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    430 Squadron revisits its history Read the complete article and view all photo captions: http://bit.ly/1ns1TF3 #RCAFHistory #BCATP #2WW With the 75th anniversary of the establishment of 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron approaching in 2018, squadron members are looking into its rich history and learning about the many accomplishments of 430 members who came before. (Keep reading ... http://bit.ly/1ns1TF3) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian War Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Royal Air Force The Royal Air Force Museum, London Imperial War Museum London Canadian Heritage Veterans Affairs Canada Canada Remembers
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    Canadian Armed Forces marks the transitioning of Air Task Force-Iraq Read the complete story: http://bit.ly/1UNMUD5 #OpIMPACT #AIRPower The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) officially marked the transitioning of the Air Task Force-Iraq mission during a March 5, 2016, parade today in Kuwait. (Keep reading ... http://bit.ly/1UNMUD5) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada and the world Iraq Kuwait Photo: Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, inspects the troops during the Operation IMPACT mission transition parade in Kuwait on March 5, 2016. (This photo has been altered due to OPSEC.) Photo by: Op IMPACT, DND
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    Starting today! Women in Aviation Week, March 7 to 13, worldwide! Shared from the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide #aviation #community #WOAW16
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    Shared from the Canadian Armed Forces Facebook page #DDay #WeWillRememberThem
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    Aircraft Structures Technicians are members of the air maintenance team who handle, service, and maintain Forces’ aircraft and associated equipment. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Z2wS7 #ForcesJobs Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian Armed Forces.
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    Thanks to the Winnipeg Jets for Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation night - we're a bit partial to their crest of course! #Community #Appreciation
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    "The Aurora is an incredible asset. The sensor package allows us to locate ISIL in the battlespace." (Colonel Shayne Elder, Commander of Air Task Force-Iraq) The Air Task Force-Iraq mission transition parade was held in Kuwait on March 5, 2016. CP-140 Aurora aircraft continue to conduct aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in support of coalition air operations during Operation IMPACT. More info on the CP-140 Aurora: http://bit.ly/XG7hZm Follow Canadian Joint Operations Command (@CFOperations) on Twitter for more updates. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada and the world Canada in Iraq Canada’s Foreign Policy—Global Affairs Canada Skies Magazine Canadian Defence Review Esprit de Corps Ottawa Citizen CBC News
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    Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre shows the sky is no longer the limit: Exercise Virtual 15 Full story: http://bit.ly/1QzwMQe #Training #AIRPower #Simulation Graphically comparable to the video game “Call of Duty”, Exercise Virtual 15 integrated new modeling and simulation capabilities. The goal was to link all RCAF simulation assets into an integrated training system that would support individual and collective training. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1QzwMQe) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces United States Air Force Connect2Canada / Lien Canada The Belleville Intelligencer Trenton Military Family Resource Centre - MFRC General Aviation News Combat Aircraft Magazine Skies Magazine Esprit de Corps Canadian Defence Review Defense News AeroTime, Aviation News Air Force Magazine Vanguard Magazine Seneca College
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    "The Polaris enables Coalition aircraft to stay in the operational area for longer periods of time." (Colonel Shayne Elder, Commander of Air Task Force-Iraq) The Air Task Force-Iraq mission transition parade was held in Kuwait on March 5, 2016. Learn more about the CC-150 Polaris here: http://bit.ly/1AsKCj5 Follow Canadian Joint Operations Command on Twitter (@CFOperations) for more updates. Aviation royale canadienne CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC Canada and the world Airbus Defense News Esprit de Corps Skies Magazine Canadian Defence Review Connect2Canada / Lien Canada Canada in Iraq
