan Hornburg, born on Father’s Day, keep his memory alive

– Corporal Nathan Hornburg was born on Father’s Day in 1983 – an event that made an already special day even more so for his father, Michael.

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Canadian Rangers working long hours in Pikangikum fire evacuation

– The Canadian Rangers of Pikangikum First Nation are receiving accolades for their role in helping their remote Northern Ontario community evacuate as it is threatened by a major forest fire.

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Exercise MAROON CHEF 2019

– To highlight the Cook trade, six teams, each made up of one member of the Defence Team, and one Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) culinary student, came together this past April for a cook-off in six Mobile Kitchen Trailers, (MKT).

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Being a Canadian ranger instructor is a unique job in the military

– A few years ago the Canadian Armed Forces had a recruiting slogan that said “there’s no life like it.” For Sergeant Eric Scott, a new Canadian Ranger instructor with the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CRPG), which commands the Rangers of the Far North of Ontario, the slogan still rings true.

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Canadian Rangers and RCAF rescue stranded travellers

– The rescue of a stranded family of eight, whose snowmobiles went through lake ice, is “proof that the rescue system works,” according to the officer commanding the Canadian Rangers in the Far North of Ontario.

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Canadian Rangers a growing community resource in Northern Ontario

– The Canadian Rangers have created an impressive record of service to the First Nations of the Far North of Ontario, according to Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson, their commanding officer.

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Attawapiskat Canadian Rangers rescue hunter on Akimiski Island

– A hunter whose snowmobile broke down and was forced to spend the night in an improvised shelter made from his toboggan and a tarpaulin was rescued by a Canadian Ranger search party.

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When you’re in peril on the high seas….what happens behind the scenes?

– Something has gone wrong on your vessel in the North Atlantic Ocean. The seas are rough. The weather is uncompromising. You call for help over coast guard radio, your cell phone or by activating your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).

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