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New Commander for Canadian Joint Operations Command

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

Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes officially assumed command of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) from Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance at a ceremony today in Ottawa presided over by General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS).

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Minister Fantino Announces Significant $25 Million Investment to Improve Infrastructure at CFB Kingston and Kingston Armoury

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $25 million investment at CFB Kingston, and the nearby Kingston Armoury.

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Kingston, Ontario

Posted June 2, 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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Canadian Joint Operations Command Change of Command Ceremony

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

Media are invited to attend the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Change of Command Ceremony. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, as well as the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, will be in attendance.

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Canada Launches Third-Party Oversight of Defence Procurement

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

Canadian defence procurement will now be subject to the rigour of a new independent, third-party challenge function with today’s announcement of the first Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition, a core component of the Government of Canada’s …

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Exercise AMALGAM DART concludes successfully under Canadian NORAD Region leadership

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

The Canadian NORAD Region just successfully completed Exercise AMALGAM DART, which took place in Alaska, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut from 25 May to 1 June.

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Minister Denis Lebel announces $2 million investment to improve infrastructure at Base Valcartier

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

VALCARTIER – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec,

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Minister Nicholson Departs for Anti-ISIS Coalition Small Group Meeting in Paris, Will Continue to Jerusalem and Ramallah for Bilateral Visits

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will travel to Paris, France, for the meeting of the foreign ministers of the anti-ISIS Coalition Small Group on June 2, 2015, and wi…

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Minister Denis Lebel to make infrastructure investment announcement

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

Minister Denis Lebel will make an important infrastructure announcement at Base Valcartier.

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Valcartier, Quebec

Posted June 1, 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,

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Minister Denis Lebel announces $2 million investment to improve infrastructure at Base Valcartier

Posted May 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

VALCARTIER – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino

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The DART returns home from humanitarian assistance mission in Nepal

Posted May 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

More than 100 members of Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) returned to CFB Trenton today after the completion of their deployment to Nepal to provide humanitarian assistance following the earthquake that hit the country on 25 April.

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General Lawson attends the Asia-Pacific’s premier security summit – General Lawson meets with regional counterparts, attends the Shangri-La Dialogue

Posted May 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Tom Lawson, the Chief of the Defence Staff, represented the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces at the 14th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia Security Summit.

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Canada’s Defence Relations in the Asia Pacific Region

Posted May 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

As a Pacific country, Canada’s relations with its Asia Pacific neighbours are a key priority. Canadian security and prosperity are linked to the vitality of Asia’s economy and the stability of the region.

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

Posted May 30, 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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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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Members of Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team return home from Nepal

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

Media are invited to 8 Wing Trenton on Sunday for the arrival of approximately 100 members of the Disaster Assistance Response Team deployed on Operation RENAISSANCE as part of Canada’s support to the Government of Nepal following the devastating earth…

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Canadian Armed Forces participate in Exercise TRADEWINDS 15

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

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will participate in Exercise TRADEWINDS 15. This U.S.-led multinational exercise takes place in the Caribbean from May 31 to June 24, and involves several agencies responsible for maritime interdiction and ground security.

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Towards High Readiness

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

Today, during a visit to Wainwright Garrison in Alberta, Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, met and observed troops from 2 Canadian Division as they conducted a live fire exercise.

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Canada’s most supportive employers and educators of Reservists honoured

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

OTTAWA – Twenty-three business, government and educational institutions from across Canada were honoured by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces for their support of Canada’s Reservists at the Eleventh Biennial National Employer Support Awards held yesterday at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney Honours the Canadian Armed Forces Community

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

“I extend my most sincere gratitude to all Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families for their dedication and sacrifice. We celebrate our men and women in uniform for their contribution to our nation with today’s 9th annual Walk/Run in Red…

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Delivering modern training to Canada’s Griffon aircrews

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

GAGETOWN, NEW BRUNSWICK – Canada’s airmen and airwomen operating the CH-146 Griffon will soon have access to modernized training,

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Minister Fantino Announces $20 million Investment to Improve Garrison Petawawa Infrastructure

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, joined by Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, today announced a significant $20 million dollar investment for Garrison Petawawa, to improve and expa…

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Petawawa

Posted May 29, 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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Experts meet to stop proliferation of black market weapons – Canada hosts annual event

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada is proud to have hosted the 2015 Proliferation Security Initiative’s (PSI) three day meeting involving military, law enforcement, intelligence, legal, and diplomatic representatives on international cooperation to stop illicit shipments of weapo…

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Minister Finley Addresses Defence and Security Industries at CANSEC 2015

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, addressed representatives of the defence and security industries at CANSEC 2015.

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Military Ombudsman Clarifies Office’s Mandate on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mr. Gary Walbourne, Ombudsman for National Defence and the Canadian Forces, issued a statement today regarding the Office’s mandate on sexual harassment and assault

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Minister Fantino to make infrastructure investment announcement

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Associate Minister of National Defence will make a significant infrastructure announcement at Garrison Petawawa.

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Chief of the Defence Staff recognizes United States Navy with Unit Commendations

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

On behalf of General Tom Lawson, Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Bill Truelove, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific, yesterday presented the Canadian Forces Unit Commendation to the United States Ship (USS) Michael Mu…

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Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces to honour Canada’s most supportive employers and educators of Reservists

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

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces will honour 23 employers and educators from across Canada, representing business, government and academic institutions, for their outstanding support to members of Canada’s Reserve Force …

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Government of Canada honours Veterans during wreath-laying ceremony with King and Queen of The Netherlands

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial with Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Minister of National Defence Announces First Refresh to the Defence Acquisition Guide

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

Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney announced the first refresh to the Defence Acquisition Guide (DAG) today at CANSEC 2015.

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Minister Finley to speak at CANSEC

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, will deliver a speech at the 2015 CANSEC conference.

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HNLMS Karel Doorman visits Montreal

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

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement today regarding the port visit of His Netherlands Majesty’s Ship (HNLMS) Karel Doorman for the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands:

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Minister Kenney to speak at CANSEC 2015

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

Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney will provide a keynote address at the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI’s) annual defence industry tradeshow, CANSEC 2015, on Wednesday, May 27.

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Government of Canada honours Veterans in wreath-laying ceremony with King and Queen of the Netherlands

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Minister Fantino Announces $736,000 Investment to Improve Infrastructure at the Richmond Armoury

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced an investment of $736,000 for the Colonel Sherman Armoury in Richmond, for upgrades including interior flooring and lighting improvements, skylight replacement, as w…

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Richmond, British Columbia

Posted May 25, 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 of Veterans Affairs Addresses Women in Defence and Security Organization

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will deliver remarks to the annual CANSEC WiDS / CADSI Memorial Golf Tournament luncheon, hosted by Women in Defence and Security (WiDS)

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Family of Chief Petty Officer Max Leopold Bernays thanks the Royal Canadian Navy for Prestigious Honour

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

The Bernays family has issued the following public statement on the announcement of a third Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship being named Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Max Bernays:

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