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Government of Canada marks important milestone for the Royal Canadian Navy

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

HMCS Regina, the fifth and final frigate on the West coast to complete its modernization by Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards, has been returned to the Royal Canadian Navy.

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Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX)

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

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is in the midst of its most intensive and comprehensive period of fleet modernization and renewal in its peacetime history, touching upon all elements of the fleet.

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HMC Ships Edmonton and Saskatoon Return Home after Successful Deployment

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Edmonton and Saskatoon returned to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt today after a successful six-week deployment on Operation CARIBBE.

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National Defence’s Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) tests new parachutes

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

Today the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) tested a modernized parachute that could be used in the CT-114 Tutor. The CT-114 Tutor is a safe and effective aircraft, and its use could potentially be extended thanks to this new parachute. T…

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What is the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE)?

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

The Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) was established in 1971 by merging the evaluation establishments of the former separate services.

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Canadian and U.S. officials work together to improve cross-border communications for emergency response

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

Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation…

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Chief Justice McLachlin to join the Royal Canadian Navy in marking the Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

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

The media are invited to attend the Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony with The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, to commemorate the sacrifices made by the thousands of Canadians who fought valiantly in the North Atlantic.

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CFB Borden Participates in Mass Casualty Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL

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

Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an ai…

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Royal Canadian Navy to commemorate Battle of the Atlantic

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

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Canadians from across the country will gather to commemorate the sacrifices made by the thousands of Canadians who fought so valiantly during the Battle of the Atlantic, which ran from 1939 to 1945.

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Minister Sajjan Hosts First Roundtable Meeting to Consult Experts as part of Defence Policy Review

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today hosted an informative roundtable with key stakeholders in Vancouver as part of public consultations launched earlier this month to help develop a new defence policy for Canada.

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Government of Canada marks important milestone for the Royal Canadian Navy

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan along with Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC), will attend a ceremony hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy to celebrate the successful completion and transfer of HMCS Regina, the …

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Minister Sajjan to hold media availability

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will hold a media availability prior to the first roundtable meeting with key stakeholders as part of consultations on Canada’s defence policy review.

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Commander of the Canadian Army welcomes the Commander of the Chilean Army on his visit to Canada

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

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, will host his counterpart, General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada of the Chilean Army, in Ottawa, Kingston and Québec City from April 26 to 29, 2016.

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The Con Porker Cheryl Gallant Disgraces Herself. Again.

Posted April 26, 2016 by Simon

It’s been just over a month since the ghastly Con hog Cheryl Gallant last disgraced herself.

By using the memory of the murdered soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo to peddle Easter hams at a fundraising event.

And using his death to smear migrants and refugees as terrorists, and attack Justin Trudeau. As only that porky bigot could.

Well now she’s made a fool of herself again.
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65<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today regarding the 65th anniversary of the Battle of K…

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Canadian Army will conduct artillery training at Gagetown

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

A contingent of about 275 soldiers and roughly one hundred Canadian Army vehicles will travel from Quebec to Gagetown, New Brunswick, in a road convoy that will occur from April 21 to 23, 2016. Members from the 5th Canadian Light Artillery Regiment (5 RALC) will be deploying to 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown for Exercise PIÈCES AGUERRIES, which occurs from April 25 to May 13, 2016.

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Canadian Armed Forces successfully concludes Operation NUNALIVUT 2016

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

More than 230 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel completed Operation NUNALIVUT 2016 (Op NU 16) today, a sovereignty operation conducted in Canada’s High Arctic from April 1 to 22 near Alert and Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

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Operation UNIFIER Joint Task Force media opportunity

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

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Joint Task Force Ukraine (JTF-U) Commander of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s training mission in Ukraine.

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Canada remembers the 65<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong

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

Minister Hehr addresses Canada’s Korean War Veterans in commemorative wreath-laying ceremony at the Canadian War Museum

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65th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will deliver remarks at a wreath-laying ceremony and reception to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong during the Korean War.

