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Army units increase role in recovery of ill and injured members

Army units increase role in recovery of ill and injured members

on 3:55 pm in Featured Slider, Health, Land, Recent Posts, Training | 0 comments

By Devon Atherton – When it comes to the care and support of ill and injured members, the Canadian Army (CA) believes that its soldiers deserve the highest level of service. This is why, under a new directive developed by CA Personnel Policy, a standardized approach to supporting and caring for soldiers throughout the organization aims to ensure that soldiers have...

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Here’s why Canadian Rangers can’t be reimbursed right way for personal equipment

Here’s why Canadian Rangers can’t be reimbursed right way for personal equipment

on 7:31 pm in Defence budget, Defense, Featured Slider, Land, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Canadian Rangers are the eyes and ears of the military in isolated, coastal and sparsely populated areas of northern Canada. However, in order to carry out their duty, members of self-sufficient force often have to resort to using their personal equipment. The problem is when a Ranger’s equipment is lost or damaged in the line duty that Ranger has to...

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Vehicle replacement project will ‘revolutionize’ Army logistics

Vehicle replacement project will ‘revolutionize’ Army logistics

on 3:17 pm in Defence budget, Featured Slider, Land, Procurement, Recent Posts, Vehicles | 0 comments

By Steven Fouchard Gatineau, Quebec  — The motto of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Logistics Branch, which plays a wide range of supportive roles from transporting equipment and troops to providing command and control functions, is Servitium Nulli Secundus, meaning Service Second to None. A process to refresh the CAF’s fleet of logistics vehicles is currently underway and has been designed...

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Russian aggression prompts Canada to extend Ukraine mission

Russian aggression prompts Canada to extend Ukraine mission

on 9:04 pm in Command, Defence budget, Defense, Diplomacy, Featured Slider, Land, NATO, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

Canada will continue to send soldiers to Eastern Europe in order to train Ukrainian troops for two more years in the face of continuing Russian military aggression in the region. The extension of the Canadian Armed Forces’ Operation Unifier to the end of March 2019 was announced by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced...

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CAF develops child soldier doctrine

CAF develops child soldier doctrine

on 5:49 pm in Defense, Featured Slider, Land, NATO, Recent Posts, Security, Training | 0 comments

The Canadian Armed Forces has come out with its very first doctrine which addresses the possibility of Canadian troops encountering child soldiers in overseas missions. In many conflict zones around the world children under the age 15 are conscripted or forcibly made to participate actively in armed hostilities. Human Rights Watch once estimated that more than 300,000 child soldiers are...

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Canadian ground troops in Europe get new commander

Canadian ground troops in Europe get new commander

on 5:25 pm in Command, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, NATO, Recent Posts, Training | 0 comments

Canadian soldiers who are part of the CAF’s contingent to the NATO force in Central and Eastern Europe have a new commander. Maj. Jesse van Eijk recently took command of Operation Reassurance Land Task Force (LTF) from Maj. Lonnie Campbell as part of the command’s transition from Rotation 6 to Rotation 7, according to the military. As part of...

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200 Canadian troops head for Ukraine

200 Canadian troops head for Ukraine

on 6:27 pm in Diplomacy, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, Procurement, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

It remains uncertain how long some 200 Canadian soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton heading this month for Ukraine will be staying in the Eastern European country which shares its border with Russia. Since 2015, Canadian, American and British troops have been deployed on rotation to Ukraine to the country’s soldiers after...

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CA hosts Conference of American Armies

CA hosts Conference of American Armies

on 6:35 am in Defense, Diplomacy, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, Recent Posts, Transformation | 0 comments

By Natalie Flynn From February 6 to 10, 2017, the Canadian Army is hosting a special multi-lateral conference in Toronto. The event is part of the 32nd cycle of the Conference of American Armies (CAA), an international gathering of associated militaries consisting of six major meetings held over a period of two years. Founded in 1960, the CAA is...

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Black Canadians at Vimy Ridge

Black Canadians at Vimy Ridge

on 6:19 am in Air, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, Naval, Recent Posts, Training | 0 comments

When the four divisions of the Canadian Corps began their assault on Vimy Ridge on the morning of April 9, 1917, it was a cosmopolitan affair, with men of Black, Chinese, Japanese and Sikh origin serving in the battle. Conventional wisdom has it that Black Canadians were unable to enlist in the Canadian Expeditionary Force before the formation of...

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Canadian Rangers on snowmobile expedition

Canadian Rangers on snowmobile expedition

on 4:11 pm in Arctic, Defense, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, Recent Posts, Training | 0 comments

Members of the 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (2 CRPG) on Monday embarked on a 500-kilometre journey over Quebec’s frozen expanse southeast of James Bay as part of a military exercise. This unique Nordic expedition called the Exercise Aqikgik, will demonstrate the operational abilities of the Canadian Rangers, the vitality of the Junior Canadian Rangers and the importance of...

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