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13 May – Sgt Andrew Steinhous from 4 Engineer Support Regiment assists in provincial recovery efforts in Grand Lake, New Brunswick during Operation Lentus.
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13 May – Sgt Andrew Steinhous from 4 Engineer Support Regiment assists in provincial recovery efforts in Grand Lake, New Brunswick during Operation Lentus.

Photo: Sgt Lance Wade
7 May – RCAF CC-130J Hercules aircraft from 436 Squadron disembarks passengers from Kashechewan First Nation, Ontario during a precautionary evacuation.
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7 May – RCAF CC-130J Hercules aircraft from 436 Squadron disembarks passengers from Kashechewan First Nation, Ontario during a precautionary evacuation.

Photo: Cpl Ryan Moulton
22 Apr – RCN members onboard HMCS St. John’s, take part in a small boat attack exercise using blank ammunition with the .50 Calibre HMG as part of Exercise Joint Warrior.
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22 Apr – RCN members onboard HMCS St. John’s, take part in a small boat attack exercise using blank ammunition with the .50 Calibre HMG as part of Exercise Joint Warrior.

Photo: Cpl Tony Chand
19 Apr – Canadian soldiers with the eFP BG Latvia, cover their arcs while moving rapidly toward the next building during Exercise Claymore Knocking.
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19 Apr – Canadian soldiers with the eFP BG Latvia, cover their arcs while moving rapidly toward the next building during Exercise Claymore Knocking.

Photo: Cpl Jean-Roch Chabot
27 Mar – Spanish Armed Forces soldiers run in formation to board a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during Exercise Claymore Soaring.
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27 Mar – Spanish Armed Forces soldiers run in formation to board a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during Exercise Claymore Soaring.

Photo: Cpl Desiree T. Bourdon
21 Mar – HMCS St. John’s performs manoeuvres with other members of Standing NATO Maritime Group One while on Operation Reassurance.
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21 Mar – HMCS St. John’s performs manoeuvres with other members of Standing NATO Maritime Group One while on Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Tony Chand
28 Mar – Crew members from  HMCS Edmonton free a sea turtle from a net during Operation Caribbe in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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28 Mar – Crew members from  HMCS Edmonton free a sea turtle from a net during Operation Caribbe in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Photo: MARPAC Imaging Services
23 Mar – Ghanaian Navy Ship Garinga passes HMCS Kingston during Exercise Obangame Express, a multinational training scenario taking place during Operation Projection.
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23 Mar – Ghanaian Navy Ship Garinga passes HMCS Kingston during Exercise Obangame Express, a multinational training scenario during Operation Projection.

Photo: Sgt Shilo Adamson
18 Mar – RCN members currently deployed onboard HMCS St. John's perform their duties handling lines and fenders during the port entry to Gydina, Poland while on Op Reassurance.
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18 Mar – RCN members currently deployed onboard HMCS St. John's perform their duties handling lines and fenders during the port entry to Gydina, Poland while on Op Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Tony Chand
16 Mar – LCol Emily Lambert, Commanding Officer onboard HMCS Summerside, with students from Lycée Militaire School during Operation Projection, Benin.
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16 Mar – LCol Emily Lambert, Commanding Officer onboard HMCS Summerside, with students from Lycée Militaire School during Operation Projection, Benin.

Photo: PO2 Peter Reed
14 Mar – Soldiers prepare armoured vehicles for transport to the railway station in Quebec City for Exercise Maple Resolve, to take place in Wainwright, Alberta.
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14 Mar – Soldiers prepare armoured vehicles for transport to the railway station in Quebec City for Exercise Maple Resolve, to take place in Wainwright, Alberta.

Photo: Cpl Nedia Coutinho
9 Mar – The Aurora Borealis seen in the Kangiqsujuaq region, Nunavik, Quebec during Exercise Guerrier Nordique.
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9 Mar – The Aurora Borealis seen in the Kangiqsujuaq region, Nunavik, Quebec during Exercise Guerrier Nordique.

