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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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Statement by Defence Minister Jason Kenney

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement:

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Government of Canada committed to improving services and supports for Canada’s Veterans

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will highlight the Government of Canada’s commitment to improving services benefitting Veterans and their families.

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Remembrance activities pay tribute to Veterans in North Vancouver

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

Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, today announced Government of Canada funding for a project that pays tribute to Canada’s brave men and women who have served in uniform.

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Statement by the Minister of National Defence Welcoming the 2014 Remembrance Day

Posted November 7, 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, issued the following statement today:

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Canadian Armed Forces begin Operation CARIBBE 2015

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

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is patroling in the Eastern Pacific as part of Operation CARIBBE 2015, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribb…

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Expansion of Permanent Impairment Allowance Eligibility

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

Veterans who have been severely and permanently injured in their service to Canada and have lost employment and career advancement opportunities need a stable source of monthly financial support.

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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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Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

Posted November 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Reservists are essential to the Canadian Armed Forces’ ability to successfully execute international and domestic operations.

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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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Minister Findlay Announces Investment for Canadian Armed Forces facility in New Westminster

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

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East,

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Minister Fantino and Minister Aglukkaq Announce Upgrades to Northern Defence Infrastructure in Alert and Iqaluit

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

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, …

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Government of Canada to announce support for local jobs and growth

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and …

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Two science and technology projects to be funded through the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP)

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

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), in partnership with Public Safety Canada, will support two innovative projects to develop enhanced tools and knowledge for Canada’s information technology community

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Commander Canadian Army Statement on the death of Pte Kirby Tott

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

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, has issued this statement following the death of Private Kirby Tott:

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Minister Fantino and Minister Duncan announce significant investment of close to $30 million for 19 Wing Comox

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

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State (Chief Government Whip) and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, today announced a significant investment of close to $30 million for 19 Wing Comox. In total, eight projects at 19 Wing Comox will be completed over the next two years.

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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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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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Media availability via teleconference with the Minister of National Defence

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

OTTAWA – Media representatives are advised that Defence Minister, Harjit S Sajjan, will hold a media availability via teleconference to provide an update on his recent travels to the Middle East.

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Canadian Armed Forces to Host Panel Discussion on Mental Health

Posted January 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

CFB PETAWAWA – Media are invited to attend a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) panel discussion on mental health as part of its participation in Bell Let’s Talk Day.

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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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