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    In Case you Missed It: Video - 103 Squadron and the Icelandic Coast Guard in action - final highlights video! #ICYMI #SARSunday #Rescue #SARPartners #ThatOthersMayLive Nine Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel along with a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter took part in multiple exercise scenarios, including training with the Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Thor (or “Þór” in Icelandic). There were also inland and glacier search and rescue joint exercises with volunteers from local Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) teams. 103 Squadron’s CH-149 Cormorant and nine crew members participated in open water and boat scenarios with the crew of the Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Thor (or “Þór” in Icelandic). Specific elements of these exercises included: hoisting from a ship, hoisting from a life raft and hoisting from the sea. There were also inland and glacier rescue scenarios with a rescue team from the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, known as ICE-SAR. In addition, there were visits to various local Icelandic Coast Guard locations and facilities as well as a NATO air station at Keflavík. Training occurred out of the Icelandic Coast Guard’s base at Reykjavik airport with several activities taking place across the Iceland territory. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Q6p3fO Video: Master Corporal Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Imaging Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Embassy of Canada to Iceland Canada and the world Skies Magazine Vertical Magazine Esprit de Corps CTV Atlantic News CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Maritime Forces Pacific / Forces maritimes du Pacifique Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC Gagetown MFRC | CRFM Gagetown U.S. Coast Guard Landhelgisgæsla Íslands/Icelandic Coast Guard
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    Shared from the Facebook page of the Royal Air Force : #Spitfire Almost 80 years on to the hour, a Spitfire Mk TR 9 took off this morning from the very same runway that saw the maiden test flight of the forerunner of Supermarine’s iconic fighter. Wheeled out of a hangar at Southampton International Airport by an honour guard of Air Cadets from 2428 (Hedge End) Squadron ATC, the aircraft went on to fly past the resting place of its Chief Designer R. J. Mitchell and past the old Supermarine factory in Woolston. Eight decades on the Spitfire still has the power to inspire young and old alike. Images by anthonyupton.com, Sqn Ldr Sarah Charters and Fg Off Peter Lisney.
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    Operation IMPACT: Air Power Contribution “Canadians can be proud of the members of the Operation IMPACT Fighter Detachment, who through their professionalism and dedication, assured that the fighter contribution to the mission was expertly delivered.” Lieutenant-General Michael Hood Commander Royal Canadian Air Force Overview of the CF-188 Hornets contribution: The six CF-188 Hornets ended their mission on February 15, 2016. From their first sortie on October 30, 2014, they conducted 1378 sorties resulting in 251 airstrikes (246 in Iraq and 5 in Syria) and expended 606 munitions. Ongoing operations: Within the Joint Task Force-Iraq, Air Task Force-Iraq continues to operate two types of aircraft. The CC-150T Polaris supports coalition air assets in the region with aerial refueling and the two CP-140 Auroras conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions based on identified and pre-determined areas of interest. Future aerial operations: The Canadian Armed Forces are exploring options to enhance in-theatre tactical transport. Further analysis, coordination, and discussions with our Coalition partners are ongoing to finalize the details regarding the deployment of up to four Griffon Helicopters. For more updates, follow Canadian Joint Operations Command on Twitter: @CFOperations Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Connect2Canada / Lien Canada High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Canada in Iraq Canada and the world Canada Down Under Canada and the world CMN Canadian Military News Ottawa Citizen National Post Maclean's Defense News U.S. Mission to NATO
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    Air Task Force-Iraq: Mission Transition Parade Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, was the reviewing officer during Air Task Force-Iraq’s mission transition parade held in Kuwait on March 5, 2016. Air Task Force-Iraq officially marked the end of Canadian Armed Forces airstrike missions. “Our personnel have delivered first-rate fighter operations on behalf of Canada in flying and leading complex missions, and by maintaining and supporting our fighters in action. It has been a team effort. As this mission completes its transition, I am confident that the men and women of Air Task Force-Iraq will continue to expertly deliver airpower to this operation with professionalism,” said LGen Hood. This parade also marked the CAF refocused efforts towards the multinational coalition to halt and degrade the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). For more updates, follow Canadian Joint Operations Command on Twitter: @CFOperations Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Army CMN Canadian Military News Connect2Canada / Lien Canada Global News CBC News Ottawa Citizen The Globe and Mail Maclean's U.S. Mission to NATO Defense News Esprit de Corps Canadian Defence Review High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Harjit Sajjan Canada Down Under Canada and the world Canada in Iraq
