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Veterans Affairs Canada expanding outreach to Veterans in the territories and other northern communities

Posted August 31, 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 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to announce that as of today, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) will provide an enh…

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Historical Day | Order and Law on the Plains

Posted August 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The National Battlefields Commission invites the general public to attend its historical day under the theme of Order and Law on the Plains, Sunday September 11 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Martello Tower 1 and the surrounding area – an invitation to discover a little-known side of the history of two battles (the Plains of Abraham and Sainte-Foy). Meet historical figures and learn more about their work, their crimes, period laws, and the dire consequences for those who broke them. Historical stations, entertainment and the atmosphere of the times ― the rhythm of drums, cannon fire and the gunfire of re-enactors ― await you. A day with no entrance fee, where history and entertainment artfully combine!

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

Posted August 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

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

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Veterans Affairs Canada office in Surrey to open by May 2017

Posted August 30, 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 in Surrey, British Columbia, today to announce that a new Veterans Affairs Canada office will open by May 2017

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Minister Hehr to make announcement regarding services to Veterans in the territories and other northern communities

Posted August 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will provide an update on expanded outreach to Veterans in the territories and other northern communities

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Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans

Posted August 29, 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 British Columbia residents, honouring their contributions in the service o…

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

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

The Canadian Armed Forces will release the second progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behaviour during a news conference on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 1 p.m. (EDT).

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New Integrated Personnel Support Centre in Trenton officially opens

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

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the mental and physical health and wellbeing of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel. Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, accompanied by Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, today presi…

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Veterans Affairs Canada office in Prince George to reopen by May 2017

Posted August 29, 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 in Prince George, British Columbia, today to announce that the previously closed Veterans Affairs Canada office will r…

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Minister Hehr to make announcement regarding office opening in Surrey, British Columbia

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce plans to open a Veterans Affairs Canada office in Surrey, British Columbia, and speak to Budget 2016 measures which improve support for Can…

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Minister Sajjan to officially open new Integrated Personnel Support Centre in Trenton

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

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the mental and physical health and wellbeing of members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Media are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan to officially mark th…

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Minister Sajjan announces funding for green infrastructure project

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

The Government of Canada is committed to growing our economy by making investments in green infrastructure and clean technology, and ensuring our women and men in uniform have adequate facilities to live, work, and train.

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Canada Buys Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System from United States

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

The Government is dedicated to building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring the best value for Canadians.

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Minister Hehr to make announcement regarding office reopening in Prince George, British Columbia

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce plans to reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Kelowna, British Columbia, and speak to Budget 2016 measures which improve support fo…

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation awarded to dedicated Canadians

Posted August 26, 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 14 recipients from British Columbia for their contributions to remembrance and to the servi…

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Statement from the Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces

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

Major-General Michael Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces issues the following statement after being charged with one count, Section 129, National Defence Act:

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Minister Sajjan to announce investments in Defence infrastructure at CFB Bagotville

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will make an announcement related to investments in green infrastructure at CFB Bagotville and lead an unveiling ceremony for new housing.

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RCAF participates in search and rescue exercise in Alaska

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

Personnel from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons are participating in ARCTIC CHINOOK, a significant search and rescue (SAR) exercise taking place in the vicinity of Nome, Alaska, from August 22 to 25, 2016.

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Change of command for Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force

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

During a ceremony marking the transition from Rotation 5 to Rotation 6 today, Major Lonnie Campbell assumed command of the Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force (LTF).

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Update: Media opportunity with the Ministerial Liaison Team Director, Operation IMPACT

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

Due to technical difficulties, only the telephone conference will be conducted today with the Director of the Global Coalition’s Ministerial Liaison Team (MLT) deployed on Operation IMPACT, Canada’s military contribution to the Global Coalition against…

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Canadian Army Soldiers Continue to Support Operation REASSURANCE

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

As part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing commitment to provide support for our allies and partners, today, the first group of Canadian Army soldiers from 3rd Canadian Division departed for Operation REASSURANCE based in Poland.

