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Operating as usual

07/27/2020
MSNBC

You got in the way.
You made noise.
You spoke up.
You spoke out.

We saw you then.
We see you now.

We still hear you, John Lewis.

WATCH: Honor guard carries Rep. John Lewis into the US Capitol, where he will lie in state.

They set sail for Europe six months ago.They stood with our allies, our dear friends.They lost six shipmates.Our sister....
07/27/2020

They set sail for Europe six months ago.
They stood with our allies, our dear friends.

They lost six shipmates.
Our sister. Our brothers.

The crew of HMCS Fredericton is arriving home tomorrow.

You might not be there, but please think of them.
Please welcome them home.

06/18/2020
U.S. Army Alaska

"We travelled 8,000 miles to be here."

8,000 miles and so much more.
Congratulations Major-General Craig Aitchison!

Thank you for joining us for the promotion of Brig. Gen. Craig Aitchison's to Maj. General. If you missed the ceremony this morning, please view this video. MG Aitchison has been an incredible asset and member of the USARAK Team and his hard work has been recognized at the highest levels of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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06/13/2020

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Canadian Armed Forces Chief of Defence Gen. Jonathan Vance today by telephone.

The two leaders discussed areas of mutual concern including global operations and ways to work together to combat COVID-19.

The U.S.-Canada bilateral defense relationship is one of the world's strongest and both leaders remain committed to continuing cooperation and addressing the challenges facing our regional and global partners. 🇺🇸-🇨🇦

Here's the link to the official readout: https://go.usa.gov/xw8pU

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Canadian Armed Forces in the United States
North American Aerospace Defense Command

It’s Wednesday. Stay home.
06/10/2020

It’s Wednesday. Stay home.

NORAD intercepts Russian bombers in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on June 10th, 2020.

Dear America,It’s Canadian Armed Forces Day back home in Canada. It’s Us Day, basically.To mark the occasion, we want to...
06/07/2020

Dear America,

It’s Canadian Armed Forces Day back home in Canada. It’s Us Day, basically.

To mark the occasion, we want to thank you for welcoming us, for being our neighbours, for standing with us yesterday, today, tomorrow. Anywhere. Anytime.

Thanks, eh? 🇺🇸🇨🇦

Yours,

Us

He took a bullet to the chin.They thought he was dead.It didn't even knock him down."I mean, it was just a bullet on the...
06/05/2020

He took a bullet to the chin.
They thought he was dead.
It didn't even knock him down.

"I mean, it was just a bullet on the chin."

He stared down the N***s on D-Day, the long days after. Short years ago we lost Lester Brown.

But we say his name and he remains.
Say his name.

You are our ally.We are yours.
06/02/2020

You are our ally.

We are yours.

Who am I?

I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.

I am George Floyd…I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown, I am Alton Sterling, I am Tamir Rice.

Just like most of the Black Airmen and so many others in our ranks…I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes. What happens all too often in this country to Black men who are subjected to police brutality that ends in death…could happen to me. As shocking as that may sound to some of you…I hope you realize that racism/discrimination/exclusion does not care much about position, titles or stature….so yes, it could happen to you, or one of your friends, or your Airmen, or your NCOIC, your Flight Chief, your Squadron Commander or even your Wing Commander. This, my friends, is my greatest fear, not that I will be killed by a white police officer (believe me my heart starts racing like most other Black men in America when I see those blue lights behind me)…but that I will wake up to a report that one of our Black Airmen has died at the hands of a white police officer.

As I struggle with the Air Force’s own demons that include the racial disparities in military justice and discipline among our youngest Black male Airmen and the clear lack of diversity in our senior officer ranks…I can only look in the mirror for the solution. I, the CMSAF must do better in ensuring every Airmen in our ranks has a fair chance at becoming the best version of themselves. While this is a complicated issue…I, along with every other leader across the force, am responsible for making sure it becomes a reality.

What have I been doing?

Not enough…I have done my share of community service work, been in involved in mentor programs, voted in local, state and national elections, but I’ve come to the conclusion that whatever I have done in the past is just not enough. So, I spent the last week, “plotting, planning, strategizing, organizing and mobilizing” just as Killer Mike, the popular Atlanta rapper and activist encouraged us to do. Twenty-five of my closest friends (White, Black, Asian, enlisted, officer and civilian) and I have an ongoing dialogue where we began by acknowledging our right to be angry about what is happening.

We eventually moved beyond the rage and began to think about what’s next? What could or should we be doing as a group and as individuals to stop this from happening in our communities across these United States? We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some of the most brilliant minds, many, who have first hand experience with this topic and we will continue working towards a solution. While we can’t change the world, we can change the communities we live in and more importantly, those where our Airmen strive to be seen, heard, and treated as human beings. I have also not done enough as your most senior enlisted leader…while we have made progress in many of the areas that impact our Airmen and families; I believe that we have not made much progress in this area of racial injustice and diversity among our ranks. This is why I’m working with General Goldfein, first and foremost to have a full and thorough independent review of our military justice system. We will look to uncover where the problem lies and how we can fix it. We are also working to improve the diversity of our force, especially within the senior ranks. I hope this message triggers responses and ideas from each of you on things we can do better.

