RCN Order of Military Merit Awards June 29

Governor General Julie Payette presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Quebec Citadel June 29, 2018. Created in 1972, the Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian military. The Order honors them for their commitment to Canada, according to the following three levels of membership: Commander (CMM), Officer (OMM) and Member (MMM). Here is the list of those receiving the awards: Commander Rear-Admiral Darren Carl Hawco CMM MSM CD RCN Chief of Force Development Ottawa Member Chief Petty…

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Brussels Declaration on Transatlantic Security and Solidarity

ATO guarantees the security of our territory and populations, our freedom, and the values we share – including democracy, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law. Our Alliance embodies the enduring and unbreakable transatlantic bond between Europe and North America to stand together against threats and challenges from any direction. This includes the bedrock commitment to collective defence set out in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty. NATO will continue to strive for peace, security and stability in the whole of the Euro-Atlantic area, in accordance with the…

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Cambridge Pixel Supplies Radar Acquisition and Display Technology to Lockheed Martin Canada

Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems, is supplying its radar acquisition and display technology to Lockheed Martin Canada for integration with its innovative naval Combat Management System 330 . The Cambridge Pixel scan converter runs in each display console to convert the polar-format network video into a PPI or B-Scan representation for display to the operator. The radar image must be scaled and adjusted to match the view being requested by the operator. The radar image can then be combined with the map graphics, such…

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Maritime Security Response Team–West, Canadian EOD Train to Mitigate Threats

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) deployable specialized forces (DSF) and Canadian explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians trained for maritime interdiction operations during the opening events of the force integration training (FIT) phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Southern California (SOCAL). This year marks the first time that the USCG Maritime Security Response Team–West (MSRT-W) has participated in RIMPAC. Both MSRT-W DSFs and EOD technicians partnered in the training event under the umbrella of Commander Task Force (CTF) 177, RIMPAC’s mine warfare commander. Assigned participants in the training came from the…

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Royal Roads Homecoming September 7-9

Homecoming September 7-9, 2018 Please register by Friday, August 24, 2018 to allow appropriate time for our event planning committee.  REGISTER HERE NOW. About Homecoming Fun, food, connections, and reunions! Homecoming is a celebration of Royal Roads’ past and present, bringing you home to organize your cohorts to meet and celebrate at a reduced rate of only $100 to participate in the full weekend of events. It is an event that is open to alumni, ex-cadets, faculty, and staff from Royal Roads Naval, Tri-Services and Military Colleges (RRMC), to provide a…

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USS Halsey, HMCS Ottawa kick off RIMPAC 2018 Soccer tournament

By Petty Officer 1st Class Corwin Colbert Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and the Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) kicked off the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2018 soccer tournament June 27 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The tournament runs though July 1 and allows servicemembers from different countries to build relations while participating in the world’s largest maritime exercise. Halsey Seaman Xavier Atkins called his first RIMPAC experience “amazing.” “RIMPAC, personally, is a great opportunity for me to meet servicemembers…

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Chief Operating Officer named for Seaspan Shipyards

July 3, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jari Anttila as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With more than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and industrial operations, Mr. Anttila will bring significant industry knowledge to this newly created role. “As Canada’s long-term partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy and a leader in the shipbuilding and marine industries, Seaspan Shipyards is committed to attracting and developing the best talent,” said Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer – Seaspan Shipyards. “Jari’s experience in shipbuilding will…

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces Information Sessions and Names CFO

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is pleased to provide an update on upcoming opportunities for engagement across Atlantic Canada and our leadership team. The Ocean Supercluster is continuing to develop its operational framework. This work is expected to continue over the summer months and includes finalizing a funding agreement with government, formalizing partnerships with industry investors, and engaging stakeholders and innovators across the country. The top priorities for the leadership team remain: Incorporating the Ocean Supercluster as a federal non-profit organization Concluding a Contribution Agreement with the Government of Canada Finalizing an Ocean Supercluster Members…

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Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty at fifty: a midlife crisis

On 1 July 1968, the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, or NPT) was opened for signature. Since then, the Treaty has become a cornerstone of international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, to eventually eliminate them and to facilitate peaceful use of nuclear energy. With the adherence of 190 countries, the NPT is close to universal world participation. In 1995 the Treaty was extended indefinitely, after its initial period of 25 years. The NPT remains unique as there is no other international agreement…

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