Military

Officer Cadet Andrei Honciu is seen in an undated handout photo. Honciu was one of four officer cadets who was killed travelling in a single vehicle when it entered the waters on the Royal Military College campus at Point Frederick on Friday April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DND

Friend remembers cadet who died in Kingston vehicle incident as ‘class clown’

4 officer cadets died when their vehicle plunged into water in Royal Military College tragedy

Officer Cadet Andrei Honciu is seen in an undated handout photo. Honciu was one of four officer cadets who was killed travelling in a single vehicle when it entered the waters on the Royal Military College campus at Point Frederick on Friday April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DND
Cadets carry flowers at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario on Friday April 29, 2022. The Department of National Defence says it’s investigating an incident involving a vehicle at the Royal Military College campus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Cadets carry flowers at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario on Friday April 29, 2022. The Department of National Defence says it’s investigating an incident involving a vehicle at the Royal Military College campus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake to Meri Mion, center, in Vicenza, northern Italy, Thursday, April 28, 2022, to replace the one U.S. soldiers ate as they entered her hometown during one of the final battles of World War II. Meri Mion, who turns 90 on Friday, wiped away tears as she was presented with the cake. Mion was a 13-year-old when Americans came to her nearby village, San Pietro in Gù. (Laura Krieder, U.S. Army via AP)

US Army ‘returns’ cake to Italian woman for 90th birthday

U.S. soldiers return cake that disappeared 77 years ago during Second World War

Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake to Meri Mion, center, in Vicenza, northern Italy, Thursday, April 28, 2022, to replace the one U.S. soldiers ate as they entered her hometown during one of the final battles of World War II. Meri Mion, who turns 90 on Friday, wiped away tears as she was presented with the cake. Mion was a 13-year-old when Americans came to her nearby village, San Pietro in Gù. (Laura Krieder, U.S. Army via AP)
Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Canadian military not doing enough to detect, prevent extremism in the ranks: Report

Report takes military to task for not acting on dozens of previous studies and reviews

Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Racism report to take military to task for not doing more over past 20 years

Report to speak to the impact of colonialism, imbalance in the share of white military personnel

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Russian sanctions prove Canadian military mission in Ukraine had impact: Commander

Sanctioned Canadian military commanders helped train 30,000 Ukrainians since 2015

Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
A U.S. F-35 fighter jet flies over the Eifel Mountains near Spangdahlem, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. The U.S. Armed Forces moved stealth fighter jets to Spangdahlem Air Base a few days ago. The aircraft, built by the U.S. company Lockheed-Martin, is considered the most modern stealth fighter aircraft in the world. (Harald Tittel/dpa via AP)

Canada avoided F-35 teething problems, should buy stealth fighter now: test pilot

The Liberal government launched negotiations last month for the purchase of 88 F-35s,

A U.S. F-35 fighter jet flies over the Eifel Mountains near Spangdahlem, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. The U.S. Armed Forces moved stealth fighter jets to Spangdahlem Air Base a few days ago. The aircraft, built by the U.S. company Lockheed-Martin, is considered the most modern stealth fighter aircraft in the world. (Harald Tittel/dpa via AP)
Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance sits in the front row during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Former defence chief Vance sentenced to 80 hours community service after guilty plea

Ex-chief of defence staff Jonathan Vance pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance sits in the front row during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, along with Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and representatives from the federal government hold a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, March 28, 2022, to announce next steps in the competitive procurement process for the ‘Future Fighter Capability Project.’ Defence experts say there have been both costs and benefits to Canada’s long journey in choosing a new fighter jet, which resulted this week in the launch of negotiations for the purchase of F-35s.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Assessing the costs and benefits of Canada’s 12-year F-35 odyssey

Some experts say there is a plus side to decade-long delay on acquiring stealth fighter jets

Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, along with Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and representatives from the federal government hold a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, March 28, 2022, to announce next steps in the competitive procurement process for the ‘Future Fighter Capability Project.’ Defence experts say there have been both costs and benefits to Canada’s long journey in choosing a new fighter jet, which resulted this week in the launch of negotiations for the purchase of F-35s.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A U.S. F-35 fighter jet flies over the Eifel Mountains near Spangdahlem, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. The Liberal government is expected to announce this afternoon that it will enter into final negotiations on purchasing the F-35. (Harald Tittel/dpa via AP)

Liberals launch negotiations to buy F-35 fighter jets

Decision doesn’t mean purchase of the U.S.-built stealth fighter a done deal

A U.S. F-35 fighter jet flies over the Eifel Mountains near Spangdahlem, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. The Liberal government is expected to announce this afternoon that it will enter into final negotiations on purchasing the F-35. (Harald Tittel/dpa via AP)
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand takes part in the Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence in Ottawa, Friday, March 11, 2022. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been banned from entering Ukraine unless their presence is approved by chief of the defence staff Gen. Wayne Eyre. Defence Minister Anita Anand did not say what support will be available to Canadians captured while fighting in Ukraine, and instead discouraged Canadians from going to the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian troops ordered to stay away as foreign fighters flock to Ukraine

