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Canadian soldiers depart from Valcartier for Operation REASSURANCE

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

Media are invited to attend the deployment of an initial group of Canadian Armed Forces members from Valcartier who are leaving for Poland this Sunday to take part in the 4th rotation of Operation REASSURANCE.

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Chief of Defence Staff Honorary Advisor Granted Honorary Rank of Lieutenant-General

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

Recognizing his unparalleled record of service to the country, General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce that the Honorary Advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff, Major-General (Retired) Richard Rohmer, OC, CMM, DFC, O.O…

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New Commander for Military Personnel Command

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

Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross assumed the Command of Military Personnel Command today from Lieutenant-General David Millar, in a ceremony held at Cartier Square Drill Hall that was presided over by General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff.

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Government of Canada supports local first responders across Canada

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

Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino announced five innovative new projects that will support local first responders – notably firefighters and paramedics – across Canada.

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New Chinook building named in honour of First World War hero

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

The home to Canada’s new CH-147F Chinook fleet will honour Canadian First World War flying ace Major Andrew McKeever.

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Government of Canada invests in Canada’s Safety and Security – Five science and technology projects to be funded

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

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), in partnership with Public Safety Canada, will support five innovative projects to develop enhanced tools and knowledge for Canada’s fire and paramedics services. These projects are part of an overall inv…

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Member of Parliament LaVar Payne Announces Infrastructure Investments at Canadian Forces Base Suffield

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

LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $2.5 million infrastructure project at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield.

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Member of Parliament Cathy McLeod Announces $535 000 Investment in the JR Vicars Armoury in Kamloops

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

Kamloops, British Columbia – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence,

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments Across Canada and at Canadian Forces Base Suffield

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

Beginning summer of 2015, a $2.5 million project will begin to repair and renovate military quarters at CFB Suffield. This investment includes the renovation and repair of military quarters, as well as the single military quarters duplex houses in the …

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Highlights of Federal Infrastructure Investments in Kamloops, British Columbia

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

Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to provide support to troops and military families,

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Family of Petty Officer William Hall, VC thanks the Royal Canadian Navy for Prestigious Honour

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

Descendants of Petty Officer William Hall, VC have issued the following public statement on the announcement of a fourth Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship being named Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship William Hall:

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New Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship to be named in honour of Halifax local Naval hero William Hall

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, announced today that an Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named in honour of Petty Officer William Hall, a Canadian naval hero, for his actions at the Relief of Lucknow, In…

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Minister O’Toole Joins Treble Victor Group for its 3rd Annual Mess Dinner

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

Panel focusses on the value of hiring military Veterans in the corporate sector

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Government of Canada marks 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War

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Minister Kenney makes military exercise announcement on margins of NATO Defence Ministerial Meeting

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

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Canada will deploy nearly 1650 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel to Europe to participate in NATO’s TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 exercise this fall, Defence Minister Jason Kenney announced.

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Military Personnel Command Change of Command Ceremony

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

Media are invited to attend the Military Personnel Command Change of Command Ceremony. Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross will assume the role of Commander of Military Personnel Command from Lieutenant-General David Millar.

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Minister Kenney announces Canadian contribution to NATO units in Estonia, Lithuania

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

Canada will contribute Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) units located in Estonia and Lithuania that will support NATO’s high-readiness forces, Defence Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

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End of Year Graduation and Convocation at the Canadian Forces College

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

TORONTO, ON – Today the Canadian Forces College (CFC) held the Joint Command and Staff Programme (JCSP) and the National Security Programme (NSP) graduation alongside a Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) Convocation ceremony.

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New Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship naming announcement

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce the name of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fourth Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship.

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Minister Kenney meets with U.S Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter

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

In their first meeting since taking their respective positions, Defence Minister Jason Kenney today met with United States (U.S.) Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

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Minister Kenney meets NATO counterparts at the Defence Ministerial Meeting

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

Canada today reaffirmed to allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) its resolve to stand with them and partners in the face of the Putin regime’s aggression toward Ukraine.

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Member of Parliament Larry Maguire Announces Significant $15.2 Million Investment to Improve and Build New Infrastructure at Canadian Forces Base Shilo

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

Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a significant, $15.2 million investment for Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo, in support of mili…

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments Across Canada and at Canadian Forces Base Shilo

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

The Government of Canada is the custodian of a broad range of infrastructure and is committed to maintaining and improving infrastructure across the country.

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Canadian Armed Forces concludes its participation in Exercise Tradewinds 15

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

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) successfully participated in Exercise Tradewinds 15, a multinational training event which took place in the Caribbean region from May 31 to June 24, 2015.

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Minister Fantino Announces Contract Award for the Ranger Rifle Replacement and Upgrade Project

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced that Colt Canada has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to replace the Canadian Ranger’s Lee Enfield rifle.

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New Rifles for the Canadian Rangers

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

The Role of the Canadian Rangers

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Government Announces Way Forward on Interim Supply Ship Capability

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

OTTAWA – The Government of Canada will enter into preliminary discussions with Chantier Davie Canada Incorporated to pursue an interim supply ship capability, Defence Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

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Auxiliary Oil Replenishment Capability

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

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is in the midst of the 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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Minister Fantino and Members of Parliament Stephen Woodworth, Peter Braid, and Harold Albrecht Announce $1 Million Investment to Improve Infrastructure at the Kitchener Armoury

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, along with Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga and Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Ki…

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments for Defence Infrastructure Across Canada

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

The Kitchener Armoury, named after a Kitchener Waterloo native, Alexander Walter Bean, who served proudly during the Second World War, is home to the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada,

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney to make an important announcement at National Defence Headquarters

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney will make an important announcement at National Defence Headquarters on June 23, 2015.

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Associate Minister Fantino to make an important announcement at Colt Canada

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, will make an announcement at Colt Canada on June 23, 2015, to benefit the Canadian Armed Forces and northern sovereignty.

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Statement by Minister of Veterans Affairs on National Aboriginal Day

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to mark National Aboriginal Day

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A Message from the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Champion for Aboriginal Peoples

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

The Commander of the Canadian Army and Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Champion for Aboriginal Peoples, Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, CMM, MSC, CD, issued the following statement:

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Government of Canada to honour Canadian Veterans who served in the Korean War

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

Senator Yonah Martin and Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial to mark the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

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New Commandant at Royal Military College Saint-Jean

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

Today, Colonel Simon Bernard took command of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC St-Jean) from Colonel Jennie Carignan during a ceremony presided over by Major-General Éric Tremblay, Commander of Military Personnel Generation.

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DND supports possible relocation of the Waterville Airport to 14 Wing Greenwood

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney and West Nova MP Greg Kerr announced today his support for the proposed relocation of the Waterville airport located in the Municipality of the County of Kings to the 14 Wing Greenwood aerodrome.

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Honorary Captain (Navy) Cedric Steele retires from service

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

After 18 years of loyal and dedicated service, Mr. Cedric Steele will be retiring in December 2015 as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.

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Government of Canada honours Aboriginal Veterans

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

Mr. Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, laid a wreath today at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument to mark Na…

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Canada accepts six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters

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

The Canadian Armed Forces is a major step closer to operating a new world-class maritime helicopter fleet with the official acceptance of six CH-148 Cyclones. Defence Minister Jason Kenney joined Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley,

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