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29 Sep – Sgt First Class Moise initiates the rollover cycle of the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer to CAF members during Exercise Allied Spirit V at Camp Albertsof.
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29 Sep – Sgt First Class Moise initiates the rollover cycle of the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer to CAF members during Exercise Allied Spirit V at Camp Albertsof.

Photo: Cpl Jay Ekin
20 Sep – Civilian participants and members of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group take part in an air assault on board a CH-147 Chinook helicopter during Exercise Collaborative Spirit at Petawawa, Ontario.
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20 Sep – Civilian participants and members of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group on board a CH-147 Chinook during Exercise Collaborative Spirit in Petawawa.

Photo: Cpl Colin Barrie
27 Sep – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, arrive at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, Northwest Territories.
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27 Sep – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, arrive at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, Northwest Territories.

Photo: Belinda Groves
27 Sep – Members from 12RBC, 2nd Canadian Division, participate in the direct fire range portion of Exercise Worthington Challenge 2016 at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.
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27 Sep – Members from 12RBC, 2nd Canadian Division, participate in the direct fire range portion of Exercise Worthington Challenge 2016 at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.

Photo: Cpl Geneviève Lapointe
22 Sep - Cpl Aaron Pottelberg, the Deck Director on HMCS Fredericton and crew from the MH60 Seahawk fuel the helicopter during Exercise Cutlass Fury.
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22 Sep - Cpl Aaron Pottelberg, the Deck Director on HMCS Fredericton and crew from the MH60 Seahawk fuel the helicopter during Exercise Cutlass Fury.

Photo: Cpl Chris Ringius
16 Sep – An iceberg as seen from the bridge of HMCS Shawinigan as it transits Baffin Bay, Nunavut during Operation Limpid.
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16 Sep – An iceberg as seen from the bridge of HMCS Shawinigan as it transits Baffin Bay, Nunavut during Operation Limpid.

Photo: Corporal Neil Clarkson
21 Sep – A SAR Technician jumps from a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter into a lake during the SAREX Exercise in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
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21 Sep – A SAR Technician jumps from a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter into a lake during the SAREX Exercise in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Photo: MCpl Pat Blanchard
8 Sept – HMCS Charlottetown Boarding Party conducts a boarding of Byblos during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea.
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8 Sept – HMCS Charlottetown Boarding Party conducts a boarding of Byblos during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea.

DND Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell
A member from 1 Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) feeds ammunition into a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) during a range day in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area on September 8, 2016 during Operation REASSURANCE.
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8 Sept – A member from 1 PPCLI feeds ammunition into a General Purpose Machine Gun during a range day in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Jay Ekin
French Submarine Perle SSN arrives at Halifax Harbour on September 7, 2016 to take part in Exercise CUTLASS FURY.
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7 Sept – Nuclear-powered French submarine Perle arrives at Halifax Harbour to take part in Exercise Cutlass Fury

DND Photo: LS Laurance Clarke
A Canadian Combat Engineer of Joint Task Force Ukraine explains Explosive Ordnance Disposal techniques to Ukrainian soldiers during Operation UNIFIER at the Ukrainian Demining Centre near Kamyanets-Podilsky, Ukraine on August 15, 2016.  Photo: Joint Task Force Ukraine
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15 Aug – A Canadian Combat Engineer explains Explosive Ordnance Disposal techniques to Ukrainian soldiers during Operation Unifer at the Ukrainian Demining Centre.

Photo: Joint Task Force Ukraine
The French multimission frigate (FREMM) Languedoc will visit Halifax from 7-12 September. Languedoc, the third of its Class, was delivered to the French Navy in March 2016.
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The French multimission frigate (FREMM) Languedoc will visit Halifax from 7-12 September. Languedoc, the third of its Class, was delivered by DCNS to the French Navy in March 2016.

Marine nationale 2016
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27 Aug – A crewmember from HMCS Moncton, transports members of the Royal 22e Régiment back to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut during Operation Nanook.

Photo: Belinda Groves
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26 Aug – While at anchor in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, HMCS Moncton is used as a staging point for the Royal 22e Régiment during Operation Nanook.

Photo: Belinda Groves
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28 Aug – During survival skills training near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, members of 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group prepare a traditional Inuit dish of muktuk during Operation Nanook.

Photo: Belinda Groves
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24 Aug – SAR technicians walk away from a Canadian CH-149 Cormorant helicopter after loading simulated casualties during Exercise Arctic Chinook, near Kotzebue, Alaska.

Photo: Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton
Canadian and Ukrainian Combat Engineers prepare explosive charges while training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine
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20 Aug – Canadian and Ukrainian Combat Engineers prepare explosive charges while training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine.

DND Photo: Joint Task Force Ukraine
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16 Aug – RCAF CC-177 Globemaster aircraft on the tarmac at Whitehorse International Airport, Yukon, during Operation Nanook.

Photo: Cpl Chase Miller
25 Aug – HMCS Charlottetown, Japanese Naval Destroyers Setoyuki, Asagiri and Kashima, along with Italian Navy Frigate Carabiniere sail in the Mediterranean Sea during Operation Reassurance.
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25 Aug – HMCS Charlottetown, Japanese Naval Destroyers Setoyuki, Asagiri and Kashima, along with Italian Navy Frigate Carabiniere sail in formation during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell
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19 Aug – MCpl Greg Hanniman poses with a dog of the Canine Unit during Exercise Stalwart Guardian at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, Ontario.