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Canadian Army Trains in Brazilian Jungle during International Competition

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

Starting tomorrow, ten Canadian Army soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group based in Valcartier, Quebec, will start their trek through the rainforest of the Amazonas region of Brazil during the 2nd International Patrol Competition.

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Memorial Arch to Honour Sacrifice of Canadian Soldiers During Great War

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

Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, today announced a Government of Canada investment of $16,341 in the Army Museum Halifax Citadel to support the creation of “The Last Steps Memorial Arch.” The Arch will be located on Halifax’s Waterfront…

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Operation NANOOK 2016 launches today in Canada’s North

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

Operation NANOOK 2016, Canada’s annual northern sovereignty operation, begins today and will occur in three locations across the North.

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Statement on the Death of Private Andrew Fitzgerald

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

The Command teams from 4th Canadian Division and the staff and students at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford are deeply saddened by the tragic discovery of the presumed body of Private Andrew Fitzgerald.

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Significant investments to Defence infrastructure in Saint-Hubert and in Montreal Garrison (Quebec)

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

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to make lasting improvements to the military infrastructure so that the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have access to facilities necessary to train and work efficiently for many years t…

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Highlights of federal infrastructure investments for Saint-Hubert and Montreal Garrison, Quebec

Posted August 19, 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.

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Canadian Army conducts its first training on the new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle

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

Keeping with the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing Canadian Armed Forces personnel with the equipment and training they need to carry out important missions at home and abroad, the first six Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) arrived…

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The Ceremonial Guard Mounts the Final Guard of the 2016 Season

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

The Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Armed Forces will perform the final Changing of the Guard ceremony of the 2016 season on Parliament Hill on Sunday, August 21, at 10 a.m., and will cease mounting sentries at Rideau Hall at noon.

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Pacific Fleet Warship begins operations in the Asia-Pacific

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver departed Pearl Harbour today to conduct operations in the Asia-Pacific region following success at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

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Canadian Armed Forces Return to the Canadian National Exhibition for a Ninth Year

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

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) return to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) for a ninth consecutive year and our display will be inside the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

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Canadian Rangers keep readiness in sight with Exercise TRITON’S GAZE

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

Canadian Rangers from the 5th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group will be participating in Exercise TRITON’S GAZE. Taking place on the northeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, this long-range coastal patrol training exercise will occur from August 20 to …

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Commander NORAD visits Canadian NORAD Region facilities at CFB Cold Lake and Inuvik

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

General Lori Robinson, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), visited 4 Wing and CFB Cold Lake on Monday August 15, 2016, alongside Major-General Christian Drouin, Commander 1 Canadian Air Division and the Canadian NORAD Region.

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Sexual assault charges laid against civilian cadet instructor

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

On August 15, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) arrested and laid charges against Julian Morello, a civilian instructor employed at Blackdown Cadet Training Centre at Canadian Forces Base Borden between June and August 2016.

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Minister Duclos and MP Lightbound Announce an Investment in Defence Infrastructure at CFB Valcartier

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

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members safe and modern facilities in which to live, work and train, 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier will receive $6.5 million in funding to improve…

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Minister Sajjan Concludes Fact-Finding Week in Africa

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today concluded his visit to Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marking the end of a week-long visit to five countries where he has been meeting with African partners as part of a fact-finding trip to in…

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Veterans Affairs Canada office in Kelowna to reopen November 2016

Posted August 16, 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 in Kelowna, British Columbia, today to announce that the previously closed Veterans Affairs Canada office will reopen …

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Canadian Rangers Train with Counterparts in Northern Australia

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

Ten members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group are presently cross-training with their Australian counterparts in Darwin, Australia, during the third iteration of Exercise SOUTHERN CROSS.

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Drug charges laid against military member in Greenwood

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

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid charges under the National Defence Act.

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Minister Hehr to make announcement regarding office reopening in Kelowna, British Columbia

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce plans to reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Kelowna, British Columbia

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