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RCAF's full-flight simulators to use next generation image system
Ottawa Citizen
CAE launched its next generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator at the Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) now underway in Orlando, FL. The image generator is designed to help provide realistic, high-performance synthetic environments specifically for the defence and security market, the company noted in a news release.
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Soldiers with PTSD might not get full pension, advocates warn
CBC News
The mental health struggles of Canadian soldiers have caught a lot of political attention of late, but veterans advocates remain concerned that PTSD could jeopardize a soldier's pension. A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member has to serve 10 years before being eligible for a full pension. But by coming forward with physical or psychological injuries, in their first decade of service, many soldiers are at risk of being medically released and losing out on a full pension, says Michael Blais, president and founder of Canadian Veterans Advocacy.
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RCAF fighting in Middle East
Net Newsledger
The sounds of heavy plastic packing cases being opened and socket wrenches winding are carried across an isolated portion of an airbase in Kuwait, as Air Weapons System Technicians (AWS Techs) of the Royal Canadian Air Force unbox and prepare ordnance to be loaded onto CF-188 fighter jets. The primary job of AWS Techs is to maintain, load and unload the weapons systems of aircraft like the CF-188. As a participant in the Middle East Stabilization Force combatting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Canada has brought along its own air droppable munitions.
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Royal Air Force gets first A400M airlifter — planes to replace C-130s
Ottawa Citizen
Airbus Defence and Space recently delivered the first Airbus A400M airlifter to the Royal Air Force. The aircraft is the first of 22 ordered by the U.K. and will be known in service as the A400M Atlas, according to a news release from the company. The A400M will replace the C-130 in RAF service, but because it can carry approximately twice as much load, or the same load twice as far, fewer aircraft will be required.
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NORAD Tracks Santa goes live!
Net Newsledger
It all started at the height of the Cold War. In 1955, a local media ad ran in December offering a telephone number for children to call Santa Claus. The number was misprinted. Instead of reaching the Jolly Old Elf, the call reached the Crew Commander at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). It was what Seinfeld's Cosmo Kramer might call a "Miracle." The tradition started where the military base started tracking Santa Claus.

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Air Force working on plans to allow women to compete for last 7 male-only jobs in the service
Times Colonist
The Air Force's top boss said recently she hopes to make all jobs in the service open to qualified women in the next year and a half. Seven jobs in the service are closed to women, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters during a recent visit to Hawaii.

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Flights of fancy at Markham Airport: A former Cold War pilot's big plans
Toronto Star
Wearing a faded olive-drab flight suit and polished black cowboy boots, Allan Rubin sits in the navigator seat from an Argus anti-submarine patrol bomber. Repurposed with rollers, the reborn office chair is surrounded by a clutter of paperwork and aircraft parts, such as the propeller of a Tiger Moth biplane and a photographic view-finder from a once state-of-the-art U-2 spy plane. Just outside sit four vintage (and mostly functional) fighter jets.

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Canadian planes have flown 116 sorties over Iraq
CTV News
Canadian military aircraft have flown more than 100 sorties in Iraq since joining coalition forces at the end of October, a senior commander said recently, including escorting a humanitarian aid drop to civilians earlier this week. Col. Daniel Constable, commander of joint task force Iraq, provided an update for reporters on Canada's mission against Islamic State militants. While he offered little in the way of specifics, he updated the total number of sorties flown by Canadian aircraft to 116.
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Date set for 2015 air show at 19 Wing Comox
Comox Valley Echo
The 2015 Canadian Armed Forces Day/Comox Airshow will take place Saturday, August 15, 2015. This year's theme will be "Celebrating 100 years of community," in recognition of the tremendous support given to 19 Wing by the entire Comox Valley region as well as in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Courtenay. To encourage participation by the community, business and organizations, the 19 Wing Commander, Col. Tom Dunne announced that the Airshow Committee will hold a poster design contest for this year's airshow.
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Before War Amps, Chadderton was hockey star
Winnipeg Free Press
On the day after Remembrance Day, The Devils' Blast 2013, the Annual Chronicle of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, arrived in my mailbox. The "Last Post" section featured a lengthy goodbye to Capt. Cliff Chadderton, who died at age 94 in 2013, in Ottawa. Chadderton played junior hockey for the Winnipeg Falcons-Rangers in 1938-1939. When the Second World War broke out, he and several Rangers joined up. A photo of the 1939-1940 Royal Winnipeg Rifles team shows Chadderton and company wearing sweaters with the famous Little Black Devil on the chest.
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Drones can now be protected from hackers
Times of India
Scientists have developed a cyber-security system that protects military drones from being hacked. Military drones are often used to store sensitive data, ranging from troop movements to strategic operations which may make them vulnerable to enemy interference. Researchers at the University of Virginia and the Georgia Institute of Technology developed the new system and tested it in a series of live, in-flight cyber-attack scenarios.
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Second World War Tribute Request
Veterans Affairs Canada
To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada's engagement in the Second World War, beginning September 10, 2014, living Canadian Veterans of the Second World War may request a special commemorative lapel pin and certificate of recognition.
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Call for Papers: AERO 2015 Conference
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
AERO 2015 Conference will be held in beautiful Montréal QC, Canada's largest aerospace hub and home to Bombardier, Bell-Helicopter-Textron, Pratt & Whitney and more. The venue will be at the Delta Hotel on President Kennedy Avenue from Tuesday April 21 through Thursday April 23.

Also part of AERO 2015 will be the Women in Aerospace Reception on Tuesday, the Talent Meets Market Student Breakfast on Wednesday, the Senior Awards Reception and Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening, and the Turnbull Lecture Luncheon on Thursday.

Call for Papers:
Initial abstracts: January 21, 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance: February 4, 2015
Full papers/extended abstracts: April 21, 2015

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