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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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The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal responds to the Military Police Complaints Commission’s Final Report on the Fynes Public Interest Hearing

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

Colonel Rob Delaney, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) and Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CF MP Gp), issued the following statement today regarding the Military Police Complaints Commission’s (MPCC) Final Report on the…

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Minister Rob Moore to highlight new benefit for Veterans and their families

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

Important new benefit for Canadian Veterans and their families.

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Repatriation of Sergeant Doiron

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

OTTAWA – Our fallen comrade, Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron, from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, based at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, returns home to Canada tomorrow.

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Major drug bust by Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Shawinigan

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Shawinigan, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and in support of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), assisted in seizing more than 1000 kg of cocaine while patrolling in the Caribbean Sea, as part of Operation CARIB…

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Minister of National Defence Statement on the Occasion of International Women’s Day

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

“International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to reflect on the valuable contributions that women make every day to the vitality of Canadian society, and the strength of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Minister O’Toole to make important announcement to benefit Veterans and their families

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

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

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Statement by Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney on death of a Canadian soldier in Iraq

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the death of a Canadian soldier in Iraq.

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Canadian Armed Forces member killed by friendly fire in Iraq

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

OTTAWA-A Canadian Armed Forces soldier was killed yesterday, March 6th, 2015 in Iraq at approximately 3:50 p.m. local Ottawa time in a friendly fire incident when members of the Special Operations Forces were mistakenly engaged by Iraqi Kurdish forces …

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Minister of Veterans Affairs salutes military community at hockey game

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

Minister O’Toole meets with Veterans, military members and their families in Kingston

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The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal removes the “Protected B” designation from the Notice of Action

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

Colonel Delaney, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police, today issued the following statement:

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Canada announces additional contributions in global fight against Ebola – Phase 3 vaccine trial begins as first Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team returns home from Sierra Leone

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

Today, the first group of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel on Operation SIRONA arrived home to Canada, after deploying to West Africa in support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic.

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Canadian Forces Military Police depart for Operation Calumet in the Sinai Peninsula

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

OTTAWA – Today, 33 Canadian Forces Military Police departed CFB Trenton for the Sinai Peninsula as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt.

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Minister O’Toole empowers Veteran-centric Communications Task Force

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

The Minister instructs Department to re-design all correspondence with Veterans and their families to focus on wellness

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Canadian Armed Forces Military Police to depart for Egypt to provide Task Force policing support in the Sinai Peninsula

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

TRENTON – Members of the Canadian Forces Military Police depart tomorrow for the Sinai Peninsula as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt.

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Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team returns home from Sierra Leone

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

The first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent will return home to Canada tomorrow after deploying to West Africa in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Winnipeg

Posted March 5, 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 Fantino Announces Investment in Defence Infrastructure at 17 Wing Winnipeg

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

17 Wing Winnipeg receives funding through new federal infrastructure investments

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HMCS Fredericton Deploys to the Black Sea in Support of NATO-led Maritime Assurance Activities

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

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton has arrived in the Black Sea to participate in joint NATO training exercises and maritime situational awareness operations with warships from several allied and partner nations.

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian support to the International coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted March 4, 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 Thursday, March 5, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Cold Lake

Posted March 4, 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 Fantino Announces Support for Defence Infrastructure for the Canadian Armed Forces of 4 Wing Cold Lake

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

4 Wing Cold Lake Receives Funding through new federal infrastructure investments

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted March 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:

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Minister of Veterans Affairs consults with Veterans in Etobicoke

Posted March 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada committed to supporting Veterans and their families

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Canadian Armed Forces support to Canada’s effort in Ukraine

Posted March 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada has a deep and multi-faceted relationship with Ukraine.

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

Posted March 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

TRENTON – Today, 125 Canadian Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), departed CFB Trenton for Eastern Europe as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support NATO assurance meas…

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

Posted March 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend the departure of approximately 125 Canadian Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), who will depart from 8 Wing Trenton, ON, on March 2, 2015 to join soldiers from 3 RCR currently…

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

Posted March 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Media are invited to a photo opportunity when approximately 125 soldiers from 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), depart Petawawa, Ontario, on March 2, 2015, for a deployment as part of Operation REASSURANCE.

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Minister Jason Kenney visits the Royal Canadian Navy

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney visited with the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Pacific Fleet in Esquimalt, B.C., today in his first official visit with the RCN since his appointment.

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Minister Fantino reaffirms Canada’s defence of Arctic sovereignty; touts efforts Canadian Armed Forces play in cyber security

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

OTTAWA – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today addressed the 2015 Conference on Security and Defence, an event hosted by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI).

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