Photo: Corporal Matthieu Racette
6 Mar – HMCS St. John’s currently deployed in the Baltic Sea performs manoeuvres with other members of the NATO task group during Operation Reassurance.
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6 Mar – HMCS St. John’s currently deployed in the Baltic Sea performs manoeuvres with other members of the NATO task group during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Tony Chand
1 Mar – CAF members, RCMP and civilians depart CFC Trenton on board a CC-177 Globemaster to participate in Operation Nunalivut in Cambridge Bay, NU.
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1 Mar – CAF members, RCMP and civilians depart CFC Trenton on board a CC-177 Globemaster to participate in Operation Nunalivut in Cambridge Bay, NU.

Photo: Cpl Myki Poirier-Joyal
20 Feb – Members from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment and the Polish 18th Airborne Battalion participate in Exercise Pegase Nordique in Shawinigan, Québec.
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20 Feb – Members from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment and the Polish 18th Airborne Battalion participate in Exercise Pegase Nordique in Shawinigan, Québec.

Photo: Cpl Matthieu Racette
22 Feb – RCN members currently deployed on board HMCS St. John’s participate in a Personnel Exchange with a Norwegian Submarine during Operation Reassurance.
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22 Feb – RCN members currently deployed on board HMCS St. John’s participate in a Personnel Exchange with a Norwegian Submarine during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Tony Chand
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IN THE NEWS

May 18

Canada's new maritime patrol helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone was recognized by AHS International for its successful flight and shipboard operation demonstration under Sea State 6 conditions.

May 17

A nest of baby falcons on a ledge at Hamilton's Sheraton Hotel forced the cancellation of RCAF urban environments helicopter training in the downtown area after a concerned citizen notified authorities. A spokesperson said the air force did achieve its minimum training objectives before the exercise was halted.

May 16

The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, will officially launch its 2018 performance season in Bowmanville, Ontario, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. As Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team, the SkyHawks team is comprised of Regular and Reserve Force members from across the Canadian Armed Forces. The team will perform at air shows, sporting events, and festivals across Canada between May and September.

May 16

The new Ottawa operational headquarters, to be constructed in the mid-to-late 2020s, will be located close to the Nortel site and will be home to various commands including the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command and the Canadian Joint Operations Command, DND spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier confirmed.

May 16

To encourage gender diversity in non-traditional jobs, the Achieve Anything Foundation is offering women over the age of 12 a day at sea aboard a Royal Canadian Navy warship in Vancouver. Women will see duty stations, a SAR demonstration with a Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter, and encounter a simulated enemy at sea.

May 15

Monday marked the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war there, and was part of a high-stakes campaign by Gaza's Hamas rulers to break a decade-long border blockade. Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700 on Monday, Gaza Health Ministry said.

May 14

Lieutenant-General Wayne D. Eyre of the Canadian Armed Forces is the appointed Deputy Commander Designate of United Nations Command (UNC) Korea, the first non-US General Officer to hold the post in its 68-year existence. The appointment of Lieutenant-General Eyre demonstrates Canadian leadership and underlines Canada’s enhanced role in recent years in support of stability on the Korean Peninsula.

May 14

The Commander of the Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, travelled to Latvia, Ukraine and Germany this past week to meet with deployed Canadian soldiers and conduct senior-level military engagements with our international partners.

May 14

The Canadian Armed Forces, in support of Public Safety Canada, is deploying approximately 60 members to assist the Province of New Brunswick following their request for federal assistance. Elements of 4 Engineer Support Regiment from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown deployed to support Provincial authorities. This will enable those authorities to complete assessments and prioritize further relief work and repairs.

May 14

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan introduced a Declaration of Victims’ Rights by tabling An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts. This new legislation also amends the National Defence Act to incorporate Indigenous sentencing considerations and enhance the efficiency of the military justice system.

May 14

Afghan security forces battled a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad for hours on Sunday after a coordinated assault that killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, local officials said. After a car bomb was detonated at the entrance to the state accounts office, a group of about four gunmen, armed with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades, rushed the building.

