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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian support to the International coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted March 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Thursday, March 5, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Cold Lake

Posted March 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to provide support to troops and military families, to support the Reserve forces, to support operations home and abroad, and to ensur…

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted March 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:

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Minister of Veterans Affairs consults with Veterans in Etobicoke

Posted March 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada committed to supporting Veterans and their families

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Canadian Armed Forces support to Canada’s effort in Ukraine

Posted March 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada has a deep and multi-faceted relationship with Ukraine.

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

Posted March 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

TRENTON – Today, 125 Canadian Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), departed CFB Trenton for Eastern Europe as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support NATO assurance meas…

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

Posted March 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend the departure of approximately 125 Canadian Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), who will depart from 8 Wing Trenton, ON, on March 2, 2015 to join soldiers from 3 RCR currently…

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

Posted March 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Media are invited to a photo opportunity when approximately 125 soldiers from 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), depart Petawawa, Ontario, on March 2, 2015, for a deployment as part of Operation REASSURANCE.

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Minister Jason Kenney visits the Royal Canadian Navy

Posted February 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney visited with the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Pacific Fleet in Esquimalt, B.C., today in his first official visit with the RCN since his appointment.

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Minister Fantino reaffirms Canada’s defence of Arctic sovereignty; touts efforts Canadian Armed Forces play in cyber security

Posted February 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today addressed the 2015 Conference on Security and Defence, an event hosted by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI).

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HMCS Toronto Honoured with Prestigious Commendation by United States Navy

Posted February 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – On the occasion of the awarding of a Meritorious Unit Commendation to HMCS Toronto by the United States Navy, in recognition of the ship’s outstanding work during Operation ARTEMIS, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, an…

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Second group of Operation SIRONA personnel departs the United Kingdom

Posted February 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The second group of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel on Operation SIRONA departed the United Kingdom (UK) yesterday for Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

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Chief of Defence Staff Meets with International Counterparts in Saudi Arabia

Posted February 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA – Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, has concluded a two-day meeting in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with counterparts from over 25 countries that are contributing to the Coalition’s military op…

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United States Navy presents prestigious commendation to HMCS Toronto

Posted February 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a commendation ceremony at HMCS Scotian on February 20, 2015.

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Statement by Defence Minister Jason Kenney

Posted February 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement:

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Minister Kenney attends the 2015 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence. First formal appearance as Minister of National Defence.

Posted February 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Jason Kenney delivered a keynote address today at the 2015 Conference on Security and Defence.

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Royal Canadian Navy Submarines: Fleet Status

Posted February 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Victoria-class submarine fleet is now operational with three out of four submarines available for operations. HMCS Windsor, Victoria, and Chicoutimi were all at sea in December 2014 and spent a cumulative total of approximately 260 days at sea in 2…

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian combat operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted February 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) today in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Minister of National Defence meets with counterparts on international security – The Honourable Rob Nicholson represents Canada at the 51st Munich Security Conference

Posted February 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today concluded his participation in the 51st Munich Security Conference, which took place from February 6 to 8, 2015 in Munich, Germany.

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Canadian Armed Forces member missing in Banff National Park after avalanche – Search underway for member from 17 Wing Winnipeg

Posted February 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – A Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech) from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Sergeant Mark Salesse, is missing after an incident in a training exercise in Banff National Park, Alberta on Thursday, 5 February 2015…

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Minister Nicholson meets with counterparts at NATO Defence Ministerial Meeting

Posted February 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, today met with his counterparts at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting provided the op…

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Operation Impact Update Teleconference with Minister Nicholson following NATO Defence Ministerial Meeting

Posted February 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a teleconference with the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence where he will provide an update on Operation Impact as well as the outcomes of the NATO Defence Min…

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Canadian Armed Forces members complete their participation in multinational maritime security Exercise CUTLASS EXPRESS 2015

Posted February 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Twenty-six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members currently deployed on Operation ARTEMIS completed their participation in the multinational maritime security exercise CUTLASS EXPRESS 2015 off the African East Coast and in the Indian Ocean today.

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Statement by Minister Nicholson in memory of the victims of Paris’ terrorist attacks last month

Posted February 4, 2015 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 issued the following statement:

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Ministers Nicholson and Le Drian enhance defence and security cooperation between Canada and France – Technical Arrangement to establish a Franco-Canadian Defence Cooperation Council is signed by both Ministers

Posted February 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

PARIS, FRANCE – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, met with his French counterpart, Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, to sign a Technical Arrangement establishing a Franco-Canadian Defence…

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Minister of Veterans Affairs honours Canadian Veterans of the Devil’s Brigade

Posted February 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Devil’s Brigade Honoured with U.S. Congressional Gold Medal

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Canada’s Minister Nicholson and French Minister Le Drian to make joint military announcement

Posted February 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Paris, France – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence and French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will sign two bi-lateral arrangements, followed by a joint press conference.

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Minister Nicholson pays his respects at Charlie Hebdo offices

Posted February 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, will pay his respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks that happened in France last month at Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, France on Wednesday, February 4.

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Minister Nicholson to attend meetings in Paris, Brussels and Munich and reaffirm Canada’s defence engagement with allies and partners

Posted February 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence departed on a three city tour today to meet European colleagues and partners and discuss current international security issues.

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Minister Nicholson announces that Canada will join US-Ukraine Joint Commission

Posted February 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C, M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, announced today that Canada will join the US – Ukraine Joint Commission on Defence Reform and Bilateral Cooperation in order to better coordinate Canada’s ongoing provision of assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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New Permanent Operational Stress Injury Satellite Clinic in Hamilton

Posted January 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister O’Toole announces easier and faster access to effective mental health care for Veterans and their families

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It ain’t paintball, folks

Posted January 29, 2015 by Ted Bird

   Not that it comes as a surprise, but some of Canada’s political and media elites are demonstrating breathtaking cluelessness on the fundamentals of military affairs.  The fretting by the opposition parties and their journalist allies …

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Canadian Army and U.S. soldiers participate in Exercise WARFIGHTER at Camp Atterbury, Indiana

Posted January 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 300 Canadian Army soldiers are participating in Exercise WARFIGHTER, an American-led military exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, U.S.A., from January 26 to February 13, 2015, to enhance their command and control techniques and increase …

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Canadian Armed Forces Participate in ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day Through a Panel Discussion on Mental Health

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) conducted a panel discussion on mental health in support of Bell Let’s Talk’s campaign against stigma surrounding mental illness today.

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Commander Canadian Army convenes a Board of Inquiry

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

“Following direction from General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, to conduct an administrative investigation into irregularities in administrative procedures concerning Master Corporal (Ret’d) Raymond’s file, I am convening a military Board of …

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian Armed Forces’ efforts against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lieutenant-Colonel Gary O’Neil, Task Force Commander, Operation SIRONA, will host a teleconference on Thursday, January 29, to provide an update on the Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to Canada’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The second 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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Chief of the Defence Staff visits Canadian Armed Forces deployed members in Europe and the Middle-East

Posted January 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – General Tom Lawson, the Chief of Defence Staff, visited the officers and crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Fredericton deployed on Operation REASSURANCE and troops deployed on Operation IMPACT, from January 24 to 27.

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