HMCS Regina, the fifth and final frigate on the West coast to complete its modernization by Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards, has been returned to the Royal Canadian Navy.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is in the midst of its most intensive and comprehensive period of fleet modernization and renewal in its peacetime history, touching upon all elements of the fleet.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Edmonton and Saskatoon returned to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt today after a successful six-week deployment on Operation CARIBBE.
Today the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) tested a modernized parachute that could be used in the CT-114 Tutor. The CT-114 Tutor is a safe and effective aircraft, and its use could potentially be extended thanks to this new parachute. T…
The Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) was established in 1971 by merging the evaluation establishments of the former separate services.
Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation…
The media are invited to attend the Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony with The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, to commemorate the sacrifices made by the thousands of Canadians who fought valiantly in the North Atlantic.
Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an ai…
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Canadians from across the country will gather to commemorate the sacrifices made by the thousands of Canadians who fought so valiantly during the Battle of the Atlantic, which ran from 1939 to 1945.
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today hosted an informative roundtable with key stakeholders in Vancouver as part of public consultations launched earlier this month to help develop a new defence policy for Canada.
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan along with Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC), will attend a ceremony hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy to celebrate the successful completion and transfer of HMCS Regina, the …
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will hold a media availability prior to the first roundtable meeting with key stakeholders as part of consultations on Canada’s defence policy review.
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, will host his counterpart, General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada of the Chilean Army, in Ottawa, Kingston and Québec City from April 26 to 29, 2016.
It’s been just over a month since the ghastly Con hog Cheryl Gallant last disgraced herself.
By using the memory of the murdered soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo to peddle Easter hams at a fundraising event.
And using his death to smear migrants and refugees as terrorists, and attack Justin Trudeau. As only that porky bigot could.
Well now she’s made a fool of herself again.
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The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today regarding the 65th anniversary of the Battle of K…
A contingent of about 275 soldiers and roughly one hundred Canadian Army vehicles will travel from Quebec to Gagetown, New Brunswick, in a road convoy that will occur from April 21 to 23, 2016. Members from the 5th Canadian Light Artillery Regiment (5 RALC) will be deploying to 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown for Exercise PIÈCES AGUERRIES, which occurs from April 25 to May 13, 2016.
More than 230 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel completed Operation NUNALIVUT 2016 (Op NU 16) today, a sovereignty operation conducted in Canada’s High Arctic from April 1 to 22 near Alert and Resolute Bay, Nunavut.
Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Joint Task Force Ukraine (JTF-U) Commander of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s training mission in Ukraine.
Minister Hehr addresses Canada’s Korean War Veterans in commemorative wreath-laying ceremony at the Canadian War Museum
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will deliver remarks at a wreath-laying ceremony and reception to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong during the Korean War.
The new Leopard II Main Battle Tank Maintenance Facility was officially opened today at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. The Leopard II Main Battle Tank Maintenance Facility is a one storey, 1,740 m² maintenance and storage building. Two of the maintenance bays allow for full turret rotation and the third bay is dedicated to standard maintenance.
All Canadians interested in attending the 100th anniversary ceremony at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France on July 1, 2016 must register online
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Edmonton and Saskatoon have concluded their participation in Operation CARIBBE 2016, having made a substantial contribution to the multinational campaign Operation MARTILLO.
Advisory groups to improve transparency and engage with Veterans
The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks, is kicking off its 2016 season at the March Air Reserve Base Airshow in California on April 16 and 17, 2016.
From April 18 to 28, 2016, members from the Canadian Army will be supporting UN-mandated training activities taking place in Agadir, Morocco, during Exercise AFRICAN LION 2016.
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan issued the following statement
Approximately 500 Canadian Army Reserve Force soldiers from 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) will practice their combat skills from April 15 to 17, 2016, at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford, Ontario, as a part of Exercise ARROWHEA…
A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) inquiry has found no evidence to support allegations that CAF members in Afghanistan were told by superiors to ignore incidents where Afghan soldiers and interpreters sexually assaulted young boys.
In 2008, Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) convened a Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate the allegations of assault of a civilian by Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) during the Canadian Armed Force (CAF) deployment…
“Today marks the 10th annual Air Force Day on the Hill. My fellow Parliamentarians and I are honoured to show our appreciation to members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for their outstanding service and dedication to Canada.
At the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, international military representatives, dignitaries, Canadian and French citizens, and youth gathered to solemnly remember and honour the supreme effort an…
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement commemorating Vimy Ridge Day.
Air Task Force-Romania has started its return from Constanta, Romania, to Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec, today upon completion of Exercise RESILIENT RESOLVE.
HMCS Vancouver made history recently as it became the first modernized Canadian frigate to successfully test surface-to-surface missiles against a shore-based target, utilizing the Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles.
The Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS) is releasing the Flight Safety Investigation Report into the accident involving a CC-130 Hercules at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, on February 21, 2012.
Further to the drug seizures of March 7 and March 19, 2016, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Saskatoon and Edmonton assisted in separate cocaine disruptions while on patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean on March 25, 2016.
On behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, will join Canadian officials, Embassy of France officials, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, youth and cadets in a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony honouring Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge during the First World War.
From April 10 to 16, 2016, 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (2 CRPG) will be hosting a national Canadian Ranger Basic Military Indoctrination pilot-course (CRBMI). This test course will include Rangers and instructors from the five patrol groups and wi…