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Honorary Captain (Navy) Cedric Steele retires from service

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

After 18 years of loyal and dedicated service, Mr. Cedric Steele will be retiring in December 2015 as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.

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Government of Canada honours Aboriginal Veterans

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

Mr. Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, laid a wreath today at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument to mark Na…

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Canada accepts six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters

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

The Canadian Armed Forces is a major step closer to operating a new world-class maritime helicopter fleet with the official acceptance of six CH-148 Cyclones. Defence Minister Jason Kenney joined Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley,

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New Brunswick volunteers recognized for dedication to Canada’s military Veterans

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

Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendations presented by the Honourable Erin O’Toole at ceremony in Fredericton

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Government of Canada pays tribute to Aboriginal Veterans

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

Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will lay a wreath at the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument to mark National Aboriginal Day

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Minister of National Defence will make an announcement at 14 Wing Greenwood

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

Greenwood, Nova Scotia -Jason Kenney, PC, MP Minister of National Defence, will join West Nova MP Greg Kerr to make an announcement at 14 Wing Greenwood.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation awarded to dedicated Canadians

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will present the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to 15 New Brunswick residents for their contributions to remembrance and to the service and care of Veterans

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Maritime Helicopter milestone announcement

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley will be at 12 Wing Shearwater Friday to make an announcement about Maritime Helicopters.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs to participate in announcement honouring Canadian Armed Forces Veterans

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in an important event honouring the Canadian Armed Forces. Media are invited to this important announcement

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Canada’s Land Task Force participates in joint training exercise with Polish Army

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

Approximately 35 Canadian Army soldiers are training with members of the Polish Army on Exercise LANCER STRIKE in Tomaszow Maz, Poland.

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Commander of the Canadian Army presented with the Eagle Staff

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

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander Canadian Army and Defence Champion for Aboriginal Peoples, was presented with the DND and CAF Eagle Staff today in Ottawa during the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group’s (DAAG’s) 20th anniversary celebration.

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

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

“I apologize for my awkward characterization, in today’s CBC interview, of the issue of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces. Sexual misconduct in any form, in any situation is clearly unacceptable.

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Chief of the Defence Staff recognizes USNS<em> Sioux </em>with Unit Commendation

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

The Canadian Forces Unit Commendation was presented today to the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Sioux for exceptional support to the officers and crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur when they experienced a fire at sea last year. Comm…

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Government of Canada joins Canada Company for Canadian Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) announcement

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, with Canada Company, will deliver remarks at the Canadian Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) Monument Program announcement

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Government introduces the Victims Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

Today the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, introduced legislation to provide victims within the military justice system with the same rights as those contained within the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

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Victims Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

The Government of Canada is continuing to build upon its commitment to give victims of offences a more effective voice within Canada’s justice systems.

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Ministers Kenney and Fantino meet with United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Work

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino today met with United States (U.S.) Deputy Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert Work, in advance of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Permanent Joint Board on De…

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Technical briefing to provide information on the Victims Bill of Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

Officials from the Department of National Defence Judge Advocate General’s Office, will provide a background briefing not for attribution on the Victims Bill of Rights in the Military Justice System Act, which will be tabled in Parliament today.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Goose Bay deploys to the St. Lawrence Seaway

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

HALIFAX, N.S. – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Goose Bay departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, today for a five-week deployment to the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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Media Availability with Defence Minister Jason Kenney

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney will hold a media availability in the foyer of the House of Commons following the tabling of the Victims’ Rights in the Military Justice System Act.

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Government introduces the Victims Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

Today the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, introduced legislation to provide victims within the military justice system with the same rights as those contained within the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

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Defence Minister wraps up European tour with a visit to the UK

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney met today with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, Secretary of Defence Michael Fallon, for the first time in order to discuss defence matters of importance to both countries.

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Statement regarding support to Sergeant Kevin Nanson

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

Colonel Gerry Blais, Commanding Officer, Joint Personnel Support Unit issued the following statement:

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino meet Italian counterpart to discuss international security challenges

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney, along with Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, met today with Italy’s Minister of Defence to discuss a range of security and defence issues, including NATO’s response to the Putin regime’s aggression in Ukraine, an…

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against ISIS

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

Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Friday June 12 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against ISIS.

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A third airstrike in Syria

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement:

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New Surgeon General Appointed for the Canadian Armed Forces

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

OTTAWA – Brigadier-General Hugh Colin MacKay assumed the duties of Surgeon General for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from Major-General Jean-Robert Bernier today.

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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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Minister Fantino visits NATO Joint Force Command Naples

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, visited Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) today for briefings on NATO and Canada’s contribution to the high readiness headquarters.

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Royal Canadian Air Force reaches milestones in fight against ISIS

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

Canada’s aircraft reached two significant milestones recently as they surpassed the 1000th sortie flown and exceeded 100 air strikes in support of the coalition air campaign in Iraq and Syria.

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Statement regarding Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

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

The Chief of Military Personnel issued the following statement regarding Lee Berthiaume’s recent Ottawa Citizen article “CAF cutting female targets; Only 14.57% of all officers are women, Deschamps’ report says”:

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Chief of the Defence Staff recognizes USS Chosin with Unit Commendation

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

The Canadian Forces Unit Commendation was presented yesterday to USS Chosin for exceptional support of the crew of HMCS Protecteur when it suffered a fire at sea last year.

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Message from the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the Occasion of the Canadian Armed Forces Day

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

OTTAWA-From the outset of my mandate, I have been deeply honoured to serve as commander-in-chief of Canada. I am delighted to be able to celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day today.

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Associate Minister of National Defence Julian Fantino’s Statement celebrating Canadian Armed Forces Day

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

“Every year on the first Sunday of June, Canadians everywhere are encouraged to celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day.”

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Statement by the Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada

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

The new Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada, Brigadier-General Sean Friday, issued the following statement today:

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Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff concludes bilateral meetings with American counterpart

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, completed bilateral meetings with his United States counterpart, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 4.

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Minister Fantino travels to Italy to promote Canada’s trade interests under the Global Markets Action Plan and Canada-Italy defence cooperation

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, departed today for Italy where he will promote Canada’s trade and investment objectives of our Global Markets Action Plan and discuss defence relations matters.

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Statement by Defence Minister Jason Kenney on the Anniversary of D-Day

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney today issued the following statement on the 71st anniversary of D-Day:

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HMCS Fredericton participates in Exercise BALTOPS 2015

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise BALTOPS 2015 today in the Baltic Sea as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to the Putin regime’s military aggression toward Ukraine and threatening posture…

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