Veterans struggling with mental health issues are receiving skills training and the support they need to obtain and retain employment, announced the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence today.
Today, Minister of Defence Harjit S. Sajjan attended the official opening of the Seaforth Armouries, welcoming the storied Seaforth Highlanders of Vancouver to their new home and headquarters of 39 Canadian Brigade Group.
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to the following Ontario residents, honouring their contributions in the service of Canada’…
Approximately 500 members of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the armoured regiment of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group will participate in Exercise STEELE SABRE 2016 from September 27 to October 30 in Wainwright, Alberta.
Media are invited to attend an event with Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan to mark the opening of the new 39 Canadian Brigade Group headquarters in Vancouver.
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, joined Veterans and their families, along with newly hired employees in Winnipeg, Manitoba, today to provide an update on the Government of Canada’s mand…
More than 3,000 personnel from five partner nations successfully concluded the inaugural edition of CUTLASS FURY, a joint maritime training event conducted off the coasts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and St. John’s, Newfoundland, from September 12 to 26.
Armoured fighting vehicle crews from five countries, including 186 Canadian soldiers, will participate in Exercise WORTHINGTON CHALLENGE 2016 from September 23 to 30.
The Government of Canada is committed to providing the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy with the modern, functional facilities they need to complete important operational missions on behalf of Canadians.
Esquimalt Harbour, located to the west of downtown Victoria, BC, is the home port of Canada’s west coast navy at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt.
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons from across Canada are participating in their annual National Search and Rescue Exercise, SAREX 2016, from September 18 to 24, 2016, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
The Royal Canadian Air Force commemorated the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain today with a ceremony held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) paraded to Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario today to honour the memory of one of their own, Corporal Justin Stark.
Tomorrow marks the end of the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration, the 95th annual marksmanship competition held at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre in Ottawa.
A message from Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Commander of Military Personnel Command
The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence today issued the following statement marking the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Brit…
Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2016, which takes place at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa from September 20 to 23, will provide an enhanced understanding of the Canadian Army and its capabilities to stakeholders and civilian leaders.
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today participated in an informative discussion with Indigenous leaders and groups from across the country to gain their perspective on Canada’s Defence Policy Review.
Private Kenneth Donald Duncanson, the Second World War soldier whose remains were identified by the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in May, was today laid to rest with military honours by his unit, The Algonquin…
On September 13, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid two charges under the National Defence Act against Master Seaman Daniel Cooper of Naval Fleet School (Atlantic) at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.
The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks, will be performing their last shows of the 2016 season at Airshow London 2016 in London, Ont. on September 17 and 18. This season marked The SkyHawks’ 45th anniversary captivating and entertaining audiences with aerobatic feats using their signature Canadian flag canopies.
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will host a meeting in Winnipeg with Indigenous leaders and groups to gain their perspective on Canada’s Defence Policy Review.
On September 12, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid a charge under the National Defence Act against Sergeant Kevin MacIntyre of the Military Police Unit at Canadian Forces Base Halifax.
Sixty-five soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal 22e Régiment based in Valcartier, Que., and 9 other Canadian Armed Forces personnel will participate in activities commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Second World War’s Operation MARKET GARDEN in Arnhem, the Netherlands, from September 13 to 17, 2016.
The Royal Canadian Navy is leading a fleet of 11 ships and approximately 25 aircraft from Canada, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States in anti-submarine warfare drills over the next two weeks. The training activity known as CUTLASS …
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure that Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train, Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays -Central - Notre Dame, announced, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, a $2.3 million investment for 9 Wing Gander infrastructure.
The Canadian Armed Forces is sending 150 members to participate in this year’s edition of Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER, which will be hosted at 8 Wing, Trenton, from September 11 to 30, 2016.
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today highlighted Canada’s renewed commitment to international peace support operations, including Canada’s intention to host a major United Nations conference on peacekeeping in 2017.
As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure our Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have the necessary facilities to train, work, and live for the years to come, the Government of Canada will invest $3.7 million to improve critical infrastructure at 14 Wing Greenwood and the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Detachment Aldershot. This investment is part of the $200 million announced for Defence infrastructure in the 2016 Federal Budget.
The Government of Canada is committed to providing members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to live, work, and train.
As announced in the 2016 Federal Budget, the Department of National Defence will invest an additional $200 million over two years in infrastructure projects at Canadian Forces bases and other defence properties across Canada. The Department of National Defence will invest in the repair of airfields, hangars, live-fire ranges, jetties, armouries, and military housing across Canada, as well as in improvements to Northern infrastructure.
Canada’s Pledge to Peace Support Operations
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will hold a media availability via teleconference on Thursday, September 8, 2016 to provide an update on his trip to London, UK.
Media are invited to attend the military burial of Private Kenneth Donald Duncanson on September 14, 2016, at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery in Belgium. In attendance will be members of Private Duncanson’s family, along with representatives from the Gove…
This year’s pasta dinner will feature Chris Koch and Master Corporal (Retired) Natacha Dupuis, who will be sharing their stories.
Approximately 18 members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) began their participation in Australia’s Operation RENDER SAFE 2016 today to dispose of explosive remnants of World War II in Guadalcanal and the Russell Islands, in Solomon Islands.
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will travel to London, UK, from September 7 to 8, 2016, to participate in the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial and to highlight Canada’s commitment to contributing to future UN peace support operations.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax, N.S., today for a two- week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.
Approximately 20 soldiers from the Canadian Army Intelligence Regiment will participate alongside soldiers from the American, British, Australian, and New Zealand Armies (known as the ABCA coalition) during Exercise DARK RAVEN at the Burnham Military C…