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16 June - Members of JTF Ukraine observe as Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel conduct live-fire training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre.

Photo: Joint Task Force - Ukraine
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19 June - Members participate in a helicopter insertion exercise with a CH-147 Chinook helicopter during Ex Taureau Mouillé in the traning area of CFB Valcartier in Québec.

Photo: Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault​
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19 June - Members participate in a helicopter insertion exercise with a CH-147 Chinook helicopter during Ex Taureau Mouillé in Courcelette, Québec.

Photo: Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault
22 May – A CH 124 Sea King maritime helicopter deploys flares during flight operations as HMCS St John's crosses the Mediterranean Sea during Operation Reassurance.
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22 May – A CH 124 Sea King maritime helicopter deploys flares during flight operations as HMCS St John's crosses the Mediterranean Sea during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Leading Seaman Olge Henry
19 Jun – Members in a helicopter insertion exercise with a CH-147 Chinook helicopter during Exercise Taureau Mouillé in the traning area of CFB Valcartier in Courcelette, Québec.
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19 Jun – Members in a helicopter insertion exercise with a CH-147 Chinook helicopter during Exercise Taureau Mouillé in the traning area of CFB Valcartier in Courcelette, Québec.

Photo: Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault
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16 June - Members of C-Company, 3rd Battalion PPCLI board a Polish helicopter during Exercise Sabre Strike in Poland as part of Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl Brandon O'Connell
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15 June - Members of Joint Task Force Central Headquarters march in support of their comrades in arms during the 100-day countdown to the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Photo: MCpl Precious Carandang
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15 June - Team Canada Co-Captain, Maj Simon Mailloux, marches alongside Joint Task Force Central en route to the Invictus Games 100-day countdown celebration in Toronto.

Photo: MCpl Precious Carandang
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14 June - Crew members onboard HMCS St John’s conduct a small arms proficiency shoot during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Leading Seaman Olge Henry
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14 June - Members of C-Company, 3rd Battalion PPCLI disembark from a Polish helicopter during Exercise Sabre Strike in Poland as part of Operation Reassurance.

Photo by: MCpl Brandon O'Connell
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9 June - Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon fighters sit on the tarmac in front of a French Air Force A400M Atlas transport during Exercise Maple Flag 50 at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Photo: Cpl Justin Roy
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9 June - Ground crew from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 425th Fighter Squadron marshal one of their F-16 Falcon fighters during Ex Maple Flag 50 at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Photo: MCpl HJL MacRae
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9 June - RCAF CF-188 Hornet (center) waits to depart alongside a group of U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon fighters (left) and a French Air Force A400M Atlas transport (right).

Photo: MCpl HJL MacRae
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14 June - The Cdr of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence multinational battlegroup in Latvia lays flowers during a ceremony commemorating the Latvian Day of Deportation.

Photo: MCpl True-dee McCarthy
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11 June - Ordinary Seaman Chris Hachez from HMCS Winnipeg recovers the line used to tether US Navy Ship Wally Schirra during a refueling.

Photo: Cpl Carbe Orellana
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IN THE NEWS

Jun 23

The latest iteration of a Canadian defence policy called for an offensive cyber weapon in the Forces arsenal, but achieving it could take time and results could be difficult to demonstrate. With the Canadian Security Establishment and Canadian Security Intelligence Service already in the game, defining roles and responsibilities could be a first big challenge.

Jun 23

Canada has been asked to send military and police trainers to assist Afghan government forces in the fight against the Taliban but even in that non-combat role, foreign advisors are at risk from 'insider' attacks by Afghan trainees and staff. On June 12, three US soldiers were killed by an Afghan National Army member.

Jun 22

From June 29 to July 1, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Canada to meet with Canadians whose lives have been transformed by the charitable work of his Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC). For four decades, The Prince has led the way in creating sustainable, local solutions to big problems.

