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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
Soldiers and Police Forces from 12 countries participate in the annual Sniper competition at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick
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25 Sept - Soldiers and Police Forces from 12 countries participate in the annual international Sniper competition at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Photo: Cpl Genevieve Lapointe, Tactics School
RCAF F18 in Romania during Op Reassurance
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26 Sept – RCAF pilot lands at Airbase 86 Borcea in Romania as part of a joint exercise with the Romanian Air Force during Operation Reassurance,

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
Cdn Army to receive new trucks
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Sept 2018 – The Cdn Army is expecting to receive more than 1500 trucks, 300 trailers, and 150 armoured protection systems over the next two years.

Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor Mali
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15 Sept – Canadian Armed Forces members pose for a group photo during the Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor in Mali during Operation Presence.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
Meinzinger visits Mali
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6 Sep – Commander of the RCAF, LGen Al Meinzinger visits with Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Op Presence-Mali, Canada's contribution to the UN Mission in Mali.

Photo: Cpl Ken Beliwicz
CF Hornets in Romania
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1 Sept – CF-188 Hornet aircraft arrive at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation Reasurrance.

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
Griffon flies in support of Op Lentus
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27 Aug - Capt Eileen Sudul (left) and Maj Alexia Hannam fly a Griffon helicopter through mountainous BC terrain in support of Op Lentus response to forest fires in the area.

Photo: Cpl Jeffrey Clement
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IN THE NEWS

Oct 15

The 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group began distributing the C-19, the new Canadian Ranger service rifle, to its 25 patrols in Quebec on Saturday. Distribution of the rifles started in Waskaganish, James Bay, according to the Canadian Rangers.

Oct 15

China’s official state-run media has confirmed the designation of the country’s newest long-range strategic bomber, with analysts speculating that the prototype is expected to make its first flight soon.

Oct 15

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) announced Friday what they are calling two substantive reviews of government national security and intelligence activities. The findings will be published in NSICOP’s first annual report.

Oct 15

Shipbuilders at Halifax's Irving Shipyard have launched a campaign to keep their work in Nova Scotia, as concerns mount over the possibility of repair work on Halifax-class navy ships being transferred to Davie Shipbuilding in Quebec.

Oct 15

Lawyers for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman have served notice they intend to probe the actions of one of the Liberal government’s top cabinet ministers as they try to clear the name of the naval officer accused of leaking confidential information.

Oct 15

The criminal investigation into the alleged leak of cabinet secrets over a multi-million dollar shipbuilding program almost three years ago did not stop with Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, as the RCMP confirmed Sunday the probe is ongoing.

Oct 12

U.S. President Donald Trump signaled for the second time in 24 hours he would oppose stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia even if its government was found to have murdered a Saudi journalist.

Oct 12

Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER staged two counter-explosive threat scenarios in Meaford, ON, on October 10 and 11 as police and military personnel from a number of organizations tested their skills in dealing with explosive threats.

Oct 12

In a letter to the Prime Minister, two influential member of the U.S. Senate select intelligence committee warn that inadequate safety measures put Canadian national security and "Five Eyes" joint intelligence co-operation at risk.

Oct 12

The U.S. military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35s in the wake of one of the planes crashing in South Carolina two weeks ago. As a result of an initial investigation, the 245 F-35s being used in the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps will be grounded in an operational pause.

Oct 12

Police forces across Canada are developing very different policies to ensure officers are not impaired on duty. Meanwhile, the Canadian military is allowing marijuana use in Canada within eight hours of reporting for duty, with exceptions for ammunition handlers and equipment operators.

Oct 12

Halifax and Irving Shipbuilders used the slogan "Ships Start Here” to win a large part of Canada's government shipbuilding. Now signs saying “Ships Stay Here” are appearing around Halifax, in support of a campaign to keep shipbuilding work from going to Quebec.

Oct 12

Muhammad Ali wants to return to Canada after years of fighting alongside ISIS in the middle east. If Canada allows him to come home, should be face criminal charges?

Oct 11

U.S. foreign military sales totalled to $55.66 billion in 2018, a 33 per cent increase compared to the nearly $42 billion in weapons sold in 2017, the Defence Cooperation Agency announced.

Oct 11

British Defence Minister Stuart Andrew this week called on hundreds of defence companies to help the military respond to emerging threats as quickly as possible, calling them the ‘unsung heroes’ behind the Armed Forces.

Oct 11

In an unprecedented series of developments that one former officer says represents a crisis in leadership in the Canadian Army Reserve, the military has in the last several months removed one reserve-unit commanding officer, temporarily suspended another and accepted the resignation of a third.

Oct 11

An assessment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the security situation in Mali has worsened over the past three months and demand for food and other assistance has gone up. Canadian peacekeepers have only flown two medical evacuations since becoming operational in early August.

Oct 11

Three new small surveillance aircraft could cost Canada $140 million more than the military's original estimate of up to $249 million. The Beechcraft King Air planes will carry sensors and equipment to intercept cell phone and other electronic transmissions and support Canadian missions overseas and in Canada.

Oct 10

For years, drones have been pushing the limits of military capability, and is now on the cusp of going mainstream. There are certain inflection points when any new technology goes from being perpetually in the "near future" to being a part of everyday life, and that time is now.

Oct 10

For a deadly high-stakes game of nuclear submarine hide-and-seek you can turn to a Tom Clancy thriller. Or a newspaper. But not, alas, Canada’s Department of National Defence, says John Robson.

Oct 10

In seven years, the North Warning System is expected to be obsolete. The Canadian and U.S. governments are trying to figure out how to upgrade the radars for modern times – opening the door that the sensors could be plugged in to the Pentagon’s missile defence system as well as be modernized so they can track a new generation of Russian cruise missiles.

Oct 10

Ralph Goodale, Canada's public safety minister told reporters that gathering information about citizens returning from service with foreign terror organizations is a top priority.

Oct 10

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has ordered the Air Force and Navy to get mission capable rates for four key tactical aircraft up above 80 percent by the end of next September, a daunting challenge given the current readiness rates of America’s fighter fleets.

Oct 10

With legal marijuana a week away the Canadian Police Association asks why some forces are imposing strict limits on off-duty cannabis consumption. Calgary police service rules would effectively prohibit any marijuana use for most officers.

Oct 10

Canada and Mexico signed on Tuesday what is being called a defence co-operation arrangement. The arrangement will provide a mechanism to further collaborate in a number of key areas, including defence education, training, and capacity building, defence materiel, peace support operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

ISSUES & IDEAS

ANGUS REID's picture

Half of Canadians say the 2018 immigration target of 310,000 is too high. About 30% see that number as about right, while the rest say it is either too low (6%) or they are unsure (14%).

Chris MacLean's picture

It’s summer, and apparently time to make uniform changes, again.

 

CGAI's picture

Russia is busy showing off its increasingly powerful Navy but, according to David Bercuson, it is more to create a diversion and to gain diplomatic influence.

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