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"It is startling that we had the personnel trained and we didn't deploy them," said Walter Dorn, a professor at the Canadian Forces Staff College. He said Canada's failure to send soldiers to the one of the most auspicious missions on the UN's plate throws into doubt the Liberals' election pledge to return to ...
OTTAWA — The Canadian Forces have been running a recruitment ad on the American website Breitbart — a digital force in far-right politics that's among U.S. President Donald Trump's staunchest allies and one of Canada's biggest critics. The military indirectly paid Breitbart, in violation of Ottawa's ...

A CANFORGEN has now gone out outlining the latest promotions and retirements from the Canadian Forces. Here it is: PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS, RESULTING FROM RETIREMENTS, ARE AS FOLLOWS: LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.A.J. PARENT WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN ...
After facing criticism over arguments its lawyers made in court, the federal government is moving to settle proposed class action lawsuits filed by members of the Canadian Armed Forces who allege rampant sexual misconduct, racism and gender discrimination within the military. "I am pleased to announce ...
A sharp drop in Americans willing to sign up for their country's armed forces attributed in part to a steady mass-media diet of wounded soldiers, wars without end, and mistreated veterans is a recruiting problem Canadian military brass say they don't have — with exceptions. This month, the Pentagon began ...
OTTAWA – The Canadian Forces are in the market for pot "goggles" to show its members the effects of marijuana impairment. According to a tender notice posted on the federal government's "Buy and Sell" procurement website, the Department of National Defence is looking to purchase 26 marijuana ...

An A-29 Super Tucano of the Afghan Air Force flies over Kabul. The planes provide close air support for Afghan security forces. Photo courtesy USAF. Share Adjust Comment Print. At the recent Senate defence committee there was an interesting exchange between Senator Diane Griffin and Chief of the ...
The Canadian military has laid disciplinary charges against Lieutenant-Colonel James Jonasson, Commander of the Role 2 Medical Treatment Facility in Iraq. The charges relate to an alleged incident in October 2017 during pre-deployment training in Canada that was later reported in January 2018, the ...
OTTAWA — The Canadian Forces is scrambling for answers after one of its military helicopters dropped an inflatable life raft that smashed a hole in the roof of a home in Miami. The Griffon search-and-rescue helicopter was on a training exercise in Florida on Wednesday and returning to a U.S. Coast Guard ...
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged Dave Williams on Feb. 7 with sexual assault as well as assault, according to military police. The charges relate to alleged incidents during a Canadian Forces flight to Latvia on Dec. 2-3, 2017. Williams was a passenger on the flight as part of a ...
The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence (CFMAD) at 22 Wing/CFB North Bay will be offering its annual dress-up photo studio during the Family Day event. Visitors can put on authentic military uniforms and accessories and have a family portrait taken. Work and dress uniforms, helmets, and ...
One such faction is the Canadian Forces. They are beginning to look at ways to educate and assimilate their members about cannabis culture, and it's various effects. And no, they're not prepared to pass around blunts amongst their troops. However, they do want them to experience what it's like to be ...
The Trudeau government is trying to quash a class-action lawsuit that alleges rampant sexual misconduct and gender discrimination within the Canadian Armed Forces, CTV News has learned. Plaintiffs in the case allege systemic sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination. Veteran Amy Graham ...
The Canadian Forces has a directive for its personnel deployed overseas to turn off automatic geolocators on personnel devices. In some deployments, military staff are on the ground to make sure those devices are turned off. “Given Operations Security is paramount to the CAF, there are directives from ...
“Earlier today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid charges against the Chief Military Judge. “Today's announcement serves to remind us that, as in the civilian justice system, no one is above the law. All Canadian Armed Forces members, regardless of their rank or position, remain ...
Canadian explosives experts get extended mission in Iraq to help clean aftermath of Daesh fight as Ottawa weighs other contributions. A Canadian Forces Griffon helicopter flies over a displaced persons camp near Erbil, Iraq on Feb. 20, 2017. Up to four Griffon helicopters remain in the region as well as ...
It may remind some of the British SAS Land Rovers, or the now gone versions of the Canadian Iltis, perhaps the U.S. dune buggy like, Chenowth FAV, or perhaps even further back into WWII the Canadian stripped down CMP's used by the British Long Range Desert Patrol group. Perhaps it has the lineage ...

