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18 August - Veterans Affairs Canada and members of Buffalo Red Thunder pose for a photo at the Indigenous Sunrise Ceremony in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.

Photo: Cpl Andrew Wesley
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16 August - Leading Seaman Sam Drain reloads the chaff MASS launchers onboard HMCS Charlottetown during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl J.W.S. Houck
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14 August - A CH-124 Sea King helicopter lands on the deck of HMCS Charlottetown in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl J.W.S. Houck
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17 August - Members from Charlie Company Group, and members of the Polish Army during the End of Mission Parade Drawsko Pomorskie training area in Glebokie, Poland.

Photo: Sgt D.G. Janes
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15 August - Deployed members from Operation Nanook participate in an all-terrain vehicle driver safety course in the training area in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
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17 August - A domestic response company made up of reservists based in British Columbia fights fires near Riske Creek, BC during Operation Lentus 17-04.

Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell
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16 August - Pilots from 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron proceed to their RCAF CF-188 Hornet aircraft for their deployment to Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Justin Roy
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16 August - RCAF CF-188 Hornet aircraft execute a flypast as they depart 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta for their deployment to Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Justin Roy
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15 August - Cpl Joshua MacNeil-Johnson, Cpl Brendan Franey and other CAF members participate in a Helicopter Underslung Operator course under a CH-147 Chinook helicopter.

Photo: Cpl Anthony Laviolette
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15 August - Members of the Canadian Rangers take part in weapons training during Operation Nanook at 5 Wing Goose Bay.

Photo: LS Brad Upshall
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15 August - Canadian Ranger Maria Merkuratsuk takes part in weapons training during Operation Nanook at 5 Wing Goose Bay.

Photo: LS Brad Upshall
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14 August - Soldiers disembark a CC-177 Globemaster aircraft in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut for Operation Nanook.

Photo: Cpl Duchesne-Beaulieu
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14 August - Corporal Vallieres unloads a pallet of supplies from a CC-177 Globemaster aircraft for Operation Nanook in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Photo: Cpl Duchesne-Beaulieu
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14 August - A CH-147 Chinook arrives at 5 Wing Goose Bay in Labrador during Operation Nanook.

Photo: Corporal Anthony Laviolette
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14 August - A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft arrives at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador for Operation Nanook.

Photo: Mona Ghiz
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12 August - CAF sailors load and ready the .50 calibre machine gun aboard HMCS Charlottetown during a training activity while traversing the Atlantic Ocean as part of Op Reassurance.

Photo: Corporal J.W.S. Houck
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11 August - A CH-124 Sea King helicopter fires off chaff flares during a training activity while HMCS Charlottetown transits across the Atlantic Ocean as part of Op Reassurance.

Photo: Corporal J.W.S. Houck
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IN THE NEWS

Aug 21

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan recognized the service contract between the Government of Canada and the Joint Venture of Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Limited as part of its firm commitment to renew federal fleets.

Aug 21

The Government of Canada delegation attended a ceremony today in Dieppe, France, to honour Canadians who took part in the Dieppe Raid. The ceremony began in the Square du Canada and proceeded somberly down the Esplanade, stopping to lay wreaths at the Canadian regimental monuments along the way.

Aug 21

Eleven Canadian Armed Forces clearance divers and support personnel are working alongside personnel from the Latvian Naval Flotilla and 13 other partner nations to clear explosive remnants of the First and Second World Wars in the Baltic Sea.

Aug 21

At least ten sailors are missing after the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker near Singapore. In June, seven sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were killed when it collided with a container ship off Japan.

Aug 21

Thales Canada last week won an eight-year, $800 million contract to maintain the Royal Canadian Navy's joint support and arctic offshore patrol fleets. Some Canadian Forces members and unionized civilian workers are concerned they will lose their jobs.

Aug 18

Donald Trump tweeted that people should study a story of how General 'Black Jack' Pershing quelled a Muslim insurgency in the Philippines with threats of bullets soaked in pigs' blood to prevent the dead from ascending to heaven. There is no historical basis for this widely debunked story.

