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Peter Mackay says veterans will see increase in service because of government cuts at Veterans Affairs
Ottawa Citizen
Former Defence Minister Peter MacKay says that the large scale cuts at Veterans Affairs will mean that veterans will see an increase in services. Eight Veterans Affairs offices are being shut down across the country. Veterans Affairs Canada is also in the midst of cutting a total of 800 jobs from its workforce of 3,600. But MacKay, now justice minister, says veterans should actually see an increase in services provided at more than 650 Service Canada centres. He noted that veterans with caseworkers will continue to receive services at home.
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Air Combat Command's challenge: Buy new or modernize older aircraft
Air Force Times
After a tense budget battle last year, the Air Force is gearing up to defend what service officials have called a series of hard choices about what to keep and what to dump. With finances tight, the biggest fight is over whether to modernize older platforms or risk a capabilities gap while pushing that funding toward recapitalization programs. Charged with keeping the combat air forces ready to go at a moment's notice is Gen. Michael Hostage, head of Air Combat Command.
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Lockheed launches civil version of C-130J military transport plane
Reuters
Lockheed Martin launched the civil variant of its C-130J Super Hercules military transport plane, the LM-100J, saying it expected to sell about 75 of the planes to mining and energy companies, and other commercial and government customers in coming years. Lockheed said it had asked the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify the LM-100J, which will mirror the four-engine C-130J military workhorse, but without military avionics and communications equipment.
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Peter Mackay says veterans will see increase in service because of government cuts at Veterans Affairs
Ottawa Citizen
Former Defence Minister Peter MacKay says that the large scale cuts at Veterans Affairs will mean that veterans will see an increase in services. Eight Veterans Affairs offices are being shut down across the country. Veterans Affairs Canada is also in the midst of cutting a total of 800 jobs from its workforce of 3,600. But MacKay, now justice minister, says veterans should actually see an increase in services provided at more than 650 Service Canada centres. He noted that veterans with caseworkers will continue to receive services at home.

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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 routine training.

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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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Eastern Air Defense Sector recognizes outstanding performers at Annual Awards Banquet
Black Anthem
Capt. Angela Hudson, Royal Canadian Air Force, Outstanding Company Grade Officer. A senior director in operations, Hudson qualified as an instructor in the shortest time possible. A third-year law student, she was noted as a "stellar performer" on a major first Air Force operational inspection and was a national finalist for the prestigious RCAF Space Studies program.
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Familiar face at the game
Intelligencer
Members of 8 Wing Trenton saw a familiar face on television. Capt. Christopher Daniel, public affairs officer with 8 Wing, was recognized in Toronto's Air Canada Centre during the Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation night. He, along with other members of the forces, was recognized before the beginning of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators game.
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Chris Hadfield touches down in Langley
The Langley Times
Imagine pulling on your socks and underwear one morning and realizing that when you take them off at the end of the day, you won't be doing it on Earth. Of all the thoughts to float through a man's mind on the morning of his first trip into space, it's a strange one to have, but Col. Chris Hadfield uses the example to illustrate that when an astronaut climbs aboard a rocket ship to blast off from Earth it happens on a day like any other.
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The 2104 CAPA Conference
CAPA
The 2014 CAPA conference is being held October 16-18 in Ottawa hosted by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
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National Technology Week
CCTT
National Technology Week is Canada's national showcase of exciting career choices available in applied science and engineering technology. Held annually during the first week of November, National Technology Week offers a host of activities along with interactive and fun resources to help students, teachers and parents explore technical careers, particularly the 14 different fields in which over 512,000 technicians and technologists contribute to Canada's workforce.
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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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75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada
Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada. The Harvard Mark II saw service with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1939 to 1945. The Harvard Mark IV saw service as an advanced trainer during the 1950s and 60s. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association invites anyone who flew, trained with or serviced this magnificent aircraft to join us on the weekend of 20-22 June, 2014 as we celebrate 75 years of the Harvard with “The Gathering of Harvards and Heroes”. We have invited all currently flying Harvard aircraft to join us at the Tillsonburg airport, and we will have presentations, aircraft flying, contests and a banquet on the Saturday night. On Sunday we will attempt to put into the air the largest formation of Harvards since they were in service. More information for accommodations, program of events and participating aircraft can be found at our website and on Facebook. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see, touch and even fly in these historic aircraft. Please join us as we continue the legend.
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