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427, CSOR heading to Africa
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Helicopters and personnel from the base will deploy to Western Africa in the next few weeks to support training of the region's soldiers, the Department of National Defence has confirmed. An advance team of personnel from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment is already in Niger in preparation for involvement in Flintlock 13, a multinational exercise that will conducted by the U.S. Africa Command. More



Military ombudsman says DND must rethink relocation policies for thousands of military personnel
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Canada's military ombudsman is calling for the Department of National Defence to re-examine its long-standing practice of sending thousands of military personnel to new postings every year, including the relocation policies to manage those moves. Pierre Daigle said the military should rethink how often it needs to transfer soldiers and uproot their families as part of its operational requirements. More

Coming in the summer 2013
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Coming in the summer 2013, Vintage Wings of Canada (non-profit organization) will be presenting a Cross Canada Educational Outreach Program to Canada's Youth. This program will span an entire country, with 3 main bases: west, central and east, that will reach out to motivate and educate the youth of Canada, via the RCAF Air Cadet Program. Your Air Force Association of Canada is partnering with Vintage Wings and Raytheon, to help fund flights for tomorrow's leaders – our young and most deserving Air Cadets. Please contribute today. Vintage Wings of Canada and Yellow Wings.

Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards
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Canadian communities benefit immensely from volunteer work. Individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations from across the country volunteer time, energy and expertise that help improve the well-being of families and communities. These people and organizations help their communities in an endless variety of ways. More

The Bomber Command Memorial book
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55,573 aircrew of Bomber Command lost their lives during the Second World War, yet no campaign medal was awarded and their bravery and sacrifice went largely unrecognized. This was corrected with the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial. More

The Goldfish Club
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The 2013 reunion of The Goldfish Club will be held 13-14 September 2013, at the Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay, Devon, U.K. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are included for the Friday events, and Bed & Breakfast are included for the Saturday events, within the total registration cost which organizers sincerely hope should not exceed £400. Please note the amount is in british pounds sterling. The reunion dinner and dance will be held at the Britannia Naval College, in Dartmouth. The committee continues to work actively to secure corporate sponsors, thus seeking to lower the cost for everyone. More

OP HUSKY AND THE RCAF
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On July 10th 1943, Canadian soldiers landed at Pachino, Sicily, marking the beginning of the Sicilian Campaign. While this campaign is little known, "Operation Husky" represented the first independent role for Canadian soldiers in the Second World War. They fought with courage and knocked the pins out of the German defences in Sicily. Their success came at a cost of over 560 men in honour of those who fought and those who fell. We are organizing a memorial capaign for the operation's 70th anniversary. Our campaign begins on the beaches of Pachino on July 10th, 2013 and features two main ceremonies. More

National Volunteer Week 2013
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At Volunteer Canada, we understand that National Volunteer Week campaign planning takes a lot of hard work. We want to support individuals, voluntary organizations and volunteer centres nationwide in their efforts to thank volunteers. That's why this page is full of free, downloadable tools to assist you. Scroll down to access resources for each component of your NVW 2013 campaign. More

Air task force Mali hard at work
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The workhorse of strategic airlift for the Canadian Armed Forces, the CC-177 Globemaster III, continues to support Air Task Force Mali, Canada’s contribution to the French efforts to stabilize the African country of Mali. Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced the extention of one CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft. More

Corporate Canada should embrace our veterans
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I stood among a circle of soldiers at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan and listened to Canada's chief of the defence staff, General Walter Natynczyk, speak to his troops. Early in his career, the General said, before anyone had heard of al-Qaeda, he never would have expected to see Canadian troops in this part of the world. More


 

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