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  CFB Comox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canadian Forces Base Comox, commonly referred to as CFB Comox or 19 Wing Comox, is a Canadian Forces Base located in Comox, British Columbia on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island.
CFB Comox is the primary air defence installation on Canada's Pacific coast and serves as the home base for maritime patrol/anti-submarine aircraft and fixed-wing and rotary-wing search and rescue (SAR) aircraft.
The base is a primary employer in the Comox Valley.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Forces_Base_Comox   (573 words)

  
 CFB Borden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Canadian Forces Base Borden (also CFB Borden or 16 Wing Borden) is a Canadian Forces Base located in, Ontario.
The birthplace of the Royal Canadian Air Force, CFB Borden is the largest air force training facility in the Canadian Forces.
The aerodrome was closed and the base saw use as a regular and reserve training facility for Canadian Forces Land Force Command (the army), as well as hosting various land-based training courses for Canadian Forces Air Command (the air force).
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/CFB_Borden   (472 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Base des forces canadiennes or BFC) refers to a Canadian military installation of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Canadian Forces were reduced during the 1990s from a high of 85,000 personnel in the late 1980s to the present force levels.
Coinciding with personnel and equipment reductions was the politically-controversial decision to close a number of bases and stations which were obsolete or created duplication.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Canadian_Air_Force_bases   (268 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Bases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Canadian Forces Bases (CFBs) / Base des forces canadiennes (BFCs) are the homes of the operational and support units of the Canadian Forces.
Although a base may be an army garrison or an air force wing, it is still defined as a base.
Each base or station is responsible to a command, depending on its designation as army, navy or air force.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001288   (136 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Base -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
CFB Gander (9 Wing), (A Canadian province on the island of Newfoundland and on the mainland along the coast of the Labrador Sea; became Canada's 10th province in 1949) Newfoundland and Labrador
CFB Greenwood (14 Wing), (The Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns) Nova Scotia
The Canadian Forces were reduced during the (The decade from 1990 to 1999) 1990s from a high of 85,000 personnel in the late (The decade from 1980 to 1989) 1980s to the present force levels.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Ca/Canadian_Forces_Base.htm   (1363 words)

  
 Shilo Inn Yuma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Canadian Forces Base Shilo (or CFB Shilo) is an Operations and Training base of the Canadian Armed Forces located 35 km East of Brandon, Manitoba.
CFB Shilo has been a training facility for the Armed Forces since 1910, and saw an increase in its use as a training facility following the outbreak of World War I. The principle purpose of this base is for training in Artillery and Munitions, activities audibly recognized, though not begrudged, by generations of nearby residents.
CFB Shilo is the home of the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery ''(1RCHA)'', the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry ''(2PPCLI)''—both battalions of the 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group—as well as being the Home Station of the Royal Canadian Artillery.
www.blownspeakers.com /pages3/80/shilo-inn-yuma.html   (1359 words)

  
 Canadian officials brief residents at Agent Orange meeting - Boston.com - Maine - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Federal officials say it's highly unlikely New Brunswick residents living near Canadian Forces Base Gagetown were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange when it was tested by the U.S. military in the 1960s.
CANADIAN FORCES BASE GAGETOWN, New Brunswick --Federal officials say it's highly unlikely New Brunswick residents living near Canadian Forces Base Gagetown were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange when it was tested by the U.S. military in the 1960s.
Earlier this week, Defense officials said that even Canadian Forces members who trained in the test areas would have had to ingest large amounts of contaminated material to have been affected by the small-scale test sprayings in 1966 and 1967.
www.boston.com /news/local/maine/articles/2005/06/23/canadian_officials_brief_residents_at_agent_orange_meeting   (464 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Base Suffield - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
CFB SUFFIELD - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield is located in Southeastern Alberta, approximately 50 kilometres Northwest of Medicine Hat and 250 kilometres Southeast of Calgary.
The present CFB Suffield is a unit of the Canadian Forces embodied in the Regular Force and allocated to Land Force Command reporting through Land Force Western Area Headquarters (Edmonton).
The Base thrives all year round as the various organizations within are constantly involved in exciting training and activities both in the training area and in Garrison.
www.army.dnd.ca /CFB_SUFFIELD/history.html   (1352 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Base des forces canadiennes or BFC) refers to a Canada military installation of the Canadian Armed Forces.
CFB Winnipeg (17 Wing), Manitoba Air Command and CF Northern Area also maintain a chain of Forward Operating Locations at various points across northern Canada, capable of supporting fighter operations.
CFS Bermuda, Bermuda The Canadian Forces were reduced during the 1990s from a high of 85,000 personnel in the late 1980s to the present force levels.
read-and-go.hopto.org /Canadian-Navy-bases/Canadian-Forces-Base.html   (245 words)

  
 Borden, Canadian Forces Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Canadian forces Base Borden, Ont, 80 km northwest of Toronto, was named after Sir Frederick BORDEN, Laurier's militia minister (1896-1911).
Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden has always been primarily a training base for the Canadian Forces (CF).
There are over 1500 military personnel on the base, and approximately 1300 civilians are employed.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000882   (245 words)

