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Veterans to receive help to overcome barriers to jobs

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

Veterans struggling with mental health issues are receiving skills training and the support they need to obtain and retain employment, announced the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence today.

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New 39 Canadian Brigade Group headquarters officially opens

Posted September 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Defence Harjit S. Sajjan attended the official opening of the Seaforth Armouries, welcoming the storied Seaforth Highlanders of Vancouver to their new home and headquarters of 39 Canadian Brigade Group.

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Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans

Posted September 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to the following Ontario residents, honouring their contributions in the service of Canada’…

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Canadian Army Soldiers Practice Armoured Combat Skills during Exercise STEELE SABRE 2016

Posted September 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 500 members of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the armoured regiment of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group will participate in Exercise STEELE SABRE 2016 from September 27 to October 30 in Wainwright, Alberta.

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Minister Sajjan to attend official opening of new 39 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters in Vancouver

Posted September 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend an event with Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan to mark the opening of the new 39 Canadian Brigade Group headquarters in Vancouver.

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Veterans Affairs Minister provides update on Department’s accomplishments while meeting new staff

Posted September 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, joined Veterans and their families, along with newly hired employees in Winnipeg, Manitoba, today to provide an update on the Government of Canada’s mand…

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Royal Canadian Navy concludes successful anti-submarine warfare drills in St. John’s

Posted September 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

More than 3,000 personnel from five partner nations successfully concluded the inaugural edition of CUTLASS FURY, a joint maritime training event conducted off the coasts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and St. John’s, Newfoundland, from September 12 to 26.

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Armoured vehicles and crews put to the test during Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE

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

Armoured fighting vehicle crews from five countries, including 186 Canadian soldiers, will participate in Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE 2016 from September 23 to 30.

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DND announces first major tender for CFB Esquimalt harbour infrastructure

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

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy with the modern, functional facilities they need to complete important operational missions on behalf of Canadians.

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Esquimalt Harbour Recapitalization and Remediation Projects

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

Esquimalt Harbour, located to the west of downtown Victoria, BC, is the home port of Canada’s west coast navy at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt.

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RCAF Squadrons fly to Yellowknife for Search and Rescue Exercise

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

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons from across Canada are participating in their annual National Search and Rescue Exercise, SAREX 2016, from September 18 to 24, 2016, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

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Royal Canadian Air Force Marks the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

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

The Royal Canadian Air Force commemorated the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain today with a ceremony held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

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Canadian Army honours the memory of Corporal Justin Stark at memorial service

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

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) paraded to Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario today to honour the memory of one of their own, Corporal Justin Stark.

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Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration Concludes

Posted September 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Tomorrow marks the end of the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration, the 95th annual marksmanship competition held at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre in Ottawa.

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Lieutenant-General Whitecross Selected as Commandant of NATO Defense College

Posted September 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A message from Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Commander of Military Personnel Command

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Ministers Sajjan and Hehr mark the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Posted September 16, 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 today issued the following statement marking the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Brit…

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Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT: A Demonstration of Strong, Proud, and Ready

Posted September 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2016, which takes place at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa from September 20 to 23, will provide an enhanced understanding of the Canadian Army and its capabilities to stakeholders and civilian leaders.

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Minister Sajjan Meets with Indigenous Leaders and Experts as Part of Defence Policy Review

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today participated in an informative discussion with Indigenous leaders and groups from across the country to gain their perspective on Canada’s Defence Policy Review.

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Canadian Second World War Soldier Laid to Rest by His Unit

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

Private Kenneth Donald Duncanson, the Second World War soldier whose remains were identified by the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in May, was today laid to rest with military honours by his unit, The Algonquin…

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Sexual assault charges laid against military member in Halifax

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

On September 13, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid two charges under the National Defence Act against Master Seaman Daniel Cooper of Naval Fleet School (Atlantic) at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.

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The SkyHawks’ 2016 Season Draws to a Close

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

The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks, will be performing their last shows of the 2016 season at Airshow London 2016 in London, Ont. on September 17 and 18. This season marked The SkyHawks’ 45th anniversary captivating and entertaining audiences with aerobatic feats using their signature Canadian flag canopies.

