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Program officer visits integrated F-35 testing facility
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Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force showcased their accomplishments in the developmental test program to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program executive officer during his vist. This was Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan's first visit to the ITF since his assumption of the role in December 2012. During his visit, Bogdan met with base leadership, toured facilities and gained valuable program insights. More

Future Canadian fighter pilots to split simulator and real training time
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Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilots of the future could be spending almost as much time in a simulator as they do in the cockpit under a revised training regime that has its eyes on the bottom line as much as technology, say internal documents. The idea was just one of a series of options being examined as military planners look towards the eventual replacement of the CF-18 fleet, possibly by the end of the decade. More

Pratt delivers first 10 engines for Indian C-17 aircraft
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Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first 10 F117 engines to Boeing to power a fleet of C-17 transport aircraft destined for the Indian air force. India signed a $4.1 billion contract with the U.S. in 2011 for the aircraft, making the country the largest C-17 export customer. More

2013 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security
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February 21-22 2013
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel
Ottawa, Canada
The Conference of Defence Associations Institute and the CDA are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security.

Defence sweeps out senior officers in sign of major changes to come
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Spring cleaning has come early at the Department of National Defence as the Conservative government announced it was sweeping out a number of the military's top officers which included the head of the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Navy. More

Veterans treated to week activities at Mount Washington    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The sixth annual Veteran's Festival drew 27 Canadian Armed Forces veterans who were treated to a week-long of activities up Mount Washington. The five-day ski/boarding program, was hosted by the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports and Mount Washington Alpine Resort. More

Lancaster repair costs soar, warplane museum appeals for help
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Hamilton's warplane museum is making a public plea for donations to help keep its famous World War II Lancaster bomber flying. "We expect the Lancaster to be flying at the June airshow," says Al Mickeloff, spokesman for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. More

National Volunteer Week 2013
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At Volunteer Canada, we understand that National Volunteer Week campaign planning takes a lot of hard work. We want to support individuals, voluntary organizations and volunteer centres nationwide in their efforts to thank volunteers. That's why this page is full of free, downloadable tools to assist you. Scroll down to access resources for each component of your NVW 2013 campaign. More

The Bomber Command Memorial Book
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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 today. More

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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. More

The Goldfish Club
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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. More


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