May 14

Aircraft avionics will be modernized on the CT-114 Tutors to comply with upcoming aviation regulations and the life of the aircraft extended for another 12 years, according to April 2018 Royal Canadian Air Force documents. It is unclear at this point what other work will also be needed to be done on the aging aircraft.

May 14

As the defence minister prepares to reform the military justice system by putting a new focus on victims' rights, Harjit Sajjan is vowing to "aggressively" handle offenders. Speaking to Evan Solomon about the military's latest efforts to tackle misconduct within its ranks, Sajjan said he wants to make sure victims are looked after throughout the process, bringing the way the Forces handle these cases more in line with the civilian justice system.

May 14

Canadian LGen Wayne Eyre has been named deputy commander of the United Nations Command in South Korea. The UN Command is a multinational force created more than fifty years ago to defend South Korea from northern aggression.

May 14

The Canadian military has confirmed that a 32-year-old man found dead on Saturday and a 26-year old man in critical condition were both serving armed forces members. Police in Longueuil, a suburb of St-Hubert say investigators believe it was a drug overdose.

May 11

The Government of Canada has increased support to military families at all 32 Military Family Resource Centres across Canada. As of April 1, 2018, medically-releasing CAF members, Veterans and their families can now access the transition programs, referral services, and intervention supports at all MFRCs for as long as they need to. Veterans Affairs Canada is committing $147 million over six years for this expansion of the Veteran Family Program.

May 11

An engineering study obtained by CBC News says the Royal Canadian Navy is to blame for lack of warship maintenance that caused build-ups of potentially hazardous mould. Heating and air conditioning systems have deteriorated to the point of becoming almost useless.

May 11

Brian Gallant, the premier of New Brunswick has asked the federal government for help with flood relief, including support from the military. The federal public safety minister, Ralph Goodale has pledged federal assistance.

May 10

A jury in the U.S. has awarded the surviving family of a Garrison Petawawa soldier, his wife and young child killed in a 2015 crash in South Carolina with a $17 million U.S. payment in an accident lawsuit. Jeremiah Cross, 34, Crystal Cross, 32, and seven-month old Graysen Cross were all killed in a crash that involved five vehicles.

May 10

After Iranian missiles were apparently launched into Israel from Syria, Israeli Defence Forces claim to have destroyed nearly all Iranian infrastructure in that country. If verified, the direct attack against Israel by Iran marks a new stage in the middle east conflict.

May 10

Without responsibility for cyberspace and land operations, and dependent on an aging air defence warning system, the North American Aerospace Defense Command may need fundamental change to meet its future commitments.

May 09

President Donald Trump has unilaterally cancelled the multinational accord that aimed to restrict Iran's development of nuclear weapons. The Iranian government has released a variety of statements about its intentions if the deal collapsed.

May 09

Official Syrian media claims Israeli warplanes attacked an army installation near Damascus, killing two civilians. Other sources indicate at least nine pro-government fighters were killed.

May 08

World military expenditure is estimated to have reached $1739 billion in 2017, the highest level since the end of the cold war. After 13 consecutive years of increases from 1999 to 2011 and relatively unchanged spending from 2012 to 2016, total global expenditure rose marginally in 2017, by 1.1 per cent in real terms.

May 08

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shia rebels targeted the presidential palace in the heart of the Yemeni capital on Monday, leaving at least six people dead and 30 wounded, according to health officials.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Ken Pole's picture

While the Government Accountability Office notes that the DOD faces “new challenges as adversaries try to steal national security information and technology at unprecedented rate, ” the White House eliminated its Senior Cyber Policy Office.

CHRIS KILFORD's picture

Given the recent concern over Canada’s upcoming contribution to the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), one might easily assume that up until now few Canadians had ever set foot in Mali. However, this is far from the case. 

FRONTLINE DEBATE's picture

Check out our new ‘Up For Debate’ feature. This month's topic: “Given: It is Canada’s turn to be NATO Secretary-General”. Here, Brett Boudreau (’No!’) and Tim Dunne (‘Yes!’) square off. You be the judge.

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