What should you be doing?

Like me, acknowledge your right to be upset about what’s happening to our nation. But you must then find a way to move beyond the rage and do what you think is right for the country, for your community, for your sons, daughters, friends and colleagues…for every Black man in this country who could end up like George Floyd. Part of my group’s solution involves helping to bridge the communication and understanding gap between law enforcement and young Black men. You decide what works best for you, where you can have the most meaningful impact and most importantly, what you can stay committed to…we didn’t get here overnight so don’t expect things to change tomorrow…we are in this for the long haul. Vote, protest peacefully, reach out to your local and state officials, to your Air Force leadership and become active in your communities…we need all hands on deck. If you don’t do anything else, I encourage everyone to fight, not just for freedom, justice and equality, but to fight for understanding. You might think you know what it’s like to grow up, exist, survive and even thrive in this country as a Black person…but let me tell you, regardless of how many Black friends you have, or how Black your neighborhood was, or if your spouse or in-laws are Black…you don’t know.

You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage and the disappointment that comes with living in this country, OUR country every single day. So, take the time to talk to someone – your brand new Airmen, your NCOIC or your Flight Commander - about their experiences so that you have a better understanding of who they are, where they come from and what drives them. Frankly, you owe this to every Airmen, but I’m asking you specifically to pay attention to the Black Airmen in your ranks during this trying time. Don’t misunderstand me, they don’t need, nor do they want any special treatment…but they deserve to be treated fairly and equally, both by our United States Air Force and these United States of America…this begins with you, and I am asking, no fighting, for your understanding.

Like you, I don’t have all of the answers, but I am committed to seeing a better future for this nation. A future where Black men must no longer suffer needlessly at the hands of White police officers, and where Black Airmen have the same chance to succeed as their White counterparts. Trust me, I understand this is a difficult topic to talk about…

Difficult…not impossible…

Difficult…but necessary.

Who am I…

I am Kaleth. I am a Black Man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and I am committed to making this better.

Yesterday, they mattered.Today, they matter.Tomorrow, they will matter.They are Us.
06/02/2020

Yesterday, they mattered.

Today, they matter.

Tomorrow, they will matter.

They are Us.

05/24/2020
Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

You are joining us live from the Halifax International Airport for the homecoming of Captain Jennifer Casey, a military Public Affairs Officer who was killed in a CF Snowbirds crash during Operation INSPIRATION.

#CFSnowbirds

Nous sommes en direct à l’Aéroport international d’Halifax afin d’assister au retour de la capitaine Jennifer Casey, officière des affaires publiques militaire qui a perdu la vie dans l’écrasement d’un appareil des Snowbirds des FC pendant l’op INSPIRATION.

#SnowbirdsFC

She loved The Tragically Hip and the Montréal Canadiens.She loved Nova Scotia. She loved Canada.Will. Determination. Gra...
05/24/2020

She loved The Tragically Hip and the Montréal Canadiens.
She loved Nova Scotia. She loved Canada.
Will. Determination. Grace, too.

She was happy.
She wanted you to be happy.

Captain Jennifer Casey is on her final flight home.

Join us as we honour her today at 4 pm EDT: facebook.com/CFSnowbirdsFC

05/23/2020
Memorial Day

We saw you, America.

Pulling into eternity at Anzio.
Digging deep in frozen Belgium.
Riding waves of forever, Atlantic, Pacific.

In Korea, Afghanistan, and anywhere sons and daughters sacrificed everything. We saw you.

We see you honor them.
We see you, America.

Video: Petty Officer 1st Class Sarah Villegas

Dear friends,As a toddler, he overcame Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Now 11, Zac Connolly recently relapsed and treatment is no...
05/21/2020

Dear friends,

As a toddler, he overcame Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

Now 11, Zac Connolly recently relapsed and treatment is no longer helpful.

Zac is a history buff and he'd love if you shared photos or stories of Europe, especially about the Second World War.

48B Levy Rd
Upper Rawdon, NS, Canada
B0N2N0

It would mean a lot to him and to us.

Yours,

Canadian Armed Forces in the United States

A Nova Scotian storyteller, she was a journalist before joining as a Public Affairs Officer.Across Canada and the United...
05/18/2020

A Nova Scotian storyteller, she was a journalist before joining as a Public Affairs Officer.

Across Canada and the United States, she brought stories and smiles.
She was one of us, our sister.

Captain Jenn Casey died today.

Please say her name.
Please remember Jenn.

