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Vice-Admiral Art McDonald
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Vice-Admiral Art McDonald assumed Command of the RCN from VAdm Ron Lloyd on 12 June during a Change of Command ceremony in Halifax.

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Remote controlled vehicles, Navy
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5 June – HMCS Goose Bay crew display surface (Qinetiq Hammerhead), air (CU-175 PUMA), and underwater (Deep Trekker) remotely operated vehicles during Ex Tradewinds 19.

Photo: Able Seaman J. Iglesias
Junior Ranger Audrey Mercier-Marcoux of the Tête-à-la-Baleine patrol participates in electronic shooting competition
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25 May – Junior Ranger Audrey Mercier-Marcoux participates in electronic shooting competition during the National Cadet Marksmanship Championships at CFB Valcartier.

Photo: Cpl Rebecca Garand
U.S. Navy cruiser USS Chancellorsville, right, narrowly avoids collision from approaching Russian destroyer in Philippine Sea today
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7 June – Emergency maneouvres required by Russian destroyer and USS Chancellorsville, right, to avoid a collision in the Philippine Sea. Each country blames the other.

Photos: US Navy
British, Netherlands and Canadian Navy ships in formation
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12 May – British, Netherlands and Canadian Navy ships in formation. From left: HMS Duncan, HNLS Evertson, and HMCS Toronto during Op Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
Canadian and Caribbean navy divers in the Grenadines
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3 June - Canadian and Caribbean navy divers perform a search using a life line during Exercise Tradewinds 19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Photo: MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers
Seychelles’ military visits HMCS Regina
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22 Mar - Members of the Seychelles’ military join training session HMCS Regina's Naval Tactical Operations Group detachment during Op Artemis.

Photo: MCpl PJ Letourneau
Responds to a simulated fire on HMCS Shawinigan
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15 March - Crew member from HMCS Shawinigan responds to a simulated fire during Operation Projection West Africa.

Photo: Cpl David Veldman
CH-148 Cyclone helicopter
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CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, RAPTOR, fires off self-defence flares while conducting flying operations during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MS Jean-François Martineau
Piraeus Greece
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15 Feb - Cdr Martin Fluet and his Command Team greet members of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 as they board HMCS Toronto in Piraeus, Greece.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
Asterix prepares to conduct a Replenishment at Sea
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21 Feb – NRU Asterix prepares to conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMCS Regina during Operation Projection in the Pacific Ocean.

Photo: Cpl Stuart Evans
Supplies to Côte d'Ivoire
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24 Feb – LCdr Teri Share, Captain of HMCS Shawinigan presents school staff of with a donation of supplies while at Port in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire during Operation Projection West Africa.

Photo: Cpl Angela Gore
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6 Feb – CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from HMCS Toronto's Air Detachment flies alongside the ship for flight operations during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
Task-Force Mali on patrol
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5 Feb – Members of Task-Force Mali receive orders in preparation for a patrol during Operation Presence-Mali.

Photo: Cpl François Charest
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IN THE NEWS

Jun 24

During a visit to Moscow, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Moscow and Cairo share a common vision on many issues. Shoukry said that both Egypt and Russia support the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the need to reach a permanent and just solution to the Palestinian cause, and to establish a Palestinian state based on the "Green Line"borders of 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Jun 24

A pilot has died after two German military jets crashed in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The planes were flying on a mission out of a major training center for the German air force.

Jun 21

A site has been officially approved for the federal government’s promised national monument for the war in Afghanistan. The decision by the NCC paves the way for the memorial to be built east of the Canadian War Museum in downtown Ottawa.

Jun 21

PSPC has provided aerospace firms a new draft version of the requirements for Canada’s next generation fighter jet fleet. Some changes have been made in the draft request for proposals document to deal with concerns raised by the companies, according to federal government sources.

Jun 21

The Senate's attempt to investigate the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is officially dead, the deputy chair of the upper chamber's defence committee said Thursday.

Jun 21

Former Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose's bill to give mandatory sexual assault training to federally appointed judges is dead, thanks to some procedural manoeuvring in the Senate.

Jun 20

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) deployed in Latvia signalled the beginning of construction of a new headquarters building today with a ground-breaking ceremony near the Latvian National Armed Forces’ Joint Headquarters in Riga.

Jun 20

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over Iran's collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, although American and Iranian officials are disputing exactly where the downing occurred.

Jun 20

A Hezbollah operative collected “detailed information” about security measures as Toronto’s Pearson airport, according to a report circulated by Canada’s air safety agency and obtained by Global News.

Jun 19

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has completed a series of drills in the South China Sea, with the aim of improving interoperability and familiarity between the two services.

Jun 19

Former top military commanders and wounded veterans say it's "unconscionable" that an ex-cultural adviser who served alongside special forces in Afghanistan has been reduced to pleading with the Department of National Defence for treatment to cover his post-traumatic stress.

Jun 18

Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, but last month's criminal conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani reveals disturbing new information about the extent of operations and activities in the United States and Canada.

Jun 18

A Canadian paratrooper died and two US soldiers and another Canadian were injured on Monday during a low-altitude parachute jump during the US-led Swift Response 2019 military exercises near Plovdiv in Bulgaria.

Jun 18

The aerospace industry is “at risk” of being overtaken by foreign rivals if government doesn’t treat it as an “urgent priority” and work with the sector to staunch falling employment and GDP contributions, an industry report says.

Jun 18

A Senate investigation of the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was given a short lease on life Monday as its defence committee voted to produce a report on the scandal later this summer, if it's given permission to sit that long.

Jun 17

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.

Jun 17

Commodore Josée Kurtz of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), from Commodore Boudewijn Boots of the Royal Netherlands Navy, during a change of command ceremony held in Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete over the weekend.

Jun 17

Conservative senators are throwing in the towel over a planned investigation into the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

Jun 17

The Senate’s defence committee will finally get an answer on Monday over whether Vice-Admiral Mark Norman will agree to testify over the circumstances around his controversial prosecution. But it may be too late.

Jun 14

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had blamed Iran for the "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, and Iran has rebuffed that accusation, affirming its responsibility for security in the Strait of Hormuz.

Jun 14

Lawmakers on Wednesday grilled a State Department official over President Donald Trump’s decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional review, with the top Democrat on the House panel describing the move as a “slap in the face” and Republicans also voicing objections.

Jun 14

Russian forces have trialled new electronic warfare (EW) tactics designed for comprehensive protection against air assets such as cruise missiles, airborne radars, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 June.

Jun 14

Victoria council dropped its plan Thursday to seek federal funds to cover Remembrance Day ceremony costs, deciding apologies to veterans and those currently serving in Canada's Armed Forces were in order.

Jun 14

The Canadian government is poised to spend more than half a billion dollars on new anti-submarine torpedoes after the U.S. State Department approved the deal last month.

Jun 14

The head of Canada’s anti-hate network is questioning why the Canadian Forces is dragging its heels when it comes to dealing with white supremacists and neo-Nazis in its ranks even though it was warned about the problem by military police last year.

ISSUES & IDEAS

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Called Voices of Liberation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has created its first online sound archive to capture the voices of veterans who served during the war – to record their stories and feelings related to the Second World War and its sites of remembrance.

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Neither DND nor Veterans Affairs Canada track, with any accuracy, the number of suicide casualties of Canadian military. Part of this inaccuracy stems from the fact that Canadian military reservists are not included in figures released by either department.

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A recent Léger Marketing poll surveyed 1,522 eligible Canadian voters. The results suggest that the electorate is looking for a new leader – and the Green party's Elizabeth May is seen as the most knowledgeable, ethical and balanced leader of the bunch.

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