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    Canadian Armed Forces remember the Gulf War and liberation of Kuwait #WeRemember #OpFriction Read the story and view all 22 photos here: http://bit.ly/1QzCd1E A quarter century ago, Canada went to war to protect and liberate a country that is little more than three times the size of Prince Edward Island. More than 4,000 men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces participated in the First Gulf War with numerous coalition countries to free the State of Kuwait from an unexpected invasion and occupation by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait, approximately 100 Canadian veterans of the First Gulf War, along with representatives of 16 coalition countries and numerous Canadian Armed Forces personnel, gathered at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on February 27, 2016. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1QzCd1E) To see the complete captions and all the photos, along with the story, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/1QzCd1E Aviation royale canadienne Canada Remembers Canadian Armed Forces Veterans Affairs Canada Canada and the world Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum Canadian Army Royal Canadian Navy Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Defence Review Esprit de Corps Vintage Wings of Canada High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Connect2Canada / Lien Canada Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique Maritime Forces Pacific / Forces maritimes du Pacifique Canada Down Under
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    On this day in history 1936: No 6. Torpedo Bomber Squadron formed in #Trenton ON, flying Vickers Vedette http://ow.ly/YT49m #RCAFHistory #OTDH Shared from the Facebook page of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
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    #FighterFriday Part II! #BCATP #ProudHISTORY #WeWillRememberThem #Allies On a cold day in February at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, CF-18 Hornet number 188761 is rolled backwards into the paint booth and the laborious process of removing the 2015 paint scheme and prepping for the application of the new design begins. Corporal Matt Bowman has a small crew ready begin the process. He has a core group of Aircraft Structure Technicians from the 1 Air Maintenance Squadron, but for this project he will be getting some help from 410 Squadron, the new ‘owners’ of 761. On the tails, the faces of WWII pilots and Winston Churchill will be seen for the last time, their images soon to disappear along with the camouflage, tricolour markings and old style roundels, in clouds of grey dust. Dirty work but someone has to do it. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team Cold Lake, Alberta 4 Wing MFRC - Cold Lake British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum Canada Remembers Veterans Affairs Canada Imperial War Museum Duxford Royal Air Force The Royal Air Force Museum, London HISTORY Vintage Wings of Canada High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Lest We Forget - UK Photo: Cpl Ian Thompson and Jim Belliveau
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    Exciting Imagery from 12 Wing Shearwater! #RCAF #12WingShearwater #HMCSMontreal Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone embarkation on board HMCS MONTREAL Personnel from 12 Wing Shearwater’s Helicopter Operational Test and Evaluation Facility conducts Initial Operational Test and Evaluation deck landings with a CH148 Cyclone aboard HMCS Montreal off the east coast of Nova Scotia. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Royal Canadian Navy Royal Canadian Navy CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC RCAF Then And Now Canadian War Museum NATO Association of Canada Sikorsky Aircraft Canadian Army The Chronicle Herald CBC Nova Scotia CTV Morning Live Atlantic The Coast, Halifax's Weekly Royal Air Force United States Air Force RAF Brize Norton CF Operations / Operations FC
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    Exercise PUMA STRIKE #RCAF #Training Check out these photos from Exercise PUMA STRIKE being held between February 23 and March 25, 2016 at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces United States Air Force Royal Air Force Canada and the world Naval Air Station Key West Fire and Emergency Services Naval Air Station Pensicola Florida USAF Basic Military Training PlaneTalking RCAF Then And Now Royal New Zealand Air Force Royal Australian Air Force NATO Association of Canada Cold Lake, Alberta Winnipeg Free Press The Florida Keys & Key West U.S. Central Command Air Combat Command Air Force Reserve U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) CTV Morning Live - Winnipeg CBC Manitoba
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    #FighterFriday - PART 1! Amazing picture of last year's CF-18 Demo Hornet, flown by Captain Dennis ''Cheech'' Beaulieu at the 2015 Bagotville Air Show! Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team Canadian Armed Forces AirshowStuff Airshow News Spectacle Aérien International de Bagotville Photo: Ken Lin, with thanks.
