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Pamela Wallin steps down as RCAF Honorary Colonel
Ottawa Citizen
Senator Pamela Wallin has stepped down from her role as the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a job that required her to be a mentor and role model for military personnel at Ottawa headquarters. Then-Defence Minister Peter MacKay appointed Wallin to the position Aug. 1, 2009. Her letter of resignation was received and accepted on by the RCAF commander, Lt.-Gen. Yvan Blondin, the RCAF stated in an email.
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Canadian veterans helped enable South Korea's liberal democracy
Cape Breton Post
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice signed at Panmunjom on July 27, 1953, marking the end of open hostilities in the Korean War. Often referred to as the "Forgotten War," the Korean War was the first major conflict of the Cold War pitting the Western democracies against the forces of the Communist world championed by the Soviet Union and China.
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Snowbirds to keep flying, future training being studied
Leader-Post
The air force plans to keep the Snowbirds' Tutor jets flying while it figures out how to train pilots in the future, Canada's top general says. General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, said replacing the team's CT-114A jets, which were delivered in the mid-1960s as trainers, is tied to how the air force will train pilots in the future.
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Cold War memento returned to family of fallen RCAF navigator
Ottawa Citizen
A long lost family heirloom created in memory of Cold War navigator Flight Lieutenant Leon Rodrique "Denny" Fillion has been returned to members of his family — 46 years after his death. The heirloom's return to Canada marked the final leg of a journey that has brought a sense of closure to a family that never got to say goodbye.
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Air force flagged Cyclone in 2004
Brampton Guardian
Canadian air force evaluators warned nearly a decade ago that the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter might not measure up in terms of engine performance, acoustic noise and its ability to resist electronic interference, The Canadian Press has learned. Previously unreleased National Defence reports that date back to Sept. 2004, recently viewed by CP, cite a litany of concerns about Sikorsky's plan to convert its existing S-92 helicopter for maritime and military missions.
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Pamela Wallin steps down as RCAF Honorary Colonel
Ottawa Citizen
Senator Pamela Wallin has stepped down from her role as the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a job that required her to be a mentor and role model for military personnel at Ottawa headquarters.

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Mural salute to Canadian Navy and Air Force
Capital News
The culmination of a two-year planning and fundraising process was officially celebrated outside the Okanagan Military Museum. Located on the south wall of Memorial Arena, where the military museum is housed, now is hung a third mural depicting the valley's military.

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Government expected to give Sikorsky another shot at delivering Cyclone helicopters
Ottawa Citizen
Department of National Defence officials are expecting the government to once again give a U.S. aerospace firm another chance to deliver aircraft to replace the military's aging Sea King helicopters, according to DND documents.

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Lockheed Martin's SR-72 — a Mach 6 Armed ISR Aircraft revealed
Ottawa Citizen
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works has revealed to AW&ST details of long-running plans for what it describes as an affordable hypersonic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike platform that could enter development in demonstrator form as soon as 2018.
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Niagara Falls vet recalls Second World War
Niagara Falls Review
At the age of 18, Doreen Head boarded a train and headed east. The Niagara Falls, ON, resident had never been away from home before she enlisted in the Canadian military in 1943, but she was eager to make a difference in the war effort. "A lot of people weren't too happy about women in the forces," the veteran recalled.
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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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