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Secretary of Defense Travel to Canada, Indonesia and Cambodia

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will depart on November 18 for a trip to Canada, Indonesia and Cambodia. In Nova Scotia, he will deliver keynote remarks at the 2022 Halifax International Security Forum centered on the Department’s efforts to build a more resilient security architecture in concert with Allies and partners across the Indo-Pacific and Europe. He will also meet with Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand to discuss the close defense relationship between the U.S. and Canada and the importance of strategic investments in defense capabilities.…

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Victoria Royals Celebrate 80th Anniversary of RCN Hockey Team

The Victoria Royals will feature a new jersey with military roots for this Saturday’s game against the Prince George Cougars. Honoring the athletes and military personnel who sacrificed their careers and lives during World War II. The Victoria Royals will be wearing a replica of the 1942-43 Navy ISL jersey in honor of this historic team, as they face the Prince George Cougars this Saturday at 6:05pm, during CAF Appreciation Night. The Victoria Royals are a Canadian major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) owned and…

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Virtual Cenotaph Honors Citizen Sailors

Over 1,700 naval reservists died in service to Canada during the Second World War. To honor their sacrifice, an online Virtual Cenotaph has been created to repatriate the lives of these sailors back to the cities, towns and villages where they grew up and began their naval service. In 2023, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will mark the 100th anniversary of the Naval Reserve, offering an opportune time to recognize these “citizen sailors”, the nickname given to those who joined the war effort as members of the Royal Canadian Naval…

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Clippers Remembrance Day Jersey Honors HMCS Nanaimo K101

By: Malcolm Cooke The Nanaimo Clippers will be unveiling a new third jersey this Remembrance Day. An ode to the Canadian Naval coastal defense vessel, HMCS Nanaimo. The Nanaimo has been in service with the Royal Canadian Navy since 1997. The ship has been undergoing repairs at Point Hope Shipyards in Victoria since last fall. As part of a tradition that dictates any time a Royal Canadian Navy ship goes into dry dock, the bell of the ship is brought to the ship’s namesake city. The bell has been residing…

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Coding for Veterans Open the TSX Market on Remembrance Day

The Minister of National Defence, , Executive Director of Coding for Veterans Jeff Musson and HMCS York joined Loui Anastasopoulos, CEO of Toronto Stock Exchange and Global Head of Capital Formation, to open the market. This event was held in honor of Remembrance Day, and to highlight the value that Canada’s military veterans can bring to companies in Canada’s tech sector. The opening raised awareness of the important work of Coding for Veterans – an organization that enables Canadian military veterans’ transition to the Canadian technology sector. In particular, Coding…

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Canada Takes Part in Exercise Silent Wolverine

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, joined six NATO allies for Exercise Silent Wolverine in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 8, 2022. Silent Wolverine tests the first-in-class aircraft carrier capabilities through integrated high-end naval warfare scenarios alongside participating NATO allies. Exercise participants include Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. “The challenges of tomorrow are upon us – in the here and now. Silent Wolverine demonstrates our commitment to deepening interoperability with our allies and partners, while…

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Kingston & Summerside Return After Monitoring NATO MCM Operations

HMCS Kingston and Summerside returned to Halifax November 1, 2022 after successfully completing their virtue signaling deployment on Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO assurance and deterrence measures in European waters. Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, never intended to be combatants, have filled in for warships due to financial and personnel constraints. US Navy photo

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Davie Delivers HMCS St John’s After Life Extension for 20 More Years

Davie Shipbuilding (Davie) is pleased to announce that HMCS St. John’s, a City-class frigate, was delivered November 1st to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) after extensive maintenance and modernization work. The HMCS St. John’s sailed from Davie today and is now on her way to her home port in Halifax. This was made possible through the close collaboration between Davie and the RCN for the duration of the project, which ensured the required ship’s systems were reactivated to allow her to leave on her propulsion rather than being towed. HMCS…

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Latest Efforts to Pretend the New AORs are Joint Support Ships

From a press release: A ground-breaking capability for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is one step closer to reality as a new phase of training for four modular, self-propelled barges designed to support the future Joint Support Ships (JSS) was recently completed. Called sea-to-shore connectors, these barges can move large quantities of mission-essential equipment, stores and personnel to and from shore quickly, and can be stored or transported like standard shipping containers. They have multiple uses and configurations and are engineered to be assembled from the JSS itself. In October,…

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