US, UK, Australian and Canada in Combined Exercise VIRTUAL FLAG

“Fights on” loudly echos across the battlespace kicking off exercise VIRTUAL FLAG: Coalition 23-1 at the Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and distributed sites across four countries, during the first day of an eleven-day exercise. VF:C is one of the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest exercises combining U.S. forces (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and U.S. Marines) with international partners (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Army) against an acute threat in a high-end fight across warfighting…

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Jocelyne Therrien as External Monitor of Military Sexual Misconduct

NOTE: On May 11, 2016 La Presse reported: “Seven years after her arrest, an accused in the Diligence trial, Jocelyne Therrien, can now move on. The four counts of gangsterism, money laundering and conspiracy against the accountant were all withdrawn on Wednesday morning.” On October 24, 2022, the Minister of National Defense announced the appointment of Jocelyne Therrien as External Monitor to oversee the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) efforts to address sexual misconduct and harassment on the Defence Team. In particular, Madame Therrien will…

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New Grant Program for Sexual Misconduct

Improving access to support services across Canada for those who have been affected by sexual misconduct within the Defence community is a top priority for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Today, the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) launched a Call for Applications for its new Community Support for Sexual Misconduct Survivors Grant Program. The program will fund projects led by not-for-profit Canadian, community-based organizations with the capacity and expertise to support people affected by sexual misconduct in the wider Defence community and  implement…

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