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Latvian Army Howitzers
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15 Nov – LATVIA – Latvian National Armed Forces drive Howitzers into position during a live-fire training exercise overseen by members of the Royal Canadian Artillery School. 

Photo: Aviator Jérôme Lessard
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
Happy Hanukkah
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FrontLine wishes all of our readers a peace-filled and happy Hanukkah during this joyous season.

Merry Christmas
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FrontLine wishes our readers a very safe and Merry Christmas during this joyous season of peace and good will to all!

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IN THE NEWS

Dec 07

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan pledged Canada’s enduring support for Iraq and the war against Islamic State group on Thursday – but stopped short of extending Canada’s military mission in the region, most of which is set to expire next spring.

Dec 07

The federal government will create a new centre of excellence in Ottawa to support aircraft testing, but it will come at the cost of relocating staff and shutting down existing military facilities in Alberta.

Dec 07

The federal government has approved a five-year contract extension with Quebec-based firm L3 MAS for the continued maintenance of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of five CC-150 Polaris aircraft.

Dec 07

A junior procurement official named in the criminal case against the military's former second-in-command has been suspended from his federal government position, a House of Commons committee has been told.

Dec 07

New court documents have sketched out the Crown's case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, alleging the suspended military officer tried to undermine and influence the federal cabinet's decision-making on a shipbuilding project for more than a year by leaking government secrets.

Dec 06

Physicists from the University of New Brunswick are leading the development of communication technology that will help the Government of Canada monitor activity in the Arctic.

Dec 06

A recent Deloitte study found that Canadian companies will be hiring over 8,000 cybersecurity experts over the next two years. And this isn’t just a Canadian problem: the website Cyberseek reports that there are currently 313,000 open jobs in cybersecurity in the U.S.

Dec 06

The Canadian military is looking to contract out some maintenance work on the country’s aging CF-18 fighter jets as well as training to help address a shortage of experienced technicians.

Dec 06

Negotiations on the Canadian Surface Combatant project are still underway between the federal government and the government’s “preferred bidder” Lockheed Martin Canada.

Dec 05

DND says it’s not ruling out a recommendation in a Senate report for using the private sector to augment aerial search and rescue operations as its fleet of helicopters prepares to undergo significant upgrades. Though a private-sector solution seems to have enticed senators, the fishing industry – the largest users of SAR services – are wary.

Dec 05

Thanks to the recently filed court records by VAdm Norman’s lawyer, the public now knows that the Privy Council Office conducted its own internal investigation into the alleged leak of information. The investigation determined that 73 people knew about the outcome of the meeting of cabinet ministers about the naval supply ship.

Dec 05

The RCAF will be operating the first nine aircraft from its new fleet of fighter jets starting in 2026, DND officials say. But at least one member of parliament questions whether the federal government will be able to meet its timetable to replace the CF-18 fighter fleet with advanced aircraft.

Dec 05

Liberal MPs on the House defence committee voted not to call on the Russian ambassador to answer for Russia’s aggression toward its neighbours, but said they might do so in future.

Dec 05

The admiral overseeing U.S. naval operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia was found dead in Bahrain on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said. A U.S. defence official said that Vice Admiral Scott Stearney’s death will almost certainly be ruled a suicide and word on the cause of death is expected by mid-week.

Dec 05

The Defence department has acknowledged the government’s choice for a $60-billion warship program has a propulsion system that has been plagued by problems, at times shutting down entirely while at sea.

Dec 05

The Liberal government is unlikely to suspend already-approved arms export permits to Saudi Arabia, despite ongoing international pressure on the country to end its brutal military intervention in Yemen and to own up to the October murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, experts say.

Dec 04

There’s ‘extreme concern’ among allies about what China is up to, says Canada’s top soldier. ‘Is it painful for this country? Yes.’

Dec 04

Australia is preparing to receive its first operational Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The first two aircraft are due to arrive at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown in New South Wales on December 10th.

Dec 04

The British Ministry of Defence will deliver a long-awaited report on the future of U.K. defence spending before the end of the year, the kingdom’s top defence official confirmed this weekend.

Dec 04

The Canadian military is looking to contract out some maintenance work on the country's aging CF-18 fighter jets as well as training to help address a shortage of experienced technicians.

Dec 04

The Liberal government has budgeted up to $20 million in this fiscal year to rejoin NATO's Airborne Early Warning and Control System program, reversing a Conservative-era budget cut in the name of alliance utility and solidarity.

Dec 03

After a fierce winter storm cut residents of Iles de la Madeleine off from the rest of the province, up to 250 CAF personnel are conducting health and welfare patrols and provide assistance to officials in the evacuation of residents if required, according to Public Safety Minister Goodale.

Dec 03

Canada's top general says the auditor general was right to flag gaps in the military's handling of sexual assault cases. Vance said he was happy that the AG's report and the military's internal analysis ended up with similar conclusions, and insisted he's not losing patience with Operation Honour just yet.

Dec 03

The Canadian Forces held a farewell for the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter marking its more than five decades of service, in a parade held Saturday in British Columbia.

Dec 03

New court documents show public servants discussing the risk to taxpayers as successive federal governments have turned to sole-source contracts to buy desperately needed equipment for the Canadian Forces and others.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Ken Pole's picture

The RCAF fighter community is facing a personnel shortage and, although DND is aggressively moving to address the issue, Auditor General Michael Ferguson is not optimistic.

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.

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