Glace Bay and Oriole to Represent RCN at New York Fleet Week

March 27, 2019 – Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 22-28. It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. Ship and pier locations include: Manhattan, Pier 88: (Tours will be closed Sunday, May 26) • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), from Mayport, Florida will embark…

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Canadians at Arms Needs Your Help

You can imagine that this site is an ambitious undertaking. It will require the help and support of many persons and a great deal of technology. We Need Your Help to make this all work. We are a non-profit corporation so no tax receipts can be issued, but you will be acknowledged on the site as a contributor. No amount of contribution is too small. However, our ideal objective would be to have one or more foundations or companies to set up an endowment to fund the ongoing site. Our…

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Royal Canadian Mint Showcases Explorer John Cabot’s Famous Ship

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue an impressive new silver coin that recaptures the design of the 1949 Silver Dollar celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s transformation from a British colony to Canada’s newest province 70 years ago. This coin features the Matthew, the sailing vessel which intrepid European explorer John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland’s shores in 1497. When Master Engraver Thomas Shingles first hand-carved the reverse of this coin, it became an instant classic, prized its graceful and meticulous design. Now, it can be enjoyed even more on the…

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Canadians in Flight stamp issue honours pilots, designers and aircraft that made aviation history

March 26, 2019 – Canada Post will issue five stamps that celebrate legendary examples of Canadian ingenuity, technological prowess and courage in civilian and military aviation March 27th. Developed with the support of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum – one of three museums under the Ingenium brand – the stamps commemorate:

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Irving Shipbuilding Premier Sponsor for the 25th Skills Canada National Competition

March 13, 2019 – Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC), a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth, is proud to announce that J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and Irving Shipbuilding have confirmed as Premier Sponsors of the 2019 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). SCC is very pleased to announce that JDI will once again be supporting SCNC in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Under J.D. Irving’s Group of Companies, there will be support from Kent Building Supplies and Irving Shipbuilding through this partnership. The Skills Canada…

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Canadian Navy Visits Sekondi School of Deaf

By Joseph Agrace Wiyorbie/Evans Quayson Ghana News Agency March 13, 2019 – Representatives of the Canadian Navy has visited the Sekondi School for the Deaf to interact with the students and made donations to the school. Items donated included, white boards, story books. Pencils and erasers, footballs, sanitary pads, toiletries and toys. The maiden visit to the school was also to train the staffs on basic first aid practices. Her Excellence Dr Heather Cameron the High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana who led the team said, her outfit was committed…

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CADSI hiring Member Relations Specialist

Job Title: Member Relations Specialist Reports to: Member Services Manager Status: Permanent, Full-Time Apply at: applications@defenceandsecurity.ca Deadline: Before midnight EDT on Wednesday April 17th, 2019 Purpose The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking a motivated and energetic Members Relations Specialist (MRS) to join a small and dynamic team within CADSI. The MRS will be responsible for maintaining member relations and providing customer service for all internal and external CADSI associates through the utilization of CADSI’s customer service department, products and programs. While evolving CADSI’s members service…

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HMCS Calgary set for Cyclone helicopter training

By Peter Mallett March 13, 2019 – HMCS Calgary has returned to home waters after a month-long deployment to Southern California – but they won’t be coming alongside right away. First they will be in the Strait of Juan de Fuca training with a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter. Halifax-class frigates are required to complete Ship Without Air Detachment training roughly every six months. This qualification allows the ship’s crew to conduct helicopter operations when there is no Royal Canadian Air Force detachment embarked. “It’s a collaboration of members from different trades…

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Obangame Express 19

March 25, 2019 – On the morning of March 16, 2019, a fisheries officer from Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) boarded Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston, at sea in the Gulf of Guinea. Escorted by sailors of the Marine Nationale du Cote d’Ivoire, he wore a no-nonsense expression as he approached a table littered with documents. “You’re the Captain?” he asked the sailor seated at the table. “I am,” the sailor replied. “We are simple fishermen.” “May I see your license to fish here, then?” the officer inquired, eyeing…

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Royal Canadian Navy to use Kognitiv Spark’s Augmented Reality

March 26, 2019 – Kognitiv Spark will be providing the Royal Canadian Navy with the opportunity to test drive a Mixed Reality Remote Assistant Support (MIRRAS) system, as part of a project that aims to improve maintenance and repairs aboard active naval vessels. The project aims to validate technology adopted from Kognitiv Spark, whose software is designed for use with the Microsoft HoloLens. The software leverages Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and the integration of Artificial Intelligence to improve efficiencies with ship operations including repairs, maintenance and knowledge transfer. This system…

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