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First wave of refugees set to arrive Dec. 10Defining ISIS, ISIL, The Islamic State and DaeshCanada concludes participation in largest NATO exercise since 2002Additional charges laid against against former military medical technicianOp Honour to eliminate sexual harassment and misconduct in the CAF

First wave of refugees set to arrive Dec. 10

After weeks of debates and preparations, Canada is just hours away from welcoming its first wave of Syrian refugees. A total of 10,000 refugees are expected to arrive into the country by the end of Dec., it is suspected many refugees from the first group are privately sponsored. The first group of refugees, set to arrive...
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Defining ISIS, ISIL, The Islamic State and Daesh

Turn on any news station these days and you will most definitely hear mention of the terrorist group plaguing much of the world today: ISIS. But discussions around the terror group can get confusing when different terminology is thrown around: ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State, Daesh. So what do these terms mean? The Islamic State: This is...
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Canada concludes participation in largest NATO exercise since 2002

OTTAWA – Today, 1650 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen, and Special Operations Forces personnel, in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and at sea, completed the live exercise portion of JOINTEX 15. JOINTEX is a biennial Canadian exercise and a keystone for Canadian Armed Forces posture and readiness activity aimed at enhancing operational mission preparedness....
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Additional charges laid against against former military medical technician

Today the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) has laid additional charges against retired Petty Officer 2nd Class James Wilks for incidents that took place when he performed medical exams at Canadian Forces recruiting centres in London and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Wilks has been charged with the following: •    Two counts of sexual assault, in accordance...
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Op Honour to eliminate sexual harassment and misconduct in the CAF

After a barrage of media criticism, complaints of sexual harassment and a lengthy report conducted by Marie Deschamps calling for a culture change within the CAF, General Jonathan Vance issued Operation Honour earlier this month. Operation Honour is the tough blueprint the Department of National Defence (DND) is using to hopefully eradicate sexual harassment and misconduct...
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