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been banned from joining the…

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand takes part in the Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence in Ottawa, Friday, March 11, 2022. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been banned from entering Ukraine unless their presence is approved by chief of the defence staff Gen. Wayne Eyre. Defence Minister Anita Anand did not say what support will be available to Canadians captured while fighting in Ukraine, and instead discouraged Canadians from going to the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A basic training course at CFB Esquimalt was terminated March 11 after multiple incidents of sexual harassment and racism were brought to staff’s attention. (Black Press Media file photo)

Acts of racism, sexual harassment end CFB Esquimalt basic training course

3 individuals kicked out of course, those responsible for racist messages yet to be identified

A basic training course at CFB Esquimalt was terminated March 11 after multiple incidents of sexual harassment and racism were brought to staff’s attention. (Black Press Media file photo)
A reference drawing included in the bid package for remediation work at a decommissioned bunker at Nanaimo Military Camp. (SNC Lavalin/Government of Canada image)

Contaminated soil will be cleaned up around Cold War-era bunker in Nanaimo

Federal government puts out tender for remediation project expected to cost at least $1 million

A reference drawing included in the bid package for remediation work at a decommissioned bunker at Nanaimo Military Camp. (SNC Lavalin/Government of Canada image)
Emergency crews work around the wreckage of a downed CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter at 9 Wing Canadian Forces Base Gander, in Gander, N.L., Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Cook

Newfoundland Cormorant search and rescue helicopter crash sends 2 to hospital

Gander, airport reopens after helicopter crash, investigation ongoing

Emergency crews work around the wreckage of a downed CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter at 9 Wing Canadian Forces Base Gander, in Gander, N.L., Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Cook
Bentinck Island, off Metchosin, will be in use for terrestrial demolition by the Department of National Defencefrom March 3 to 9. (File - Black Press)
Bentinck Island, off Metchosin, will be in use for terrestrial demolition by the Department of National Defencefrom March 3 to 9. (File - Black Press)
HMCS Halifax heads out of the harbour in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday that Canada will deploy an additional 460 Canadian troops to help NATO in its standoff with Russia, including an artillery unit, a naval frigate and a surveillance aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian military’s limits to be tested as fears of war with Russia mount

Canada will deploy an additional 460 Canadian troops to help NATO, as resources stretch

HMCS Halifax heads out of the harbour in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday that Canada will deploy an additional 460 Canadian troops to help NATO in its standoff with Russia, including an artillery unit, a naval frigate and a surveillance aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary on July 8, 2016. The Department of National Defence says dozens of Canadian Armed Forces members who refused to get vaccinated have now been kicked out of the military. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian military cuts dozens of unvaccinated troops, puts hundreds more on notice

Notices were given to 246 others, the first step toward forcing service members out of uniform

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary on July 8, 2016. The Department of National Defence says dozens of Canadian Armed Forces members who refused to get vaccinated have now been kicked out of the military. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Liam Robertson, the Nanaimo city worker who found the First World War Military Medal, meets with Margaret Sloat, whose home the medal was stolen when her home was robbed in 2019. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

First World War medal found in Nanaimo trash returned to recipient’s family

Vancouver Island Military Museum presented medal for bravery to WWI veteran’s daughter

Liam Robertson, the Nanaimo city worker who found the First World War Military Medal, meets with Margaret Sloat, whose home the medal was stolen when her home was robbed in 2019. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is seen during a training exercise at 12 Wing Shearwater near Dartmouth, N.S. on March 4, 2015. The Department of National Defence is blaming an apparent design flaw for tail cracks in most of the military’s new Cyclone helicopters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Tail cracks on military’s new helicopters likely due to weight of equipment: DND

Flaw found in 21 of the military’s 23 Cyclones, nearly half of them remain grounded

A CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is seen during a training exercise at 12 Wing Shearwater near Dartmouth, N.S. on March 4, 2015. The Department of National Defence is blaming an apparent design flaw for tail cracks in most of the military’s new Cyclone helicopters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Jessica Wiebe poses for a photo at Long Lake in Halifax on Friday, January 21, 2022. Halifax artist Jessica Wiebe served eight years in the Canadian Armed Forces as an artillery gunner, often the lone woman in a male-dominated environment. Now she draws on that experience, and her mental and physical struggles after leaving the military, to create her art.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

Women are a growing group of Canadian military veterans, but services are lagging

Women more likely to leave with medical releases, and experience steeper declines in income

Jessica Wiebe poses for a photo at Long Lake in Halifax on Friday, January 21, 2022. Halifax artist Jessica Wiebe served eight years in the Canadian Armed Forces as an artillery gunner, often the lone woman in a male-dominated environment. Now she draws on that experience, and her mental and physical struggles after leaving the military, to create her art.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark
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