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The Canadian Army announces the opening of the new Leopard II Main Battle Tank Maintenance Facility

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

The new Leopard II Main Battle Tank Maintenance Facility was officially opened today at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. The Leopard II Main Battle Tank Maintenance Facility is a one storey, 1,740 m² maintenance and storage building. Two of the maintenance bays allow for full turret rotation and the third bay is dedicated to standard maintenance.

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Mandatory registration for Canadians attending 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel Ceremony in France, July 1, 2016

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

All Canadians interested in attending the 100th anniversary ceremony at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France on July 1, 2016 must register online

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Two Royal Canadian Navy ships complete successful deployment of Op CARIBBE

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Edmonton and Saskatoon have concluded their participation in Operation CARIBBE 2016, having made a substantial contribution to the multinational campaign Operation MARTILLO.

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New Initiative to Consult with Veterans Stakeholders

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

Advisory groups to improve transparency and engage with Veterans

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The SkyHawks celebrate 45 years of representing Canada

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

The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks, is kicking off its 2016 season at the March Air Reserve Base Airshow in California on April 16 and 17, 2016.

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Canadian Army personnel to deploy to Morocco in support of Exercise AFRICAN LION

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

From April 18 to 28, 2016, members from the Canadian Army will be supporting UN-mandated training activities taking place in Agadir, Morocco, during Exercise AFRICAN LION 2016.

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Canadian Army Reservists prepare for collective training during Exercise ARROWHEAD CALM

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

Approximately 500 Canadian Army Reserve Force soldiers from 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) will practice their combat skills from April 15 to 17, 2016, at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford, Ontario, as a part of Exercise ARROWHEA…

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Board of Inquiry Concluded – Allegation of assault of a civilian by Afghan National Security Forces

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

A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) inquiry has found no evidence to support allegations that CAF members in Afghanistan were told by superiors to ignore incidents where Afghan soldiers and interpreters sexually assaulted young boys.

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Board of Inquiry – Allegation of assault of a civilian by Afghan National Security Forces and the Canadian Forces Response to such incidents

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

In 2008, Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) convened a Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate the allegations of assault of a civilian by Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) during the Canadian Armed Force (CAF) deployment…

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence on the occasion of Air Force Day on the Hill

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

“Today marks the 10th annual Air Force Day on the Hill. My fellow Parliamentarians and I are honoured to show our appreciation to members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for their outstanding service and dedication to Canada.

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Change of guard for Operation ARTEMIS

Posted April 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A five-member Canadian contingent replaced seven Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) members who were deployed on Operation ARTEMIS since December 2015, today in Bahrain.

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Marking 99 years since the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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

At the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, international military representatives, dignitaries, Canadian and French citizens, and youth gathered to solemnly remember and honour the supreme effort an…

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Vimy Ridge Day

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement commemorating Vimy Ridge Day.

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Air Task Force completes bilateral training in Romania

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

Air Task Force-Romania has started its return from Constanta, Romania, to Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec, today upon completion of Exercise RESILIENT RESOLVE.

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Royal Canadian Navy marks first-ever missile test against shore-based targets

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

HMCS Vancouver made history recently as it became the first modernized Canadian frigate to successfully test surface-to-surface missiles against a shore-based target, utilizing the Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles.

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Royal Canadian Air Force to release report into 2012 Hercules accident in Florida

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

The Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS) is releasing the Flight Safety Investigation Report into the accident involving a CC-130 Hercules at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, on February 21, 2012.

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HMCS Saskatoon and Edmonton assist in narcotics seizures on Op CARIBBE

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

Further to the drug seizures of March 7 and March 19, 2016, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Saskatoon and Edmonton assisted in separate cocaine disruptions while on patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean on March 25, 2016.

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99<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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

On behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, will join Canadian officials, Embassy of France officials, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, youth and cadets in a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony honouring Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge during the First World War.

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National pilot-course in basic military instruction for Canadian Rangers

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

From April 10 to 16, 2016, 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (2 CRPG) will be hosting a national Canadian Ranger Basic Military Indoctrination pilot-course (CRBMI). This test course will include Rangers and instructors from the five patrol groups and wi…

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