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The Canadian Armed Forces have deployed a number of aircraft in response to the wildfire crisis in Fort McMurray, AB.
"We are very closely integrated with the province of Alberta, in terms of planning and responding to this crisis," said BGen Wayne Eyre, commander, Joint Task Force West, during a recent media conference.
Alberta has asked the Canadian Armed Forces to assist municipal and provincial authorities with evacuating persons in distress and those in isolated areas; to help with the delivery of essential aid in affected areas; and to potentially assist with transporting essential firefighting equipment and personnel to remote regions.
A CH-147F Chinook helicopter delivered 8,200 pounds of food, water, and other sundries to Fort McKay First Nation as part of the Canadian Armed Forces' (CAF) ongoing support to the province of Alberta in responding to the wildfires in Fort McMurray.
It is the first time that the CAF is operating a CH-147F Chinook helicopter on a domestic humanitarian operation. The aircraft, from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, joins four CH-146 Griffon helicopters and one CC-130J Hercules aircraft currently supporting relief efforts in the province.
From a young age, Ave Pyne was obsessed with airplanes.
When he was five years old, Pyne, who often travelled from Victoria to Australia to visit family, would sit on an airplane, pull out the in-flight magazine that shows the different aircrafts to fly on and memorize them, including the number of windows, doors and the type of engine in the aircraft.
While walking through the airport with his father, Pyne would often name all the different aircrafts he could see as well.
Most Islanders would recognize Gerry Timmermans as the visionary entrepreneur who founded Tims and Co., some might remember him as the Canadian Customs director who, for two decades, worked out of their offices in Little Current, or perhaps as mayor of Little Current, but a recently arrived plaque, signed by both the prime minister and the minister of Veteran's Affairs, recognized him for another, very martial, reason.
A King City native who piloted the famous Avro Lancaster through 25 bombing runs in the Second World War and survived being shot down over France has died.
Edward "Alex" Campbell died at his residence in Paris, ON, surrounded by family and friends. He was 92.
Born in King City in 1923, Campbell joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942.
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For 40 days, it's been a man, his dog and a canoe on a mission to raise awareness and offer thanks to Canada's veterans.
"He's amazing. He's my navigator, my bear scarer, my campsite soldier and bar none my best friend," Mike Ranta said.
Ranta and his dog, Spitzii, are paddling from coast to coast, making every stroke count. He's on the cross-country adventure to send a message to Parliament Hill.
At the F-35 integrated test force, pilots spend their days simulating real missions to prepare the jets to one day operate on the battlefield.
Defense News got a glimpse into the day-to-day life of an F-35 test pilot during a recent visit to Edwards Air Force Base. We followed Maj. Raven LeClair, assistant director of operations for the 461st flight test squadron, as he zipped up his flight suit, climbed into the cockpit, taxied to the runway and finally took off into the clear, desert sky.
May 28, 2016 — Squadron Open House & Mixed Mess Dinner
May 29, 2016 — Brunch followed by a choice of several activities: Golf day in the Fredericton area, day trip to St. Andrews (including whale watching trip), or day trip to St. John.
More information will be added as details are finalized, but initial information is to help those travelling from afar. Please feel free to share with any former Wolf Pack members!
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407 Long Range Patrol Squadron
407 Long Range Patrol Squadron will be holding a 75th Anniversary Reunion, from June 17-19, 2016, in Comox, B.C. All current and former "Demons," and friends of the Squadron, past and present, are invited to attend. Further details are available at www.407reunion.com. Deadline for registration is May 31, 2016. Any questions may be directed to the Reunion Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. To Hold on High!
A lot has changed, but a lot has stayed the same.
The 75-year heritage — and future — of four Royal Canadian Air Force Squadrons will be showcased at a June 23-26 gathering at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia; along with 50 years' worth of VP International history. Organizers expect up to 600 guests to attend anniversary events over the week, all highlighting the strong relationships within the Canadian aviation community, and with international partners.
408 Goose Squadron Association
Come out and celebrate the 75th anniversary of 408 Squadron!
The 408 Goose Squadron Association is proud to celebrate the 75th Anniversary and Reunion of the formation of 408 Squadron on the weekend of June 24-26, 2016. Register now for the early-bird rate!
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419 'Moose' Squadron
December 1941 saw the creation of 419 (Bomber) Squadron at Mildenhall, England. This year, after a rich history flying many types of aircraft in numerous roles, 419 Tac F (T) Squadron is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. As "The City of Kamloops" Squadron, 419 continues its tremendous association with that city with a reunion weekend planned July 8-10, 2016, in Kamloops, B.C. A revival of the "Moose" Fulton Club, history book release, Freedom of the City Parade, flypast and static aircraft display, will all take place over the weekend; culminating with a formal Gala Dinner Saturday night.
More information can be found on our Facebook page: Moose Squadron. Or email us at 419TacFTSqn@gmail.com.
The New Brunswick Aviation Museum is hosting a reunion from July 8-10, 2016 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of Royal Canadian Air Force Station/Canadian Forces Base Chatham. The reunion is open to anyone who ever worked or trained there from 1941 until 1996, including former military and civilian personnel and their families. The reunion is also open to anyone who served at St. Margaret's or Tracadie Air Range.
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Proudly hosted by AIAC Pacific, the 2016 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) is a must-attend event for any company or organization with ties to Canadian aerospace, defence and security industries.
• Market specific research
• Key federal and provincial cabinet ministers, government officials, commercial and military aerospace industry leaders in attendance
• Network and meet with industry partners
To become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact Bill Yetman at email@example.com. Registration coming soon!
11th Reunion for Fighter Control Operators, Air Defence Techs, Air Weapons Controllers and Aerospace Controllers
Meet and Greet Thursday Evening, Golf Friday Morning, Chief Commanda Cruise Friday Afternoon, Clarion BBQ Supper Friday Night, David L. Pitcher Complex Tour Saturday, The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence Tour Saturday, Lunch at CFB North Bay Mess on Saturday, Clarion Dinner and Dance Saturday Night, Buffet Breakfast on Sunday Morning.
$200 per person — It does not include Golf ($45) or Cruise Cost ($35)
Sabre Pilots Association of the Air Division Squadrons
Sept. 15-18, 2016
Delta City Centre Hotel, Ottawa
The Ottawa members of SPAADS look forward to, again, welcoming our fellow members as our guests to join us in your nation's capital for the 2016 reunion. Our SPAADS 2016 website has just been activated. Here you will find information helpful for you to register for the reunion, make your hotel reservations, and assist you with your stay here in Ottawa.
Halifax International Security Forum
The Halifax International Security Forum announced recently that the 8th Halifax International Security Forum will take place from Nov. 18-20, 2016 in Halifax, N.S.
The annual Forum brings together democratic security leaders from more than 60 countries to address the most pressing international security challenges.
"As local communities deal with the consequences of global security threats, I am proud that Halifax provides an important venue for people with shared values to come together and build strategies for working more closely together," said Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum.
Invitations to the Nov. 18-20, 2016 Forum will be issued in the spring.
For more information about the Halifax International Security Forum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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