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Parade across Grand Place in Mons, Belgium
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11 Nov – A vintage Ford on parade, followed by a contingent of bagpipers at the Grand Place in Mons, Belgium, during the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Photo: MCpl Jordan Lobb
Deployable Technical Analysis Laboratory
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3 Oct - Analysist works in CAF Deployable Technical Analysis Laboratory during the force integration training phase of Exercise Ardent Defender held at CFB Borden.

Photo: MCpl Jax Kennedy
Danish soldiers prepare to unload Canadian Armed Forces sea cans
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3 Oct – Members of the Danish Battalion, Reception, Staging and Onward Movement, prepare to unload Canadian Armed Forces sea cans during Exercise Trident Juncture in Orkanger, Norway.

Photo: Cpl Lisa Fenton
Invictus runners
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Over seven days of competition, the 39 members of Team Canada competed in 11 sports against more than 500 ill and injured armed forces members and veterans.

Invictus competitors cheer for each other
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Team Canada staff member Doug Brown, manager Joe Kiraly, and Team Canada competitor Dean Irvine cheer Team members on with gusto during the Invictus Games in Sydney Australia.

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Proudly representing Canada at the Invictus games in Australia, Capt (ret) Cavelle Simmonds (a former military nurse) won bronze in women’s archery.

Canadian and Senegalese MINUSMA members deploy
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19 Oct – Canadian and Senegalese MINUSMA members deploy on an emergency resupply mission from Camp Castor in Gao, Mali during Operation Presence-Mali.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
CF-188 in Bodø, Norway
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19 Oct – Aviation Technician from 401 Tactical Fighter Sqn marshals a CF-18 Hornet on the runway in Bodø, Norway in preparation for Ex Trident Juncture.

Photo: Cpl Bryan Carter, 4 Wing
UN medical personnel in Mali
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15 Oct – Canadian, Dutch and German UN medical personnel tour each nation's medical response vehicles at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali during Op Presence-Mali.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
HMCS Calgary sailors conduct weapons proficiency shoot
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5 Oct – Sailors on board HMCS Calgary conduct a C8 rifle and Sig Sauer 9mm weapon proficiency shoot while transiting to the next port of call in Jeju, South Korea during Op Projection.

Photo: LS Mike Goluboff
LS Victor Dule checks oil levels onboard HMCS Ville de Québec
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8 Oct - Leading Seaman Victor Dule checks oil levels in the engine space onboard HMCS Ville de Québec while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea during Op Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl André Maillet
RCN hosts guests from Turkish Naval Ship Orucreis
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9 Oct – During Op Reassurance, members of HMCS Ville de Québec speak with guests from Turkish Naval Ship Orucreis while sailing with NATO Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean.

Photo: MCpl André Maillet
CA with FPBG Latvia await extraction
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7 Oct – Members of Duke's Coy with enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, wait for extraction during Exercise Tomahawk Soaring at Meza Mackeviči Military Base, Latvia.

Photo: eFP BG ROTO 10 LATVIA
CF-188 Hornet aircraft in Romania
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6 Oct – Three CF-188 Hornet aircraft taxi the runway of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
SAR Helicopter deploys near Smithers BC
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3 Sep – WO Bill Kelland, a Search and Rescue Technician with Search and Rescue Standards and Evaluation Team, watches Griffon take off near Smithers, BC during Op Lentus.

Photo: Sgt Andrew Davis, 19 Wing Comox
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IN THE NEWS

Nov 16

North Korea’s state-run media announced on 16 November that the country recently conducted a test of what it described as a “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon”: a move that comes amid stalled talks with the US over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

Nov 16

French defense officials said they will bring requirements to the future Franco-German combat aircraft that they believe are deeply connected to the country’s sovereignty: the ability to fire nuclear weapons and operate from aboard aircraft carriers.

Nov 16

A Conservative MP has apologized to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan for a Facebook post linking a critical news report of Sajjan to affirmative action.

Nov 16

Hundreds of defence and security experts from around the world are expected to gather in Halifax this weekend to discuss everything from espionage and terrorism to Russian meddling and North Korea's threat to world order.

Nov 16

The Trudeau government is resisting a United Nations request to extend Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali so medical evacuations can continue while replacements for Canada's personnel arrive, according to multiple sources.

Nov 16

Veterans Affairs Canada says it will expand access to Halifax's Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital by making more than two dozen beds available for Allied and modern-day veterans. The decision comes in the wake of widespread outrage over news that a veteran was denied access because his wartime service wasn't with the Canadian military.