  
 CFB Suffield Canadian Forces Base National Wildlife Area - Environment Canada
, CFB Suffield is one of the largest blocks of unplowed grassland remaining in Prairie Canada, roughly one half the size of Prince Edward Island.
Undisturbed grasslands, sand hills, river breaks and wetlands are refuge to an army of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects currently exceeding 1,100 known species, 14 of which are listed as species at risk in Canada.
The Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area was formally established by Order In Council on June 19, 2003, pursuant to subsection 4(2) of the Canada Wildlife Act, whereby these protected lands will be operated by the Minister of National Defence as part of the Canadian Forces Base Suffield.
www.mb.ec.gc.ca /nature/whp/nwa/suffield/dd02s00.en.html   (258 words)

  
 VirginiaGuard.com ~ News
Canadian canoneers rig a C-3 cannon to a 224th Aviation Blackhawk during the exercise.
Their mission while at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown was to support and train with members of 35 and 36 Brigade which are reserve components of Canada’s Land Force Atlantic Area Formations.
In fact, the task force consisted of Soldiers from every line company and staff element within the battalion and each of the specialists and aircrews interfaced with their counterparts at the brigades or the Gagetown staff at some point during the deployment.
www.virginiaguard.com /news/sep2004/arcon04.html   (1295 words)

  
 Click2NewSites.com - A Gateway to New Web Sites, Best Web Sites, Press Releases and Business Opportunities.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At the center of the base's fast-paced environment is the 189-room Yukon Lodge that serves as home away from home to 40,000 service men and women and their dependents who utilize its facilities each year.
Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, with a network of dealers and offices worldwide, NORTHWIND is a leading supplier of software for hotel owners and operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real time environment for maximum operational control and profitability.
Canadian Forces Base Trenton, located on the beautiful Bay of Quinte, offers single and double occupancy rooms as well as luxury suites to military personnel, their dependents and members of other government departments.
www.click2newsites.com /pressrelease01042004-01.htm   (1411 words)

  
 Gander, NF - 2000 - History of CFB Gander - Al Ingram
By 1943, Gander was the largest RCAF base world wide with a population reaching 15,000 on occasions including personnel from the RAF, the United States Army Air Force and the Canadian Army.
Base personnel were heavily involved in all aspects of the crash and also helped in the erection of a monument to the crash victims.
Although 9 Wing survived the round of base closures and CF reductions, the advance of technology took the greatest toll on the numbers of personnel at the base.
www.pinetreeline.org /other/other18/other18am.html   (3313 words)

  
 CANADIAN FORCES BASE (CFB) SUFFIELD KICKS OFF A MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE PROGRAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Base will be able to redirect their budget from utility costs to infrastructure renewal.
Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Watson explains, "At CFB Suffield, we are fortunate to be the guardians of a rare and diverse native prairie landscape, recognized by Canada and its allies as one of the best military training areas in the world.
CFB Suffield's facility partner VESTAR, formerly KeenROSE Energy Services, is one of the top five energy service companies (ESCOs) in North America.
www.vestar.net /release7.html   (439 words)

  
 Canada's Navy: MARPAC - Maritime Forces Pacific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt is located in the municipality of Esquimalt, just west of Victoria, British Columbia.
The mission of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt is to provide total quality support to the Maritime Pacific Formation and its integral and lodger units.
CFB Esquimalt is Canada’s west coast naval base.
www.navy.forces.gc.ca /marpac/base-units/marpac_base-units_e.asp   (318 words)

  
 CFB Esquimalt at travel-victoria.com
CFB Esquimalt is offering free bus tours of Naden and the Dockyard from June 10 - August 16.
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt with its 1,500 buildings and approximately 12,000 acres of land is among Victoria's most treasured historical sites.
CFB Esquimalt is the headquarters of the Canadian Navy on the West coast.
www.travel-victoria.com /victoria/cfb.htm   (516 words)

  
 Canadian Forces Base Suffield G3 - Operations & Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
CFB Suffield Range Control is a section of the Base Operations (or G3) Branch of the Base.
C.F.B Suffield was officially founded in 1971, having been acquired in 1941 and used almost exclusively in the interim as a research station.
Base Operations is the largest Canadian section employing 54 Military and 14 Civilian personnel, most of whom work out of Range Control/ Range Maintenance.
www.army.forces.gc.ca /cfb_suffield/g3.html   (195 words)

  
 Shearwater Aviation Museum
The base was reorganized in September 1971 with many of the Shearwater aircrew training functions previously conducted by the utility squadrons consolidated into a single operational training squadron.
When the operational Tracker squadron, MR 880, was transferred from CFB Shearwater to CFB Summerside PEI in the summer of 1981, it absorbed the Tracker training function and 406 Squadron was redesigned HT 406, responsible only for Sea King aircrew and technician training.
On 2 September 1975 all Canadian Forces aviation was placed under the command of the newly formed Air Command with its headquarters in Winnipeg.
www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca /history/caf.htm   (704 words)

