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Sexual assault charge laid against military member in St. Hubert

Posted February 14, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

On February 14, 2017, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force with one count of sexual assault under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Defence Minister travels to Europe for international defence engagements

Posted February 14, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will be in Europe from February 15 to 18 to participate in the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting and the Counter-ISIS Defence Ministerial, held in Brussels, Belgium, as well as the Munich Security Conference, taking place…

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Minister Hehr Delivers Valentines to Veterans and Announces Changes to Veterans’ Access to Parkwood Institute

Posted February 14, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Hehr delivers valentines to Veterans and announces a new partnership agreement with Parkwood Institute that will improve Veterans’ access to long term care

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will be visiting Québec City from February 10 to 12, 2017

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

Media from the greater Québec City region are invited to meet Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan on three occasions during his visit to the old capital.

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Government of Canada to Upgrade Army Vehicles

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

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the Canadian Armed Forces by providing them the equipment they need to do their jobs.

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Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III Upgrade Project

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

The experiences of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and our allies in Afghanistan and other areas of operation continue to demonstrate the ongoing need for a highly protected, yet highly mobile Light Armoured Vehicle.

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Tour of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

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

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will participate in a guided tour of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury to observe progress of the reconstruction.

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Minister Sajjan to announce upgrades to army vehicles

Posted February 9, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will make an important announcement concerning the Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project.

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Media opportunity with the Commander of Operation ARTEMIS

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

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one interview with Commodore Haydn C. Edmundson, the Commander of Combined Task Force 150 and Operation ARTEMIS, the CAF’s contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations across the Red Se…

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Government of Canada to Acquire New Portable Shelter Systems

Posted February 8, 2017 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 equipment they need to do their jobs. This equipment includes shelters to support them during military operations.

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Sexual assault charge laid against civilian employee in Gagetown

Posted February 7, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

On February 7, 2017, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a Department of National Defence civilian employee at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown with one count of sexual assault under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Canadian Army divers conduct training near Victoria, British Columbia

Posted February 7, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 100 divers from across the Canadian Army, as well as NATO Allies, will participate in Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2017 near the city of Victoria, British Columbia, from February 7 to 26, 2017.

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Readout Statement of Minister Sajjan’s First Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense, James Mattis

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following readout after his first meeting with new U.S.

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Encouraging Results of Blind Drug Tests at Military Colleges

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

Anonymous drug testing at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) and the Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) has determined that the vast majority of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members at both schools do not use drugs.

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Canada hosts Conference of American Armies

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

The Canadian Army will host a Conference of American Armies (CAA) Specialized Conference in Toronto, Ontario, from February 6 to 10, 2017.

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Canadian Armed Forces adjusting ice-storm assistance to New Brunswick as conditions improve

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

The Canadian Armed Forces are continuing to provide assistance to New Brunswick’s relief efforts in some of the hardest hit parts of the Acadian Peninsula, including the islands of Lamèque and Miscou, and will begin to draw-down the military presence in those areas where the Province has announced that remaining relief efforts are within provincial and municipal capabilities.

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Minister of National Defence has first meeting with new U.S. Secretary of Defense

Posted February 4, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, will travel to Washington, D.C., for meetings with their counterparts.

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Former Canadian Armed Forces member found guilty of breach of trust and sexual assault at court martial

Posted February 3, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ex-Petty Officer, 2nd Class (Ex-PO2) James Wilks has been found guilty of three counts of breach of trust and one count of sexual assault by a General Court Martial in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Maintaining Royal Canadian Air Force Aircraft Engines

Posted February 3, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the women and men of the military with the equipment they need to fulfill their important role.

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The Sustainment Initiative: How government is modernizing defence procurement

Posted February 3, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Sustainment Initiative is a new way of contracting private-sector maintenance and support services for military equipment.

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DND awards a major contract for the demolition of “B” Jetty

Posted February 2, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy with the modern, functional facilities they need to complete important operational missions on behalf of Canadians.

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Government of Canada to make announcement in support of Canadian Armed Forces and economy

Posted February 2, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, will make an important announcement supporting the Canadian Armed Forces and…

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Canadian appointed to serve on Ukrainian Defence Reform Advisory Board

Posted January 31, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Jonathan Vance, the Chief of the Defence Staff, has appointed Jill Sinclair, a former Assistant Deputy Minister with the Department of National Defence (DND) and currently Executive Director, Directorate of Strategic Concepts, Leadership and En…

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HMCS St. Johns operates in the Black Sea during Op REASSURANCE

Posted January 31, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

January 31, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s will work and train in the Black Sea with vessels from several allied and partner nations from January 31 to February 20, 2017, as part of Operation REASSURANCE.

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Chief of the Defence Staff announces Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements

Posted January 31, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce the initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2017.

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Canadian Armed Forces supporting emergency response to ice storm in New Brunswick

Posted January 29, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is sending approximately 200 personnel tomorrow to support the ongoing emergency response to the ice storm in New Brunswick.

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15 Wing Moose Jaw CT-156 Harvard II Ejection

Posted January 27, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time, a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) flight instructor and RCAF student ejected from a CT-156 Harvard II training aircraft based at 15 Wing Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan. The plane crashed southwest of Moose …

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New CAF Policy Removes Promotion Barriers for Ill and Injured Members

Posted January 27, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

January 27, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who have medical conditions and are up for potential promotion, no longer have to feel that they need to choose between the two. Ill and injured members can now be promoted while undergoing medical care.

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Sexual assault charges laid against military member in Kingston

Posted January 27, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

On January 26, 2017, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a Regular Force member based in Kingston with one count of sexual assault and one count of criminal harassment under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Veterans Affairs Canada office reopens in Thunder Bay

Posted January 26, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

130 Syndicate Avenue South location will serve approximately 1,700 Veterans

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Canadian Army begins most complex computer-assisted training exercise of the year

Posted January 26, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Close to 1300 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will participate in Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2017, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex computer-assisted training exercise of the year.

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Canadian Armed Forces participate in ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day through a panel discussion on mental health

Posted January 25, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) held multiple mental health awareness events across Canada today, in support of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign against stigma surrounding mental illness.

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New Maintenance Hangar to Support Important Air Hub at 8 Wing Trenton

Posted January 25, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train. To mark the opening of the newly-constructed Hangar 6 at 8 Win…

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Government of Canada to officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Posted January 25, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay Rainy-River, on behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will officially reopen the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Thunder Bay, Ontario

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Technical Briefing to provide an update on Canada’s engagement in Iraq and the region

Posted January 25, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to a technical briefing where they will be provided with an update on the Government of Canada’s ongoing strategy to counter Daesh as well as its stabilization, development and humanitarian efforts in Iraq and the region.

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NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) Program Contract Modification

Posted January 25, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to providing our women and men in uniform with the equipment and training they need to do their job, at the best value for Canadians. We are announcing today the extension of the contract with CAE for the NATO Flyi…

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Minister Sajjan and Minister Hehr mark Bell Let’s Talk Day

Posted January 25, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement marking Bell Let’s Talk Day:

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Inauguration of new Hangar 6 at 8 Wing Trenton

Posted January 24, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte to officially mark the completion of Hanger 6, a new maintena…

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Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces to host panel discussion on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Posted January 23, 2017 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) panel discussion on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day.

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Publication Bans Sought in Ex-PO2 Wilks Court Martial

Posted January 20, 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. He is currently being tried on eight charges with respect to six complainants. Of t…

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