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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Charlottetown returns from Op REASSURANCE

Posted January 13, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown returned to her home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia today after a successful six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance and deterrence measures aimed at promotin…

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Veterans Affairs Canada opens a new service location in Fredericton

Posted January 13, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

65 Regent Street location will serve approximately 4,600 Veterans

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Canadian Armed Forces Officer pleaded guilty to disgraceful conduct and was sentenced at court martial

Posted January 12, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Yesterday, Second Lieutenant Antoine Brunelle was sentenced to a fine of $3000 and a severe reprimand. Second Lieutenant Brunelle pleaded guilty to one charge of disgraceful conduct at a standing court martial in Gagetown, New Brunswick.

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HMCS St. John’s joins Standing NATO Maritime Group 2

Posted January 11, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s officially joined Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) on its way to the Mediterranean Sea today as part of Canada’s support to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Publication Bans sought for Wilks Court Martial

Posted January 10, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

On January 9, 2017, pre-trial motions began for the general court martial of Ex-Petty Officer, 2nd Class James Wilks, a former Canadian Armed Forces medical technician.

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Government of Canada invests in new armoury for Halifax Army Reserve

Posted January 10, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel have modern and functional facilities in which to work and train.

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Minister of National Defence Reacts to attack in Jerusalem

Posted January 8, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, today made the following statement:

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Court Martial Begins for Ex-PO2 James Wilks

Posted January 6, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

On January 9, 2017, pre-trial motions will begin for the general court martial of Ex-Petty Officer, 2nd Class James Wilks, a former Canadian Armed Forces medical technician, in relation to sexual assault and breach of trust charges.

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Canadian Armed Forces Member was found not guilty of sexual assault at court martial

Posted January 5, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Yesterday, Master Corporal Dustin Jackson was found not guilty by a standing court martial in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff Visit Deployed Canadian Armed Forces Members

Posted December 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, recently visited Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members deployed abroad for the holidays.

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Combat Engineers Build Bridges and Skills during Winter Exercise

Posted December 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

More than 200 soldiers from 39 Combat Engineer Regiment, along with additional engineers from across Canada, will practice bridge and raft design and construction during Exercise PALADIN RESPONSE from 26 to 31 December 2016, at 3rd Canadian Division Su…

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Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement to Deliver Economic Benefits to Eastern Canada

Posted December 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Search and rescue is an essential service for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. That is why the Government of Canada is building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring the best value for Canadians.

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HMCS St. John’s next Canadian ship to deploy on Operation REASSURANCE in support of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2

Posted December 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s has been selected as the next Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship to deploy on Operation REASSURANCE in early 2017, to support Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Mediterranean contributing to regiona…

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Defence Minister Sajjan Attends Counter-ISIL Military Coalition Meeting

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan was in London, UK, today for a meeting of Defence Ministers from the main force contributors to the Counter-ISIL Military Coalition. The meeting followed up on the discussions held in Paris in October and set the stage…

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2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group launches inaugural Exercise AQIKGIK

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

The 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (2 CRPG) is officially launching Exercise AQIKGIK today with a ceremony at the Royal Military College in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This exercise, consisting of a snowmobile expedition to Indigenous communities in Northern Quebec and on the Lower North Shore, is in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Rangers and will take place from January 27 to March 17, 2017.

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NORAD offers live Television interviews from NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center on December 24th

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

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa for the 61st year, and media are invited to participate in a variety of ways, to include conducting live interviews on Dec. 24 with senior NORAD officials.

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Minister Sajjan to Hold a Teleconference

Posted December 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will hold a teleconference to provide an update on his meeting with defence ministers from the main force contributors to the Counter-ISIL Military Coalition.

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New buildings for Transport and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in Bagotville

Posted December 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces with the support they need, including safe and modern work and training facilities.

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HMCS Vancouver returns home after a six-month deployment

Posted December 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today after a successful six-month deployment.

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Chinese naval ships visit Victoria

Posted December 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Three ships from China’s People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) arrived in Victoria today as part of a scheduled port visit. The ships will be at anchor outside Esquimalt Harbour for the next two days after which the ships will come alongside at Ogde…

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Minister Sajjan to Attend C-ISIL Military Coalition Meeting in London

Posted December 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will travel to London, UK, on December 15 to participate in a meeting of defence ministers from the main force contributors to the Counter-ISIL Military Coalition.

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Government of Canada Announces 2016 Call For Proposals Bid Submission Period for Science and Technology Investments

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

The Government of Canada is seeking proposals from government, industry and academia in support of the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Innovation Call for Proposals. Proposed projects will aim to support the development of science and technology (S&T) tools, knowledge and advice that contribute to defending Canada’s sovereignty and safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of Canadians at home and abroad.

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Government of Canada Announces 2016 Call For Proposals Bid Submission Period for Science and Technology Investments

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

The Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Innovation competitive call for proposals is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that Canada and its institutions have a greater resilience to global and domestic threats. The cal…

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Veterans Affairs Canada office reopens in Charlottetown

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

191 Great George Street location will serve approximately 2,100 Veterans

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Fredericton returns from visit to the Americas

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia, today after completing a two and a half week deployment to the Americas.

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Government of Canada to officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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Canadian Armed Forces Marks 10 Years of Operation CARIBBE

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

This weekend, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is marking its 10th year of Operation CARIBBE. Since 2006, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force have been credited with supporting the seizure or disruption of more than 66 metric tonnes…

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The Government of Canada to make announcement about fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft

Posted December 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy M. Foote and the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant-General Michael Hood will make an announcement on the project to replace fixed-wing search and rescue…

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New mobile workspaces for the Canadian Armed Forces

Posted December 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced today the delivery of the last mobile workspaces from DEW Engineering and Development for use by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as medical and dental clinics, workshops, field kitchens and command posts.

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Funeral for Captain Thomas McQueen

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

Media are invited to the public funeral of Captain Thomas McQueen.

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HMCS Edmonton assists in seizures, disruptions of over 2 tonnes of cocaine in Eastern Pacific

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton assisted the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in the disruption of three separate illicit drug shipments from November 15 to 18, 2016, in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America. The combined wei…

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Minister Sohi to break ground for Defence infrastructure in Edmonton

Posted December 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a ground-breaking ceremony where the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, will inaugurate, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, the…

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Operation REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force Media Opportunity

Posted December 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Commanding Officer of the Maritime Task Force currently deployed on Op REASSURANCE, Canada’s support to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Statement from the family and fiancée of Captain Thomas McQueen

Posted November 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

We are devastated at the loss of Thomas, but know that he was doing an important job, and that he passed doing what he loved.

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Canadian Armed Forces Officer reduced in rank at court martial

Posted November 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Yesterday, Captain David Christensen pleaded guilty to one charge at a standing court martial in Kingston, Ontario and was reduced to the rank of Lieutenant.

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Veterans Affairs Canada office reopens in Saskatoon

Posted November 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

22nd Street East location will serve approximately 2,900 Veterans

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NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

Posted November 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 61st Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!

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Government of Canada to officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Posted November 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Veterans, their family and local officials gather for the reopening of the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross assumes command of NATO Defense College

Posted November 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lieutenant-General Christine (Chris) Whitecross today assumed command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense College in Rome, taking over from Major-General Janusz Bojarski of the Polish Air Force.

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Minister Sajjan Statement on the 2016 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

Posted November 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement on the 2016 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada.

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