The charges were laid by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, an independent investigative unit with the military police. “Rank or appointment plays no factor in investigating the facts of the matter,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Cadman, Commanding Officer with the Canadian Forces ...
HALIFAX — Canada's fleet of geriatric Sea King military helicopters has finally reached its long overdue retirement on the East Coast, and the Royal Canadian Air Force is making sure the venerable, snub-nosed workhorse gets a proper send-off after 54 years of service. The Sikorski CH-124 Sea Kings ...
This 2001 photo shows Canadian Ranger Andrew Anaktak of the Kugluktuk Ranger Patrol prepares to fire his CF-issue .303-calibre Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifle. DND photo. Share Adjust Comment Print. Defence Watch continues to receive email from readers inquiring about the status of the program to ...
Members of the King's Own Calgary Regiment took part in an impressive training simulator on Saturday where they worked together in teams to re-enact driving an armoured vehicle. Operation King's Command brought together regular and reserve members for a simulated training program where they ...
The Canadian Armed Forces was supposed to start receiving the first of its new standard military pattern trucks by the end of 2017. The Standard Military Pattern or SMP trucks are coming from Mack Defense, LLC. The delivery of the trucks was originally supposed to take place in the summer of 2017 but ...
The military justice system, operated by the Canadian Armed Forces, is where troops are supposed to find justice, but an internal report obtained exclusively by CTV News reveals a lack of confidence that extends to the highest levels. Ordered in May 2016, the 560-page draft document titled “Court Martial ...
Canada's special forces hope to recruit more than just a few good women in the coming years, says the commander of the elite force. Maj-Gen. Mike Rouleau said the special forces, the highly trained military units that hunt terrorists and conduct covert operations, are considering how they can recruit more ...
“Other training opportunities have been identified, as requested by the JAF, but are still in the planning stages,” Canadian Forces Capt. Vincent Bouchard told Defence Watch. Equipment has also been donated by Canada, some of which came earlier last year while other gear arrived in late 2017. Bouchard ...
A team of military policy experts is examining the implications of legalized marijuana for Canadian Forces members. 'We hire the 18-to-25 age group. We want to be aware of what the impact might be on the well-being of those folks who might be consuming this product,' says Lt.-Gen. Chuck Lamarre.
Currently, 15 per cent of members are women. The goal is 25 per cent by 2025. “We're putting money where our mouth is, saying we want women because we know women bring a certain strength, a certain talent pool,” Capt. Leona Ahn, with the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre, said. Story continues ...
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he expects the Canadian Forces leadership to sometime in the new year come up with options for Canada on the ongoing Iraq mission. That comes as U.S., Iraqi and coalition commanders say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is defeated. But some coalition ...
This year, the Toronto-area couple provided the families of Canadian Forces personnel stationed overseas with $50 grocery store gift cards to go towards their Christmas dinner. And for the soldiers posted around the world, they provided them with real maple syrup for their Christmas breakfast, as a ...
The military will present options to the government in the new year, though it seems evident that Canadian forces will be training Iraqi counterparts to protect against various threats from inside and outside the country. Sajjan did not give any indication that the government was planning to end Canada's ...
The CBC has reported that the commander of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier believes the values of people in the far-right group La Meute are in direct contradiction to those of the military, but he's not about to order soldiers to leave the group. La Meute — which means wolf pack in French — takes the ...
The commander of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier says the values of people in the far-right Facebook group La Meute are in direct contradiction to those of the military, but he's not about to order soldiers to leave the group. La Meute — which mean wolf pack in French — takes the position that Quebec's ...
OTTAWA - The Canadian Forces social-media team might have been flying high over the federal government's plans to buy second-hand jets from Australia, but an errant photo of Boeing's controversial Super Hornet fighter has brought it crashing back to Earth. The photo in question was posted to the ...
