Final Aurora Welcomed Home from Operation Impact

Families and Canadian Armed Forces leaders welcomed the return of the final CP-140 Aurora and its aircrew from the Middle East on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 Aurora squadrons have maintained a presence on Operation Impact as part of Air Task Force-Iraq since Canada joined the Coalition to counter Daesh in October 2014. During Operation Impact, two Auroras deployed on short notice to provide an essential overland intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability to the Coalition using a number of upgraded, technologically-advanced sensors. The…

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Open Letter: Justin Trudeau – What It’s Like To Be A Veteran In Canada

November 27, 2017 Pete Howell Dear Mr. Trudeau, A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank cheque made payable to their country for an amount up to and including their life. At 17 years old, like many of us, I signed that blank cheque which thankfully was never cashed by the Government of Canada during those years of military service. I am a military veteran and one of the lucky ones in this country. It also includes being the son of a veteran and…

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