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Civilian participation in Arctic search and rescue expanded
Ottawa Citizen
Search and rescue capabilities in Canada's vast North expanded last year with the establishment of two new civilian search and rescue units in Canada's North. At the same time, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) certified 30 civilian search and rescue spotters for the new units, located in Arctic Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, thereby strengthening Canada’s search and rescue capabilities in the high Arctic.
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RCAF training flight ends with ejection
Flying
A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) instructor pilot and student now have an uneven number of takeoffs and landings in their logbooks. Both qualified for membership in the Caterpillar Club by ejecting from their Beechcraft CT-156 Harvard II trainer during a routine training mission. The Harvard II is the Canadian version of the Texan II trainer used by American military forces.
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DND briefing questioned cost, role of 5 Wing Goose Bay
CBC News
Department of National Defence briefing papers reveal a flurry of behind-the-scenes activity last year to find a new purpose for CFB 5 Wing Goose Bay, even while the facility was identified as the lowest-priority base in the country from a military operational perspective. The loss of 25 jobs at the base last week has again stoked fears about Ottawa's long-term plans for 5 Wing.
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Auditor: Canadian war graves in need of repair
Ottawa Citizen
Auditors at Veterans Affairs Canada have painted a depressing picture when it comes to the state of tens of thousands of veterans' graves across the country, and several national war memorials located in Europe. More than a quarter of graves containing the remains of former service members in Canada are in need of repair, while auditors say increasing costs "may soon force the department to prioritize which monuments will continue to be maintained annually, and to what level."
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Civilian participation in Arctic search and rescue expanded
Ottawa Citizen
Search and rescue capabilities in Canada's vast North expanded last year with the establishment of two new civilian search and rescue units in Canada's North. At the same time, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) certified 30 civilian search and rescue spotters for the new units, located in Arctic Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, thereby strengthening Canada’s search and rescue capabilities in the high Arctic.

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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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Pentagon report faults F-35 on software, reliability
Reuters
A new U.S. Defense Department report warns that ongoing software, maintenance and reliability problems with Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 stealth fighter could delay the Marine Corps' plans to start using its F-35 jets by mid-2015. The latest report by the Pentagon's chief weapons tester, Michael Gilmore, provides a detailed critique of the F-35's technical challenges, and focuses heavily on what it calls the "unacceptable" performance of the plane's software, according to a 25-page draft obtained by Reuters.
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The future of helicopter cockpit technology
Aviation Today
Avionics magazine has taken notice recently that the world's largest avionics companies are increasing their development of advanced technologies — once reserved for air transport and corporate jets — for helicopters. Thus, ahead of Heli Expo, we want to gather the industry's top experts in this area for a webcast discussing the latest developments and challenges to implementing these systems into the next generation of helicopter cockpits.
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2014 Security Outlook
CADSI AICDS
A key challenge for industry in the public safety and national security marketplace is getting insight into the short, medium, and long-term strategies and plans that are informing the known buys and prospective buys of security providers, particularly government. CADSI's Security Outlook brings together decision-makers who will help inform the way ahead in the sector as it relates to the domestic, U.S., and international markets.
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Do you know an awesome woman in aviation or aerospace?
Northern Lights
The Northern Lights Award Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 6th Annual Awards Program. Each year, the national not-for-profit foundation honours outstanding Canadian women who have made a significant contribution to Aviation or Aerospace, and who continue to lay the groundwork for other women to enter or excel in these industries.
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Welcome to IAC 2014
IAC
The 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014, the world's premier space event, will take place in Toronto, Canada from September 29 to October 3, 2014 at the award-winning Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Congress theme "Our World Needs Space" will promote an exploration of the relationship between Earth and space and the ways that space activities help to meet our needs on Earth.
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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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