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Defence Minister Sajjan to host Defence Policy Review meeting with Indigenous Leaders and Groups

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will host a meeting in Winnipeg with Indigenous leaders and groups to gain their perspective on Canada’s Defence Policy Review.

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Sexual assault charge laid against military police member in Halifax

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

On September 12, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid a charge under the National Defence Act against Sergeant Kevin MacIntyre of the Military Police Unit at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.

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Canadian Army Paratroopers Celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of Operation MARKET GARDEN

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

Sixty-five soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal 22e Régiment based in Valcartier, Que., and 9 other Canadian Armed Forces personnel will participate in activities commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Second World War’s Operation MARKET GARDEN in Arnhem, the Netherlands, from September 13 to 17, 2016.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

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

A message from Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Commander of Military Personnel Command

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Royal Canadian Navy leads anti-submarine warfare drills

Posted September 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Royal Canadian Navy is leading a fleet of 11 ships and approximately 25 aircraft from Canada, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States in anti-submarine warfare drills over the next two weeks. The training activity known as CUTLASS …

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Investments at 9 Wing Gander will help support search and rescue squadron

Posted September 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure that Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train, Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays -Central - Notre Dame, announced, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, a $2.3 million investment for 9 Wing Gander infrastructure.

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Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER: Going beyond the detection and detonation of Improvised Explosive Devices

Posted September 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces is sending 150 members to participate in this year’s edition of Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER, which will be hosted at 8 Wing, Trenton, from September 11 to 30, 2016.

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Minister Sajjan Reaffirms Peace Operations Pledge at UN Defence Ministerial

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today highlighted Canada’s renewed commitment to international peace support operations, including Canada’s intention to host a major United Nations conference on peacekeeping in 2017.

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Minister Brison and MP Fraser announce infrastructure investments for 14 Wing Greenwood and Aldershot

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

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure our Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have the necessary facilities to train, work, and live for the years to come, the Government of Canada will invest $3.7 million to improve critical infrastructure at 14 Wing Greenwood and the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Detachment Aldershot. This investment is part of the $200 million announced for Defence infrastructure in the 2016 Federal Budget.

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Highlights of Federal Infrastructure Investment for the Citadelle of Quebec

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

The Government of Canada is committed to providing members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to live, work, and train.

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Highlights of federal infrastructure investments at 14 Wing Greenwood and Detachment Aldershot

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

As announced in the 2016 Federal Budget, the Department of National Defence will invest an additional $200 million over two years in infrastructure projects at Canadian Forces bases and other defence properties across Canada. The Department of National Defence will invest in the repair of airfields, hangars, live-fire ranges, jetties, armouries, and military housing across Canada, as well as in improvements to Northern infrastructure.

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Media availability with the Minister of National Defence

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will hold a media availability via teleconference on Thursday, September 8, 2016 to provide an update on his trip to London, UK.

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Canadian Second World War Soldier to be Buried With Military Honours in Belgium

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

Media are invited to attend the military burial of Private Kenneth Donald Duncanson on September 14, 2016, at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery in Belgium. In attendance will be members of Private Duncanson’s family, along with representatives from the Gove…

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Chris Koch and Master Corporal (Retired) Natacha Dupuis to Speak at Canada Army Run’s Annual Pasta Dinner

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

This year’s pasta dinner will feature Chris Koch and Master Corporal (Retired) Natacha Dupuis, who will be sharing their stories.

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Canadian Armed Forces members contribute to clearing unexploded ordnance in the South West Pacific

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

Approximately 18 members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) began their participation in Australia’s Operation RENDER SAFE 2016 today to dispose of explosive remnants of World War II in Guadalcanal and the Russell Islands, in Solomon Islands.

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Minister Sajjan to Attend UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will travel to London, UK, from September 7 to 8, 2016, to participate in the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial and to highlight Canada’s commitment to contributing to future UN peace support operations.

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HMCS Ville de Québec departs for Great Lakes Deployment

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax, N.S., today for a two- week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.

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Intelligence Soldiers Work Together in Exercise DARK RAVEN

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

Approximately 20 soldiers from the Canadian Army Intelligence Regiment will participate alongside soldiers from the American, British, Australian, and New Zealand Armies (known as the ABCA coalition) during Exercise DARK RAVEN at the Burnham Military C…

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