Hero Around the Corner

By Dave O’Malley It’s springtime in the Glebe. May 14th to be exact. The sun shines with a new intensity. The breeze billows through the screen window of my office, wafting paper across my desk. It was a particularly tough winter but the pain of it is soothed by a fine evening. Tonight is one of those evenings in which it is very good to be alive. My office is on the second floor of a small building at the corner of Third Avenue and Bank Street in an area of Ottawa known…

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Royal Canadian Navy Strengthens Ties in North Africa

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has concluded its participation in Phoenix Express 18, a U.S. Africa Command led exercise conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, North African partners, and Western partner nations to assess and improve maritime interoperability and promote national and regional security in the Mediterranean Sea region. RCN observers and assessors were based at Maritime Operations Centres in Tunisia and Greece where they observed, assessed and acted as mentors in the area of maritime security awareness, provided expertise in maritime interdiction operations, and assisted with the development of…

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USNS Mercy, Brunswick Conduct PASSEX with HMCS Vancouver

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and Her Majesty’s Canadian ship HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), May 15. PASSEX is an exercise in which multiple naval ships operate in close proximity of one another to help strengthen the ship’s abilities to perform in complex maneuvering, logistics, and humanitarian relief operations. “This PASSEX was a unique opportunity for us to engage with one of our partner nations,” said Capt. David Bretz, mission commander,…

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Meggitt Training Systems to Highlight Expanded Virtual and Live-Fire Solutions at CANSEC

Meggitt Training Systems will conduct demonstrations of its industry-leading simulators and trainers, plus display live-fire solutions, during CANSEC 2018 at Ottawa’s EY Centre on May 30-31. The range-topping FATS®100MIL delivers a significant expansion in virtual small-arms training capability, complemented by the FATS 100P when ease of transport is paramount. Other products on display include Meggitt’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Trainers, Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target and GranTrap™ bullet trap model. “The Canadian debut of the portable FATS 100P, along with other solutions on display, reinforces our unique ability to design, deliver and…

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