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Defence Minister Concludes Visit to RIMPAC 2016

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to maintaining strong, multilateral ties with allies in the Asia-Pacific region, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today concluded a successful visit with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and intern…

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The JAG Launches Comprehensive Review of Court Martial System

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Judge Advocate General (JAG), Major-General Blaise Cathcart, has launched a proactive comprehensive review of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) court martial system.

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Canadian Armed Forces teams complete the 2016 Nijmegen Marches

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today marks the end of the 100th annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in the Netherlands. This year, more than 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members from across Canada and Formation Europe participated in the marching event, and were award…

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New Leader at the Helm of Maritime Forces Pacific

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Rear-Admiral (RAdm) Art McDonald officially assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and Joint Task Force (Pacific) (JTF(P)) from RAdm Gilles Couturier during a ceremony held today at CFB Esquimalt. Presiding over the ceremony was Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander Royal Canadian Navy.

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Canadian Army Troops will take part in U.S. Army exercise in Alaska

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Over 100 members from the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI) will take part in Exercise ARCTIC ANVIL at Fort Greely and Fort Wainwright training areas in Alaska, from July 23 to August 3, 2016.

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Ministers Sajjan and Dion Attend Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Meeting

Posted July 21, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion today wrapped up two days of productive meetings in Washington with defence and foreign ministers from countries contributing to the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Minister Sajjan tables the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) Commissioner’s 2015-2016 Annual Report

Posted July 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to openness and transparency, the Minister of National Defence today tabled in Parliament the 2015-2016 CSE Commissioner’s Annual Report.

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Operation NUNAKPUT 2016 concludes in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories

Posted July 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Operation NUNAKPUT 2016 ends today in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories after two weeks of maritime patrols and training opportunities that began on July 5.

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Media availability with the Minister of National Defence

Posted July 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will hold a media availability by teleconference today following his meeting in Washington with defence ministers from countries leading the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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The SkyHawks Continue to Celebrate Their 45th Anniversary

Posted July 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The SkyHawks, Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team in celebration of their 45th anniversary, will be performing in Ottawa on July 21, 22, and 23 on Parliament Hill to kick off the 20th annual Fortissimo celebration.

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Minister Hajdu Meets with Academics and Experts as Part of Defence Policy Review

Posted July 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Can…

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Ceremonial Guard to Perform Fortissimo

Posted July 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend Fortissimo – a military and musical spectacular performed by the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill featuring a special performance by the SkyHawks.

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HMCS Charlottetown operates in the Black Sea during Op REASSURANCE

Posted July 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown, while deployed on Operation REASSURANCE, will work and train in the Black Sea with vessels from several allied and partner nations from July 18 to August 2, 2016.

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Minister Hajdu to host Defence Policy Review roundtable with academics and experts

Posted July 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of Canada’s ongoing Defence Policy Review, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, will host a roundtable discussion in Ottawa with academics and experts on gender issues.

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CRASH DURING 2016 COLD LAKE AIR SHOW

Posted July 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

We can confirm at approximately 1:50 p.m. MDT, a T-28 Trojan flown by Bruce Evans crashed during his performance at the Cold Lake Air Show.

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The Ceremonial Guard Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Fortissimo

Posted July 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Armed Forces will host the 20th annual Fortissimo celebration. Fortissimo is a free military concert and sunset ceremony conducted on the lawns of Parliament Hill.

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New Commander for the Canadian Army

Posted July 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today on Parliament Hill, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk assumed command of the Canadian Army from Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse. The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, presided over the event.

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Defence Minister Sajjan visits Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Operation IMPACT

Posted July 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan today concluded a productive visit to Iraq and Kuwait, where he met with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel currently deployed in the region as part of Operation IMPACT, which is Canada’s contribution to the Global Coa…

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Operation CALUMET welcomes new commander

Posted July 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Colonel Martin Lipcsey assumed command of Operation CALUMET from Colonel John Alexander today in the Sinai Peninsula, as part of Canada’s contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) since 1985.

