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West Coast Warships Conclude Successful Deployment to the Eastern Pacific

Posted December 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Whitehorse recently concluded their participation in Operation CARIBBE 2015 with a substantial contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the eastern Pacific O…

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Canada deploys contingent to Combined Task Force 150

Posted December 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Seven Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel begin Operation ARTEMIS this week as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) in Bahrain.

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Government of Canada marks Battle of Hong Kong

Posted December 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong

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Canadian Army develops Strategy to help soldiers and families build readiness and resilience

Posted December 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Army (CA) has launched a strategy aimed at increasing the readiness and resiliency of soldiers and their families.

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Defence Minister wraps up successful visit to Kuwait

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today wrapped up a successful visit to Kuwait where he met with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel currently deployed in the region as part of Canada’s contribution to the multinational Coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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NORAD celebrates 60 years tracking Santa

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

RSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Montréal returns from multi-national exercises with NATO partners

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

HALIFAX, N.S. – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montréal returned from Western European waters today after participating in multi-national joint exercises. The ship returned to Halifax following Task Group Exercises, Exercise Joint Warrior and Exercise At Sea Demonstration (ASD) 2015.

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Canadian Football League presents Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award to Jeff Perrett

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

Alouette Offensive Tackle shares well recognized and respected qualities of Canada’s Veterans

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Montréal returns from multi-national exercises

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

Media are invited to attend the homecoming ceremony for Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montréal on November 27, 2015.

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Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award to be presented

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will join Canadian Football League (CFL) Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge, members of the CFL and special guests, to present the prestigious Jake Gaudaur Vet…

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Canadian Armed Forces Senior Leaders Attend the Military Veterans Health Research Forum

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

Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, and Brigadier General H.C MacKay, Surgeon General, attended the 6th annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum presented by the Canadian Institute of Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR) in Québec.

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Minister Sajjan to hold a press conference following the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum

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

Halifax, N.S. – Defence Minister Harjit S Sajjan and Mr. Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum, will hold a press conference at the end of the seventh annual Halifax International Security Forum, on November 22, 2015.

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Minister Sajjan welcomes global leaders at 2015 Halifax International Security Forum

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

HALIFAX, N.S. – Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today, launched the annual Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) by underscoring the timely importance of bringing together key defence leaders to discuss a number of pressing global security issues.

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Seventh Annual Halifax International Security Forum

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

The seventh annual Halifax International Security Forum is being held in the Nova Scotia capital from November 20 to 22, 2015.

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The Canadian Armed Forces take part in RBC Sports Day in Canada

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

OTTAWA – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will mark its third year participating in the national celebration of RBC Sports Day in Canada on November 20 and 21. Over 200 sports and recreational activities are planned for CAF members and their families on…

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Canada’s Major-General Denis Thompson to lead Multinational Force and Observers another year

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced today that Canadian Major-General Denis Thompson will continue to serve as Force Commander for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) for an additional year, until March 2017. He assumed command…

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Two Republic of Korea Navy ships pay visit to Montreal

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

Montreal, QC – On November 16 and 17, two Republic of Korea (ROK) ships visited Montreal, participating in exchange activities between the ROK Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

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Joint Task Force-Iraq Welcomes New Commander

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

OTTAWA – Brigadier-General James Irvine assumed command of Joint Task Force-Iraq (JTF-I) from Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon yesterday as part of a regular, previously planned rotation for Operation IMPACT.

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Annual Tribute to Veterans at CFL semi-final playoff games

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

Veterans Remembrance Tributes take place in Calgary and Hamilton

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Statement from Minister Sajjan on the Occasion of a Courtesy Call with Ambassador Bruce Heyman

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

Today, I had the opportunity to meet with Ambassador Heyman, to reaffirm the importance we place on the Canada-US defence relationship. Together, our two countries are able to provide greater security to our shared continent, we stand unified in our co…

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Canadian Patrol Concentration includes international teams for the first time

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

The third annual Canadian Patrol Concentration (CPC), an intense patrolling event, begins today at the Wainwright Training Area in Alberta and will run until November 24, 2015.

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General Vance and Chief Warrant Officer West issue a statement on Remembrance Day

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

General Jonathan Vance, the Chief of the Defence Staff and Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West, the Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer, issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:

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Statement by the Minister of National Defence on Remembrance Day

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

“Remembrance Day is a solemn day of reflection – a time for Canadians to stand united in a moment of silence and pay tribute to the generations of brave men and women who have fought and died in the name of freedom and peace, and to the countless others who have been left with the life-long scars of war.

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Government of Canada marks Remembrance Day 2015

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on the occasion of Remembrance Day 2015

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Chief of the Defence Staff Statement regarding the 2015 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces

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

OTTAWA – The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, issued the following statement:

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Minister of National Defence Statement regarding the 2015 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces

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

The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, Minister of National Defence issued the following the statement

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Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery

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

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend a ceremony of remembrance at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa.

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Canadian Forces Artists Program Exhibit Opens at Diefenbunker

Posted November 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Over the next three months, Canada’s Cold War Museum will host an art exhibit titled Group 6: The Canadian Forces Artists Program 2012-2013; which opened today in the Bank of Canada Vault.

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Government of Canada remembers sacrifices made by those who served during First World War

Posted November 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

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Government of Canada honours those who served to protect freedom and democracy

Posted November 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Annual Remembrance Day ceremony held at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

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Canada concludes participation in largest NATO exercise since 2002

Posted November 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, 1650 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen, and Special Operations Forces personnel, in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and at sea, completed the live exercise portion of JOINTEX 15.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs marks 20<sup>th</sup> annual Veterans’ Week at Senate Ceremony

Posted November 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Each year, Veterans’ Week is celebrated in Canada from November 5 to 11. The Government of Canada, as well as Veterans’ groups, charities, and individuals throughout the country hold hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events to honour Canada’s Ve…

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Canadian Veterans participate in annual Candlelight Tribute

Posted November 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will join His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, this evening at the Canadian War Museum for the 16th annual Candlelight Tribute honouring …

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Hockey Marching as to War exhibition opens at Library and Archives Canada

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

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF), is thrilled to announce the opening of an exhibition on hockey and the First World War.

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Statement by Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs commemorating the events of October 2014

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

Today, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement to commemorate the attacks of October 2014:

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COMMEMORATION OF THE EVENTS OF OCTOBER 2014

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

The Government of Canada will hold a ceremony at the National War Memorial on October 22, 2015, at 11 a.m., to commemorate the assault on Parliament Hill one year ago.

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The Chief of the Defence Staff announces Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements

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

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additional Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions and retirements that will occur in 2015.

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The Canadian Armed Forces recognize and participate in Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted October 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

During Mental Illness Awareness Week being held October 4-10, the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) highlight mental health programs and services available for CAF personnel and their families.

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Statement by the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces on the Canadian Surface Combatant Program

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

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces today released the following statement on recent media coverage on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, which will renew the Royal Canadian Navy surface combat fleet by replacing…

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Royal Canadian Air Force marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

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

Second World War veterans marched alongside members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Cadets in a parade today on Parliament Hill as part of commemorative ceremonies observing the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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