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CONR deputy commander receives prestigious Canadian award

Brig. Gen. Christopher Coates, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region deputy commander, shows the medals he’s earned throughout his career, to include his most recent – the Order of Military Merit, which is Canada’s second-highest honor for its military members. General Coates was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in a ceremony Feb. 18 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Canada, by Governor General David Johnston, the representative of Queen Elizabeth II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Harlan)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Jerry Harlan
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