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Government of Canada to mark 99th anniversary of Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Senator David Wells will participate in a commemorative ceremony in Ottawa to mark the 99th anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against ISIS

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

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian operations against ISIS on Thursday July 9, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Highlights of Investments for Defence Infrastructure Across Canada and Trail, B.C.

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

The Department of National Defence has received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities.

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Minister Tony Clement Announces $14M Infrastructure Investment in Montreal

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

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced investments worth $14 million to improve infrastructure at Montreal armouries and Montreal…

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Minister Blaney Announces $8.7-Million Investment to Improve Defence Infrastructure in the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches Regions

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced an $8.7-million investment to improve defence infrastructure in the Quebec City and Chaudières-Appalaches regions, in support of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Government of Canada to make announcement on mental health supports for Veterans

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an announcement regarding mental health supports for Veterans

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Canada to acquire Israeli Iron Dome radar technology

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

An improved radar system for the Canadian Army will use cutting edge technology that is part of the successful Israeli Defence Force Iron Dome Air Defence system to defend against incoming rocket fire from Hamas and other terrorist groups.

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The Battle of Britain: Fighting for Freedom

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

Waged from July to October 1940, The Battle of Britain pitted a small group of Allied fighter pilots against a far larger German air force – the Luftwaffe.

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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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Operation UNIFIER Media Opportunity

Posted January 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a phone interview with the Joint Task Force Ukraine (JTF-U) Commander regarding Op UNIFIER, Canada’s training mission in Ukraine.

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Three Members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Winnipeg Detained by Japanese Authorities

Posted February 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On February 1, 2016, three members of HMCS Winnipeg’s ship’s company were detained by Japanese authorities while the ship was conducting a port visit in Tokyo, Japan. These crew members, two military members and one civilian employee, were detained for…

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Registration for the 2016 Canada Army Run is now open “No ordinary race.”

Posted February 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Registration for the 2016 Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal is now open! The 5K and half marathon events will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

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Canada’s Brigadier-General David Anderson to lead Coalition’s Ministerial Liaison Team

Posted March 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, announced today that Brigadier-General David Anderson will lead the Global Coalition’s Ministerial Liaison Team which will provide strategic military support to the Government of Iraq.

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Marking 99 years since the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Posted April 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

At the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, international military representatives, dignitaries, Canadian and French citizens, and youth gathered to solemnly remember and honour the supreme effort an…

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Ministers Hehr and Sajjan mark Mental Health Week

Posted May 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement in recognition of Mental Health Week

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Canadian Army set to commence their largest and most complex exercise of 2016

Posted May 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of contributions to the operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), over 6000 CAF personnel will participate in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2016, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex training event of the year. Exercise MAPLE R…

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Joint Task Force–Iraq welcomes new Commander

Posted June 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Brigadier-General Shane Brennan assumed command of Joint Task Force-Iraq (JTF-I) from Brigadier-General James Irvine in a ceremony today at Camp Canada in Kuwait. Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes, Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, presided o…

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Minister Hehr reaffirms Government of Canada’s sacred obligation to Veterans

Posted June 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement

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Government of Canada to commemorate 100<sup>th</sup> anniversaries of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

Posted June 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Veterans Affairs announces Government of Canada delegation to attend ceremonies in France marking the 100th anniversaries of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

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Media availability with the Minister of National Defence

Posted July 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will host a teleconference on Wednesday, July 13 to provide an update on Canada’s contribution to the Global Coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Canada to assume command of Combined Task Force 150

Posted November 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, announced today the upcoming deployment of 24 Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence civilian personnel to Bahrain to lead a multinational naval force operating in the Red Sea region.

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Harper Government Focused on Canadian Jobs

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, announced the awarding of a $137.8-million co…

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Statement by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

Posted November 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

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Legacy of local Kamloops Veterans of First and Second World Wars, Korean War and Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan preserved

Posted November 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, today announced Government of Canada support for the restoration and beautification of the Memorial Hill Park Cenotaph and surrounding area.

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Another Canadian First World War Soldier Found in Hallu, France, Identified

Posted November 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have succeeded in identifying the remains a fifth First World War soldier found in Hallu, France, as Private Sidney Halliday.

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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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Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin’s statement on the suitability of the CF-18 fleet

Posted October 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – As the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and CF-18 pilot, I wish to dispel any questions pertaining to the relevance of the CF-18. I am completely confident in the ability of the aircraft and personnel to extend Canadian air power anywhere in the world, such as in support of the current air operations underway in Iraq.

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Canadian Warships Sail for Multinational Exercise off Southern California

Posted October 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

More than 500 sailors from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Calgary, Winnipeg, Brandon and Yellowknife have departed from their home port of Esquimalt, BC, to take part in operations and exercises off the coast of Southern California.

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Government of Canada takes action to support mental health needs of military members, veterans, and their families

Posted November 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are taking action to improve the mental health of CAF members and their families.

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Canada assumes command of Combined Task Force 150

Posted December 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada assumed command of a Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) today, a naval counter-terrorism task force that spans more than two million square miles in the greater Middle East region.

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Canadian Second World War Veterans awarded with French Legion of Honour

Posted December 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Veterans Affairs attends Légion d’Honneur presentation ceremony

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HMCS Fredericton and two CP-140 Auroras participate in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise JOINT WARRIOR today as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO assurance measures in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Minister Nicholson to attend meetings in Paris, Brussels and Munich and reaffirm Canada’s defence engagement with allies and partners

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

Today the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence departed on a three city tour today to meet European colleagues and partners and discuss current international security issues.

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V-E Day marked with 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

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

Veterans and public gather to celebrate hard-won freedoms

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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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Government of Canada marks 113 years since the end of South African War

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement to mark the 113th anniversary of the end of the South African War

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Minister Fantino meets Italian Undersecretary of Defence to discuss common security issues

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, met today with Italy’s Undersecretary of Defence to discuss defence matters, including the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and NATO’s response to Russia’s …

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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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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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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments Across Canada and at 8 Wing Trenton

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

The Department of National Defence has received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities.

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