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12 July - Deployed members of Operation Nunakput 2017 patrol from Inuvik to Aklavik along the Mackenzie River during Operation Nunakput 2017.

Photo: Capt Soomin Kim
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11 July - Members of 4 Engineer Support Regiment build a fire as part of survival training during Operation Nunakput 2017.

Photo: Capt Soomin Kim
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19 July - Sgt Adam Pingrenon from Charlie Company Group provides simulated local security from a shell scrape in the defensive position at Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria.

Photo: Sgt D.G. Janes
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19 July - Members of Joint Task Force Nijmegen participate in the 2017 Four Days Marches Nijmegen.

Photo: Master Corporal Charles A. Stephen
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18 July - Flight Engineers unload supplies from a CH-147 Chinook helicopter in a cut off community during Operation LENTUS 17-04 in British Columbia.

Photo: MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers
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17 July - The Canadian Army and RCAF load trucks onto a CC-130J Hercules aircraft prior to departing Edmonton International Airport to support the province of BC with wildfires.

Photo: MCpl Brandon O'Connell
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17 July - Members of Joint Task Force Nijmegen pay tribute to the allied soldiers who fought for the liberation of the Netherlands, at Oversteek Bridge, Nijmegen.

Photo: Master Cpl Charles A. Stephen
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15 July - Members of Joint Task Force Nijmegen participate in a short commemorative ceremony at the Vimy War Memorial at Vimy Ridge.

Photo: MCpl Charles A. Stephen
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16 July - A CC-177 Globemaster delivers emergency supplies to Williams Lake, British Columbia during Operation Lentus.

Photo: MS Roxanne Wood
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15 July - Wildfires rage across Williams Lake, British Columbia as a crew from 436 Squadron, 8 Wing Trenton heads to pick up evacuees during Operation Lentus 17-04.

Photo: MS Roxanne Wood
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15 July - CH-146 Griffons and a CH-147 Chinook land at Williams Lake airport in the event of a possible evacuation of the Williams Lake region during Op Lentus 17-04 in BC.

Photo: MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers
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14 July - BC Ambulance Service and CAF members practice the positioning of stretchers in a CH-147 Chinook helicopter during Operation Lentus 17-04 in Kamloops.

Photo: MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers
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14 July - Members of Joint Task Force Nijmegen visit the Passchendaele Canadian Memorial outside Passchendaele Village, prior to the 101st International Four Day Marches.

Photo: MCpl Charles A. Stephen
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12 July - A Canadian Armed Forces CH-147 Chinook lands at Kamloops airport after a flight over the wildfires during Operation LENTUS 17-04 in Kamloops BC.

Photo: MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers
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11 July - A C-130 Hercules takes off from CFB Comox in support of Operation Lentus 17-04.

Photo: Cpl Jeffrey Clement
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IN THE NEWS

Jul 24

Potential bidders for the Canadian navy's new fleet of frigates are resisting government demands for intellectual property - the information and data necessary to build and maintain equipment. Companies are concerned that their expensive research could be shared with competitors.

Jul 21

The Israeli Defense Minister has ordered a comprehensive review of the defense establishment’s procurement ties to retired officers and former officials with business interests amid a widening scandal here that has already ensnared a former Israeli Navy commander and deputy national security adviser, also a retired Navy officer.

Jul 21

As Iraqi forces and their allies push back Islamic State, more and more foreign nationals are taken into custody, possibly including Canadians. After the public outrage against the apology and payout to convicted murderer Omar Khard, lawyers in Canada warn the government must do its utmost to protect and repatriate all Canadians in difficulty, despite their actions and beliefs.

Jul 20

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

Jul 20

Brigadier-General Mark Misener assumed command of the Joint Personnel Support Unit from Brigadier-General Shane Brennan during a ceremony at the Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa.

Jul 20

The Canadian Armed Forces have successfully concluded Operation Nunakput 2017 after nearly four weeks of presence and domain operations across the Northwest Territories.

Jul 20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau designated former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s 29th Governor General.

Jul 20

On July 14, in Ankara, the heads of key defence companies signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) under the aegis of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to launch in-depth co-operation in the field of air and missile defence.

