Pay Raise For Senior Ranks

November 28, 2018 – Treasury Board has approved a pay increase for General Officers, Flag Officers, Colonels and Navy Captains as well as all legal officers. This multi-year increase is similar to, and follows, the pay increase percentages received by Canadian Armed Forces members in June 2017. The new rates, along with a lump sum back-payment, are expected to be in the pay of all affected officers on November 30, and not later than mid-December, and are as follows: o For senior officers, a 1.25% raise in pay effective April…

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Full Spectrum Targeting

November 22, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is successfully forging ahead with full spectrum targeting that will allow seamless interoperability across the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as well as with allies for future operations. In 2016, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Jonathan Vance, directed the CAF to establish a Joint Targeting Enterprise to conduct full spectrum targeting, which for the RCN includes the use of both munitions (missiles and naval gunfire support) and non-munitions (influence and information operations) capabilities. The enterprise, involving the RCN, the Canadian Army,…

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Cyber Coalition helps prepare NATO for today’s threats

November 28, 2018 – NATO’s flagship cyber defense exercise Cyber Coalition, one of the largest in the world, started on Tuesday (27 November 2018) in Tartu, Estonia. The exercise tests and trains cyber defenders from across the Alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks. Now in its eleventh year, Cyber Coalition involves around 700 participants from Allies, partners, industry and academia. The exercise aims to enhance coordination and collaboration between NATO and Allies, strengthen the ability to protect Alliance cyberspace, and conduct military operations in the cyber…

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NATO ships Visit Sweden

November 27, 2018 – The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) conducted a port visit in Karlskrona, Sweden 23 to 25 November. The port visit included visits to local military and civilian officials as well as tours of the ships for both local residents and Swedish military personnel. Sweden is a NATO Partner nation and NATO ships regularly call on ports in Sweden as part of their routine patrols in the Baltic Sea. These port visits allow the crews to…

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JS Kirishima Host Ship for Calgary and Asterix in Yokosuka

November 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – Ocean Coordinator (Notice) On the visit of the Canadian naval vessel and the joint training “KAEDEX 2018” Along with the visit of the Canadian naval vessel, the Maritime Self – Defense Force dispatched host ship as follows, In addition to supporting various kinds of events, we implemented goodwill events and joint exercises “KAEDEX 2018” To do. 1 Canadian Navy Navy’s Visit to Japan (1) Period and calling area 30.11.24 (Sat) – 11.27 (Tue): Sasebo (2) Japan warships etc. A. Visiting Japan (A) Frigate “Calgary”…

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Military Police launch Sexual Assault Review Program

November 19, 2018 – The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) Brigadier-General Simon Trudeau is officially announcing today the launch of the Sexual Assault Review Program (SARP). SARP will see the implementation of an open and transparent case review mechanism of unfounded sexual assault files investigated by the Military Police. SARP will assemble an External Review Team (ERT) that includes participation of stakeholders and representatives of the civilian community and DND/CAF, to include representatives from: – A victim advocate from Ontario – A victim service/support representative from the Sexual Misconduct Response…

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Halifax International Security Forum 2018: Introduction to Indo-Pacific Security Challenges

ADM Phil Davidson Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Halifax International Security Forum Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada November 17, 2018 As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Peter, for the kind introduction – I appreciate that – and thank you for the invite to speak here at the Forum. On behalf of everyone here, Peter, thank you for the addition of the McCain Award added to the Forum’s program. It is a wonderful way to remember the Senator and his contribution to the forum. I’m grateful for the opportunity to talk to you…

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Exceptional sailors recognized during Navy and Coast Guard Day

November 20, 2018 – Six exceptional sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) were recognized along with members of the Canadian Coast Guard on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 20, 2018, during Navy and Coast Guard Day. Master Seaman Curtis Ancil Chambers, Leading Seaman Evan Stuart Gilbert, Lieutenant Stephanie Maxim, Master Seaman Annie Poirier, Petty Officer 1st Class Lee Richardson and Sub-Lieutenant Andrew Torchia were welcomed as distinguished visitors in recognition of their significant accomplishments in the RCN at home and abroad. Navy and Coast Guard Day, hosted by The…

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Multinational experiences on Operation CARIBBE

November 16, 2018 – On October 23, 2018 HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Edmonton participated in a cooperative deployment with Armada de la República Mexicana (ARM) Hidalgo and ARM Avior of the Mexican Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Haddock as part of Operation CARIBBE. Aimed at building multinational relationships with our allies and partners, cooperative deployments not only provide opportunities for ships to work and manoeuvre together, but also allow members from each nation to visit and experience each other’s ships. “Being in ARM Hidalgo was really amazing,” says…

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