  
 Hearings to begin on Agent Orange controversy at military base - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Vaughn Blaney, the federal coordinator examining herbicidal spraying at the New Brunswick military base, said Thursday he knows there is anger and suspicion about government efforts to get to the bottom of what happened at Gagetown in the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
Military and civilian personnel who worked on the base primarily in the 1960s believe their health was harmed by the use of chemical defoliants to clear brush from training areas.
Neil Munn of Saint John, New Brunswick, said he was a civilian employee at the base in 1964 when a form of agent orange was used to clear brush.
www.boston.com /news/local/maine/articles/2005/09/15/public_hearings_set_on_agent_orange_controversy   (529 words)

  
 History of the Pipes and Drums
The Pipes and Drums have represented the Battalion, the Regiment, the Canadian Forces and the Country performing in many parts of the British Isles, Continental Europe, and North America.
The badge is enclosed by a belt and buckle enscribed with "The Royal Canadian Regiment".
The Regimental Executive Committee, Royal Canadian Regiment chose to adopt the Maple Leaf tartan for use by Pipers and Drummers of the Royal Canadian Regiment and has been worn by Pipers and Drummers of the 2nd, 3rd,and 4th Battalions.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/9750/history.htm   (557 words)

  
 Bruce Forsyth 's Military History Page
Other times, the base simply downsizes, as with 12 Wing Shearwater or even if the base has officially closed, a small presence remains, as with CFB Gimli's Royal Canadian Air Cadet Gliding School, or a small portion of the former base is sectioned off and still operates as a military establishment, as with Wolseley Barracks.
Several bases were either downsized, merged or closed and as a result, RCAF Station Kitsilano closed in 1964 and was sold to the City of Vancouver for parkland.
CFB Rivers closed in September 1971 and in September 1972, the land was turned over to the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for use as an industrial training centre for Manitoba Indians, the Oo-Za-We-Kwun Centre.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/2529   (18991 words)

  
 Borden Public and Military Library - Base History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Canadian Forces Base Borden is located approximately 80km northwest of Toronto, in the southwestern portion of Simcoe County near the town of Angus, Ontario.
Many Canadian fliers and soldiers were trained in Borden during the closing years of World War I. After the war, medical and service corps, infantry schools, and Canada's first armoured school all called Borden home.
C.F.B. Borden now occupies 85 square kilometres, and is Canada's largest training ground for military classifications and trades, with over 15,000 graduates per year.
home.interhop.net /bordenlibrary/history.html   (378 words)

  
 cfb_petawawa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
CFB Petawawa, one of three major army bases in Canada, is home to 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, Area Support Unit Petawawa and Lodger Units.
CFB Petawawa is in the process of planning Centennial celebrations for 2005, which will include a number of excellent activities culminating in the centennial weekend during the Canada Weekend 1-3 July 2005.
CFB Petawawa is open to the public and I invite you to join us at the campground, beach, golf course or marina, and to partake in our top-notch activities at the recreation centers or to participate in one of the many clubs we offer.
www.town.petawawa.on.ca /cfb/cfb.asp   (917 words)

  
 Hospitality Net - Industry News - Canadian Military Learns from Hospitality Industry: Troops Heading Overseas Move ...
MARKHAM, ON (NORTHWIND - www.maestropms.com) - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton located on Lake Ontario is one of Canada's largest air bases and home to '8 Wing' with its fleets of C-130 Hercules and A310 troop transport aircraft that support domestic and overseas military operations.
Pushing The Envelope to Integrate All Canadian Bases As a 'model base' for other Canadian Forces facilities, reliability and security are important to CFB Trenton's hospitality operation.
About CFB Trenton - Canadian Forces Base Trenton, located on the beautiful Bay of Quinte, offers single and double occupancy rooms as well as luxury suites to military personnel, their dependents and members of other government departments.
www.hospitalitynet.org /news/4019063.html   (1420 words)

  
 Forbes, Alex M., "The Economic Impact of the Closure of Canadian Forces Base Summerside"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The federal government's recent announcement to close or reduce 14 Canadian Forces bases and stations throughout the country has left a number of communities surrounding these military facilities with an uncertain future.
The main focus of this study is to measure the economic impact of this base closure on the local economy, the surrounding region and the province as a whole.
It is up to these individuals to assess the impact of this base closure and plan for a future without the annual injection of military expenditures.
www.atlanticplanners.org /theses/theses91/forbes.htm   (393 words)

  
 Regulations for Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area
The CFB Suffield NWA will remain under the administrative authority of DND and will be subject to the terms and conditions of a delegation of authority from the Minister of the Environment to the Minister of National Defence.
This area within CFB Suffield encompasses 458 km2 of unploughed prairie grassland blanketing rare landscapes of national significance including sand hills, ancient glacial coulees, and the riverbank and breaks along the South Saskatchewan River valley.
In western Canada, CFB Suffield is the sole large block of intact prairie grassland where the ecological integrity remains noticeably unimpaired and, consequently, where the diversity and abundance of native plant and animal species have not declined.
www.annettemoen.com /greenway/wildlife-area.html   (2206 words)

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