Canada set to participate in Nato Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024

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Members of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command conduct pre-mission training for Exercise Steadfast Defender 24 in Petawawa, Ontario, on January 16, 2024. Ottawa – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is set to participate in the largest NATO exercise in decades that will serve to rehearse NATO’s Deterrence and Defence plans to counter threats to the Euro-Atlantic area. Approximately 1,000 CAF …

Defence Minister Bill Blair to visit Latvia and Poland

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Ottawa – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, accompanied by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, will visit Latvia from December 15-16, 2023, and then travel to Poland on December 17-18. Minister Blair and General Eyre will meet with Latvian and Polish officials, and thank Canadian Armed Forces members deployed abroad for their service. In Latvia, Minister Blair will hold bilateral meetings with Andris Sprūds, Defence …

Ontario Honours Veterans with Free Year-Round Access to Parks

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Ontario – The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Andrea Khanjin, issued the following statement in recognition of Remembrance Week: “As we approach Remembrance Day, we remember the courage and dedication of the Canadian men and women who fought valiantly over the years and continue to defend our freedom, rights and democracy. In recognition of their service, Ontario is …

Armed Forces continue Counter-Explosive capability building

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Ottawa – Approximately 180 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members hosted nearly 150 members from partner nations for Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER, an international counter explosive exercise held at 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, from October 20 to November 2, 2023. The exercise leveraged lessons learned from the contemporary operating environment, particularly in Eastern Europe, where the threat from …

Minister Blair gets delivery of 1st new Armoured Combat Support Vehicles 

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Garrison – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, visited Garrison Petawawa where the first four new Armoured Combat Support Vehicles (ACSVs) were officially accepted by the Canadian Army. Minister Blair and General Eyre toured the newly-arrived armoured vehicles, which represent the first of 360 Armoured Combat Support Vehicles that will be delivered to …

Bill Blair welcomes Ukraine’s Minister of Defence, Rustem Umerov 

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Ottawa – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, welcomed Ukraine’s Minister of Defence, Rustem Umerov, to Ottawa. Minister Umerov was received by a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) honour guard before participating in a bilateral meeting with Minister Blair. Minister Blair and Minister Umerov condemned Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable further invasion of Ukraine, which represents an attack on the rules-based international …

Canada Army Run: Another Successful Edition Attracts 1000s to Downtown Ottawa

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Ottawa – The 16th edition of Canada Army Run, presented by BMO, brought together thousands of runners and supporters to the streets of Ottawa. Throughout the weekend, a series of family-friendly activities were held, with the festivities concluding through various races. This year’s event provided racers with the unique opportunity to run, roll, or walk alongside members of the military …

Fourth Arctic, Offshore Patrol Vessel delivered to Royal Canadian Navy

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Halifax – The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV), His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) William Hall, was delivered to the fleet. Designed to assert and uphold Arctic sovereignty, the Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel significantly enhances the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) capabilities and presence in the Arctic. With its considerable space to transport cargo, …

Brampton Transit honours Canadian War Veterans with free service 

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Brampton – On Saturday, August 19, 2023, Brampton Transit is offering free, all-day transit service for Canadian War Veterans (former members of the Canadian Armed Forces) and one companion to travel to/from the Warriors’ Day Parade in Toronto.  A Veteran can be identified by producing a Brampton Transit “War Veteran Pass” or any of the following items: • Medals • …

Supporting Survivors, Delivering Meaningful Culture Change

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Ottawa – The Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) continue to advance programs and initiatives to support survivors of sexual misconduct and to address the root causes of harmful behaviour. Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre – Support to Survivors The independent Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre (SMSRC) provides support services and referrals to serving …