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Canadian Army combat divers take the plunge with allies in Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016

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

The Canadian Army is hosting five countries on Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016, running from January 31 to March 1 in the vicinity of Comox Lake, British Columbia.

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Canadian Army prepares for High Readiness

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

Close to 900 soldiers will be participating in Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 1601 (Ex UR 16) in Edmonton, Alberta, from February 8 to 12, 2016.

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Three Members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Winnipeg Detained by Japanese Authorities

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

On February 1, 2016, three members of HMCS Winnipeg’s ship’s company were detained by Japanese authorities while the ship was conducting a port visit in Tokyo, Japan. These crew members, two military members and one civilian employee, were detained for…

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Canadian Army explores ways to optimize the human dimension in warfare

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

Today, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) launches the 2016 Conference of its Milton F. Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. This year’s Conference focuses on the Human Dimension of Warfare as it relates to the Canadian Army.

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Honouring the contributions of Black Canadians to Canada’s military heritage

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

Today, the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark Black History Month in Canada

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Honouring the contributions of Black Canadians to Canada’s military heritage

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

Today, the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark Black History Month in Canada

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Canadian Armed Forces releases progress report on mission to eliminate inappropriate sexual behaviour

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, released online today the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) first progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behaviour.

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Canadian Armed Forces releases progress report on mission to eliminate inappropriate sexual behaviour

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, released online today the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) first progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behaviour.

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Canadian Armed Forces medical troops return from Operation PROVISION

Posted January 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, will welcome the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent back to Canada from their deployment to Jordan and Lebanon in suppo…

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Canadian Armed Forces medical troops return from Operation PROVISION

Posted January 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, will welcome the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent back to Canada from their deployment to Jordan and Lebanon in suppo…

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Chief of the Defence Staff releases first progress report on mission to eliminate inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces

Posted January 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces will release the first progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behavior on Monday, February 1, 2016.

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Chief of the Defence Staff releases first progress report on mission to eliminate inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces

Posted January 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces will release the first progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behavior on Monday, February 1, 2016.

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Operation REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force Media Opportunity

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Commanding Officer of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton currently deployed on Op REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force, Canada’s support to NATO assurance measures in …

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Operation REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force Media Opportunity

Posted January 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Commanding Officer of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton currently deployed on Op REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force, Canada’s support to NATO assurance measures in …

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Government of Canada Supports Bell Let’s Talk Day: Let’s Talk About Mental Health Stigma

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following joint statement:

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Government of Canada Supports Bell Let’s Talk Day: Let’s Talk About Mental Health Stigma

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following joint statement:

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Canadian Armed Forces mark 10 years at the beginning of Operation CARIBBE 2016

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO – the multinational campaign against transnational crimi…

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Canadian Armed Forces mark 10 years at the beginning of Operation CARIBBE 2016

Posted January 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO – the multinational campaign against transnational crimi…

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Canadian Armed Forces participate in ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day

Posted January 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will hold multiple mental health awareness events across Canada in support of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness tomorrow.

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Canadian Armed Forces participate in ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day

Posted January 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will hold multiple mental health awareness events across Canada in support of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness tomorrow.

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Bonhomme Carnaval on the Plains!

Posted January 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The 64th edition of the Québec Winter Carnival will take place from January 29 to February 14, 2016. For the occasion, The National Battlefields Commission invites you to come meet Bonhomme this Sunday, January 31 at
1:45 p.m. He will be with us prior to the departure, from the south entrance of the Plains of Abraham Museum, of the popular guided tour – The Snowshoer. Take advantage of this opportunity to reserve your tour and obtain a $2 discount upon the presentation of your Carnaval effigy. Tour the park wearing traditional-style snowshoes in the company of Amédée, or his wife, and learn about the winter history of the Plains. Are you interested in ending the day in warm premises? Drop by the Plains of Abraham Museum and visit the new Battles | 1759-1760 exhibition. It will creatively immerse you in the battles of the Plains of Abraham and Sainte-Foy.

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Bonhomme Carnaval on the Plains!

