Vice-Admiral Craig Baines Assumes Command of Royal Canadian Navy

January 12, 2021 – Vice-Admiral Craig Baines assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (CRCN) from Vice-Admiral Art McDonald this afternoon in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. Vice-Admiral Baines assumes Command as the 37th CRCN. He has…

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HMCS Winnipeg Crewmember Lost at Sea

December 15, 2020 – A sailor went missing on Monday, December 14, 2020, while deployed on HMCS Winnipeg. Missing is Master Sailor Duane Earle, a Boatswain, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The details are still being determined, but it is believed he accidently fell overboard very early on Dec. 14, while the ship was approximately 500 nautical miles west of San Francisco,…

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PAO Bureaucrat Named a 2020 Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders

December 2, 2020 – Mercedes-Benz Canada congratulates the 16 women who have been named as 2020 Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award winners, and recognizes the achievements of the rest of this year’s Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards recipients. The Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Award celebrates the professional achievements of women aged 30 to 45 who are…

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Russian Take on CSC Program

November 18, 2020 (Google Translation) By Roman Skomorokhov Canadians surrendered The Canadians have surrendered. More precisely, the British project BAE System “Type 26” defeated the stinginess of Canadian officials. As a result, the Canadian fleet will be replenished with 15 frigates made on the basis of the BAE System “Type 26” project, but with hefty changes. What could have been…

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Exercise Keen Sword 21 Enhances Alliances

November 5, 2020 – Units attached to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and the Japan Self-Defense Force completed exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Nov. 5, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding waters. The joint-bilateral field training exercise (FTX), including forces from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps, enhanced Japan-U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.…

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Winnipeg Refuels from USNS Tippecanoe

October 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command Far East’s Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) routinely conducts replenishments at sea (RAS) for both U.S. ships and those from partner and ally nations – almost on a daily business. “USNS Tippecanoe’s officers and crew have shown fortitude, skill and dedication while providing much needed food, fuel, supplies…

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US, Japan & Canada in Exercise Keen Sword 21

October 25, 2020 – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces and units from the Japan Self-Defense Force began exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Oct. 26, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters. Keen Sword 21 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command-scheduled, and U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored field training exercise (FTX).…

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If Canada is Serious About the CSC, Why Aren’t They Part of This?

October 21, 2020 – Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) have further strengthened their enduring defense relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on building and delivering the next generation of cutting-edge frigates. The MoU re-enforces both countries’ commitment to working together on delivering these important high-profile national programs and maximizing mutual opportunities. A key aspect of…

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