Air Task Force and Canadian CF-18 aircraft headed to Romania for bilateral military training

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February 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

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Approximately 100 Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, mainly from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville, Quebec, and four CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft will deploy starting next week to Constanta, Romania, for approximately a month to conduct bilateral training with the Romanian Air Force.

Exercise RESILIENT RESOLVE will build on our relationship with Romania, an important NATO ally, strengthening mutual confidence in using common NATO procedures.

The Air Task Force is scheduled to depart CFB Bagotville for Romania on March 1. The CF-18 aircraft will deploy from Kuwait, where they were based during their employment on Operation IMPACT.

Quotes

“I am proud of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s collaborative efforts with the Romanian Air Force. This bilateral training exercise is another example of Canada’s commitment to our NATO Allies and international partners.”

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister

“The Royal Canadian Air Force is honoured to participate in this training with our Romanian counterparts. Our CF-18 pilots and support crews continue to demonstrate their dedication to our nation. Whether defending the skies over North America, participating in coalition operations or training with our Allies abroad, these airmen and airwomen have a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to exchange with our Allies.”

Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force

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