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Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces to honour Canada’s most supportive employers and educators of Reservists

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

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces will honour 23 employers and educators from across Canada, representing business, government and academic institutions, for their outstanding support to members of Canada’s Reserve Force …

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Government of Canada honours Veterans during wreath-laying ceremony with King and Queen of The Netherlands

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial with Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Minister of National Defence Announces First Refresh to the Defence Acquisition Guide

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

Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney announced the first refresh to the Defence Acquisition Guide (DAG) today at CANSEC 2015.

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Minister Finley to speak at CANSEC

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, will deliver a speech at the 2015 CANSEC conference.

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HNLMS Karel Doorman visits Montreal

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

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement today regarding the port visit of His Netherlands Majesty’s Ship (HNLMS) Karel Doorman for the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands:

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Minister Kenney to speak at CANSEC 2015

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

Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney will provide a keynote address at the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI’s) annual defence industry tradeshow, CANSEC 2015, on Wednesday, May 27.

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Government of Canada honours Veterans in wreath-laying ceremony with King and Queen of the Netherlands

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Minister Fantino Announces $736,000 Investment to Improve Infrastructure at the Richmond Armoury

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced an investment of $736,000 for the Colonel Sherman Armoury in Richmond, for upgrades including interior flooring and lighting improvements, skylight replacement, as w…

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Richmond, British Columbia

Posted May 25, 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, to support the Reserve forces, to support operations home and abroad, and to ensur…

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Addresses Women in Defence and Security Organization

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will deliver remarks to the annual CANSEC WiDS / CADSI Memorial Golf Tournament luncheon, hosted by Women in Defence and Security (WiDS)

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Family of Chief Petty Officer Max Leopold Bernays thanks the Royal Canadian Navy for Prestigious Honour

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

The Bernays family has issued the following public statement on the announcement of a third Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship being named Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Max Bernays:

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New Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship to be named in honour of Battle of the Atlantic hero Max Bernays

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

OTTAWA – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, announced today that an Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named in honour of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Max Bernays,

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney Unveils Plaque Honouring Valiant Service in Afghanistan

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney today unveiled a commemorative plaque at the Valour Building to honour 20 recipients of the Star of Military Valour, received for their distinguished and valiant service in the presence of the enemy during Canada’s mission…

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Canadian NORAD Region to lead bi-national exercise in the North and High Arctic

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

The Canadian NORAD Region will lead an exercise that will see Canadian and American military personnel and aircraft deploying to various locations in the North and High Arctic to train in aerospace detection and defence from 25 May to 1 June, 2015.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney to Unveil Plaque Honouring Valiant Service in Afghanistan

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

Media are invited to attend the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Defence Minister Jason Kenney on May 25 at the Valour Building.

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Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux attends Honour House’s “A Night for Heroes” Gala

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

Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, today delivered remarks at “A Night for Heroes” Gala hosted by Honour House

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HMC Ships Saskatoon and Yellowknife depart for coastal patrols

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

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Saskatoon and Yellowknife left Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt earlier this week to conduct operations,

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Canada hosts international Explosive Ordnance Disposal exercise

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

Approximately 220 personnel from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 10 partner nations and civilian law enforcement agencies will conduct Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER 2015 at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt and throughout the Greater Victoria, BC,

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New Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship naming announcement

Posted May 22, 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 third Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS).

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Parliamentary Secretary Lemieux to attend “A Night for Heroes” Gala

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux will deliver remarks at “A Night for Heroes” Gala hosted by Honour House

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney to Unveil Plaque Honouring Valiant Service in Afghanistan

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

Media are invited to attend the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Defence Minister Jason Kenney on May 25 at the Valour Building. The building was renamed during the National Day of Honour commemoration in May 2014, following the end of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.

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Government of France extends nomination deadline for Légion d’honneur

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, provided an update today on the Légion d’honneur Program offered to Canadian Second World War Veterans by the Government of France

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General Lawson participates in two-day meeting with NATO Chiefs of Defence

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

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, met with his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) counterparts this week for a NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

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Statement by Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney

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

“Yesterday, while taking part in coalition operations against ISIS, two CF-18 Hornets successfully led an air strike on an ISIS staging area north of Ar-Raqqah, Syria, using precision guided munitions.

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Chief of the Defence Staff visits Canadian Armed Forces members on peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula

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

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, today conducted a visit with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed on Operation CALUMET, Canada’s participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Anita Huberman joins the Royal Canadian Navy as its newest Honorary Captain

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney today announced the appointment of Anita Huberman as the newest Honorary Captain (Navy), affiliated with the office of the Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, in Esquimalt, B.C.

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Canadian soldiers commence training in Romania

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

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel are taking part in Exercise SARMIS starting today in Cincu, Romania, as part of Operation REASSURANCE.

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Canadian military divers to help eliminate marine safety hazards in Estonia

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

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) clearance divers and support personnel are taking part in Operation OPEN SPIRIT 2015 starting today in Estonia alongside personnel from the Estonian Naval Flotilla (ENF) and 12 other partner nations.

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Government of Canada honours National Day of Poland and 70th anniversary of the End of the Second World War in Europe

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, attended an event today at the Canadian War Museum hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to honour the National Day of Poland and to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second…

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney salutes the graduating class of the Royal Military College of Canada

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Chancellor of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), presented over 300 graduating students with their Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate’s degrees in Kingston today.

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Government of Canada honours National Day of Poland and 70th anniversary of end of Second World War

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will attend a piano concert and reception on the occasion of the National Day of Poland and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

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

“I was disappointed to see the recent media reports on the actions we are taking to respond to the issue of inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney’s Statement on the Centennial Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps

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

I congratulate the Royal Canadian Dental Corps (RCDC) on its 100th anniversary. Since its inception, the RCDC has enjoyed an excellent reputation, providing high quality, operationally based dental care and other professional capabilities at home and …

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New Commander of Joint Task Force-Iraq

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

Following a ceremony today at Camp Canada in Kuwait, Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon assumed command of Joint Task Force-Iraq (JTF-I) from Brigadier-General Dan Constable.

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Eight Canadian First World War soldiers buried in France with military honours

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

Eight Canadian First World War soldiers were buried today with military honours at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France.

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Royal Military College of Canada to hold ceremonial events surrounding 2015 Convocation

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

Over a period of two days, media are invited to three ceremonial events celebrating the 2015 Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) graduation activities.

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Statement by Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney in response to the findings of the investigations into the death of Sergeant Andrew Doiron

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

Following the release of the results of the investigations into the death of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

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Findings of the Friendly Fire investigations regarding the death of Sergeant Doiron

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

This summary outlines the events that led to the March 6, 2015, friendly fire incident.

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against ISIS and present findings of friendly fire incident investigations

Posted May 11, 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 Syria (ISIS) and the findings of investigations into the death of Sgt Andrew Doiron. The briefing will take place on T…

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Government of Canada to make commemorative announcement

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton and Minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, and Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans …

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