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RCAF refines its expeditionary capabilities
Royal Canadian Air Force
Canada needs an Air Force that is expeditionary and able to rapidly respond to different types of emergencies, natural disasters, or operations across the spectrum of conflict, at home and abroad. Recognizing this, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has transformed itself into an effective, capable force that is mobile and can operate any where in Canada and across the globe.
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Canadian CF-18 jets deploy to Romania
The Globe and Mail
Six Canadian CF-18 jets and dozens of military personnel have deployed for air patrols in Central and Eastern Europe aimed at reassuring NATO allies amid rising anxiety over Russia's territorial ambitions. The departure came as the crisis in Ukraine deepened, events that the West blames on the Kremlin. Hundreds of pro-Russian separatists stormed government buildings across one of Ukraine's provincial capitals and opened fire on police, a major escalation of the rebellion in defiance of new Western sanctions on Moscow.
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DND examines reports and costs of improved 24-7 search-and-rescue response
Turo Daily News
National Defence is once again taking a look at establishing an around-the-clock 30-minute response time for Canada's search-and-rescue squadrons, an idea the air force has long dismissed as too costly and manpower-intensive. The Harper government has been under pressure to address the issue since last year's stinging critique by the auditor general and the high-profile death of a young boy in Labrador two years ago.
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RCAF refines its expeditionary capabilities
Royal Canadian Air Force
Canada needs an Air Force that is expeditionary and able to rapidly respond to different types of emergencies, natural disasters, or operations across the spectrum of conflict, at home and abroad. Recognizing this, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has transformed itself into an effective, capable force that is mobile and can operate any where in Canada and across the globe.

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Canada to let private companies decide where search-and-rescue aircraft are based
Leader-Post
It will be up to aerospace firms vying to supply Canada with new search-and-rescue aircraft to decide where such planes are to be located — a process that raises questions about private companies deciding the country's defence policy and where military staff are located.

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Critics wonder what air force is giving up in new Cyclone deal
The Chronicle Herald
The New Democratic opposition and a defence expert say they want to know what sort of compromises the air force might have to swallow in order to accept its long-delayed maritime helicopters. A series of government and defence sources revealed that public works had struck an agreement with the U.S. manufacturer of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to amend the purchase contract.

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CF-18s no longer fit Canada's NATO pledge
Winnipeg Sun
More than a generation ago, when Cold War tensions were real, it was Canada's CF-18 fighter jets that intercepted Soviet Bear bombers testing our most northerly air defences. They still do. Now, we've signed on to send six of the same aging jets to help NATO patrol the skies of member countries threatened by Russian aggression after its armed robbery of Crimea from Ukraine and its sinister shenanigans in eastern Ukraine.
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RCAF cormorant flies over Peru
Ottawa Citizen
A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter flies for the first time over the city of Lima, Peru, during a flight to test the helicopter's functions. The Cormorant was transported, partially disassembled, by a CC-177 Globemaster aircraft and reassembled over the course of three days by a team of IMP aerospace technicians.
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CANSEC 2014: A great opportunity to network
CADSI
The CANSEC 2014 Evening Reception is an exceptional networking forum involving senior government and military representatives, foreign delegations, the end-user community and Canadian defence industries. It's the ideal way to build business relationships in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. This is the ultimate CANSEC 2014 networking experience!
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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
RCAF
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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