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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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Chief of the Defence Staff reacts to the tragic death of Captain Thomas McQueen

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

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, issued today the following statement:

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Minister of Defence reacts to the death of a CF-18 pilot

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

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Defence, issued the following statement:

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Name of Royal Canadian Air Force pilot killed in CF-18 crash released

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

Shortly after 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, on November 28, a CF-18 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashed inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan, not far from the Primrose Lake Evaluation Range.

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On time and under budget: Government of Canada marks major milestone in a multi-billion dollar defence procurement

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

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy with the modern equipment needed to protect Canadians at home and abroad. Keeping with this commitment, a ceremony was held today marking the completion of the Halifax-class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) project, which provided state-of-the-art upgrades, allowing Canada’s fleet of 12 Halifax-class frigates to meet 21st century threats.

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Halifax-class Modernization/ Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX)

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

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is in the midst of its most intensive and comprehensive period of fleet renewal in its peacetime history, touching upon all elements of the fleet.

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Master Warrant Officer Alan Chapman pleaded guilty at court martial

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Master Warrant Officer Alan Chapman pleaded guilty to one charge at a standing court martial in Gatineau, Quebec, and was reduced to the rank of warrant officer.

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About Court Martial Cases

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s military justice system is a separate and parallel system of justice that forms an integral part of the Canadian legal mosaic.

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4 Wing Cold Lake CF-188 Hornet Crash

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Shortly after 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, a single-seat CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashed inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan, not far from the Primrose Lake Evaluation Range. Sadly, the pilot did not survive. The name …

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Royal Canadian Navy Member Dies from Injuries

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Master Seaman (MS) Guillermo Morales Castellon passed away Friday, November 25 from injuries sustained on Monday, November 21, in an industrial accident at 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron located in Patricia Bay, near Victoria, British Columbia‎. There were no other personnel involved in the accident.

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Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific reacts to the death of Master Seaman Guillermo Morales Castellon

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, issued the following statement today:

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The Chief of the Defence Staff addresses Statistics Canada survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, today addressed the results of the Statistics Canada survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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Completed ahead of schedule, new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle facilities inaugurated in Valcartier

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train.

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Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle

Posted November 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle is a wheeled combat vehicle that can fulfill a variety of roles on the battlefield, such as reconnaissance and surveillance, security, command and control, cargo, and armoured transport of personnel and equipment.

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Object found by local diver off the coast of British Columbia not a military munition

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

On November 22, a Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship deployed a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to investigate an object of interest located in the coastal waters off British Columbia. The RCN has confirmed the object is not an unexploded military munition…

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Improving Veterans’ Access to Long Term Care and Sunnybrook Veterans Centre

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

Minister Hehr announces a new partnership agreement with Sunnybrook Veterans Centre

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Canada Invests in Training Its Soldiers

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

The Government of Canada is building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring the best value for Canadians. On September 29, 2016, the Government exercised a contract option to extend the weapon effects simulation system in-service suppor…

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Release of Statistics Canada Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

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

The Canadian Armed Forces will address the findings of the Statistics Canada Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces during a news conference on Monday, November 28, 2016, at 9 a.m. (EDT).

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The Canadian Football League and Veterans Affairs Canada present the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award to Matt Black

Posted November 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Toronto Argonauts’ Defensive Back recognized for demonstrating the attributes of Canada’s Veterans

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HMCS Ottawa sailors to meet with mayor during namesake visit

Posted November 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a namesake visit between Mayor Jim Watson and Commander Sylvain Belair, Commanding Officer of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa, in celebration of the ship’s 20th anniversary.

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Government of Canada and Royal Canadian Navy mark a major milestone

Posted November 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Halifax, N.S. Andy Fillmore, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, along with Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, will attend a ceremony to celebrate the succcesful transfer of the twelfth an…

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Canadian Armed Forces Senior Leaders Attend the Military and Veteran Health Research Forum

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

Lieutenant-General Chris Whitecross, Commander of Military Personnel Command, and Colonel Scott McLeod, Deputy Surgeon General, attended the 7th annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum presented by the Canadian Institute for Military and Vete…

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Lieutenant-General Chris Whitecross named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

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

For the second time, Lieutenant-General Chris Whitecross, Commander of Military Personnel Command, has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. She previously received this honour in 2011. The award is gi…

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Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award to be presented at 2016 Shaw CFL Awards

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will join Canadian Football League (CFL) Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge, members of the CFL and special guests, to present the prestigious Jake Gaudaur Vet…

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Invitation to attend a workshop to explore emerging science and technology options to improve the performance of Canadian Armed Forces Members

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

Defence Research and Development Canada has created a new Institute for Research in Defence and Security to bring together academia from across Canada and explore various science and technology challenges facing the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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The Department of National Defence releases the 2016 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces

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

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) today announced the release of the annual Surgeon General’s Suicide Mortality Report for 2016. The report reflects the importance of taking stock of annual trends and occurrences of…

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Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans

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

Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation presented at a ceremony in Victoria

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Ensuring Economic Benefits for Canada

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

The CF-18 replacement offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the Canadian aerospace and defence sectors. Together, these sectors currently provide more than 235,000 jobs for the Canadian economy. The Government of Canada is committed to leveragi…

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