In a statement, the chief of staff of the Army Reserve said the Army is already working on the recommendations with the Canadian Forces' health services and with provincial and territorial health-care agencies. "The health and wellness of our members are of utmost importance, it is with this in mind that we ...
The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds will headline next year's Oregon International Air Show next year, the air show announced on Monday. The Snowbirds last performed in Hillsboro four years ago, and have headlined the air show three times in the last 25 years. "The Snowbirds were a tremendous hit the ...
Dawn McIlmoyle, a former military member living in Peterborough, is part of a class-action lawsuit which alleges the federal government has failed to protect members of the Canadian Forces from sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender-based discrimination.
Members of the Canadian Forces work on a CP140 Aurora surveillance plane at the Canadian Forces base in the Persian Gulf on February 19, 2017. (Ryan Remiorz/CP). Canada may not be known for its military might—perhaps rightly so. The country's military budget has fallen among the lowest in NATO, ...
OTTAWA – The Canadian Forces are in the market for pot "goggles" to show its members the effects of marijuana impairment. According to a tender notice posted on the federal government's "Buy and Sell" procurement website, the Department of National Defence is looking to purchase 26 marijuana ...
Involving about 300 Canadian Forces members, Operation Nunalivut 2018 will take place from Feb. 23 to March 19, with patrols on the land, on the sea ice, underwater and in the air. International observers may also participate in Nunalivut 2018, the DND said. During the exercises, the Joint Task Force ...
The military will present options to the government in the new year, though it seems evident that Canadian forces will be training Iraqi counterparts to protect against various threats from inside and outside the country. Sajjan did not give any indication that the government was planning to end Canada's ...
The commander of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier says the values of people in the far-right Facebook group La Meute are in direct contradiction to those of the military, but he's not about to order soldiers to leave the group. La Meute — which mean wolf pack in French — takes the position that Quebec's ...
In a statement, the chief of staff of the Army Reserve said the Army is already working on the recommendations with the Canadian Forces' health services and with provincial and territorial health-care agencies. "The health and wellness of our members are of utmost importance, it is with this in mind that we ...
Stuart Hendin, a lawyer and instructor at the Royal Military College and Canadian Forces College, said, "It doesn't matter whether the individual is a Canadian or not, so long as that individual is part of [ISIS], which is an organized structure, and is engaged in a conflict, that individual may be a legitimate ...
The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds will headline next year's Oregon International Air Show next year, the air show announced on Monday. The Snowbirds last performed in Hillsboro four years ago, and have headlined the air show three times in the last 25 years. "The Snowbirds were a tremendous hit the ...
The cenotaph at Kandahar Airfield, built by Canadian Forces personnel and Afghan employees, became a symbol for many Canadians of the losses endured in the Afghan war. On the cenotaph are plaques that honour Canadian Forces members who died as well as Foreign Affairs official Glyn Berry, ...
Mercedes Stephenson: I want to start with what has been a big priority for you, and that's Operation Honour and cracking down on sexual misconduct and sexual harassment in the Canadian forces. What kind of grade would you give yourself and the institution on how you've done, and what developments ...
A Canadian Forces Griffon helicopter comes in for a landing near the Mosul dam, February 20, 2017 in northern Iraq. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz ORG ... Jon Vance has outlined changes that have been brought in for income tax and the Canadian Forces. What this means in practical terms, ...
There was also the deep underground complex at Canadian Forces Base North Bay and another centre at the now-decommissioned military ...
Satalic originally trained as a truck mechanic before becoming a clerk in the Canadian Forces Postal Service. She had a girlfriend who wasn't ...
More than 150 members of the Armed Forces are taking part in a 72-hour training session this weekend between Port Hope and Peterborough.


 

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