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    Mountain flying, SAR training among most challenging exercises #SAR Read the complete story at: http://bit.ly/1RshFYL 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron conducted an international-level search and rescue exercise in early February in New Hampshire. The training covered CH-149 Cormorant mountain flying, and ice climbing and rope rescue techniques. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1RshFYL) Aviation royale canadienne Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team Canadian Armed Forces Huntington Ravine Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Halifax Regional Search and Rescue New Hampshire State Parks Search and rescue Photos: Captain Zach Sawyer and Captain Robert Nicholson
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    A big thank you to the Toronto Raptors for a great Canadian Armed Forces appreciation night! #Recognition #Community Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian Armed Forces.
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    Great shout out to our RCAF technicians on Twitter, from Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy: "...thanks to the great @RCAF_ARC technicians, the CH-124 has one of the highest availability rates in the group." VAdm Norman (@ComdRCN) tweeted the comment in a discussion following the posting of the photo below by Canadian Forces Joint Operations Command (@CFOperations). The embarked CH-124 Sea King helicopter onboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) FREDERICTON performs flight operations during Operation REASSURANCE on February 26, 2016. Photo: Corporal Anthony Chand, Formation Imagery Services You can follow the RCAF on Twitter here: @RCAF_ARC #AIRPower #In_Formation Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre Trident News Royal Canadian Navy
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    Shared from the Institute of Women of Aviation Worldwide Facebook page: From March 7 to 13, record levels of female aviation role models will be welcoming girls of all ages at #WOAW16 events across the globe! #WomenINAviation
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    Senior leaders from the Canadian Armed Forces and the Navy League, Army and Air Cadet Leagues of Canada gathered in Ottawa on Friday, February 26, 2016 for the National Cadet Council’s first meeting of 2016. Second from the left in the photo is MGen Al Meinzinger, Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Air Force. #Cadets #Community Shared from the Facebook page of Canadian Cadet Organizations - Organisations de cadets du Canada.
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    On This Day in History #RCAFhistory #OTDH #courage March 3, 1965 – Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Abraham Harvey, while flying an F-84F Thunderjet to Edmonton, Alberta, finds his engine vibrating. At length the engine fails. Rather than bail out and leave the aircraft to crash in a populated area, he carries out a safe landing. For this action he is awarded the Air Force Cross. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Veterans Affairs Canada Canada Remembers Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Air Force Cross (United Kingdom) Canadian Heritage AviActu - Actualité Aéronautique FlightSafety International Photo: Air Force Cross, DND.
