Today, an assessment team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. The Canadian Armed Forces is currently pre-positioning its personnel and resources in order to ensure a prompt r…
Approximately 95 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel returned home last night aboard a CC-150 Polaris aircraft from Operation IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force. The personnel, who have been deployed since the opera…
Der Spiegel had an excellent article on how ISIS rose to power, based on files recovered from the ex-Baathist spy master who planned most of its structure and early strategy. It boils down to two main themes. First, ISIS set up charity offices in the territory it would later try to seize. The men […]
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the occasion of ANZAC Day
Government of Canada delegation in Turkey to mark 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign
MP Ted Opitz announces funding to restore the 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Memorial
Minister Fantino will make an announcement regarding investments at Garrison Petawawa. Please note that details are subject to change. All times are local.
Approximately 120 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed today to replace personnel currently serving overseas as part of Op IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force.
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join members of the ANAVETS Provincial Command of British Columbia for the 9th Biennial Convention and will deliver remarks.
On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, will attend a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres.
Minister Yelich to participate in commemorative ceremonies
Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of Joint Task Force (North’s) premier High Arctic operations, concluded today after nearly one month of activity in and around the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area.
Approximately 125 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel returned home last night aboard a CC-150 Polaris aircraft from Operation IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force, the military mission of the international coalition …
Perhaps, Europe having destabilized Libya thru invasion then not re-stabilized it afterwards, the Europeans should stop caviling about Libyan refugees and start rescuing them and settling them in Europe? (America and Canada might wish to follow suit.) It just could be that intervening militarily in other countries should be the last resort, done very rarely. […]
“I welcome the release of the Ombudsman Report Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focusand I wish to thank the Ombudsman for recognizing the positive improvements that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have made to the Board of Inquiry (BOI) process over the…
The third group of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel on Operation SIRONA departed the United Kingdom (UK) today for Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) celebrated several accomplishments during an honours and awards parade today at the John Weir Foote V.C. Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified the remains of a Second World War soldier found near the Maas River in the Netherlands, as those of Private Albert Laubenstein from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Ottawa ¿ The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged four members of the United Kingdom Naval Service with offences related to sexual assault on April 16, 2015.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan departed Halifax today to support Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking and organized crime in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and its approach…
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Nanaimo returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today after a deployment on Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the Gulf of Me…
Brigadier-General Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Thursday April 16 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
New hires will help Veterans Affairs Canada provide faster decisions on disability benefit applications
The Government of Canada places the highest priority on service excellence by making sure Veterans and their families have the support and services they need, when they need them
Minister of National Defence, Jason Kenney and Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson will hold a media opportunity on 14 April 2015, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.
I am amazed that my actions as a survivor of the sinking of the SS Caribou led the Royal Canadian Navy to my door.
OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney today announced that an Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry (in courage combat) during the Second World War.
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will provide an update related to the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that Canadian Veterans and their families have the benefits and services they need and deserve
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise JOINT WARRIOR today as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO assurance measures in the North Atlantic Ocean.
OTTAWA ¿ Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Whitehorse assisted the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in the interception of more than 600 kg of cocaine in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador as part of Operation CARIBBE in late March.
The Honourable Erin O’Toole addresses Rotary Meadowvale
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence will hold a media call on 10 April 2015, about his visit to Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of the Canadian Armed Forces premier military exercises in Canada’s North.
Paying tribute to First World War Veterans who defined a nation
BORDEN, ON ¿ Members of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden and the local community remembered the Battle of Vimy Ridge at a ceremony this morning attended by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell,
Since the launch of the new National Sentry Program (NSP) in 2014, a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sentry is posted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the National War Memorial, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily from April 9 to November 10 f…
The 2015 season of the National Sentry Program launched today, as the first sentries were posted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the National War Memorial.
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today regarding the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Arras and the capture of Vimy Ridge.