Photo: Sgt Jean-Francois Lauzé
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24 Aug – A CH-147 Chinook helicopter prepares to land at Erik Nielson Airport in Whitehorse, Yukon during Operation Nanook.

Photo: Cpl Chase Miller
VAdm Mark Norman assumed the role of VCDS, the second in command of the CAF. Gen Jonathan Vance presided as LGen Guy Thibault retired.
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5 Aug – (from left) VAdm Mark Norman assumed the role of VCDS (second in command of the CAF). Gen Jonathan Vance presided at the ceremony, as LGen Guy Thibault retired.

Photo: Cpl Chase Miller
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IN THE NEWS

Sep 30

Saudi Arabian officials say the controversial $15-billion Canadian deal to supply Riyadh with weaponized armoured vehicles should be seen as a goodwill gesture by the Islamic kingdom to cement its friendship with Canada.

Sep 29

Seaspan has been making multi-year, multi-million dollar investments to advance Canada's Shipbuilding industry and infrastructure. Find out more.

Sep 29

An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.

Sep 29

U.S. military documents reveal new information about an American drone base under construction in the African country of Niger. The long-planned project — considered the most important U.S. military construction effort in Africa is slated to cost $100 million, and is just one of a number of recent American military initiatives in the impoverished nation.

Sep 29

There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.

Sep 29

A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

Sep 28

Dr. James A. Boutilier has been chosen as the 2016 Vimy Award recipient. This prestigious award is presented annually to a prominent Canadian who has made outstanding contributions towards the security and defence of Canada and the preservation of democratic values.

Sep 28

The Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels were originally to be entirely crewed by reservists. But over the years that has changed, writes David Pugliese.

Sep 27

The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal Brigadier-General Robert Delaney today officially announced the establishment of a new 18-member team dedicated to supporting the investigation of criminal sexual offences throughout the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence.

Sep 27

Canada's military ombudsman is calling on the Liberal government to line up veterans benefits and services for every injured soldier before they are given a medical discharge.

Sep 27

L-3 WESCAM announced today that Mike Greenley has been appointed president.

Sep 26

A parliamentary committee is preparing to take a hard look at the export controls Canada places on foreign sales of military goods and whether sanctions and embargoes meant to stop arms shipments by Canadians have sufficient teeth.

Sep 26

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he’s moving as fast as a he can on finalizing a plan to replace Canada’s fighter jets but that the previous Conservative government “messed up” the process and that’s why things are taking so long,

Sep 26

While military commanders have pointed to an increase in criminal investigations as proof that the fight against sexual misconduct is working, military justice officials admit they don’t know how many service members are ever actually convicted.

Sep 25

A Chinese firm has reportedly developed and tested a radar system that uses quantum entanglement to beat the stealth technology of modern military craft, state media said.      

Sep 24

What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

Sep 23

Armoured fighting vehicle crews from five countries, including 186 Canadian soldiers, will participate in Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE 2016 from September 23 to 30. The exercise, which has a competitive flavour, will be hosted by the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in New Brunswick.

Sep 22

The Department of National Defence (DND), through Defence Construction Canada, has issued a tender that will mark the beginning of the second phase of a major project to replace the two main operational berthing facilities for Royal Canadian Navy ships at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt in British Columbia.

Sep 22

Western military intervention may have prevented a "short-term calamity" in Iraq, but it is only the start of a long effort to bring peace and stability to the country, says Canada's defence chief.

Sep 22

The country's top soldier is pushing back against suggestions the Liberal government wants to use Canadian troops for political purposes by deploying them on United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Sep 20

Opposition parties have accused the Liberals of hijacking a committee report that recommended buying new fighter jets within a year and re-opening the debate over ballistic missile defence.

Sep 19

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons from across Canada are participating in their annual National Search and Rescue Exercise, SAREX 2016, from September 18 to 24, 2016, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Sep 19

The United States’ accidental bombing of Syrian troops on the weekend has put it on the defensive, undercutting American efforts to reduce violence in the civil war and open paths for humanitarian relief.

Sep 18

Airbus Defence and Space is designing and building a new constellation of optical satellites, comprising four identical and very agile sensors delivering very high-resolution imagery. The highly responsive dual VHR constellation will offer state-of-the art service to the Airbus Defence and Space imagery user’s community for the next decade.

Sep 18

A man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency. The accuracy of this claim has not been verified. Police and witnesses said the man, wearing a security uniform, entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah, and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he attacked.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Canadian Global Affairs Institute's picture

Has Canada been too closely identified with the political position of the Ukraine government, and too tight with US positions on Ukraine to distinguish itself as a potential honest broker in finding a political/diplomatic solution to the conflict?

Casey Brunelle's picture

From all facets across the political spectrum, Donald Trump has been described as both the best and worst thing to happen to U.S. politics.

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Canadian Junior Ranger lessons include map and compass use, learning first aid skills, marksmanship training, search and rescue scenarios, and other important community services.

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