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Harper Government announces new benefit for Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans

Posted March 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Benefit to recognize and compensate for very serious injuries and diseases

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Government of Canada Welcomes Increased Air Power for the Royal Canadian Air Force – Canada’s Fifth CC-177 Globemaster touches down at 8 Wing Trenton

Posted March 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) today accepted delivery of its fifth CC-177 Globemaster aircraft, increasing its flexibility to respond to both domestic and international emergencies and support a variety of missions, including humanitarian assista…

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Minister O’Toole to make important announcement for Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members

Posted March 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an announcement on behalf of the Government of Canada to benefit Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and their families.

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New Appointment to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Announced

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Christopher J. McNeil will join the Veterans Review and Appeal Board

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Canada to Welcome Fifth CC-177 Globemaster Home

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

8 WING/CFB TRENTON, Ont.- Canada’s fifth CC-177 Globemaster will make its inaugural landing in Canada and be officially welcomed into the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet by Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin at a ceremon…

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Commander of the Canadian Army meets with Chilean and Brazilian counterparts

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

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, visited Chile and Brazil from March 21 to 27, 2015, where he met with General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada of the Chilean Army and later met General Eduardo Villas Bôas of the Brazilian Army.

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CHARGES LAID AGAINST A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

Posted March 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with offences related to sexual assault and harassment on March 25, 2015.

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Canadian Armed Forces begin policing mission in the Sinai Peninsula

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

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Military Police contingent officially took over providing police services for the next four years for the personnel living in the Multinational Force and Observers camps in the Sinai Peninsula today.

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Canadian troops add firepower to NATO training exercise in Eastern Europe

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

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) based in Petawawa, Ontario, are contributing some military muscle to Exercise SUMMER SHIELD, a NATO military training exercise, at Camp Adazi in Latvia.

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HMCS Fredericton completes operations near Ukraine

Posted March 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton, along with five other allied warships, is now heading back to the Mediterranean Sea after completing its participation in joint NATO training exercises in the Black Sea as part of NATO Assurance Measures.

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Canadian Armed Forces showcase operational capabilities in High Arctic

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

Today in Resolute Bay, military exercise NOREX 2015 begins and will run until March 30, with approximately 200 Canadian Army Regular and Reserve Force soldiers, including Canadian Rangers, participating in the exercise.

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Government of Canada introduces new benefits and services for Veterans and families

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

Parliamentary Secretary Lemieux and MP Rick Norlock consult with Legion Presidents and Veteran Representatives in Northumberland-Quinte West

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Flight Safety Investigation Report: CH147205 – CH-147D Chinook accident of May 15, 2011

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

The Flight Safety Investigative Report (FSIR) of the accident involving the Chinook helicopter CH-147D that occurred on May 15, 2011, will be available today on the Royal Canadian Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS) website.

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MP Hawn highlights new benefits and services for Veterans and families

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, today highlighted new benefits for Veterans and their families.

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MP Goguen to highlight new supports and services for Veterans and their families

Posted March 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will highlight new Government of Canada supports and servic…

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian combat operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted March 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Friday, March 20, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Government of Canada closing gaps in New Veterans Charter

Posted March 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Improvements target seriously injured Veterans, reservists and families

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Government of Canada committed to improving services and supports for Canada’s Veterans

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will highlight the Government of Canada’s commitment to improving services benefitting Veterans and their families.

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Canadian and United States Armies on a Road Move Across Canada

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

The Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve are moving more than 70 military vehicles and training equipment approximately 4,000 km from Valcartier, Quebec to Wainwright, Alberta during Exercise M…

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Government of Canada announces new benefits and services for Veterans and families

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

Improvements respond to recommendations from Standing Committee, Veterans and stakeholders

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Expansion of Permanent Impairment Allowance Eligibility

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

Veterans who have been severely and permanently injured in their service to Canada and have lost employment and career advancement opportunities need a stable source of monthly financial support.

