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Apr 15 – U.S. Army Captain Jason Parsons of Fort Jackson, South Carolina descends a Jacob’s ladder in the 33rd Annual David E. Grange, Jr. Best Rangers Competition 2016 in Fort Benning, Georgia.

DND Photo: Cpl Alana Morin
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Apr 13 – Clearance Divers and Port Inspection Divers from Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic dive near an iceberg at Canadian Forces Station Alert during Operation Nunalivut.

DND Photo: Cpl Chris Ringius
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Mar 14 – HMCS Summerside conducts a rescue exercise from the diver recovery position during Operation Caribbe.

DND photo: Public Affairs, HMCS Summerside
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Mar 7 – Members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces fire a grenade launcher on a firing range supervised by Canadian Armed Forces members in Starychi, Ukraine.

Photo: Canadian Forces Combat Camera
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Mar 4 – Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), conduct a simulated attack near Namsos, Norway during Exercise Cold Response.

Photo: MCpl Maggie Gosse, Garrison Imaging Petawawa
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28 Mar – Four CF-18 Hornets from Air Task Force-Romania prepare to take off on their first night mission with a Romanian MiG-21 Lancer during Exercise Resilient Resolve.

DND Photo: MS Steeve Picard
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4 Apr – Members of India Company, 2-RCR, and 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group prepare to conduct a training patrol near Resolute Bay during Op Nunalivut.

Photo: PO2 Belinda Groves
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1 Apr – Crewmembers of HMCS Saskatoon participate in a fire exercise during Operation Caribbe.

DND Photo: at sea
C-130 Herc Last Flight
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5 Apr –  RCAF Commander, LGen Michael Hood, final aircrew, and guests 'photo op' at 8 Wing/ CFB Trenton before the CC-130's retirement flight to the Cdn Aviation and Space Museum.

Photo: MCpl Mathieu St-Amour, 8 Wing
Highlanders
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2 Apr – Members of the 48th Highlanders of Canada (48 HIGHRS) participate in HIGHLAND THRASHER, a live-fire exercise in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

DND Photo: MCpl Precious Carandang
CF-18 Demonstration Jet
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5 Apr – The CF-18 Demonstration Jet is unveiled during a ceremony at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta.

DND Photo: Cpl I Thompson, 4 Wing
Minister Sajjan
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6 Apr – Defence Minister Sajjan today announced the launch of public consultations with Canadians and key stakeholders to inform the development of a new defence policy for Canada.

Photo: Ken Pole
C-Company prepare tanks to deploy
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18 Feb – Members of Charlie Company 2-7 Infantry Battalion of Fort. Stewart, Georgia prepare their tanks prior to deploying to the field during Exercise Cold Response in Norway.

DND Photo: MCpl Maggie Gosse
3RCR recconoiters grounds of Cold Response
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29 Feb – Col Will Graydon, Commander of 3 RCR,  reconnoiters the grounds where Exercise COLD RESPONSE takes place in Namsos, Norway.

DND Photo: MCpl Maggie Gosse
SAR Tech hoisted into Cormorant
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8 Jan – Search and Rescue technician, MCpl Kevin McFarlane is hoisted into a Cormorant helicopter while MCpl Jeff Connors waits below during a training flight in Nova Scotia.

Photo: MCpl Johanie Maheu
Buffalo prepares for takeoff
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30 Jan – A CC-115 Buffalo aircraft from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Comox, British Columbia prepares to take off during the Air Operations Survival Course in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

DND Photo: Cpl Justin Ancelin
HMCS Fredericton departs Turkey
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29 Jan – Member of HMCS Fredericton on watch during a mine warfare exercise while departing Aksaz, Turkey to join other ships as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, during Op Reassurance.

DND Photo: Cpl Anthony Chand
C9 light machine gun
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5 Feb – Member of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment, fires a C9 light machine gun during the final assault of Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE in Valcartier, Quebec.

Photo: Cpl Andrew Wesley, Army PA
Ex Arctic Ram 2016
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14 Feb – Members of the Arctic Response Company Group from 38 Canadian Brigade Group head out during Exercise ARCTIC RAM 2016 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

Photo: MCpl Louis Brunet, Canadian Army Public Affairs
A diver from HMCS Winnipeg prepares to inspect the ship’s hull.
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28 Dec – A diver from HMCS Winnipeg prepares to inspect the ship’s hull in Souda Bay, Greece during Op Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Stuart MacNeil
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IN THE NEWS

Apr 28

Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

Apr 28

A recent idea floated by Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development – using government procurement as a tool to promote innovation – suggests that new thinking is in the air in Ottawa, says CADSI President Christyn Cianfarani.

