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Operation Nanook: The Women who “Never Yield”

Strengthening partnerships and testing interoperability, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Escanaba and Richard Snyder participated in Operation Nanook in early to mid-August. Operation Nanook is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature Arctic operation, comprising a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to exercise the defense of Canada, security in the Arctic Region, incident management response, and search rescue…

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30 NATO Chiefs of Defense Discuss Changing Nature of Warfare

September 18, 2021 – NATO’s thirty Chiefs of Defence gathered in Athens, Greece for the fall session of the Military Committee Conference 2021. The agenda for the Conference was challenging but necessary so that the Military Committee, in its highest format, could provide guidance to the Strategic Commanders and advice to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council.…

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USCGC Escanaba in Operation Nanook 2021

Strengthening partnerships and testing interoperability, the USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) and USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) participated in Operation Nanook in early to mid-August. Operation Nanook is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature Arctic operation. It comprises a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to exercise the defense of Canada, security in the Arctic Region, incident management response,…

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Forrest Sherman and Thomas Hudner in Cutlass Fury 2021

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) participated in Cutlass Fury, an international exercise hosted by Canada’s Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic that involves the cooperation of several NATO allies conducting training evolutions off the east coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Sept. 7-17. The event is a bi-annual, medium-scale, training exercise that…

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Memorial Garden Dedicated to SLT Abbigail Cowbrough

A memorial flower garden in honour of Sub-Lieutenant (SLt) Abbigail Cowbrough was officially dedicated on July 30, 2021 at the Veteran Farm Project in Sweet’s Corner, N.S. — a veteran-run organization that grows farm produce for food packages delivered weekly to veterans and families in need. With about 25 attendees gathered under tents during heavy rain, farm owner Jessica Miller…

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ARSBC Looking to Add Sea King Replica to Annapolis Artificial Reef

Since the April 2015 sinking of the former HMCS Annapolis, the ship has performed admirably by providing complex habitat to support species abundance and diversity in an area damaged by decades of log booming. Video footage by volunteer divers has contributed significantly to the Artificial Reef Society (ARSBC) five-year citizen science monitoring program, known as Project ABIS (Annapolis Biodiversity Index…

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FS Aquitaine in Exercise Cutlass Fury 21

At the invitation of Canada, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine has been participating since September 7 in the 2021 edition of the CUTLASS FURY maritime exercise. This combined training is the largest annual multi-battle exercise for the Canadian Navy on the Atlantic coast. This type of exercise makes it possible to strengthen operational partnerships and interoperability in very specific fields,…

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Michael Simpson, Anglo-American-Canadian Naval Relations 1943-1945

The Royal Canadian Navy expanded from a regular force of 3,000 men in 1939 to the world’s third largest navy by 1945. It played a significant part in the Atlantic and contributed substantially in other theatres. This was a sizeable achievement for a vast country with a small population, many of whom had never seen the sea, and a very…

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Rohde & Schwarz Antennas for DND HF Broadband Program

Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a standing offer contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for the replacement of high frequency (HF) receivers at multiple sites across Canada. In the next five years, the Canadian DND will be receiving R&S M3SR Series4100 HF receivers by Rohde & Schwarz. The new receivers will be distributed at strategic assets…

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