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Military Buys Condoms For Soldiers

MONTREAL - A Montreal newspaper is reporting the Canadian Forces has bought nearly 1.5 million condoms for its soldiers in the past five years.A military spokesman has told La Presse it is cheaper to...
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Basic Training III: On the Assault

"A lot of people don't know what goes on in the woodwork of the Forces," the Corporal tells me. "In a sense, it's good that Afghanistan happened; it allowed us to show Canadians what we do, and what their taxes are paying for. And usually, if there's a sense of animosity against the army, it's because a lot of people don't know much about us."
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Welcome to Basic Training, Private

The captain leads me through the base to pick up my kevlar vest and helmet. The officer sitting at reception's eyes grow wide at seeing my camera dangling around my neck. Understandably, the Forces are sometimes wary of the press. Minutes later, I don not the uniform of the Canadian soldiers, but rather the one they use during exercises for "enemy" troops.
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The Military's New Stealth Snowmobile

The Department of National Defence plans to develop a new stealth snowmobile for covert military operations in Canada's Arctic, with $550,000 set aside to build a prototype.Ottawa has posted a public...
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Canadian Forces Used Unarmed Airbus For Kandahar Trips: Documents

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The loss of a not-so secret base in Dubai last year forced the Canadian military to use its unarmed Airbus planes for flights into Kandahar Airfield during the final phase of the combat mission, ministerial briefing notes say."Pressures imposed by the closure of Camp Mirage and the need to maximize flexibility in providing strategic airlift to support OP Athena have culminated in the (censored) using C-150 flights in KAF," said a Nov. 1, 2010, briefing note prepared for Defence Minister Peter MacKay.
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Fall From Grace

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - The dramatic fall from grace of a once-rising star in Canada's military culminated Thursday in a $7,000 fine and a symbolic reprimand. This was after former brigadier-...
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Canada's $6M Cleanup

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The cleanup of two Canadian Forces bases in Germany that closed after the Cold War cost Canada millions of dollars, new documents show. The federal government has paid t...
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The Battle Goes On

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Bombardier Matt Coles remembers thinking the bullets had missed him. In the frenzied moments after he and his sergeant were sprayed by a volley of accidental fire as...