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23 Apr - Canadian Rangers from the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group load supplies in Iqaluit, Nunavut in preparation for Exercise KA TIT TUT.

Photo: MCpl Kurt Visser
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21 Apr - Gen Paul Rutherford, Team Canada spring tour 2017 and The Dallas Smith Band board a flight to visit Op UNIFIER and Op REASSURANCE troops overseas.

Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault
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20 Apr - Members of Task Force Tomahawk participate in Exercise RUGGED BEAR at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta.

Photo: MCpl Malcolm Byers
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21 Apr - A Sea King helicopter picks up cargo from HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) destined for HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) during POSEIDON CUTLASS.

Photo: Cpl Carbe Orellana
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20- Apr - Cdr Jon Hutchinson of HMCS Winnipeg greets Royal Australian Navy members of HMAS Ballarat for a cross-pollination exercise.

Photo: Cpl Carbe Orellana
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20 Apr - The Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) holds its Change of Command Ceremony with incoming Cdr Shane Brennan in Ottawa, ON.

Photo: Cpl Michael J. MacIsaac, DND
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18 Apr - The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence inspects India's Tri-Service Guard of Honour in Delhi, India.

Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche, CF Combat Camera
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18 Apr - The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence answers questions from the crowd at India's Observer Research Foundation in Delhi, India.

Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche
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18 Apr - Ordinary Seaman Nico Araujo and Master Seaman Justin Dewar place a torpedo in a launch tube aboard HMCS Winnipeg during POSEIDON CUTLASS.

Photo: Cpl Carbe Orellana
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Apr 18 - HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) sail in formation as part of maneuvers at sea during POSEIDON CUTLASS.

Photo: Cpl Carbe Orellana
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18 Apr - The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence visits the Commonwealth War Cemetary to pay his respects to the fallen in Delhi, India.

Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche
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14 Apr - CPO 2 Duane Gall watches as LS Freddy fires a C9 rifle during a weapons firing exercise aboard HMCS Winnipeg during POSEIDON CUTLASS.

Photo: Cpl Carbe Orellana
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13 Apr - Students from the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering DP1 participate in door breaching exercises inside the training area at 5 CDSG Gagetown.

Photo: Haley Voutour
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13 Apr - Students from the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering DP1 participate in door breaching exercises inside the training area at 5 CDSG Gagetown.

Photo: Cpl Geneviève Lapointe
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13 Apr - MS John Parsons splices a damaged line on the sweep deck of HMCS Moncton during NEPTUNE TRIDENT.

Photo: Corporal Ryan Moulton, Formation Imaging Services
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IN THE NEWS

Apr 25

Two new Transportation and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering buildings to be constructed at 3 Wing Bagotville.

Apr 25

After details of a November 2015 cabinet decision on shipbuilding were leaked to the media, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intervened directly to press the RCMP to find the source. A lengthy investigation led to allegations against VAdm Mark Norman, then Vice Chief Defence Staff who was suspended from duty.

Apr 25

New figures indicate Canadian defence spending has dropped to a post-war low of 0.88 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The United States is putting pressure on its allies to increase their defence spending to 2.0 percent of GDP.

Apr 24

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

Apr 24

The French Defence Ministry today announced the attribution to DCNS of a contract for the development and construction of five intermediate-size frigates intended for the French Navy. DCNS will propose a French version of its new BELH@RRA frigate.

Apr 24

Should the tense standoff on the Korean Peninsula escalate into war, the United Nations could come calling on Canada for a military commitment. But Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Friday the Trudeau government would prefer to focus its attention on diplomacy.

Apr 24

The alleged abuse of Canadian soldiers at the hands of their own military during training exercises was widespread during the '80s and '90s, according to former military members.

