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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 15, 2015

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Kidnapping Justice (1)

Kidnapping Justice (2)

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Ukraine

Way Up North

Khadr Boy

Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

Internal Security

Veterans & Helping Veterans

Other

World War One


 

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 12, 2015

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Attacks on CF in Canada

  • Commentary  “The RCMP failed, even if it won’t admit it — I’m not sure which looks worse for the RCMP: either they embellished their claim that a woman with a stroller impeded one of their security officers during a crisis on Parliament Hill, or it’s actually true ….”

Internal Security

Ukraine

  • “PM meets with His Holiness Pope Francis …. During their meeting, Prime Minister Harper and Pope Francis discussed ways of strengthening relations between Canada and the Holy See with a particular emphasis on working together to defend religious freedom around the world. To this end, they discussed the importance of advocating on behalf of Christians and other religious minorities currently under threat in the Middle East, Eastern Ukraine, Crimea and Africa ….” – “Harper gets 10-minute papal visit, focuses on Ukraine”
  • Via the Pentagon info-machine  “Speaking the Same Language: Allies Harmonize Calls for Fire — Language plays an important role when different groups come together, and, often times, overcoming the language barrier may prove difficult.  In multinational operations, however, the ability to speak with one another is only half the battle. Ensuring different nations’ militaries can operate together means having procedures and systems that work together seamlessly. At Saber Strike 15 in Poland, soldiers from U.S., German and Canadian fire direction centers are overcoming this challenge, calling for fire in a mutually understandable way.  “It’s an excellent opportunity to be out here, especially in Poland and Europe, and represent Canada and work with multiple nations,” said Canadian Capt. Mike Kelly, forward observation officer. “That’s not an opportunity we get everyday, so we’re definitely making the most of it, and it’s excellent cross training ….”
  • More of the latest from Ukraine here and here

Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

Way Up North

Other

Afghanistan

World War Two


 

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 11, 2015

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Ukraine

Internal Security

#CANvsISIL

Way Up North

Ebola

Veterans & Helping Veterans

Other

Afghanistan

World War Two

World War One

  • “Vimy Memorial Bridge project wins Gustav Lindenthal Medal — A unique symbol of both cultural and environmental integrity, the Vimy Memorial Bridge represents a remarkable fusion of new structural innovations in a traditional heritage location. The bridge, spanning the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario , received the Gustav Lindenthal Medal at this year’s International Bridge Conference ® (IBC) ….”

 

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 10, 2015

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Internal Security

Ukraine

#CANvsISIL

Khadr Boy

Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

Way Up North

Other

World War Two


 

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 9, 2015

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Internal Security

Nepal Earthquake

Attacks on CF in Canada

Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

  • “Statement regarding Women in the Canadian Armed Forces …. As of April 2015, there are nearly 14,000 women amongst the CAF’s Regular and Primary Reserve Force population, which represent 15 percent of the CAF. We are striving to increase that percentage further with focused advertising, accelerated processing of applications, senior leader diversity champions, and research to inform our policies and practices. Our advertising campaigns continue to highlight opportunities for women, and play a significant role in enabling the CAF to achieve its recruiting objectives ….”

Way Up North

Ukraine

  • Via the Pentagon Info-machine  “Multinational Baltic Defense Exercise Showcases Interoperability — The U.S. has joined 16 other NATO and partner nations in a Baltic regional maritime exercise demonstrating various integrated military capabilities, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said …. The training event, which began June 5, includes forces from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom, Warren said ….”

Veterans & Helping Veterans

Other


 

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 8, 2015

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Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

  • “Statement by the Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada …. RMCC has incorporated focussed harassment and sexual misconduct training and will further advance this training for the fall session as part of our Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Prevention Response Plan. In addition, the CAF Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct, led by Lieutenant-General Chris Whitecross, will be visiting RMCC in the fall as part of their cross-country town hall series to raise awareness of inappropriate sexual behaviour in the CAF and to outline the action plan developed in response to the External Review Authority’s Report on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment. I look forward to hearing feedback from this team, and from staff, faculty and Officer Cadets, so that we can continue to improve our resilience to the serious issue of sexual misconduct ….”
  • “Military trying to cut recruitment targets for women despite expert’s report — The Canadian Armed Forces has been quietly pushing to reduce the target number of women it is legally obligated to recruit, despite assertions that getting more women in uniform is essential to eliminating sexual assault and harassment in the military ….”

Internal Security

#CANvsISIL

Khadr Boy

Ukraine

Way Up North

Veterans & Helping Veterans

Other

World War Two

World War One


 

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 2, 2015

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Veterans & Helping Veterans

What’s Canada Buying?

#CANvsISIL

Internal Security

Khadr Boy

Attacks on CF in Canada

Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

Way Up North

Ukraine

Other

World War Two


 

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