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05/17/2020
Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Sorrow upon sorrow.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained injuries. We can confirm that we have contacted all primary family members of those involved. More information will be communicated in the near future.

Update: Our previous statement indicated that the surviving member of the crash suffered serious injuries, we can confirm that their injuries are not considered life threatening.

Hope.
05/17/2020

Hope.

A Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft has crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops, British Columbia.

This is a developing situation. Our number one priority at this time is determining the status of our personnel, the community and supporting emergency personnel. When appropriate, more information will be made available.

05/06/2020
Canadian Armed Forces

Canadian Armed Forces

You are joining us live, from 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, for the repatriation ceremony of the six Canadian Armed Forces members lost in a helicopter crash during Operation REASSURANCE.

#WeWillRememberThem / #NousNousSouviendrons

Vous vous joignez à nous en direct, de la 8 e Escadre/BFC Trenton, pour la cérémonie de rapatriement des six membres des Forces armées canadiennes qui ont perdu la vie dans un accident d’hélicoptère dans le cadre de l’opération REASSURANCE.

HMCS Fredericton / NCSM Fredericton
05/03/2020

HMCS Fredericton / NCSM Fredericton

The last few days have been completely devastating. We mourn the loss of our friends and shipmates: Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Captain Kevin Hagen, Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, and Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke. We miss you immensely but you will live forever in our hearts and each of you will be remembered for your kindness, courage and compassion. We thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during these difficult times. As we lean on each other, we know that we are not alone. We ask that you surround the families of our fallen with the same love and support you have so graciously shown us. We will forever remember the joy they brought to FREDERICTON, may they rest in peace.

#wewillrememberthem🌺

“Stalker, come in. Over.”
05/01/2020

“Stalker, come in. Over.”

Our sister.Our brothers.
05/01/2020

Our sister.
Our brothers.

At 17, he joined the Marines.Jump Master.Scout Sniper Platoon Sergeant.Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor.Iraq. Afghanis...
04/26/2020

At 17, he joined the Marines.

Jump Master.
Scout Sniper Platoon Sergeant.
Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor.
Iraq. Afghanistan.

He called his mother every day.
He hung with his father.
He doted on his son.

At 43, Robert Mendoza died of COVID-19.

His family couldn't be there at the end.
They couldn't hold his hand.

We'll say your name, Robert.
We'll remember.

04/24/2020

Heidi Stevenson
Lisa McCully
Sean McLeod
Alanna Jenkins
Emily Tuck
Jolene Oliver
Aaron Tuck
Jamie Blair
Greg Blair
Corrie Ellison
Gina Goulet
Tom Bagley
Kristen Beaton
Joey Webber
John Zahl
Elizabeth Thomas
Lillian Hyslop
Dawn Madsen
Frank Gulenchyn
Heather O'Brien
Joy Bond
Peter Bond

Canadian Armed Forces in the United States
04/22/2020

Canadian Armed Forces in the United States

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04/22/2020

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Dear friends,Once, he was buried alive by an enemy shell. His brothers dug him out. Once, a man standing beside him was ...
02/04/2020

Dear friends,

Once, he was buried alive by an enemy shell. His brothers dug him out.

Once, a man standing beside him was shot and killed by a N**i sniper.

Once, Ortona, Monte Cassino, north through Italy to France.

Now, he’d like to hear from you. Please write.

Yours,

Canadian Armed Forces in US

01/15/2020

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60 seconds for 176 lives.

Please pause for 60 seconds at 1 p.m. ET today.

Please remember the victims of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752.

#PS752 #Flight752

11/18/2019

Dear friends,

Many of us will spend the holidays with our families.

Many of us will not. You can send them a greeting at this address:

Any Canadian Armed Forces Member
PO Box 5004 Stn Forces
Belleville, ON
K8N 5W6

It would mean a lot if you did.

Yours,

Canadian Armed Forces in US

10/17/2019

✅ Mond-eh
✅ Tuesd-eh
✅ Happy Wednesd-eh! 🇨🇦
🔳 Thursd-eh
🔳 Frid-eh
🔳 Saturd-eh
🔳 Sund-eh

09/04/2019

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. you are here.

If you feel like this, wait. Just wait.
Please reach out.

🇨🇦🇺🇸 911
🇨🇦1-800-268-7708
🇺🇸1-800-273-8255

#SuicidePreventionMonth #MentalHealth

07/29/2019

I have reported
the trolls
that were on
the facebook

and which
you were probably
using
for division

Forgive me
they were robotic
so silly
and so cold

07/24/2019

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Watch out for the wolves in sheep’s clothing.

They’ll try to divide us.
Discuss. Debate. Disagree.
But don’t let them divide us.

#WednesdayWisdom #trolls

07/22/2019

We say we defend the homeland and our allies, but what does that look like?

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It looks like us. All of us.

07/20/2019

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Thank you for inspiring generations of explorers.

#Apollo11 #Apollo50th

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