Posted January 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The 64th edition of the Québec Winter Carnival will take place from January 29 to February 14, 2016. For the occasion, The National Battlefields Commission invites you to come meet Bonhomme this Sunday, January 31 at
1:45 p.m. He will be with us prior to the departure, from the south entrance of the Plains of Abraham Museum, of the popular guided tour – The Snowshoer. Take advantage of this opportunity to reserve your tour and obtain a $2 discount upon the presentation of your Carnaval effigy. Tour the park wearing traditional-style snowshoes in the company of Amédée, or his wife, and learn about the winter history of the Plains. Are you interested in ending the day in warm premises? Drop by the Plains of Abraham Museum and visit the new Battles | 1759-1760 exhibition. It will creatively immerse you in the battles of the Plains of Abraham and Sainte-Foy.

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Canadian Armed Forces to Host Panel Discussion on Mental Health

Posted January 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

CFB PETAWAWA – Media are invited to attend a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) panel discussion on mental health as part of its participation in Bell Let’s Talk Day.

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Canadian Armed Forces to Host Panel Discussion on Mental Health

Posted January 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

CFB PETAWAWA – Media are invited to attend a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) panel discussion on mental health as part of its participation in Bell Let’s Talk Day.

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Statement from the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

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

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement on the passing of naval hero Lieutenant Commander (ret’d) Margaret Brooke, MBE, PhD:

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Statement from the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

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

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement on the passing of naval hero Lieutenant Commander (ret’d) Margaret Brooke, MBE, PhD:

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence

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

The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on the passing of naval hero Lieutenant Commander (ret’d) Margaret Brooke, MBE, PhD:

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence

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

The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on the passing of naval hero Lieutenant Commander (ret’d) Margaret Brooke, MBE, PhD:

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600 reservists of the Montreal Territorial Battalion Group to train in Laval from January 22 to 24, 2016

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

Exercise QUORUM NORDIQUE 2016 (Ex QN 16) is urban winter warfare training involving 600 reservists of the Montreal Territorial Battalion Group from January 22 to 24, 2016. The exercise will take place in an urban setting, in Laval, Quebec.

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600 reservists of the Montreal Territorial Battalion Group to train in Laval from January 22 to 24, 2016

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

Exercise QUORUM NORDIQUE 2016 (Ex QN 16) is urban winter warfare training involving 600 reservists of the Montreal Territorial Battalion Group from January 22 to 24, 2016. The exercise will take place in an urban setting, in Laval, Quebec.

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Statement by Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan paid his first visit to the North American Aerospace Defense Command Headquarters (NORAD) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado today.

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Statement by Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan paid his first visit to the North American Aerospace Defense Command Headquarters (NORAD) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado today.

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Winter Training for 2nd Canadian Division Units

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

Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2016, which began this week and will end on February 19, 2016, will be held in the Valcartier training areas and in the municipalities of Nicolet and Bécancour with the participation of 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG) units based in Valcartier.

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Winter Training for 2nd Canadian Division Units

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

Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2016, which began this week and will end on February 19, 2016, will be held in the Valcartier training areas and in the municipalities of Nicolet and Bécancour with the participation of 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG) units based in Valcartier.

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The Chief of the Defence Staff announces Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements

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

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce the initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions and retirements that will occur in 2016. These officers lead the CAF in …

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Joint Task Force-Ukraine Welcomes New Commander

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

Today, Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Arsenault assumed command of Joint Task Force-Ukraine (JTF-U) from Lieutenant-Colonel Jason Guiney during a ceremony which took place at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine, as part of O…

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Minister of National Defence welcomes back Canadian Armed Forces troops deployed on Operation PROVISION

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today welcomed approximately 70 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members back to Canada from their deployment to Jordan and Lebanon.

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5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group deploys to Ukraine on Operation UNIFIER, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group comes home

Posted January 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Starting January 10 and throughout the rest of the month, the first group of approximately 200 Canadian Army (CA) soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), based in Valcartier, Quebec, will be deploying to Ukraine for Operation (Op) U…

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5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group deploys to Ukraine on Operation UNIFIER, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group comes home

Posted January 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Starting January 10 and throughout the rest of the month, the first group of approximately 200 Canadian Army (CA) soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), based in Valcartier, Quebec, will be deploying to Ukraine for Operation (Op) U…

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HMCS Fredericton replaces HMCS Winnipeg in support of Operation REASSURANCE

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

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton officially joined Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on January 7 as part of Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s support to NATO assurance measures i…

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