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Canadian Army contribution to NATO assurance measures are completed for 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Army soldiers in Poland as part of Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe have completed activities for 2014 and returned to Canada last week.

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Point Defence Missile System Upgrade: Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The NATO Seasparrow Missile System Project is an international initiative that began in the late 1960s to develop an effective point defence missile system, missiles and associated launchers, in order to protect naval forces from evolving air and surfa…

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Canada Invests in Missile Technology Upgrades for the Royal Canadian Navy – Memorandum of Understanding Signing Continues Role in the NATO Evolved Seasparrow Missile Consortium

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today announced the Government’s intent to upgrade the defence missile system onboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet of newly modernized Halifax-class frigates. The first step in the upgrade …

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HMCS Fredericton Prepares for Upcoming Deployment as part of Op REASSURANCE

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The ship’s company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton is preparing to deploy overseas to join the Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Eu…

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Increased Air Power for the Royal Canadian Air Force – Fifth CC-177 Globemaster to Increase RCAF Airlift Capability

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, announced today that the Royal Canadian Air Force will acquire a fifth aircraft to augment the current CC-177 Globemaster fleet.

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New appointment to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Robert Malo will join the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, which provides Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members, and their fam…

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Statement from the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs

Posted December 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today:

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Minister Nicholson to Make an Announcement at Canadian Forces Base Trenton

Posted December 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

8 WING/CFB TRENTON, Ont. – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence will make an announcement for the Canadian Armed Forces on Friday, December 19, 2014.

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Canadian Second World War Veterans awarded with French Legion of Honour

Posted December 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Veterans Affairs attends Légion d’Honneur presentation ceremony

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TECHNICAL BRIEFING TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON CANADIAN COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT

Posted December 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Colonel Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Thursday December 18, to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Queen’s Counsel designation – Military lawyer honoured among federal Queen’s Counsel recipients for exemplary service

Posted December 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA ¿ Colonel Vihar Joshi, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Administrative Law, has received one of the highest designations within the legal profession-that of federal Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.), as officially announced by the Department of Justice on December 11, 2014.

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Findings of Royal Canadian Navy’s Internal Review on Personal Conduct Released

Posted December 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) announced the key findings and recommendations of the internal review on personal conduct within the institution. The vast majority of sailors conduct themselves appropriately and while the RCN is already well-suppo…

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Royal Military College Saint-Jean Welcomes Honorary Colonel

Posted December 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Royal Military College Saint-Jean is proud to announce that Mr. Geoff Molson has been appointed as its first honorary colonel (HCol) by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence.

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Defence Minister Rob Nicholson visits Kuwait

Posted December 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C, M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, concluded his visit to the State of Kuwait today.

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Media opportunity with Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to a technical briefing on the findings of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Internal Review on Personal Conduct via teleconference on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12 p.m. (EST) with Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy.

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Canadian Armed Forces establishes Centre of Excellence and names Chair in Military Mental Health research

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have established a national Canadian Military and Veterans Mental Health Centre of Excellence and created a Chair in Military Mental Health in partnership with The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (The Royal), one of Canad…

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence to make an announcement

Posted December 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

M. James Bezan, secrétaire parlementaire du ministre de la Défense nationale, fera une annonce aux côtés du brigadier-général Jean-Robert Bernier, médecin général, et de M. George Weber, président-directeur général des Services de santé Royal Ottawa. 

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Minister of National Defence Visits Troops in Poland

Posted December 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C, M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, today visited Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members deployed in the Republic of Poland on Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggr…

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Minister Nicholson announces Declaration of Intent with Ukraine – Visit concludes with signing of Intent to seek increased areas of cooperation

Posted December 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada today signed a Declaration of Intent with Ukraine to explore opportunities to conduct joint military training and capacity building in response to Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine.

