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MND Sajjan visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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Dec 22 – Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and his staff discover the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque during a visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Sgt Yannick Bédard, CF Combat Camera
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
Cpl Caroline Desmeules travels in a German Army Marder 1 infantry fighting vehicle
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15 Jan – Cpl Caroline Desmeules in the back of a German Army Marder 1 infantry fighting vehicle during Exercise Allied Spirit IV at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Training area in Germany.

DND Photo: Cpl Nathan Moulton
General Claudio Minghetti, Commander of the Garibaldi Brigade is briefed on CAF weapons capabilities.
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18 Jan – General Claudio Minghetti, Commander of the Garibaldi Brigade is briefed on CAF weapons capabilities at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Training area in Germany during Op Reassurance.

DND Photo: Cpl Nathan Moulton
Convoy Commander’s Course – IED training
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26 Nov – Soldiers participate in Improvised Explosive Device training during the Convoy Commander’s Course at Garrison Petawawa.

DND Photo: Cpl Mark Schombs
Live fire drill during Convoy Commander's Course
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26 Nov – Lt Hansen Tan fires at targets on a live fire drill during the Convoy Commander’s Course held at Garrison Petawawa.

DND Photo: Cpl Mark Schombs
CC-150 Polaris lands in Toronto with Syrian Refugees
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10 Dec – Canadian Armed Forces CC-150 Polaris airbus lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport with Syrian refugees in support of Operation Provision.

Photo: Kenneth Allan, CBSA
Refugees await security screening
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Dec 13 – Djamal Naim Elchaer and his family await security screening at the Amman processing centre in Jordan during Operation Provision.

Photo: Cpl Mohamed Anis Assari
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Nov 30 – Minister of National Defence, Harjit Singh Sajjan, speaks with His Highness Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during a visit to the Bayan Palace in Kuwait.

Photo: Sgt Yannick Bédard, CF Combat Camera
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Nov 24 – Sub-Lieutenant Joseph Martin takes the bearing of His Majesty’s Norwegian Ship Fridtjof Nansen during Officer of The Watch manoeuvre training in the Mediterranean Sea.

Photo: Cpl Stuart MacNeil, HMCS Winnipeg
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IN THE NEWS

Feb 12

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada is not currently at war, but is involved instead in “a conflict that has high risk” with the so-called Islamic State.

Feb 12

The multi-billion dollar sole source deal to build a new fleet of warships for the Royal Canadian Navy is being reviewed by a newly-formed Cabinet committee set up to take a closer look at controversial defence procurement contracts.

Feb 12

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan attended his first NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting on February 10th to 11th, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and then participated in a meeting of defence ministers from countries contributing to the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Feb 11

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed today that all Canadian Armed Forces personnel deployed to “advise and assist” Iraqi security forces in the NATO-led Operation Impact will be able to respond “in kind” if they are attacked by so-called Islamic State fighters.

Feb 11

HMCS Fredericton will be among three ships that NATO has just announced it is sending to the Aegean Sea to monitor the ongoing refugee crisis.

Feb 11

Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.

Feb 11

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that was the last major symbol of co-operation with South Korea, saying Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility was a "dangerous declaration of war."

Feb 11

Canada’s new strategy for countering the so-called Islamic State received a key endorsement from the United States on Wednesday, ahead of a summit of the 49 countries taking part in the effort to destroy the self-declared caliphate.

Feb 10

Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

Feb 10

Canada’s controversial $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia will be exempt from a global arms trade treaty that the Trudeau Liberals promised they would sign if they won office, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s department says.

Feb 08

At a press conference today, MND announced that Canada will pull all six of its CF-18s from coalition efforts against Daesh terrorists in Syria. The only RCAF assets left contributing to the allied effort will be the Polaris tanker planes and the Aurora surveillance aircraft as the remaining contribution to Operation Impact

Feb 09

Canada's defence minister acknowledges the risks to Canadian troops serving in Iraq, as the federal government refocuses military efforts on training Iraqis to fight Islamic State militants.

Feb 09

The U.S. has headed off a potential controversy by giving the Liberal government a thumbs-up over its plan to stop bombing ISIL in Iraq and Syria, and instead concentrate on military training, diplomacy and aid.

Feb 09

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says it's "shameful" that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pulling back from the combat mission against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, even as the United States lauds the new Canadian contribution.

Feb 09

Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, has issued a statement in response to the federal government's announcement that it has amended its sanctions against Iran in order to bring Canada’s position in line with those of other world powers, including the United States and EU member states.

Feb 09

About 2,500 Canadian Army soldiers from the Regular Force, Primary Reserve and the Canadian Rangers, will be training until March in several areas of Canada’s North. The Canadian Army aims to maintain and sharpen its operational capabilities in austere Arctic environments.

Feb 08

The Liberal government is expected to finally lay out Canada's contribution to the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has scheduled a news conference for today in Ottawa where he'll be joined by the defence and international development ministers.

Feb 08

Canada's defence department advised the former minister of defence not to buy two French Mistral-class amphibious vessels because of how their cost might affect the NSPS. Despite this, the defence minister was told the exact opposite six weeks later by Canada's top general, documents obtained through the Access to Information Act reveal.

Feb 08

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned HMAS Adelaide, its second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, a sister ship to HMAS Canberra. These 230-meter-long sips are the largest vessels ever built for the RAN.

Feb 08

The Canadian Army is hosting five countries on Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016, running from January 31 to March 1 in the vicinity of Comox Lake, British Columbia.

Feb 05

Delivery of the Canadian military’s new armoured vehicles has been delayed once again after problems were found with the steering systems of the vehicles ordered under the $1.2-billion program.

Feb 05

National Defence is embarking on an overhaul of its oft-maligned support units for ill and injured soldiers, The Canadian Press has learned.

Feb 05

The Russian submarine fleet has returned to the North Atlantic with such gusto that NATO sub commanders are reporting “more activity from Russian submarines than we’ve seen since the days of the Cold War,” according to a top NATO admiral.

Feb 05

The Liberal government will unveil its new plan for fighting the Islamic State in days. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau confirmed the pending announcement in a telephone call with reporters from London Thursday.

Feb 04

Registration for the CDA and CDA Institute Conference on Security and Defence, to be held February 18-19 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, is now open.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Chris MacLean's picture

General Vance admonishes The Chronicle Herald for an editorial cartoon that insinuates the CAF has some issues with the subjugation of women.

George Petrolekas's picture

Tomorrow, the defence ministers from six nations will meet in Paris to discuss an acceleration and intensification of the coalition's efforts against the Islamic State. Canada will not be present. What does this absence mean?

George Petrolekas's picture

It is difficult to characterize 14 dead and 17 wounded as anything other than a shock to the United States.

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