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Canada provides airlift support for supplies to Ukraine
On August 7, 2014, the Canadian Armed Forces provided strategic airlift support to transport supplies to the Ukraine. Canada conducted one Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J Hercules flight of non-kinetic military supplies to the Ukraine.
Task Group Exercises
Five Royal Canadian Navy warships and four Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft will participate alongside NATO allies in a multinational fleet exercise that is taking place off the Atlantic Coast beginning August 5, and continuing throughout the month. TGEX is a multi-national series of naval exercises designed to promote force integration and test multiple war fighting skill sets.
NATO reassurance measures: Air Task Force
The CF-188 aircraft are conducting exercises in support of NATO's immediate reassurance measures in Romania. The CF-188 is Canada's frontline multi-role fighter, and its pilots are trained to perform air defence, air superiority, training, and tactical support missions.
NATO reassurance measures: Land Element
Approximately 125 soldiers from Mike Company, 3rd Battallion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, part of 4th Canadian Division and based in Garrison Petawawa, take part in Operation REASSURANCE, the Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the reassurance efforts in Central and Eastern Europe. The mission is to conduct training alongside US and NATO allies, to promote interoperability with regional partners, and to develop and maintain skills required to keep Canadians safe at home and abroad.
NATO reassurance measures: Maritime Component
The Royal Canadian Navy frigate, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto arrived in its designated area of operations in the Mediterranean Sea to replace HMCS Regina, which had been supporting NATO-led maritime reassurance activities in the region as part of Standing NATO Maritime Forces.
Launch of the National Sentry Program on centenary of the beginning of the First World War
On 4 August 2014 as part of Canada’s commemorations marking the centennial of the start of the First World War, the Canadian Armed Forces launched the sentry program at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The National Sentry program will run from April 9 to November 10, each year until 2020. This program reinforces our commitment to remember and honour the sacrifices made and emphasizes proper dignity and respect for this important national site.
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