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Family Caregiver Relief Benefit

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

Veterans Affairs Canada has created a proposed new benefit to recognize the vital contribution of informal caregivers to the health and well-being of Veterans with a severe and permanent service-related injury.

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Afghanistan Memorial Vigil visits Royal Military College of Canada

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

The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil commemorating Canadian soldiers’ fallen comrades visits the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) from March 17-19, before it is placed at its permanent location in Ottawa.

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“Playing” Tribute

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

From 1914 until 1918, nearly 30,000 men and untold numbers of women left Nova Scotia’s shores to join the Allies on the Western front of the First World War. The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and the Neptune Theatre are each developing youth-f…

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Canadian soldiers welcomed to Poland

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

Glebokie, Poland – Members of the Canadian Armed Forces participated in a special ceremony hosted by the Polish Army today in Glebokie, Poland, to welcome them to their home base.

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Government of Canada to announce new supports and services for Veterans and their families

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an important announcement 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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Ministers Kenney and Fantino visit NORAD Headquarters – Bi-national command crucial to defending North America

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

In their first trip to the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) headquarters, Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino saw NORAD’s role in the defence of North America in the face of a range of threats.

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MINISTER MACKAY TO MAKE FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT IN HALIFAX

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

Members of the media are invited to attend an event where the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will announce support for two projects designed to commemorate Nova Scotia’s r…

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney discusses first visit to NORAD HQ

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

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Media are invited to participate in a teleconference with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, where he will discuss his visit to NORAD Headquarters and other current defence related issues.

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Amended Statement from the Department of National Defence

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

Recent articles from the Ottawa Citizen question whether Russian military aircraft followed HMCS Fredericton in the Black Sea. These stories also allege that claims about HMCS Fredericton being trailed by a Russian naval vessel are unsubstantiated.

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Navy celebrates future home of HMCS Carleton in Ottawa

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

Builders, architects, sailors and dignitaries joined by Minister Poilievre and Rear-Admiral Lloyd, gathered today at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Carleton to lay the ceremonial keel of the new building for the Naval Reserve Division in Ottawa.

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Government of Canada Announces Further Support to Canada’s Reserve Force Veterans – Veterans Affairs Canada’s Earnings Loss benefit increased

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, today announced on behalf of his colleague, the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister for Veterans Affairs, that the Government of Canada will honour its pledge to remedy the inequity facing part-t…

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Canadian troops join French-led NATO training exercise

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

Approximately 30 soldiers from the Canadian Army’s 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) based in Edmonton, Alberta, are taking part in Exercise CITADEL KLEBER at the Mourmelon Training Area in France, from March 3 to 20, 2015.

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Minister O’Toole strengthens benefits for reservists

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

Increased benefits for part-time Reserve Force Veterans ensure fair treatment for all Veterans

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Respect for reservists – Enhancing benefits for Reserve Force Veterans

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

The New Veterans Charter (NVC) was designed to meet the needs of today’s Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including members of the Regular and Reserve Forces. It was created to help Veterans and their families.

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Minister Jason Kenney to Announce New Veterans’ Benefit

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

CALGARY – Media are invited to join Defence Minister Jason Kenney tomorrow, March 13, 2015, as he makes an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s benefits for Veterans.

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Ministers O’Toole & MacKay to make important announcement to benefit part-time Reserve Force Veterans

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

Ministers O’Toole & MacKay to make important announcement to benefit part-time Reserve Force Veterans.

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Minister Rob Moore highlights enhanced lifetime support for injured Veterans and their families

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), today highlighted a proposed new financial benefit for V…

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Defence Minister and Chancellor of the Royal Military College Announces Appointment to Board of Governors

Posted March 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney, in his capacity as Chancellor of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), has appointed Commodore (Retired) Hans Jung to the College’s Board of Governors to sit as an ordinary voting member.

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Return of our fallen comrade

Posted March 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Our fallen comrade, Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron, will depart Trenton today for Toronto, Ontario, following a repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

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