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    Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian War Museum: #BCATP #WomenInAviation
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    SJared from the Facebook page of the @Canada Aviation and Space Museum: #OTDH
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    25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait: A victory for freedom Read the complete story at: http://bit.ly/1Ly2gJM #OpFRICTION #RCAFHistory By Lieutenant-General Michael J. Hood The Canadian Armed Forces marked the 25th anniversary of the liberation in Kuwait in several ceremonies across the country; the national ceremony was held at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, who is the senior-ranking veteran of the Gulf War, spoke at the national ceremony. (Keep reading ... http://bit.ly/1Ly2gJM) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Kuwait Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian War Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canada Remembers Photo: Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, addresses the audience during the national ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on February 27, 2016. PHOTO: Corporal Michael J. MacIsaac
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    Exercise STRIKING GANDER, California #HighReadiness #AirPOWER #Helicopter Members of 408 and 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadrons are at 29 Palms, California, from 20 Feb to 8 March, conducting high readiness aviation training with the help of 3 PPCLI as part of Exercise STRIKING GANDER. The aviation battalion, composed of both the CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook, are training in door gunnery, mixed formation live fire, warm climate high altitude/mountain flying and operations in degraded environments. By integrating the Chinook and Griffon capabilities in a training environment, 1 Wing is ensuring that the competencies and qualifications gained as part of this exercise can be fully exploited in the application of tactical aviation airpower at home and abroad. For more information about 408 Squadron, please visit the RCAF web site: http://bit.ly/1HtfG75 For more information about 450 Squadron, please visit the RCAF web site at: http://bit.ly/1oiJQMv To read Honorary Colonel J'lyn Nye's biography, please visit the Royal Canadian Air Force Honorary Colonel page at: http://bit.ly/1Sig6Bm Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Kingston, Ontario Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) Kingston MFRC Twentynine Palms, California California CMN Canadian Military News Canadian Army Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Photo Credit: Honourary Colonel J'lyn Nye, with thanks. @JlynNye
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    Sic itur ad astra! “Such is the pathway to the stars” Shared from the Facebook page of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum: On this day in history 1989: the Canadian Space Agency is formed and takes over the NRC as Canada's primary space agency. In 1993. The CSA establishes its headquarters in St.Hubert, Qc (Credit: Royal Canadian Mint / Monnaie Royale Canadienne) #OTDH
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    Shared from the Facebook page of Toronto Maple Leafs player Joffrey Lupul - we appreciate their recognition of RCAF Master Warrant Officer Rodney Joice and the Canadian Armed Forces!
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    The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and Article XV squadrons Read the full story: http://bit.ly/1TlsFxa #BCATP #RCAFHistory #OTDH The first of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 400-series squadrons came into existence 75 years ago today – March 1, 1941 – as a direct result of Article XV of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The 400-series squadrons continue to make up the fabric of the RCAF to this very day. (Keep reading to learn more about this important event in our history....http://bit.ly/1TlsFxa) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Royal Australian Air Force Royal New Zealand Air Force Veterans Affairs Canada Canada Remembers Vintage Wings of Canada Canadian War Museum Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame RAF Brize Norton CMN Canadian Military News Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum The Canadian Forces Snowbirds Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team
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    The March 2016 RCAF calendar is out! #AIRPower = #Agile #Integrated #Reach One of Canada's newly acquired CH-148 Cyclone helicopters practices landing procedures on HMCS Halifax off the coast of Nova Scotia on 27 January 2016. Download a high resolution (free) version here: http://bit.ly/1VOZH6y Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum HMCS Halifax Nova Scotia Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Halifax, Nova Scotia Halifax Stanfield International Airport MFRC NCR Youth Centre Military Family Resource Centre- National Capital Region (MFRC-NCR) Skies Magazine Photo: Ordinary Seaman Raymond Kwan, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax. Montage: Sergeant Paz Quillé, Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs Imagery.
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    The Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, was proud to welcome home members of the Canadian Armed Forces returning from Operation Impact at the Pax terminal at 8 Wing Trenton on 28 February, 2016. In accordance with Government of Canada direction, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ceased airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria on February 15, 2016. From their first sortie on 30 October 2014 to 15 February 2016, the CF-188 Hornets conducted 1378 sorties resulting in 251 airstrikes (246 in Iraq and 5 in Syria), expended 606 munitions and achieved the following effects: 267 ISIL fighting positions, 102 ISIL equipment and vehicles, and 30 ISIL Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factories and ISIL storage facilities. The CC-150 Polaris and CP-140 Aurora aircraft will continue to conduct air-to-air refueling and aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in support of coalition air operations. Learn more about Operation IMPACT: http://bit.ly/1umf6PP Imagery: CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC Shared from the Facebook page of Canadian Armed Forces

