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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 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.

Feb 04

Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

Feb 04

A new NATO report estimates Canada spent just one per cent of GDP on defence last year, leaving it in the bottom third of allies. Only Italy and Spain, whose economies have been struggling, Luxembourg Belgium, and Eastern European members Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic ranked lower.

Feb 04

At least two of the companies bidding to provide Canada's long-delayed, new fixed-wing search planes had to rent moving vans to submit the tonnes of paperwork required by the bureaucrats evaluating the project.

Feb 04

Two members of a Canadian warship have been charged with drug offences in Japan, the navy says. The charges follow a port visit to Tokyo by HMCS Winnipeg, a Halifax-class frigate with a crew of about 250 personnel.

Feb 04

People listen when Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says that he won't mess up defence policy as the last guys did, says the CBC's Terry Milewski. But what he has not explained to date is how, exactly, the other guys messed up.

Feb 04

French Consul General in Vancouver Jean-Christophe Fleury will bestow nine Medals of the Legion d’Honneur, one of France’s highest distinctions, to Canadian D-Day veterans during an official ceremony to be held at Alberta Legislature Building on February 8th.

Feb 03

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) today launched the 2016 Conference of its Milton F. Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. This year’s Conference focuses on the Human Dimension of Warfare as it relates to the Canadian Army.

Feb 03

Are Canadian soldiers, following a decade of militaristic tub-thumping by the former Conservative government, inordinately prepared for war, at the expense of peacekeeping and diplomacy?

Feb 03

The Canadian government has no immediate plans to take advantage of military bases ready to house refugees, and is instead renting hotel rooms despite cities requesting a resettlement slowdown.

Feb 03

An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall Defence a multimillion-euro order to modernize its Skyguard air defence systems. The order is worth €390 million ($CDN 593 million). Delivery will take place between 2017 and 2020.

Feb 02

Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

Feb 02

Canada's top general says the Canadian Armed Forces's new sexual misconduct response centre has fielded more than 100 complaints of sexual assault or harassment since it opened in September, resulting in eight investigations.

Feb 02

A Senate committee has been told there is a shortfall of tens of billions of dollars between funding that's been set aside for military equipment and the actual price tag for what the military says it needs.

Feb 02

The Trudeau government has promised to get Canada back into the peacekeeping business, but a new report from two independent think tanks says the military is ill-prepared for the task.

Feb 02

GE Canada announced it recently extended a contract with Public Services and Procurement Canada to provide maintenance and logistics support services for a 15th year. The contract covers the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet of LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines that power Halifax-class patrol frigates.

Feb 01

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, released online today the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) first progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Feb 01

Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

Feb 01

The Canadian government is busy promoting Canada’s defence industry in Kuwait even as a United Nations report accuses a Saudi-led coalition, which includes Kuwait, of “widespread and systematic” bombing of civilians in Yemen.

Feb 01

Veterans Affairs most recent plans and priorities report shows that the department under-spent its budget by $200 million last year. As the Canadian Press reported Sunday, the department seems perpetually unable to get money out the door.

Feb 01

The Defence Department will get a boost this year in the value of items it can purchase on its own after successfully arguing that this would help to solve some of the problems plaguing the federal procurement system.

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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