Apr 24

On Friday Apr 21, an Ontario Superior Court justice lifted the publication ban and ruled to unseal large sections of a redacted RCMP affidavit concerning the criminal investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for alleged breach of trust in leaking government secrets. Justice Phillips’s decision is stayed for seven days to allow VAdm Norman’s legal team to consider an appeal, having previously argued that releasing the documents would jeopardize potential jury impartiality.

Apr 23

Former CSIS director Richard Fadden says the lack of explanation around the suspension of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is unprecedented. “It’s never happened,” Fadden told Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, during a roundtable discussion airing Sunday. “I think we’ll have to wait what the RCMP comes up with but I’m particularly concerned with the amount of time it’s taking.”

Apr 21

From 17 to 30 April Latvia's Adazi national training range is hosting more than 1,200 personnel from Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States in an exercise on manoeuvres.

Apr 21

Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance has announced a number of promotions and retirements that will take place this year.

Apr 21

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

Apr 21

CAF personnel who retire from Joint Personnel Support Units will remain in uniform until all their paperwork is done and their pension payments are ready. However, LGen Chuck Lamarre, head of military personnel was unable to say when all retired members would receive their pensions.

Apr 20

Brigadier-General Shane Brennan assumed command today of the Joint Personnel Support Unit, a national unit dedicated to supporting ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

Apr 20

Kazakhstan is to acquire two more Airbus C295 transport aircraft following the signature of a new contract with Airbus Defence and Space.

Apr 20

Backtracking from a move that would see compensation rules change mid-deployment, the Government has approved Minister Sajjan’s request to grandfather the hardship and risk levels for the locations of Arifjan and Ali Al Salem in Kuwait for CAF members currently deployed on Operation Impact.

Apr 20

The Government of Canada renewed the Space Advisory Board with the appointment of new members and a new mandate.

Apr 20

Oshkosh Defense has announced today that it has been awarded multiple delivery orders from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize its family of heavy tactical vehicles. Overall, the awards are valued at more than $US 258 million for the recapitalization of 670 vehicles and the production of an additional 356 accompanying trailers.

Apr 20

Ever since U.S. President Donald Trump’s election win in November, international governments and industry have tried to sort out what his "America First" policies would mean for the global partnerships that define the defence industry in 2017.

Apr 20

What does Sajjan have to say about the comments made by Amarinder Singh, the top elected official in India’s Punjab province? Here is part of a question and answer with Canadian journalists yesterday.

Apr 20

Former veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran is expected to confirm Thursday his intention to seek the federal NDP leadership. The retired Canadian Armed Forces colonel is set to make an announcement at a downtown Ottawa hotel.

Apr 20

Two Russian long-range bombers flew about 100 miles off the Alaskan coast on Monday night, the first time since President Donald Trump took office that Moscow has sent warplanes so close to the United States, the military said Tuesday.

Apr 20

The troubled acquisition of Cyclone maritime helicopters by the Royal Canadian Air Force has run into computer troubles. Only a handful of aircraft are available for training and testing but an unexplained computer malfunction has kept all of them on the ground since March 10.

Apr 20

Soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Battle Group (1 CMBG) trained with their US Army counterparts in Washington State and Texas April 4 to 11 in Exercise Warfighter. The commander of 1 CMBG Bill Fletcher said the exercise allowed the Canadians to train at the Corps and Division level.

Apr 19

China defended its trade practices on Tuesday after Chinese-made vehicles were seen towing ballistic missiles during a North Korea military parade despite international sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang.

ISSUES & IDEAS

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An April 24 report to Congressional committees reviewing the program, the GAO said the DOD should not commit any more money to developing “future capabilities” of the F-35 before resolving issues with the baseline Joint Strike fighter.

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We need to have a political solution,” Defence Minister Sajjan told reporters when pressed for details about Syria. Sajjan said the fundamental instability of Syria, even in the long term, means Assad has to go.

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Plans and processes for improving the safety of Canadian Armed Forces personnel at all facilities should continue to be strengthened, said a House of Commons Standing Committee report to parliament.

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