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As you know, RCAF delivers RCAF Association News direct to your inbox each Friday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the RCAF Association News portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Unique piece of Canadian aviation history unveiled at Alberta Aviation Museum
Global News
A unique and important part of Canada's aviation history has been unveiled at the Alberta Aviation Museum. The F-104 Starfighter — known as the fastest fighter the Royal Canadian Air Force ever had- was unveiled to an adoring crowd at the museum.
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Veterans are not just regular retirees
The Globe and Mail
Should Canada's military veterans be treated any differently from other workers? In at least one context, the federal government says, No. Six former service members hurt in Afghanistan sued to overturn Ottawa's new rules for compensating injured veterans. Justice Department lawyers in British Columbia want their class-action suit dismissed as frivolous and an abuse of process. Moreover, they reject their view that Ottawa has any special moral and social obligation to veterans.
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The government's defence strategy is sound
Ottawa Citizen
A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen drew on comments from Steven Staples of the Rideau Institute suggesting that Canadians should be worried about the government's policy agenda regarding the domestic defence industry. On the contrary, Canadians should be applauding the Conservative government on this file.
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Meet the RCAF's newest search and rescue technicians
Royal Canadian Air Foce
Carrying on a proud and unique tradition among graduation ceremonies in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Air Force's six newest search and rescue (SAR) technicians parachuted into 19 Wing Comox, B.C., for their graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony marked the end of 11 months of intense training.
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Sea King choppers could retire sooner under U.S. aircraft-maker's proposal
CTV News
The Harper government has been asked to accept the air force's long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters as they are currently configured and gradually phase them into service using regular software upgrades intended to make the aircraft fully operational. The proposal is being floated publicly by Sikorsky aircraft in the wake of a federal cabinet shuffle that has left both National Defence and Public Works with seasoned but not yet fully acclimatized ministers.
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  CANEX - What's In It For You?
CANEX, Established in 1968, is a retail operation made up of a number of stores and services, designed specifically to meet the needs of the military community. In many ways, CANEX goes beyond the normal retail requirements in order to ensure the military community reaps extra benefit from the operation.
 


 

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