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    The Canadian Armed Forces completes overseas support to #WelcomeRefugees initiative through #OpPROVISION http://ow.ly/YU4M Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian Armed Forces
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    General Vance and Chief Warrant Officer West issue a statement on the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of Kuwait #GulfWar #RCAFHistory Read the complete statement: http://bit.ly/1TLbJP0 “February 1991 proved to be a proud moment for the Canadian Armed Forces when its multi-faceted mission with its coalition partners led to the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi armed forces. “While two World Wars and more recent operations such as those in Afghanistan may take prominence when we look back at past conflicts involving the CAF, the First Gulf War dominated our thoughts from the summer of 1990 when Iraq first invaded Kuwait to when it was liberated seven months later. Canada’s contribution to this quick and successful outcome was remarkable." (Keep reading ... http://bit.ly/1TLbJP0) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian War Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canada Remembers Photo: DND
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    February 28, 1991 – The Gulf War ended 25 years ago today. We remember those who served in the cause of freedom #RememberThem More than 4,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel served in the Persian Gulf region in 1990-1991. The active fighting ended 25 years ago today on February 28, 1991, when the Coalition forces (of which Canada was a member) suspended their offensive that had driven Iraqi forces out of Kuwait and offered a cease-fire which Iraq accepted on March 3, 1991. Pictured is a Canadian fighter pilot from No. 439 Squadron getting ready for a mission in the Middle East in February 1991. Photo: Department of National Defence More Information: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/…/canadian-armed-…/canada-gulf-war Shared from the Facebook page of Canada Remembers .
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    Search and Rescue exercise in Kamloops! #SARSunday #SARPartners Military personnel from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force have been conducting a search and rescue (SAR) exercise in the Kamloops area from 22-26 February 2016. The purpose of the exercise was to provide members of the squadron and BC based SAR partners with realistic training and to build on the strength of existing relationships. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces British Columbia Search and Rescue Association Kamloops Airport PEP Air Rocky Mountain Rangers B Coy Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue - Station 35 Victoria Photos: Cpl Spence, 19 Wing Imaging
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    Shared from the Facebook page of @Canada aviation and Space Museum: #OTDH #RCAFHistory
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    Flying Officer Allan Bundy: The RCAF’s first Black pilot #RCAF #BlackHistory Flying Officer Allan Bundy, the first Canadian-born Black pilot in the RCAF, flew Beaufighters with 404 Squadron during the Second World War. Read more and see all the photos: http://bit.ly/1WOHwhu Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces RCAF Then And Now Canadian War Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canada Aviation and Space Museum PlaneTalking Le Mois de l'Histoire des Noirs / Black History Month Canada Remembers Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia Black Canada Network Ontario Black History Society events Veterans Affairs Canada Black History Heroes History of the RCAF Black History Month Canadian Heritage CTV News Global News
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    #SAR Update from Joint Task Force Atlantic (see our previous post on Feb 23 for background): http://on.fb.me/1T7asTZ). The following is from their twitter feed (@JTFAtlantic) on Feb 24: Fishing Vessel (F/V) Saputi struck ice which opened ship's hull. In unforgiving seas & harsh conditions Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax worked with the Danish Navy to ensure safety. JRCC Halifax tasked 413 Sqn Hercules to deliver pumps to F/V Saputi as its crew fought the ingress of Arctic water. As F/V Saputi transited to port the situation degraded as pumps, bilges and eductors could not keep pace with flooding. JRCC Halifax and JRCC Greenland collaborated with Saputi & regional SAR assets to ensure the crew had a safe as possible journey to shore. Images of F/V Saputi: 14 Wing Greenwood Image of CC-130J Hercules: RCAF file photo #AlliedCollaboration #SARPartners
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    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Athabaskan, Halifax and Charlottetown, along with Spanish replenishment ship SPS Patiño, set sail to conduct a Task Group exercise along the eastern seaboard, February 17, 2016. They will operate at sea from February through March, conducting replenishment and combat serials that will test all levels of ship and fleet readiness. Shared from the Facebook page of Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique
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    Thomas Hodgson, the artist, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943 to 1945 and made paintings about his life in the service while stationed in several provinces across Canada. This painting—likely a portrait of Ellington himself—speaks to the popularity of this song in particular, and also to the importance of swing and jazz music for RCAF personnel during the Second World War. First Flight, a portrait of a black RCAF Airman in uniform and headgear, was painted in February 1944, one month after All Too Soon. Read more in the full post below from the Canadian War Museum.
