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Layoffs at 5 Wing Goose Bay creating unease, uncertainty
CBC News
The loss of 25 jobs at 5 Wing Goose Bay has again left many questioning Ottawa's long-term plans for the base. The employees worked for Serco, the company that provides non-military services for 5 Wing. The layoffs include firefighters, building maintenance workers, two air traffic positions, a weather forecaster, as well as cleaning and administrative staff.
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Cascade Aerospace sets its sights on international horizons
Vancouver Sun
Two Mexican Air Force cargo planes loom large at Cascade Aerospace, and not just for the space their hulking fuselages take up inside the company's cavernous hangars adjacent to the Abbotsford Airport. The contract to upgrade the avionics systems of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules planes and give them a major overhaul is the first international deal for C-130 maintenance that Cascade has secured and executive vice-president Benjamin Boehm hopes it will be a growth opportunity for his firm.
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Fred Moore to be inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame
Delta Optimist
Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame recently announced Tsawwassen's Fred Moore would be one of its new inductees at a gala dinner and ceremony in Calgary, AB. Inductees are selected for their "contributions to Canada's development through their integral roles in the nation's aviation history." When asked for his reaction Moore, 85, said he was grateful. He noted a good friend had nominated him a few years ago and just kept persisting.
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Should Canada opt for refurbished Sea Kings?
Ottawa Citizen
Michael Byers of the University of British Columbia had a recent opinion piece in the National Post, calling on the Harper government to purchase additional EH-101/AW101 helicopters. The former NDP candidate has argued that the government should dump the Sikorsky Cyclone helicopter, which the Conservatives are now committed to buy, and instead opt for more EH-101s.
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19 Wing helicopter crew overcomes fog, darkness to rescue injured hiker
Comox Valley Record
The crew of an RCAF Cormorant helicopter assisted BC Ambulance with the nighttime evacuation of an injured hiker from Mount Wells, north of Victoria, B.C. The hiker injured a leg while hiking that afternoon. His hiking partner called 911 and BC Ambulance and firefighters responded. Due to the deteriorating weather conditions and with daylight gone, a call was made to Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria to request assistance from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, based at 19 Wing Comox.
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Layoffs at 5 Wing Goose Bay creating unease, uncertainty
CBC News
The loss of 25 jobs at 5 Wing Goose Bay has again left many questioning Ottawa's long-term plans for the base. The employees worked for Serco, the company that provides non-military services for 5 Wing. The layoffs include firefighters, building maintenance workers, two air traffic positions, a weather forecaster, as well as cleaning and administrative staff.

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Parliamentary Secretary Parm Gill honours Bomber Command veteran in Etobicoke
Canada News Wire
A Canadian Veteran of Bomber Command and his family were in attendance for a special Bomber Command Bar ceremony. Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton-Springdale, presented the bar to Mr. Charles "Patrick" Wilson on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.

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Remains of missing warplane found near Lake Cowichan
Vancouver Sun
The wreckage of a military plane that disappeared after taking off from an air force base near Victoria in 1942 has been discovered near Lake Cowichan. "It's still early in the investigation but we have identified the plane," said Laurel Clegg.

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RCAF's fixed wing search and rescue project continues to move in slow motion
Ottawa Citizen
When will there be some action on the RCAF's fixed wing search and rescue (FWSAR) program? A request for proposals is expected sometime early 2014 but no more specifics have been released on that. There is a deadline for potential FWSAR Project suppliers' Statement of Capabilities.
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NATO Trade Mission
Defence and Security
In March 2014, CADSI is conducting a Trade Misstion to Belgium and Lexembourg to promote the Canadian Defence Industry and allow Canadian companies to gain insight into NATO programs, projects and procurement strategies and how to sell to NATO. The mission will take place the week of March 17-20, 2014, and will comprise of multiple briefings from NATO and supporting agencies.
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SME Information and Networking Day February 18, 2014 Westin Ottawa
CADSI Events
Is your small to medium-sized business (SME) trying to better understand the Canadian procurement process in order to sell defence and security-related goods and services and increase market share? Do you want to know more about the Government programs available to help businesses like yours?
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25th Military History Colloquium
The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies
We invite proposals for panels and papers to be presented at the 25th Military History Colloquium, to be held at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, on May 9-10, 2014.
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RCAF St-Hubert Reunion
RCAF
The bi-annual Junior Ranks Reunion is held for those who were stationed at RCAF Station St. Hubert - including but not limited to those who worked with the 401 & 438 Reserve Sqn’s, 104 KU, 426 Sqn, ADCHQ, and all other units. Today St. Hubert has so much less activity that we hold our reunion at RCAF Base Trenton. Our 9th bi-annual reunion will be held in the WOs' & SGTs' Mess at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario between June 20th – 22nd, 2014.
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