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Canada deploys an Assessment Team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team to assist in humanitarian crisis in Nepal

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

Today, an assessment team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. The Canadian Armed Forces is currently pre-positioning its personnel and resources in order to ensure a prompt r…

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel return from Operation IMPACT

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

Approximately 95 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel returned home last night aboard a CC-150 Polaris aircraft from Operation IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force. The personnel, who have been deployed since the opera…

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The Rise of the Islamic State

Posted April 27, 2015 by Ian Welsh

  Der Spiegel had an excellent article on how ISIS rose to power, based on files recovered from the ex-Baathist spy master who planned most of its structure and early strategy. It boils down to two main themes. First, ISIS set up charity offices in the territory it would later try to seize. The men […]

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Resupply Mission to the Arctic a Success

Posted April 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) completed the first of its bi-annual operations to deliver fuel and supplies to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney honours ANZAC Day and the Centennial of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign

Posted April 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the occasion of ANZAC Day

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Minister Yelich joins Royal Newfoundland Regiment at centennial ceremonies in Gallipoli

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada delegation in Turkey to mark 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign

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Government of Canada Commemorates 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Second Battle of Ypres

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

MP Ted Opitz announces funding to restore the 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Memorial

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Minister Fantino to make an announcement regarding investments at Garrison Petawawa

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Fantino will make an announcement regarding investments at Garrison Petawawa. Please note that details are subject to change. All times are local.

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart for Operation IMPACT

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 120 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed today to replace personnel currently serving overseas as part of Op IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs speaks with ANAVETS

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister O’Toole joins members of the British Columbia Command for Annual Convention

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Minister O’Toole takes part in the ANAVETS Provincial Command Convention in British Columbia

Posted April 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join members of the ANAVETS Provincial Command of British Columbia for the 9th Biennial Convention and will deliver remarks.

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Government of Canada to commemorate 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Second Battle of Ypres

Posted April 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, will attend a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres.

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Canada Assert Arctic Sovereignty with Successful Completion of Operation NUNALIVUT

Posted April 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of Joint Task Force (North’s) premier High Arctic operations, concluded today after nearly one month of activity in and around the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area.

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel return from Operation IMPACT

Posted April 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 125 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel returned home last night aboard a CC-150 Polaris aircraft from Operation IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force, the military mission of the international coalition …

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Libyan Refugees and European Intervention

Posted April 21, 2015 by Ian Welsh

Perhaps, Europe having destabilized Libya thru invasion then not re-stabilized it afterwards, the Europeans should stop caviling about Libyan refugees and start rescuing them and settling them in Europe?  (America and Canada might wish to follow suit.) It just could be that intervening militarily in other countries should be the last resort, done very rarely.  […]

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Statement by the Chief of the Defense Staff following the release of the Ombudsman Report Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

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

“I welcome the release of the Ombudsman Report Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focusand I wish to thank the Ombudsman for recognizing the positive improvements that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have made to the Board of Inquiry (BOI) process over the…

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Third group of Operation SIRONA personnel departs the United Kingdom – Canadian Armed Forces medical team will continue work with British forces to address the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone

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

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

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Celebrate Excellence in Service to Canada

Posted April 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) celebrated several accomplishments during an honours and awards parade today at the John Weir Foote V.C. Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Remains of Canadian Second World War Soldier identified – Canadian Forces Forensic Odontology Responses Team matches dental records

Posted April 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified the remains of a Second World War soldier found near the Maas River in the Netherlands, as those of Private Albert Laubenstein from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Identification Process for Private Laubenstein

Posted April 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

During the Second World War, approximately 709,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the Canadian Army.

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Charges laid against four members of the United Kingdom Naval Service

Posted April 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa ¿ The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged four members of the United Kingdom Naval Service with offences related to sexual assault on April 16, 2015.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan departs for Operation CARIBBE

Posted April 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan departed Halifax today to support Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking and organized crime in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and its approach…

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HMC Ships Nanaimo and Whitehorse return from Operation CARIBBE

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Nanaimo returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today after a deployment on Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the Gulf of Me…

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against ISIS

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Brigadier-General Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Thursday April 16 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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Minister O’Toole speaks with Veterans’ groups at Ottawa Summit

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New hires will help Veterans Affairs Canada provide faster decisions on disability benefit applications

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Achieving service excellence through enhanced services

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada places the highest priority on service excellence by making sure Veterans and their families have the support and services they need, when they need them

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Media Opportunity with the Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted April 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of National Defence, Jason Kenney and Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson will hold a media opportunity on 14 April 2015, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Dr. Margaret Brooke thanks the Royal Canadian Navy for Prestigious Honour

Posted April 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

I am amazed that my actions as a survivor of the sinking of the SS Caribou led the Royal Canadian Navy to my door.

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New Royal Canadian Navy ship to be named after naval hero of SS Caribou sinking

Posted April 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney today announced that an Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry (in courage combat) during the Second World War.

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Government of Canada updates efforts to improve service to Veterans

Posted April 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will provide an update related to the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that Canadian Veterans and their families have the benefits and services they need and deserve

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HMCS Fredericton and two CP-140 Auroras participate in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR

Posted April 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise JOINT WARRIOR today as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO assurance measures in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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HMCS Whitehorse assists US Coast Guard in second significant drug seizure

Posted April 11, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA ¿ Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Whitehorse assisted the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in the interception of more than 600 kg of cocaine in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador as part of Operation CARIBBE in late March.

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Media opportunity with Associate Minister of National Defence about Canada’s Arctic sovereignty operations

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence will hold a media call on 10 April 2015, about his visit to Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of the Canadian Armed Forces premier military exercises in Canada’s North.

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Government of Canada marks 98<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Paying tribute to First World War Veterans who defined a nation

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CFB Borden launches Centennial Celebrations at a Vimy Ridge Memorial Breakfast

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

BORDEN, ON ¿ Members of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden and the local community remembered the Battle of Vimy Ridge at a ceremony this morning attended by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell,

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National Sentry Program

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Since the launch of the new National Sentry Program (NSP) in 2014, a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sentry is posted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the National War Memorial, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily from April 9 to November 10 f…

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National Sentry Program launches 2015 season at the National War Memorial – Canadian Armed Forces posts first sentries at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The 2015 season of the National Sentry Program launched today, as the first sentries were posted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the National War Memorial.

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Canada Remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today regarding the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Arras and the capture of Vimy Ridge.

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