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Media availability with the Minister of National Defence

Posted July 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will host a teleconference on Wednesday, July 13 to provide an update on Canada’s contribution to the Global Coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Canadian Armed Forces teams depart for the 100th annual Nijmegen Marches

Posted July 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A Departure Parade was held today for the more than 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members participating in the 100th annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, July 19-22. Lieutenant General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the D…

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Minister Hehr announces contract award for new resource for Veterans’ caregivers

Posted July 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Online interactive tool will help caregivers support themselves and their loved ones while undergoing treatment and recovery

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Commander Canadian Army Change of Command Ceremony to take place on Parliament Hill

Posted July 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend the change of command ceremony for the Canadian Army on July 14. Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk will assume command of the Canadian Army from Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse in a Parliament Hill ceremony presided over by t…

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Commander Canadian Army Change of Command Ceremony

Posted July 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On July 14, there will be a change of command ceremony for the Canadian Army on Parliament Hill from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk will assume command of the Canadian Army from Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse.

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Ex PRECISE RESPONSE: Canada, NATO allies and partners perfect their skills against chemical, biological and radiological agents

Posted July 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) will host Exercise PRECISE RESPONSE at Canadian Forces Base Suffield, in southeast Alberta, from July 11 to 29.

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Atikamekw of Manawan First Nation to Host EAGLE’S NEST Aboriginal Youth Leadership Camp

Posted July 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Army is hosting a five-day skills development and leadership camp for Aboriginal youth in Quebec. The camp, called EAGLE’S NEST 2016, will be held at the First Nations community of Atikamekw of Manawan, approximately 250 km north of Montre…

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Minister Sajjan Meets with Defence Industry Representatives as Part of Defence Policy Review

Posted July 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of ongoing consultations to inform a new defence policy for Canada, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today hosted an informative roundtable meeting with defence industry representatives with a focus on defence procurement for the Canadian Arme…

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Royal Canadian Navy embraces innovation and efficiency in training system upgrade

Posted July 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), in the midst of modernizing and upgrading its training, held a ceremony today in Esquimalt to officially mark the creation of the reconfigured Naval Training Development Centre (Pacific) and Naval Fleet School (Pacific) a…

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An Update on Replacing Canada’s CF-18 Fleet

Posted July 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada remains committed to building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring best value for Canadians, and leveraging defence procurement to create jobs and economic growth for Canada.

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Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans

Posted July 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation presented at a ceremony in St. John’s

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Defence Minister Sajjan to host Defence Policy Review roundtable with defence industry representatives

Posted July 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of Canada’s ongoing Defence Policy Review, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will host a roundtable discussion in Ottawa with defence industry representatives.

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McCormack Inducted into The Litigation Counsel of America – MPCC

Posted July 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On April 21, 2016, Ottawa attorney Hilary McCormack, Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada, was formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA’s 2016 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation awarded to dedicated Canadians

Posted July 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will present the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to nine Newfoundland and Labrador residents for their contributions to remembrance and to the …

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Operation NUNAKPUT 2016 launches today in Yellowknife

Posted July 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Operation NUNAKPUT 2016 (Op NK 16) begins today in Yellowknife and runs until July 20. Op NUNAKPUT is an annual sovereignty operation traditionally conducted along the MacKenzie River in conjunction with several federal government departments and other…

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Veterans Affairs Canada Office Reopens in Corner Brook

Posted July 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Veterans and their families joined the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, to officially re-open the first of nine Veterans Affairs Offices to be opened acr…

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Minister Hehr thanks the Vimy Foundation for commitment to Visitor Education Centre under construction at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Posted July 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and members of a Canadian delegation marking the centennial anniversaries of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel today attended a remembrance cer…

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Canada Remembers the 100th Anniversaries of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

Posted July 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, attended today’s co…

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Government of Canada marks 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel

Posted July 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A commemorative ceremony was held today at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in honour of those who fought and died 100 years ago at Beaumont-Hamel on July 1, 1916-the opening day of the Battle of the Somme.

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence

Posted July 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel:

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Canada Remembers the 100th Anniversaries of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

Posted July 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will attend July 1s…

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