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Declaration of Intent between the Minister of National Defence for the Department of National Defence of Canada and the Minister of Defence for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Posted December 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The histories of the Canadian and Ukrainian peoples are closely intertwined and our two countries enjoy an abiding friendship. We share an enduring commitment to democratic values, a staunch respect for human rights and are committed to a stable rules…

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Minister of National Defence Visits Ukraine and Poland

Posted December 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C, M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, will arrive in Ukraine tomorrow to reaffirm Canada’s steadfast support in the wake of Russian aggression in that country.

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Minister Nicholson to Make Joint Announcement with Ukraine

Posted December 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

KYIV – Media are invited to join the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, during a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he met with Minister of Defence Colonel General Stepan Poltorak, for a joint defence…

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel deploy to help fight Ebola outbreak

Posted December 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Health services personnel will work with British forces in Sierra Leone

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Government of Canada marks 73rd anniversary of Battle of Hong Kong

Posted December 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans, today honoured the brave Canadians who fought in the Battle of Hong Kong, during a wreath laying ceremony at the “C” Force Memorial Wall in Ottawa.

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Minister Blaney highlights Canada’s role in the global fight against terrorism and cyber threats

Posted December 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released a statement following a speech today on national security to the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations:

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MP Royal Galipeau to mark 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong

Posted December 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans will attend a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong.

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Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team to depart for UK in preparation for mission to Sierra Leone

Posted December 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA ¿ The first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent leaves Canada tomorrow to begin training in the United Kingdom prior to its West African deployment in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Minister of National Defence and Chief of Defence Staff attend NORAD Change of Command – Admiral Bill Gortney takes command from retiring General Charles Jacoby

Posted December 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA ¿ The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, and General Tom Lawson, Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, attended today’s Change of Command Ceremony at the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States.

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The Canada-U.S. Defence Relationship

Posted December 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The United States is Canada’s most important ally and defence partner.

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Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff to address attendees at NORAD’s Change of Command ceremony

Posted December 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to link into the satellite broadcast of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) Change of Command ceremony tomorrow, in which U.S. Navy Admiral Bill Gortney will assume command of NORAD from U.S. Army General Charles Jacoby.

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Canadian Armed Forces conclude Operation CARIBBE 2014

Posted December 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Yellowknife end their participation in Operation CARIBBE 2014 today, concluding Canada’s annual contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the eastern Pacific Ocean and…

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TECHNICAL BRIEFING TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON CANADIAN COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT

Posted December 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the multinational mission against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Thursday, December 4, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Canada assumes command of Combined Task Force 150

Posted December 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada assumed command of a Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) today, a naval counter-terrorism task force that spans more than two million square miles in the greater Middle East region.

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General Tom Lawson hosts a meeting with the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces

Posted December 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Tom Lawson, hosted his counterpart, the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Sverker Göranson, for high-level discussions on military and security issues.

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Canadian Second World War Veterans wrap up commemorative trip to Italy

Posted November 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s official delegation led by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today wrapped up a week of commemorative ceremonies in Italy. Canadian Veterans participated in a number of commemorative activities, including a visit to …

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Mental Health Research

Posted November 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting research to find better treatments, promote faster recoveries, and achieve better outcomes for Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members with mental health conditions.

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Enhancement of the Operational Stress Injury Social Support program

Posted November 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada will invest $7.26 million over six years, and $1.56 million each year thereafter, to enhance the Operational Stress Injuries Social Support (OSISS) program.

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Veterans Affairs Canada’s Operational Stress Injury Clinics

Posted November 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government will open a new operational stress injury clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the fall of 2015. In addition, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is expanding satellite services in nine locations throughout the country. There will be an investme…

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Mental Health First Aid

Posted November 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is investing $970K* over six years, and $150K ongoing annually, to develop and implement a Canadian Veteran-specific version of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training across the country for Veterans and their families.

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Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Access to Military Family Support Program (MFSP)

Posted November 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada will invest $15.8 million in a four-year pilot project to provide medically releasing Veterans and their families with access to the Military Family Support Program (MFSP). Up to 1,200 medically releasing Veterans and their fam…

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