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Montreal-based CAE recently announced that is has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space for the Royal Canadian Air Force's new C295W search and rescue aircraft.
The deal is for 11 years and worth $200 million, with options to extend the deal for another 15 years, which would push the contract's value to $300 million.
The Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations won't be studying the purchase of 18 Boeing Super Hornets anytime soon.
Conservative MPs Alupa Clarke, and Kelly McCauley, the party's critics for Public Services and Procurement, moved a motion recently calling on the Liberal members of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates to immediately undertake a study of the government's proposed purchase of the Super Hornets and that the committee report its findings to the Commons no later than Thursday, April 13.
"You're only as good as your last success."
This saying has never rung more true than for the Royal Canadian Air Force's CF-188 Hornet fighter community. From air and ground crews to all support personnel — no matter their stage of development, the entire team works tirelessly to develop and maintain their skills and to find new opportunities to improve and develop over time.
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Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who have medical challenges and are up for potential promotion no longer have to feel they need to choose between the two.
Effective Jan. 18, 2017, ill and injured members can be promoted while undergoing medical care. If they have a condition that is preventing them from achieving fitness or training promotion prerequisites, they can be promoted in an acting capacity with no time pressure for meeting these conditions. Once their medical treatment has been completed, a member can be fully promoted to their new position.
Aircraft and personnel from three Combat Support Squadrons (417, 439 and 444) of the RCAF, as well as one Transport and Rescue Squadron (424), are taking part in Exercise SOUTHERN BREEZE in the U.S. The exercise is at United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa Locka, FL. It began recently and runs until March 4.
"The exercise is designed to employ the skills required to deploy a small scale force and sustain operations while dislocated from main supporting units," according to a news release from the Canadian Forces.
Letters and photos sent home from the frontlines of the Second World War are the only mementos the nieces of Hugh Coles MacMillan have of their uncle.
The letters paint an optimistic MacMillan, writing to his parents that he had received their gifts. He also spoke of how the war was quiet. Elizabeth MacMillan-York and Moraig Grounds never met their uncle.
"It makes me feel connected to him, but more to my grandmother," MacMillan-York says. "All of a sudden, the letters stop and then she gets this in the mail, that he's missing in action."
This year, the world saw a long-theorized weapon in action: A commercial drone, like a person might find at Best Buy, dropping a bomb on a target in Iraq. These drone bombers, used by the ultra-violent quasi-state ISIS in Iraq and Syria, are the flashiest combination of modern technologies with the modern battlefield. Cheap, camera-carrying robots, put to nefarious ends by a group that could never otherwise dream of fielding an air force. Dropping grenades isn't the deadliest thing an insurgent group can do with a small flying robot, but it leads to a very important question: What, exactly, is the answer to such a drone?
We are requesting your support for The Sky's No Limit — Girls Fly Too! 2017 FREE community event on March 11-12, 2017 at the Abbotsford International Airport. This the world's largest outreach event to inspire gender and cultural diversity in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. Held annually during the week of International Women's Day, our EPIC events are family-friendly and change lives!
The event attracts thousands of participants from the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley as well as other locations in British Columbia and Washington State. Free flights are offered to female first time fliers of all ages to draw them to the airport and pique their interest in further exploring the ground displays. All participants — male and female — are encouraged to try their hand at the many interactive Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence activities. Civilian and non-civilian agencies and VIP's will be on hand with aircraft and ground support/tactical vehicles to explore.
Volunteers are needed for The Sky's No Limit — Girls Fly Too! You can volunteer for a few hours, two days, or more if you'd like to help before and after the event. There are lots of interesting and fun volunteer opportunities available. For more information and to register as a volunteer, check us out at www.girlsfly2.ca. Volunteers of any gender, age, skill and physical abilities are welcome — we will work with you to find a position that you'll enjoy.
This exciting event is being held March 11-12 in Abbotsford, B.C., and we knew you would want your members and friends to know about it. Feel free to share the exciting news about this non-profit free event, we hope you get the opportunity to come and visit us during The Sky's No Limit — Girls Fly Too!
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Check this out: U.S. Navy diver decided she had the skills to build space stations (Achieve Anything Foundation & The Sky's No Limit — Girls Fly Too!)
Attention all ex- and currently-serving members of 442 Transport and Rescue Sqn/ 121 KU/ 442 Auxiliary Fighter Sqn/ Number 14 Fighter Sqn. We will be celebrating 75 years of service to Canada with a squadron reunion. The 75th Reunion celebrations will take place from June 2-4, 2017, in Comox B.C. For more information or interest, please contact Capt. Corey McPhee at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Facebook at 442 Squadron 75th Anniversary (@442Sqn75th) as more details become available.
RCAF Airwomen's 13th Reunion will be held in Moncton, NB, from June 2-4, 2017. For more information, contact:
911-800 Chieftain St.
Woodstock, ON, N4T 1T8
Please visit this website for more information: http://www.rcafairwomen.ca/Reunion_13_Letter.php
Calling all Thunderbirds home to the nest!! This year, we're celebrating our 75th anniversary and are hoping to have the flock come home to help us remember our history and heritage. Please mark Oct. 20-22 in your calendar and join us for a huge party. If you have humorous stories or anecdotes to share, please send them to the following address:
MWO Christine Krueger
426 Sqn 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
PO Box 1000, Stn Forces
Astra, ON, Canada K0K 3W0
50 Minthorn Blvd.Suite 800, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7X8