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23 Feb - Deployed members of Operation NUNALIVUT 2017 board a CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft at Hall Beach Airport, Nunavut.

Photo: PO2 Belinda Groves
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22 Feb - Members of DART embark for HMCS Yellowknife during Exercise READY RENAISANNCE 17 at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, BC

Photo: MCpl True-dee McCarthy
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21 Feb - A CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft from 440 (Transport) Squadron sits on the tarmac waiting to provide air support during Op NUNALIVUT 2017.

Photo: PO2 Belinda Groves
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21 Feb - CAF members participating in Op NUNALIVUT 2017 board a CC-177 Globemaster heading from Québec City to Hall Beach, Nunavut.

Photo: Sgt Jean-François Lauzé
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21 Feb - Deployed members of 12e Régiment blindé du Canada travel from CFB Valcartier to Hall Beach, Nunavut on a CC-177 Globemaster.

Photo: PO2 Belinda Groves
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20 Feb - Naval Communicators send flashing light signals to the German Frigate SACHSEN as HMCS St John’s transits the Mediterranean Sea.

Photo: Leading Seaman Ogle Henry
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16 Feb - The Hon Harjit Sajjan meets with defence ministers whose countries are working in Ukraine to promote stability, in Brussels, Belgium.
 

Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche
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15 Feb - Hon Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence poses with the rest of the defence ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche
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8 Feb - Romanian Naval Ship Ferdinand sails in between HMCS St John’s and the Spanish frigate Juan de Borbon in preparation for Replenishment at Sea.

Photo: Leading Seaman Ogle Henry
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6 Feb - A maintenance crew prepares a CH-146 Griffon helicopter during Exercise SOUTHERN BREEZE at Opa-locka Executive Airport, Florida.

Photo: Corporal Bryan Carter, 4 Wing Imaging
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6 Feb - Canadian mentors and Malagasy students of the Maritime Operations Centre pose for a photo at Antsiranana Naval Base, in Madagascar.

Photo: Cpl Gabrielle DesRochers, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
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5 Feb - Members of HMCS Ville de Québec's ice canoe-racing team approach the finish line at the Québec Carnival Ice canoe race.

Photo: Corporal Eric Girard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
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3 Feb - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with CAF members participating in Operation LENTUS in Lamèque, New Brunswick.

Photo: WO Jerry Kean, 5 Cdn Div Public Affairs
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1 Feb - The pilot of a CF-188 Hornet approaches for an air to air refueling during CHUMEX at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida.

Photo: Cpl Jean-Roch Chabot, 3 Wing Bagotville
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1 Feb - Canadian and Ukrainian soldiers complete the 22 Pushup Challenge at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine.

Photo: Joint Task Force - Ukraine
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IN THE NEWS

Feb 24

The annual surveillance and control operation in the High Arctic takes place this year in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, Nunavut, from February 23 to March 10, 2017 which will host about 200 Canadian Armed Forces members.

Feb 24

In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

Feb 24

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

Feb 24

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

Feb 24

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman has hired Toronto lawyer Marie Henein, who successfully defended Jian Ghomeshi. Henein said Norman looks forward to being “cleared” and she hopes he can soon return to his post.

Feb 24

Iraqi counterterrorism forces have captured Mosul airport in the drive to defeat Islamic State (ISIS). Mosul was the city where ISIS declared a caliphate or Islamic government after a series of military victories in 2014.

Feb 24

Soldiers of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada from Valcartier join members from other units for NUNALIVUT 2017, an annual winter exercise in the Arctic. Taking place in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, the exercise runs until March 10.

Feb 23

Pointing out that the Super Hornet is, in Boeing's own words, "very different" from the older F-18 Hornet fighter jets that Canada is now using, the Prime Minister is being pressed by 13 retired Royal Canadian Air Force commanders to abandon the government’s plan to acquire 18 Super Hornets as an “interim” solution, claiming the cost and strain on resources to ramp up a new platform is unjustified.

Feb 23

Vice-Admiral Peter Cairns (Commander of Maritime Command 1992-1994) is retiring from his long-time position as President of the Shipbuilding Association of Canada. Mark your calendar: 10 March 2017, HMCS Bytown, 1600 hrs

Feb 23

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

Feb 23

Register now, as prices go up on March 31st, don’t miss your chance to join this year for the 10th anniversary.

Feb 23

Today, the first group of Canadian Army soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based in Edmonton, Alberta, departed for Poland in support of Operation Reassurance.

Feb 23

A group representing seven First Nations in Ontario and Quebec says it's opposed to a plan to truck highly radioactive liquid from the Chalk River Laboratories in Deep River, Ont., to a site in the United States.

Feb 23

Canada's military is facing a critical few weeks as the federal government weighs renewed deployments to Iraq and Ukraine, ponders the fate of a long-awaited peace mission, lays out a new vision for the armed forces and decides the budget to pay for it all.

Feb 23

The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

Feb 23

The losing bidder in the race to replace Canada's fixed-wing search and rescue fleet is asking a Federal Court judge to toss out the multibillion-dollar contract, CBC News reported today.

Feb 23

More than a month after General Jonathan Vance suspended his VCDS, no charges have been laid against VAdm Norman and his supporters within the military question whether Vance acted too hastily and without cause in taking such a drastic and unprecedented measure. Norman, meanwhile, has retained high-profile Toronto criminal lawyer Marie Henein to represent him.

Feb 23

Soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Battle Group, based in Edmonton, have joined Canadian Forces members already in Poland as part of Operation Assurance, NATO's deterrence exercise in eastern Europe. Members of 3 Princess Patricia's Light Infantry will be returning home in the coming weeks.

Feb 23

Former Chief of Defence Staff Gen Paul Manson and a dozed other retired officers have written to advise the Trudeau government not to purchase a fleet of Super Hornet aircraft. The 18 aircraft fleet is meant to bridge a supposed gap between between the existing CF18 fighters and their eventual replacement.

Feb 22

The Trudeau government announced Tuesday that some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year,

Feb 22

The Trump administration outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants Tuesday, proclaiming that it would seek to swiftly deport many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be dangerous

Feb 22

Scrapping the US alliance would force Australia to meet its own defence costs, hammering the federal budget, former chief of defence Angus Houston has warned, while also counselling the Turnbull government against over-reacting to China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea.

Feb 22

The new administration in Washington has been critical of the strategy for defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Two Canadian officers serving in Bagdad, BGen David Anderson and BGen Peter Kelsey said they see progress in the current situation and changes could be detrimental.

Feb 21

The Australian government has said it will spend $100 million in enhancing the naval shipbuilding capability in Western Australia between 2017 and 2020.

Feb 21

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

ISSUES & IDEAS

An open letter from former Air Force commanders to the Prime Minister calls for dropping the Super Hornet buy based on what they contend are compelling facts. Click title to read entire letter.

Danny Lam's picture

Canada is in default of its treaty obligations under Article 3 of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty; it is time to examine the cold, hard facts – and make changes.

Laurie Hawn's picture

I have been very critical of the 100% politically motivated plan to buy 18 “interim” Super Hornets for some time and the story only gets worse. We could fill the fabricated “capability gap” with much cheaper options.

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