Nov 15

Canada will be hosting NATO's 64th Annual Session of the Parliamentary Assembly from 16-19 November 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Parliamentarians from the 29 NATO member countries will debate and adopt resolutions on the High North, hybrid warfare, burden sharing, deterrence, trade, energy, the South, defence innovation, and Russian election meddling.

Nov 15

A survivors' group for those affected by sexual misconduct in the military says the voices of particularly vulnerable service members are being left out of a survey meant to see how prevalent inappropriate behaviour is in the ranks.

Nov 15

DND has weighed in on allegations of sexual assault involving a CFB Esquimalt. The office of Harjit Sajjan released a statement Wednesday following a story published by CTV Vancouver Island in which a civilian woman alleged she was drugged, brought to CFB Esquimalt and sexually assaulted.

Nov 15

Leonardo DRS has appointed John Baylouny as executive vice president and chief operating officer – a position that oversees the execution of program operations across all eight of the company’s business sectors.

Nov 15

Rep. Adam Smith – set to become the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in the new Congress – and other Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday they hope to use their party’s takeover of the House to check the Trump administration’s expansive policies toward nuclear weapons.

Nov 15

The CAF National Investigation Service has charged a female naval officer with multiple sexual assault-related offences. The charges, announced Wednesday, relate to alleged incidents during fall and winter 2017 involving other members of the CAF on board HMCS Charlottetown.

Nov 15

Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman, who has urged the government to strike a harsh blow against Gaza’s Hamas rulers, quit after the security cabinet decided to accept a truce halting a two-day flare-up of fighting in Gaza.

Nov 15

China and Russia are seeking dominance in their regions and the ability to project military power globally, as their authoritarian governments pursue defense buildups aimed squarely at the United States.

Nov 14

Canada’s special forces can’t explain how one of its commandos allegedly walked off with a generator, assault rifle parts and other equipment from its stockpile worth more than $23,000 but it has restricted the duties of the soldier in question.

Nov 14

The Norwegian Defense Ministry said Tuesday that Russian forces in the Arctic disturbed GPS location signals during a recent large NATO drill in Norway. NATO's huge exercise Trident Juncture that included soldiers from 31 countries, including Canada, was staged in Norway from Oct. 25 to Nov. 7.

Nov 14

A Canadian war veteran is being denied access to a Halifax veterans hospital even though there are empty beds in the facility – all because he wasn't Canadian at the time of his wartime service.

Nov 14

Three used icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard will cost 30 per cent more than the federal government previously said – an increase that officials have blamed on tariffs and fees, but one expert says is proof of a lack of planning.

Nov 14

The Canadian government is showing no signs of toughening its stance on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, even after Canada's spy chief heard a recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Nov 13

Applications for a competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to win a race against a pilot-operated drone opened today. Applications are being accepted until 28 Feb 2019, and teams will be competing for more than U$2 million in prizes.

Nov 13

The Canadian military has suspended four of its active members as it looks into allegations that they are running an online army-surplus store catering to white supremacists.

Nov 13

A car-bomb explosion in northern Mali killed three civilians on Monday, and one group reportedly claimed that Canadian soldiers and other foreign forces were targeted. The CAF said in an email Monday that it was aware of an explosion in the city of Gao, adding that all Canadian personnel were safe at Camp Castor.

Nov 13

Some Canadian military search and rescue helicopter crews on the east coast have been temporarily relocated after asbestos dust was found in one of the buildings used by the squadron.

Nov 13

The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah after a lull on Monday as Western allies pressed Riyadh to end a war that has left the impoverished country on the verge of starvation.

Nov 12

The United States signed off on arms exports worth $192.3 billion over the past year, a full 13 percent increase from the previous year – even as the Trump administration keeps pushing hard to sell more weapons, more quickly, to more allies overseas.

ISSUES & IDEAS

ANGUS REID's picture

Nine-in-ten Cdns say ‘no’ to future arms deals with Saudi Arabia but are divided over cancelling the current one.

Louis Cuppens's picture

At ceremonies across the country, we shall soon hear the words from John McCrea’s “In Flanders Fields”. One line has particular meaning for me, and I fear our politicians have broken faith with those who died for freedom.

Ottawa Citizen's picture

True story: it takes about 39 govt workers and 300 emails to buy a few TVs for ISED.

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