Royal Canadian Legion revokes membership of individuals for Stolen Valour

January 20, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Legion, in an unprecedented move has revoked the membership of two members found to have engaged in “Stolen Valour.” “The Legion takes the issue of Stolen Valour very seriously,” says Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine, CD. “Anyone who makes illegitimate claims of service or sacrifice degrades the honour of those who have served and brings tremendous discredit upon this organization. I cannot stand by to see the good name and deeds of the Legion tarnished by such discreditable conduct.” The lifetime membership ban…

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Four Nations To Be Protected With Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Radar

January 14, 2020 – Through partnerships with the U.S. Government, Spain, Japan, and Canada, Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) solid state radar (SSR) technology will provide front-line defense to nations around the world with cutting-edge air and missile defense capabilities. These nations are part of a growing SSR family of 24 platforms, ushering in the next generation of maritime and ground-based advanced radar technology. The basis of SSR is the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR), which the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) selected Lockheed Martin to develop in 2015 with an on-track…

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Shearwater Technician and Tribal Advisor Retires After 39 year Career Navy and Air Force Career

November 6, 2019 – On the brisk, sunny morning of October 24, 2019, Sergeant Tony Parsons gathered with his family, friends, and colleagues at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, to celebrate his retirement after 39 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He spent 36 of those years at Shearwater and, while there, learned of his Mi’kmaq heritage. “I was emotionally overwhelmed during the flag-raising knowing it would be my last salute,” he said, “and I was elated from the support of command and my fellow peers.” After growing up in…

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Margaret Brooke Transitioned to Barge for Launch

November 8, 2019 – Earlier today the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard successfully transitioned the future HMCS Margaret Brooke from land-level onto a submersible barge for the vessel’s planned launch. The future HMCS Margaret Brook is the second of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard are building for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. Weather permitting, the barge carrying the future HMCS Margaret Brooke will be towed from Halifax Shipyard to a launch site in Bedford Basin, located off the…

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Ceremony Commemorates 50th Anniversary of HMCS Kootenay Explosion

October 23, 2019 – Today marks the 50th anniversary of the engine room explosion that killed nine members of HMCS Kootenay’s crew and forever altered the lives of many others. To remember those shipmates lost and to acknowledge the heroic actions of other crew members following this catastrophic event, the Kootenay family will today join with members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), past and present, friends and members of the public for a 50th anniversary commemorative ceremony at Point Pleasant Park’s Bonaventure Anchor Memorial in Halifax. “The bravery, heroism…

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Over 40 ships begin exercise Northern Coasts in the Baltic Sea

September 3, 2019 – Around 3,000 troops and more than 40 vessels from 18 nations are taking part in the annual Northern Coasts naval exercise that starts on 3 September in Copenhagen. Northern Coasts will take place near the Danish straits connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, as well as between Kiel and Bornholm. It will run until 19 September. “The Baltic Sea is of vital importance for the Alliance and is bordered by six NATO countries”, said NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. “Northern Coasts is now in its…

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