Apr 28

At the Defence Review roundtable consultation hosted in Vancouver this week, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI) has called on the Government of Canada to work with the defence industry to develop a defence industrial policy.

Apr 28

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Canadians from across the country will gather to commemorate the sacrifices made by the thousands of Canadians who fought so valiantly during the Battle of the Atlantic, which ran from 1939 to 1945.

Apr 28

If Canada is really “back”, it has to be back with substance — and that includes our ability to meet our security and defence commitments in a credible way. That is the message from David McDonough and Tony Battista in an opinion piece in iPolitics.

Apr 28

Governor General David Johnston will present Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) and Bravery Decorations to members of the Canadian Forces and allied forces at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday morning.

Apr 28

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan hosted an informative roundtable with key stakeholders in Vancouver yesterday as part of public consultations launched earlier this month to help develop a new defence policy for Canada.

Apr 28

During one of his first scripted policy speeches, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said that if NATO allies don't meet NATO spending targets, they should get out of the alliance and defend themselves against security threats without relying on American firepower.

Apr 28

One of the more interesting characteristics of this new prime minister is his flexibility and lack of fear in making bold policy shifts, if the circumstances warrant. Trudeau should not rule out the F-35 just because he once said he would, says John Ivison in the National Post.

Apr 27

The UK Royal Air Force has used the largest bomb in its inventory for the first time against the Islamic State, the Ministry of Defence announced in its latest operational update released on 26 April.

Apr 27

The former HMCS Algonquin is set to be towed on May 10 from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, BC. The date could change a bit, depending on various circumstances.

Apr 27

Sen. John McCain slammed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's troubled history Tuesday, saying it "has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and performance."

Apr 26

Australia's Prime Minister has announced the selection of DCNS as the preferred partner for the SEA 1000 Future Submarine Program – to design new submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.

Apr 26

A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

Apr 26

Two of the world's most advanced warplanes have touched down in Romania for the first time, near the shores of the Black Sea and just a short hop from Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula and Russia.

Apr 26

The bureaucracy at National Defence helped scuttle two attempts by the Harper government to acquire helicopter landing ships over the last few years, documents show.

Apr 26

As part of efforts to cut costs, the Canadian Forces is looking at options to revamp its Alberta-based aerospace test facilities, including transferring some of the work to private industry or moving the organization to a more accessible location, such as the Ottawa area.

Apr 25

A contingent of about 275 soldiers and roughly one hundred Canadian Army vehicles travelled 625 km from Quebec to Gagetown, New Brunswick, in a road convoy from April 21 to 23, 2016.

Apr 25

Three government departments that have equal veto rights on defence procurement, and all have conflicting mandates that effectively "cancel each other out," notes Stuart McCarthy.

Apr 25

President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since the civil war there began, saying he would dispatch an extra 250 special forces soldiers to build on successes against Islamic State.

Apr 25

John Manley, president of the Business Council of Canada and former foreign affairs minister, says that selling light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is good for Canada and Canadian workers, and fully justifiable on moral grounds.

Apr 25

The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

Apr 25

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber, designed and first fielded to deliver nuclear strikes on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, has dropped its first bombs on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

Apr 25

North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine off its northeast coast, South Korean defence officials said, identifying Pyongyang’s latest effort to expand its military might.

Apr 22

Lockheed Martin Canada opened its new IMPACT Centre in Ottawa this past week with a ribbon cutting event showcasing the innovative demonstration centre.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Brian Berube's picture

The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence has just published a major study of strategic communications during the Afghanistan campaign that has some important lessons for both military and private sector communicators and planners.

Robbin Laird's picture

Australia's Chief of the Army weighs in on the future of the joint environment. The core challenge is the co-evolution of ground, air and naval forces to deliver a timely capability.

Ken Pole's picture

As the world is reeling from another massive terror attack in Europe, the Liberal govt’s first budget includes a “steadfast” commitment to enhancing security. 

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