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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

Canada’s Military Airworthiness Authority among first to receive NATO recognition

– On March 1, Canada became the fourth nation (after the Netherlands, Italy and France) to receive a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Recognition Certificate for its Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA).

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Royal Canadian Navy ships conduct first-ever visit to Togo

– On a beautiful Tuesday morning, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Kingston and Shawinigan came alongside in Lomé, the capital city of Togo.

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CFLS completes another successful iteration of its Language Teacher Training Course

– In January, the Canadian Forces Language School (CFLS) welcomed 17 student-teacher representatives from 13 countries including representatives from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

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Siblings honour RCAF father at gravesite

– Kerry Balcom was only seven years old in 1962 when his father, Sergeant Gordon Balcom, suffered a heart attack while on operations on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

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Soldier On goes for gold in Whistler

– With the breathtaking scenery of Whistler, B.C., as its backdrop, the recent 7th Annual Allied Winter Sports Camp provided ill and injured veterans and serving members with a unique Soldier On experience.

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Advanced unmanned aircraft to provide eye in the sky for Kingston-class ships

– Kingston-class ships are equipped with a visual line of sight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, but have lacked a similar capability for vessels of interest beyond their visual line of sight. Enter PUMA, a Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS) equipped with powerful enhanced optical and infrared cameras that are able to capture still imagery and video.

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Enhanced medical and dental capabilities return to the Royal Canadian Navy

– With the launch and deployment of Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix in January 2018 and its embarked Canadian Armed Forces personnel, the Royal Canadian Navy has re-established full medical and dental capabilities while at sea.

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To conquer what seems unconquerable: Military Police Sergeant Nicole Laidlaw takes on injury, PTSD

– As part of her campaign in recovery, Sergeant Laidlaw will embark on an expedition in Baffin Island to conquer what may seem unconquerable: harsh Arctic exteriors, and ultimately, her injuries that lay within.

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New Canadian Ranger patrols set up in Cat Lake and Pikangikum

– The Canadian Rangers have expanded their presence in the Far North of Ontario with the addition of new patrols in Cat Lake and Pikangikum First Nations.

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Canadian–American relationship reaches new heights

– For more than 60 years, Canadian military members and their families have been in southern Colorado, typically stationed at the headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). This recent New Year’s Eve presented a first-of-a-kind opportunity for one member of the group.

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