CFS Alert

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Long Range Communications Research", or signals intelligence operations. In 1957, the Alert Wireless Station was conceived as an intercept facility to be jointly staffed by personnel from the Royal Canadian Navy and the RCAF. Five additional buildings were constructed: a mess, 3 barracks accommodations buildings, and a power house and vehicle maintenance building, in addition to the existing operations building, built in 1956. The operations building housed the radio intercept


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to service various weather monitoring equipment. This weather station remains in operation to this day, however operations were subsequently handed over to employees of the Canadian Department of the Environment (Department of the Environment (Canada)) via the Meteorological Service of Canada. In April 1971 a party of federal and Northwest Territories (NWT) government officials were in Alert trying to reach the North Pole. The Alert Station had been the embarkation points for many North Pole expeditions that relied on weather information supplied by JAWS. The 1971 expedition was led by NWT Commissioner Stuart Hodgson and included in his party were representatives of the Prime Minister's office, the Canadian Armed Forces, the federal Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development as well as a large media group including Pat Carney of Gemini Productions, Ed Ogle of Time Magazine, Val Wake of CBC News and a Californian television crew. While waiting in Alert for a weather window to fly into the Pole the party's television crew spent a lot of time filming at the weather station. The military was not too happy about the film crew working on the station but the JAWS site was seen as being a sort of no-man's land. The Commissioner's party made two attempts to reach the Pole and failed. Some of the incidents surrounding this event are recounted in Val Wake's memoir My Voyage around Spray with Apologies to Captain Joshua Slocum.


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canada story Air Command (Canadian Forces Air Command) officially took responsibility for CFS Alert from Canadian Forces Information Operations Group (CFIOG) 1 April 2009. There are currently approximately 55 military and civilian personnel permanently stationed in Alert, and the population can rise to over 100 in the summer months and during the semi-annual "Operation Boxtop" resupply missions.


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administrative support. Only six personnel are now responsible for actual operations and control of the facility was passed to DND's Information Management Group following the disbanding of CF Communications Command with force restructuring and cutbacks in the mid-1990s. Several of these personnel are likely also attached to DND's Communications Security Establishment. With Canada's commitment to the global war on terrorism following the September 11, 2001 attacks September 11, 2001 terrorist


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(c. 2,500 mi.) than it is to Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario) (c. 2,580 mi.). Thus, the possibility of utilizing the site for the purpose of intercepting radio signals was deemed to warrant a military presence. In 1956, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), which was expanding its presence throughout the high Arctic with the construction of the Distant Early Warning Line radar network, established a building uphill from the DOT's JAWS station to house "High Arctic


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: geodepot.statcan.ca Diss Output GeoSearch2006_GEODEPOTFARM635202532306.gif&resolution H&lang E&resolution H&lang E&boundaryType bb&cmd DoPan&pan SW&switchTab 0 Statistics Canada is an Environment Canada weather station, a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) atmosphere monitoring laboratory on Ellesmere Island, has several temporary inhabitants due to the co-located CFS Alert. Eureka (Eureka, Nunavut), a small research base on Ellesmere Island, has a population of zero but at least 8 staff on a continuous rotational basis. ** CFD Mountain View, Ontario (Detachment of CFB Trenton) ** CFS Alert, Nunavut (Operational detachment of CFB Trenton) * CFB Winnipeg (17 Wing), Manitoba ; 8 Wing Trenton : 8 Wing is the heart of Canada's air mobility forces, from delivering supplies to the high Arctic (CFS Alert) to airlifting troops and equipment worldwide. It is also responsible for search and rescue in central Canada and home to the Skyhawks Parachute Team with the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre. * 8 Air Maintenance Squadron History of the flight The Boeing 707 aircraft (registration HL7429), piloted by Kim Chang Ky, left Paris, France on a course to Anchorage, Alaska, United States where it would refuel and proceed to Seoul, South Korea. The plane initially flew north past Great Britain, Iceland, Greenland, and the Canadian Forces Station ''Alert'' (CFS Alert), located on Ellesmere Island


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CFS Alert

'''Canadian Forces Station Alert''', also '''CFS Alert''', is a Canadian Forces signals intelligence intercept facility located in Alert (Alert, Nunavut), Nunavut on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island.

Located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, it is the northernmost (Northernmost settlements) permanently inhabited place in the world. url http: www.grc.k12.nf.ca climatecanada alert.htm title Alert, Nunavut publisher Government of Canada author date accessdate 2008-08-09 quote mirror It takes its name from

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