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    BZ from from our friends at the Royal Canadian Navy: Each week the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) celebrate the exploits of the exceptional men and women of the RCN from coast to coast. They mark these outstanding achievements using the traditional naval signal for a job well done... …Bravo Zulu This week, they recognized the combined efforts of the both the RCAF and the RCN in reaching a milestone on the #CH-148 Cyclone. Tweeted by the RCN (@RCN_MRC): Bravo Zulu of the week: @RCAF_ARC & #RCNavy join forces for a Cyclone first http://bit.ly/1oF6aGj #BravoZulu Image: RCN It's a pleasure working with our friends in the Navy! #Teamwork #Flying_In_Formation Forces armées canadiennes Canadian Armed Forces Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre Trident News HMCS Sackville Royal Canadian Navy
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    Colonel Shayne Elder, Commander Air Task Force-Iraq, addresses a group of Canadian Armed Forces members deployed in Kuwait on Operation IMPACT on February 25, 2016. With the mission refocus of #OpIMPACT, and the departure of the CF-18 Hornets from Kuwait, four of the fighter jets will be joining Exercise #RESILIENTRESOLVE in Romania: http://bit.ly/1S4kUKz. (Partagé de la page Facebook des Forces armées canadiennes)
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    A big thank you to the Vancouver Canucks for last night's Canadian Armed Forces appreciation night. We truly value the support from your team, and the crowd! #Appreciation (Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian Armed Forces)
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    On this day in history 1958: The RCAF accepts it's first Avro CF-105 Arrow. See the nose at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum http://ow.ly/Y7uHK #OTDH (Shared from the Facebook page of the Canada Space and Aviation Museum)
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    Exercise Phoenix Defender: Protecting the RCAF from chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear threats #RCAF #Exercise Phoenix Defender, a recent Royal Canadian Air Force exercise held at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec, aimed to improve the Canadian Armed Forces’ response to a chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear (CBRN) threat at a busy military airfield, using computer-triggered alarms. Read more about this exercise: http://bit.ly/1QimgQR Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces RCAF Then And Now CRFM Bagotville MFRC Camp d'été des cadets - Bagotville - Cadets summer camp CBC Montreal CTV Montreal Global Montreal Canadian Army United States Air Force Royal Air Force Royal Australian Air Force Canadian Defence Review Esprit de Corps Popular Science Discovery Canada
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    This week as we mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait, our #FighterFriday post features RCAF airmen, airwomen and CF-188 Hornets that were deployed on that mission. #GulfWar #RCAFHistory The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) marks the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait in a number of ceremonies between February 24 to 29, 2016, to recognize Canada’s contribution to the First Gulf War and the service provided by veterans of the conflict. Operation FRICTION was the CAF’s contribution to the 35-nation coalition to remove occupying Iraqi armed forces from Kuwait during the First Gulf War. Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander Royal Canadian Air Force: “As the Canadian Armed Forces marks the 25th anniversary of the Liberation of Kuwait, we honour those who served in the First Gulf War and recognize their contribution to restoring Kuwait’s freedom. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the men and women who took part in the Gulf War, both our veterans and those who continue to serve today, for their outstanding service to Canada and the cause of freedom.” Quick Facts · The CAF participated in multinational coalition operations at sea, in the air and on land to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation. · A number of notable historic firsts occurred during Operation FRICTION: first time that women in the CAF were deployed to a war zone in combat roles; first deployed Joint Headquarters for the CAF; and the first relief-in-place crew swap for one of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships in theatre. · Approximately 4500 CAF personnel in total participated in Operation FRICTION, with a peak of 2700 personnel participating at one point in the Persian Gulf Region during hostilities. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Canada Remembers Kuwait Photos: DND

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