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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 near Victoria 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 Canadian Armed Forces training course in B.C. capital

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

A basic training course at CFB Esquimalt near Victoria was terminated March 11 after multiple incidents of sexual harassment and racism were brought to staff’s attention. (Black Press Media file photo)
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
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
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
A sailor and an aviator observe a moment of silence after unveiling a memorial at 12 Wing Shearwater in Dartmouth, N.S. on the first anniversary of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash that claimed the lives of six Canadian Forces members when the aircraft plunged into the ocean, on Thursday, April 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Cracks now found in 21 of the Canadian military’s 23 Cyclone helicopters

Cracks on 6 of the Sikorsky-made aircraft have been repaired, four others still in the shop

A sailor and an aviator observe a moment of silence after unveiling a memorial at 12 Wing Shearwater in Dartmouth, N.S. on the first anniversary of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash that claimed the lives of six Canadian Forces members when the aircraft plunged into the ocean, on Thursday, April 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Minister of Defence Anita Anand rises during Question Period, Friday, December 3, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Minister apologies to victims of military sex misconduct, says Ottawa failed them

Apologies part of the federal government’s $600-million settlement on multiple class-action lawsuits

Minister of Defence Anita Anand rises during Question Period, Friday, December 3, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak

22 people injured in building explosion at B.C. military base

All have been released from hospital except military member with non-life-threatening injuries

This photo shows some of the damage incurred to a building after a gas explosion ripped through Building 25 at 19 Wing Comox on Thursday, Nov. 18. Photo by Erin Haluschak
The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton returns to Halifax on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after completing a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Fire breaks out on Canadian warship off coast of Norway while leading NATO force

Cause unclear, Canadian Joint Operations Command reported there were no injuries

The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton returns to Halifax on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 after completing a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Anita Anand arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct.26, 2021 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New defence minister vows to fight sex misconduct, warns battle ‘going to take time’

Anita Anand second woman to hold defence minister post in Canada

Anita Anand arrives for the cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct.26, 2021 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld