NATO Statement on Russia’s Unprovoked Attack on Ukraine

I strongly condemn Russia’s reckless and unprovoked attack on Ukraine, which puts at risk countless civilian lives. Once again, despite our repeated warnings and tireless efforts to engage in diplomacy, Russia has chosen the path of aggression against a sovereign and independent country. This is a grave breach of international law, and a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security. I call…

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NATO Begins ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta

NATO’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise, Dynamic Manta, kicked off on Monday (21 February 2022) off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from nine Allied nations converged in the central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare training. Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in…

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USCG & USN Host Exercise with Royal Canadian Navy

The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy concluded a two-day joint exercise on Feb. 17 and 18, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Salish Sea. The exercise involved multiple United States and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) assets and crews. The training was conducted to prepare Royal Canadian Navy crews for deployments to support United States…

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NATO: No Security in Europe Without a Strong Transatlantic Bond

In a ‎keynote speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (19 February 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of a strong transatlantic relationship for European security. Noting the real risk of conflict, the Secretary General called on Russia to change course, to step back from the brink, stop preparing for war and start working for a…

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So Far Canada Still Taking Part in RIMPAC 2022

It is unclear at press time if Canada will be dropped from NATO after the imposition of martial law and international condemnation. Here is the latest US Navy announcement: U.S. 3rd Fleet and the Royal Canadian Navy hosted the Commanders’ Conference for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 at Naval Base San Diego, February 14-18. The weeklong conference brought…

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Sea Cadet Summer Courses 2022

Course Description Duration Prerequistes Delivery Seamanship Course (Sea) The Seamanship course provides cadets an opportunity to build on seamanship skills learned at the corps and to participate in advanced seamanship activities. Activities include ropework and rigging, whaler operation as crew member, a day sail on a training vessel, and naval communication. Cadets attending this course, if successful, can achieve the…

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Royal Canadian Legion Pleads for Veteran Disabilities, Long Ignored by Trudeau

Recent reports revealed Veterans Affairs Canada is set to lose one third of their staff tasked with clearing the backlog of disability benefit claims that has delayed supports for Veterans for years. The Royal Canadian Legion is calling on the Government of Canada to uphold its promise to clear the backlog that reportedly has 34,000 Veterans still waiting in dire…

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February 16 Statement by NATO Defence Ministers on Ukraine

We are gravely concerned by the very large scale, unprovoked and unjustified Russian military build-up in and around Ukraine and in Belarus. We urge Russia, in the strongest possible terms, to choose the path of diplomacy, and to immediately reverse its build-up and withdraw its forces from Ukraine in accordance with its international obligations and commitments. We remain committed to…

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RFP Issued for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

On February 11, 2022, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) project issued its Request for Proposal (RFP) to two qualified suppliers: L3 Technologies MAS Inc.; and the United States Government and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The issuance of the RFP is a significant milestone for the project that caps off an extensive period of collaborative consultation between the two…

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