Jul 20

A weakening defence export order backlog points to a contraction in the market by 2018, according to the annual Global Defence Trade Report released Wednesday by IHS Markit. The report examines trends in the global defence market across 65 countries and is based upon 40,000 programs from the Jane’s Aerospace, Defence & Security’s Markets Forecast database.

Jul 20

French Army Gen. François Lecointre has been appointed as the country's armed forces chief. His predecessor, Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, on Wednesday resigned as chief of the armed forces, marking a public dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over a struggle to meet extended military missions with a strained defense budget.

Jul 20

Veterans who launched four individual lawsuits against the military for allegedly failing to protect them from sexual assault and gender-based discrimination while they were in uniform have merged their cases to fight the Canadian Forces together.

Jul 20

The ship that may have cost the military's second-in-command his career will be formally unveiled in an elaborate ceremony Thursday at Quebec's Chantier Davie Shipyard. The MV Asterix will serve as a temporary naval supply ship, starting early in the new year, after it goes through a series of shakedown trials.

Jul 20

After only three months, BGen Mark Misener is assuming command of the Joint Personnel Support Unit from BGen Shane Brennan who has decided to retire. The unit has had three commanding officers in one year, leading one observer to say the leadership turnover must be a Canadian Forces record.

Jul 20

On a publicity flight about a 73-year old Flying Fortress, the writer recalls the brilliant insight about aircraft armour that saved Allied lives during the Second World War. Can you believe the evidence of your own eyes?

Jul 19

The title of honorary member of the Royal 22e Régiment will be bestowed upon the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, at the Citadelle de Québec, the Regiment’s home.

Jul 19

Just one day prior to the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing (20 July 1969), the United War Veterans Council announced that American icon, astronaut and Korean War Air Force veteran Buzz Aldrin, will be the Grand Marshal for the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade.

Jul 19

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute welcomes The Hon. Rona Ambrose, former interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, to its Advisory Council.

Jul 19

The Canadian Armed Forces released a new mobile application as a support tool for victims and survivors of sexual misconduct and for anyone who supports a victim.

Jul 19

A former sailor who served for almost a decade has been diagnosed with a debilitating lung condition, which his civilian doctor and now Veterans Affairs attribute to his exposure to mould and possibly diesel fumes aboard two navy destroyers, according to CBC News.

Jul 19

Michel Drapeau, formerly a colonel in the Canadian Forces and now a lawyer, has written a criticism of the military's use of the summary trial system, no longer used in many jurisdictions. A summary trial deprives the accused of rights available in other justice systems.

Jul 18

A highly-classified intelligence assessment warned that threats against Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan posed a “unique challenge” for his security detail. The 2016 document lists a host of possible sources for those threats, from the Islamic State to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Sikh extremists, and gangs.

Jul 18

Victory over Daesh in Mosul by Iraqi forces and their foreign advisors comes at a high price in death and destruction and may not bring peace to the area. If past trends point to the future, the Iraqi Shiite majority will again oppress the Sunni minority.

Jul 18

About 45,000 of the 200,000 veterans' graves maintained by Veterans Affairs are in some state of disrepair. Funding cuts have caused a budget shortfall. The department estimates it will take 17 years to fix the grave sites at current funding levels.

Jul 17

The 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow will take place August 11, 12 & 13. Special performances are planned as part of the Canada 150 historical celebrations.

Jul 17

The Commander of the Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, travelled to Ukraine this week to meet with soldiers who are deployed on Operation Unifier.

ISSUES & IDEAS

BRETT BOUDREAU's picture

Rather than encourage accountability, accumulated flaws of the antiquated Access to Information Act (ATI Act) serve to shield against transparency within the bureaucracy of government.

Chris MacLean's picture

A new Angus Reid poll shows that 71% of Canadians feel Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the wrong choice in awarding an out of court settlement of $10.5 million to Omar Khadr. The question is: who is the PM representing?

Tim Dunne's picture

Does poor judgement require strong punishment or does it create a teaching opportunity that offers life-long benefit?

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