Aug 17

Canada has chosen Thales as the prime contractor for In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS).

Aug 17

The Telfer School of Management is ready for organizations to nominate candidates for its Complex Project & Procurement Leadership Certification. The registration deadline is fast approaching.

Aug 17

The Honourable Jim Carr announced the award of a contract to Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Ltd. for in‑service support, including refit, repair and maintenance and training for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships and Joint Support Ships.

Aug 17

The Land Task Force in Poland completed its successful three-year mission on Operation Reassurance with an end of mission parade in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.

Aug 17

Lockheed Martin successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada's purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007. 

Aug 17

Reports say Thales Canada will be awarded a $5.2 million in service support contract to maintain the Arctic Offshore Patrol and Joint Support Ship fleets now under construction. Union officials have warned the government that maintenance by private companies could have negative cost and security consequences.

Aug 17

The government of Canada is investigating the alleged use of Canadian-built Terradyne Gurkha armoured vehices against civilians in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government has explained that the military equipment is needed to fight terrorists, comparing the situation to the October 2014 attack on Parliament Hill.

Aug 16

The Canadian Armed Forces is sending approximately 135 CAF personnel and four Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets to Constanta, Romania, to participate in NATO enhanced Air Policing from September to December 2017.

Aug 16

Pretending to be a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, the outcome is backfiring as right-wing proponents are coming to terms with being duped by hate-filled, pro-Nazi, white supremacists.

Aug 16

The Canadian Army is hosting a large combat training exercise at the 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown from August 18 to 27, 2017. The exercise involves Army Reserve soldiers from units throughout Atlantic Canada and the United States National Guard.

Aug 16

The Canadian army is sending four M777 guns and about 100 personnel to support a military exercise in Latvia. The artillery pieces will remain in Latvia for training but the personnel will return to Canada after the exercise.

Aug 15

The Naval Security Team of the Royal Canadian Navy deployed a team of approximately a dozen sailors on August 11 from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt to Fiji to conduct force generation training with the Republic of Fiji Navy. 

Aug 15

With tensions on the Korean peninsula rising, Canada has a responsibility to seek a peaceful solution. Lack of steady leadership from other nations increases the need for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand out.

Aug 14

Operation Nanook 2017 begins in Labrador and Nunavut. Nearly 900 military and civilian participants will take part in the 10th iteration of Canada’s annual northern sovereignty operation.

Aug 14

The Canadian Armed Forces is sending 100 additional military personnel, equipment, and support vehicles to Latvia to support the military exercises of US Army Europe, NATO’s eFP battlegroup in Latvia, and other NATO Allies as opportunities arise.

Aug 14

Companies in western Canada’s aerospace and defence sector will benefit from vital networking opportunities with national and international organizations at the 2017 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo.

Aug 14

Thirty-three Indigenous youth graduated from the Black Bear program. Black Bear is a unique summer employment program that combines Indigenous culture and teachings with military training.

Aug 14

As many as 300 more Canadian Forces members could join the fight against wildfires in British Columbia. So far, about 650 CF members have helped with the emergency, providing aircraft support and evacuation assistance, among other activities.

Aug 11

At least one potential bidder for the Royal Canadian Navy's new frigate program is disputing the terms of the competition. The bidder does not want to provide  proprietary information about its products to Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax, which is managing elements of the bidding process.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Canadian Global Affairs Institute's picture

The Defence Policy is not perfect by any means, but it comes after exhaustive country-wide consultation, and although there are holes (procurement for one), David Bercuson says there is nothing to dislike.

The father of a white supremacist stands up and says "It was the silence of good people that allowed the Nazis to flourish the first time around, and it is the silence of good people that is allowing them to flourish now."

Danny Lam's picture

Nuclear propulsion is ideal for long distances and extended under-ice missions that are unique to Canada. Is there a better, more affordable and collaborative way?  

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