Jun 22

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

Jun 22

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

Jun 22

Talks about filling the Canadian air force's short-term need for jet fighters remain on track, despite the Liberal government making a very public display at the Paris Air Show this week of snubbing Boeing executives. Defence Minister Sajjan said there are "other options," but refused to say what they might be.

Jun 22

Saudi Arabia has regained its title as Canada's top non-U.S. destination for exporting military goods after having been narrowly bumped last year by the United Kingdom, according to a newly release federal report on arms sales.

Jun 22

The new Canadian Forces recruiting campaign will launch on June 23 under the slogan "Dare to be extraordinary" but in a break with the past, the emphasis is less on drama and daring and more on skills and useful training.

Jun 21

Defence Minister Sajjan announced the appointment of Navy Captain Geneviève Bernatchez as the 15th Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jun 21

The two team members chosen to represent Team Canada at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 are Martine Duval from Gatineau, Quebec and Steve Murgatroyd from Truro, Nova Scotia.

Jun 21

Following the successful completion of the critical design review, the first cut of steel for the Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships has begun.

Jun 21

At the Paris Air Show this week, Stellwagen Group (recently acquired by Toronto-based Acasta Enterprises) signed a firm order for 12 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft in the first sale to a leasing company achieved by Airbus Defence and Space.

Jun 21

Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

Jun 21

Russia warned Monday that it would treat British and American jets operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as “targets” after U.S. forces shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time in the six-year war.

Jun 21

To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

Jun 21

The Liberals will make their first down payment of up to $600 million on their marquee defence strategy this fall, a Commons committee was told Tuesday. Deputy Defence Minister John Forester said cash to put the wheels of the newly-released policy in motion will come through supplementary spending estimates that are always tabled in Parliament as part of routine fiscal business.

Jun 21

Captain (N) Geneviève Bernatchez has been appointed  Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces, the first woman to hold the position.  Captain Bernatchez's appointment will be marked at a ceremony June 27 in Ottawa and she will be promoted to Commodore.

Jun 21

A Commons committee questioned the minister of National Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff and the deputy minister of National Defence Tuesday on how the government plans to fund its ambitious defence program. The federal budget released June 7 had few details about defence spending but deputy defence minister John Forester said initial spending increases would come through supplementary spending estimates, a routine mechanism.

Jun 20

Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

Jun 20

CEO Frank Butzelaar of Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) announced the appointment of Brent Hale as Chief Administrative Officer.

Jun 20

In January 2017, VAdm Mark Norman was "temporarily relieved" of his post as Canada's Vice Chief of the Defence Staff amid allegations - as yet unproven or tested in court - that he had leaked secret shipbuilding information. However, the case against him could fall apart with news that the RCMP is investigating another government employee for the same offence.

Jun 20

The RCMP alleges that an employee in the federal government’s procurement department, one who has no links to the military’s now-suspended former second-in-command, leaked sensitive information about Canada’s troubled shipbuilding program.

Jun 20

The Trudeau government put the purchase of 18 Super Hornet jet fighters from Boeing on hold after that company filed a trade action against Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier. Now, Liberal cabinet ministers have indicated they will meet with other aircraft companies at the Paris Air Show but not Boeing.

Jun 19

The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.

Jun 19

Varley Group is partnering with Lockheed Martin to design and develop secure, portable ground facilities for Air Force personnel deployed overseas with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The award, worth $37.5 million dollars will run through 2019.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Blair Gilmore's picture

Three recent news items relate to Trudeau’s intent to send troops on a UN peacekeeping mission. Is the government hedging its bets?

TimDunne's picture

The tragic case of Corporal Lionel Desmond has created a call to action for a joint federal-provincial inquiry. Canada must work harder to make sure that our brave warriors don't fall through the cracks of multiple jurisdictional efforts.

K. Joseph Spears's picture

Corporal Lionel Desmond served his country proudly, and for that, Canada is grateful – but the national commitment does not end with a medical discharge, and must not end at his death.

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