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Sea King helicopters finally ready for full retirement on Canada's East Coast

Canada’s fleet of geriatric Sea King military helicopters has finally reached its long overdue retirement on the East Coast, and the Royal Canadian Air Force is making sure the venerable, snub-nosed workhorse gets a proper send-off after 54 years of service. 820 more words

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Canadian Armed Forces pushes for more women: 'I'm a woman in the military and I love it'

The number of women in the Canadian Armed Forces has been slowly increasing over the years, but there’s a continued push for more representation.

Currently, 15 per cent of members are women. 395 more words

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Military still short thousands of personnel despite small increase in force-members

New figures show that there were about 450 more military personnel at the end of March 2017 than the previous year, with about half being regular-force members and the other half reservists. 467 more words

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Memorable story: Rangers inspire with cold-weather knowledge

As the temperature dipped in early February, I approached my coworkers with a desperate plea: Did anyone have a sleeping bag that would keep me alive in 40-below temperatures? 886 more words

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Local family sends surrogate love to soldier deployed overseas for holidays

When two- and four-year-old Syrah and Arya Anstey wanted to deliver a Christmas gift of love to their military officer dad serving in faraway Latvia during the holidays, they wrote to Santa. 553 more words

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Cyclone problem: Sonar snafu a challenge for Canada's new navy helicopters

Testing of some of Canada’s new navy helicopters has hit a snag.

The Canadian Forces says a sonar system used by some CH-148 Cyclones must be removed before the helicopters are allowed to land on ships. 456 more words

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Unless it means saving lives, Canadian Forces can no longer use information obtained through torture

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has expanded its directions covering the use of foreign intelligence likely obtained through torture to include the Canada’s military, diplomatic service and electronic spy agency. 671 more words

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