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Tag: Operations & Exercises – Current and upcoming operations, plans and exercises

Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan on progress of Operation HONOUR within 2nd Canadian Division

– Montréal, Québec — The tabling of the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on November 20, 2018 concerning inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sparked much interest and was extensively reported in the media. In the wake of this report, I believe it is timely to reflect upon and to take stock of this issue.

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Op PALACI maintains avalanche control in Rogers Pass

– Every year since 1961, Canadian Armed Forces gunners from all over Canada come together during Operation PALACI in Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Their job is to trigger avalanches using C3 105mm Howitzers in this vital choke-point in Canada’s transportation corridor.

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Army engineers tackle rough conditions during Exercise NIHILO SAPPER 2018

– The troops participating in Ex NIHILO SAPPER 18 were challenged by torrential rains, gale force winds, an early season blizzard, and an extensive collection of community based engineering tasks that needed to be completed in tight timelines.

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HMCS Edmonton breaks record of total illicit substance disruption on Operation CARIBBE

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton disrupted an estimated 758 kilograms of cocaine from a suspected smuggling vessel during her fourth disruption, mid-November while deployed on Operation CARIBBE. This disruption breaks the ship’s record for total seizures and amount of contraband disrupted.

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Leadership, respect and honour: Training sailors for the future

– The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Leadership Respect and Honour Professional Development Program provides a baseline understanding of the conduct requirements for all personnel in the RCN, providing guidance and procedures for reporting incidents of improper behavior.

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Operation HONOUR: National vision, local actions

– During a recent visit to the offices of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct, the CAF Chief Warrant Officer, CWO Alain Guimond shared his vision of what’s next for Operation HONOUR with a special 2019 campaign planning committee.

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Military Police launch Sexual Assault Review Program

– “The Sexual Assault Review Program will provide another means by which the Canadian Forces Military Police continue to enhance the professional police service being provided to the DND/CAF community. It also ensures that our sexual assault investigative standards are to the highest levels,” said Brigadier-General Simon Trudeau, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal.

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Weather Briefs – Canada’s lead critical to NATO’s mission success

– Weather predictions can sometimes be perceived as an afterthought, but not for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Having accurate, mission-focussed weather forecasts is not only vital to every aspect of RCAF operations, it is also tremendously valuable for certain missions.

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Pride, Partnership and Professionalism: CAF contributes to security capacity building with Iraqi partners

– The pride was evident on their faces as members of Iraqi security forces (ISF) from Ninewah province graduated in mid-October.

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The Joint Targeting Intelligence Centre: Bringing innovation into intelligence

– Long-term success in operations hinges on many factors. But among the most important of these factors is innovation, the renewal of methods and introduction of ideas. The Joint Targeting Intelligence Centre is a recent example of innovation in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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