DM/CDS message on OC Transpo accident

– This incident has touched the Defence Team directly, with four Canadian Armed Forces members and five civilian DND employees among those involved in the crash.

Former HMCS Preserver disposal complete

– The final 15 meter section of the former HMCS Preserver was dismantled in December, concluding an 18-month effort to dispose of the ship.

Ask the Expert: Exercise pills, are they real?

– It is important to note that these pills are designed to mimic the effects of exercise but none of them comes even close to providing the extensive number of benefits that physical exercise offers.

Sailor up for CISM Athlete of the Year Award

– AB Yvette Yong has been a rising star in the world of military sports and martial arts. She brought home the gold in the 2018 Pan American Taekwondo Championships where she represented the Canadian Armed Forces, and was ranked number one in the world in women’s fin weight category.

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vehicle maintenance on the “Badger”

Canadian Army engineers build capacity with Iraqi forces

– Deploying north of Baghdad to instruct Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) on the use of specialized counter-improvised explosive device (IED) equipment, 20 soldiers from 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4 ESR) in Gagetown, N.B. have been supporting Coalition efforts in building partner capacity since August 2018.

DRDC scientist instructs soldiers on the use of advanced search equipment.

DRDC provides scientific support to Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER

– Counter explosive hazard experts from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) demonstrated new technologies and obtained feedback which will shape future research to advance the Canadian Armed Forces’ Counter Explosive Threat capacity.

Soldiers practice putting on gas masks.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Instructor Training in Jordan

– In late September 2018, the Canadian Training Assistance Team arrived in Jordan. One of their first tasks was to conduct a needs assessment of the Jordanian Armed Forces’ (JAF) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capability (CBRN).

First day of shooting with the Howitzer for gunners in Rogers Pass

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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DM/CDS message on OC Transpo accident

– This incident has touched the Defence Team directly, with four Canadian Armed Forces members and five civilian DND employees among those involved in the crash.

Sailor up for CISM Athlete of the Year Award

– AB Yvette Yong has been a rising star in the world of military sports and martial arts. She brought home the gold in the 2018 Pan American Taekwondo Championships where she represented the Canadian Armed Forces, and was ranked number one in the world in women’s fin weight category.

Canadian Ranger receives Order of Military Merit

– Sergeant Kamenawatamin is the first woman among the Rangers in Ontario to receive the Order of Military Merit, an honour that was created in 1972 to recognize outstanding service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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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Why I Give: CPO1 Hardy

– Have you ever met someone who was married in a hospital? I hadn’t until I met CFB Halifax Administration Unit Chief CPO1 Ed Hardy…

Materiel Group member completes journey for service dogs

– After 26 days, Dan Connolly with the Material Group completed Spain’s 800-kilometer Camino de Santiago de Compostela on October 27, 2018.

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Five new members for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

– Five new members—including two Second World War-era members of the Royal Canadian Air Force—will be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in May 2019.

Canadian Army assisted with Halifax Explosion disaster relief 101 years ago

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — It’s been 101 years since thousands of Canadian soldiers, other military personnel and civilians rushed to save the city and its people.

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Former HMCS Preserver

Former HMCS Preserver disposal complete

– The final 15 meter section of the former HMCS Preserver was dismantled in December, concluding an 18-month effort to dispose of the ship.

Six people wearing green military uniforms standing and smiling.

Air and Space Power Operations Course breaks down “stovepipes”

– The 30-day intensive Air and Space Power Operations Course develops air- and space-minded officers who can effectively assess, plan and task dynamic and complex aerospace operations.

The Homecoming Statue in Victoria, BC

A real homecoming at Victoria memorial

– The Homecoming statue was created by artist Nathan Scott and is part of an outdoor memorial paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Navy. Scott’s statue depicts a kneeled sailor as his daughter leaps into his arms; it captures the moment when a sailor comes home to their family after a long deployment at sea.

An original Enigma

Cipher-Decipher: Kingston exhibit showcases the past, present and future of cryptology

– The exhibit, Cipher-Decipher was created by the Canada Science and Technology Museum in partnership with Canada’s national cryptologic agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). It gives visitors the chance to crack the code of encryption and cyber security.

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Ask the Expert: Exercise pills, are they real?

– It is important to note that these pills are designed to mimic the effects of exercise but none of them comes even close to providing the extensive number of benefits that physical exercise offers.

FORCE Rewards Program: Rewarding fitness in the Canadian Armed Forces

– The FORCE Rewards Program uses material rewards to recognize Canadian Armed Forces personnel who achieve higher levels on their FORCE Evaluation fitness tests, either Silver, Gold or Platinum zones on the Fitness Profile.

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Combat casualty exercise in Mali

Another day at Defence

– We are updating our image galleries to bring you recent photos from Canadian Armed Forces and National Defence. We will be adding new photos to this gallery regularly, featuring images from Combat Camera and other DND/CAF sources.

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DT News: New Ranger patrols stand up in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Canadian Army helps fulfill Ontario boy’s wish list

– 5th Canadian Division recently stood up two new ranger patrols in the Deer Lake area in Newfoundland.

60 Seconds with Maj Todd Walter, Mission Crew Commander of Santa Trackers at 22 Wing/CFB North Bay.

– Maj Walter answered as many randomly drawn questions as he could in 60 seconds.

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