K.) Air Base, Air Task Force – Romania (ATF-R) has conducted numerous training flights and scrambles over Romanian airspace and training areas, several commemorative flypasts, ground based training activities and static displays.
As part of its commitment to bi-lateral NATO partnerships, the ATF also visited Slovenia from 20-21 September, in an effort to share best practices and become familiar with Slovenian Armed Forces operations.
The Air Task Force evacuated about 300 people and transported about 425 000 lbs of cargo.
In early September 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean. These large-scale storms caused widespread damage and a need for humanitarian aid and relief, including aid workers, fresh water and supplies.
In close support to Global Affairs Canada and multi-national partners to include United Kingdom, France, the United States, the Netherlands, Jamaica and Barbados, the CAF provided a myriad of capabilities.
In the spring of 2017, HMCS Saskatoon assisted the US Coast Guard in seizing approximately 1124 kg of cocaine and disrupting various other drug trafficking operations.
The CAF were tasked with providing temporary accommodations and making them available to our federal and civilian partners for use.
In October, at the request of Public Safety Canada, the CAF will only maintain accommodations for approximately 200 people at the Interim Lodging Site in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec.
In total, the Maritime Task Force produced about 27 000 litres of water using HMCS St.
John’s desalination system, and delivered about 157 000 lbs of cargo.