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Three military helicopters grounded in Labrador during search-and-rescue emergency
Vancouver Sun
The federal search and rescue system is back under the microscope after three military helicopters were unable to help rescue an Innu Nation leader who went into the water in Labrador because they were grounded for repairs. This comes one week after an auditor general's report warned federal search and rescue capabilities are at the breaking point, and after Newfoundland and Labrador's emergency services minister said the feds weren’t doing enough.
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield returns to Earth
Toronto Star
After nearly five months in orbit, during which he tweeted, sang and strummed his way into Canadians hearts, astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth. Commander Hadfield touched down in Kazakhstan along with American Tom Marshburn and Russian Roman Romanenko. The trio had undocked from the International Space Station and boarded a Soyuz spacecraft.
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Air Cadet glider issue continues
Ottawa Citizen
"The Cadet Program is facing major cuts, this year alone the projected cuts will exceed 10 million dollars and they will likely exceed the/this amount next year. More importantly, these reviews have already targeted some/which programs will likely to be cut and there is a team right now looking at all the six weeks camps." That's the message the Air Cadet gliding community says they are receiving despite claims by Defence Minister Peter MacKay that the glider program will continue and thrive.
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Defence planners leery about F-35 operating costs before government reset
Edmonton Journal
Newly released documents reveal concerns about how affordable the F-35 stealth fighter would be over the long term, should the Harper government buy the aircraft it once called the only choice for the air force. Defence planners expressed concerns about maintenance costs a year after the Conservatives signalled they wanted the jet, the documents show.
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NORAD at 55 is continuing to evolve, says Chuck Jacoby
Ottawa Citizen
On May 12, 1958, the U.S. and Canada formalized an agreement that created the North American Air Defense Command, or NORAD, headquartered here in Colorado Springs. This bi-national command, centralizing operational control of continental air defenses against the threat of Soviet bombers, has grown and evolved since then to include all aerospace threats, as well as maritime warning. More importantly, for the past 55 years it has endured as the foundation of our strong security relationship with our neighbor to the north.
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The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia. "we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems into arguably the most complex warfighting environment that exists today" said David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces.
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Three military helicopters grounded in Labrador during search-and-rescue emergency
Vancouver Sun
The federal search and rescue system is back under the microscope after three military helicopters were unable to help rescue an Innu Nation leader who went into the water in Labrador because they were grounded for repairs.

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Cadets mark Battle of the Atlantic
Timmins Press
The officers and crewmen of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Tiger and Navy League Cadet Corps Timmins marched through the streets of the city, their banners flapping in the wind at the head of the column.

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United Kingdom cities from space photographed by astronaut Chris Hadfield
Metro
Amazing images from space are nothing new, but there is something mesmerising about these latest shots sent from the International Space Station.

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OP HUSKY AND THE RCAF
RCAF
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.
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The Bomber Command Memorial Book
RCAF
Please join our campaign to remember the fallen, inform Canadians of the sacrifices made by bomber command veterans. To date our partnership with Fighting High Publishing has contributed to the raising of £31,617. The 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. On 28 June 2012 this was corrected with the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in The Green Park, London. The journey from the initial idea to the unveiling of the memorial was a long and complex one and 'The Bomber Command Memorial - We Will Remember Them' book tells the story of the campaign. The mission of the Air Force Association of Canada is to inform new generations of Canadians about the history of their country’s air force. This would suggest we should try and put a copy of this invaluable book in every library. If you would like to purchase one for your library, call Rose (866-351-2322 ext 223) or e-mail Kitshop@airforce.ca today.
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The Goldfish Club
The Goldfish Club
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.
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