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.
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 Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today visited Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) premier High Arctic military exercises, to highlight the Harper Government’s commitment to protecting…
Today, Canada’s CF-18 Hornets conducted their first airstrike in Syria since the Government’s decision to extend and expand Operation IMPACT, Canada’s military contribution to the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Lev…
Canada handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to France yesterday at a ceremony in Manama, Bahrain. This concludes the second time Canada has commanded one of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) multinational maritime forces in the gr…
The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) conducted comprehensive training yesterday in support of its mandate to detect, deter, and defend against all threats to North America’s sovereign airspace.
The Canadian Armed Forces express sincere condolences upon the death of Lieutenant-General (Retired) William Leach.
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“A nuclear Iran would provoke a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and would be an enormously destabilizing development. For this reas…
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Whitehorse, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, assisted with the interception of more than 5200 kg of cocaine in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica as part of…
The third Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent will depart Canada on Saturday to begin training in the United Kingdom prior to their mission in Sierra Leone in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus
The 3rd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) based in Petawawa, Ontario, is participating in Exercise MOUNTAIN WARRIOR in Trzclaniec, Poland, throughout the month of April.
Brigadier-General Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Thursday April 2 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Canada continues to assert its sovereignty over the High Arctic with Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of Joint Task Force North’s premier High Arctic military operations.
A number of programs and services are currently in place to ensure that the health, rehabilitation and financial needs of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Veterans are met.
Benefit to recognize and compensate for very serious injuries and diseases
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) today accepted delivery of its fifth CC-177 Globemaster aircraft, increasing its flexibility to respond to both domestic and international emergencies and support a variety of missions, including humanitarian assista…
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an announcement on behalf of the Government of Canada to benefit Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and their families.
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Christopher J. McNeil will join the Veterans Review and Appeal Board
8 WING/CFB TRENTON, Ont.- Canada’s fifth CC-177 Globemaster will make its inaugural landing in Canada and be officially welcomed into the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet by Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin at a ceremon…
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, visited Chile and Brazil from March 21 to 27, 2015, where he met with General Humberto Oviedo Arriagada of the Chilean Army and later met General Eduardo Villas Bôas of the Brazilian Army.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with offences related to sexual assault and harassment on March 25, 2015.
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Military Police contingent officially took over providing police services for the next four years for the personnel living in the Multinational Force and Observers camps in the Sinai Peninsula today.
Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) based in Petawawa, Ontario, are contributing some military muscle to Exercise SUMMER SHIELD, a NATO military training exercise, at Camp Adazi in Latvia.
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton, along with five other allied warships, is now heading back to the Mediterranean Sea after completing its participation in joint NATO training exercises in the Black Sea as part of NATO Assurance Measures.
Today in Resolute Bay, military exercise NOREX 2015 begins and will run until March 30, with approximately 200 Canadian Army Regular and Reserve Force soldiers, including Canadian Rangers, participating in the exercise.
Parliamentary Secretary Lemieux and MP Rick Norlock consult with Legion Presidents and Veteran Representatives in Northumberland-Quinte West
The Flight Safety Investigative Report (FSIR) of the accident involving the Chinook helicopter CH-147D that occurred on May 15, 2011, will be available today on the Royal Canadian Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS) website.
On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, today highlighted new benefits for Veterans and their families.
Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will highlight new Government of Canada supports and servic…
Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Friday, March 20, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.
Improvements target seriously injured Veterans, reservists and families
The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will highlight the Government of Canada’s commitment to improving services benefitting Veterans and their families.
The Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve are moving more than 70 military vehicles and training equipment approximately 4,000 km from Valcartier, Quebec to Wainwright, Alberta during Exercise M…
Improvements respond to recommendations from Standing Committee, Veterans and stakeholders
Veterans who have been severely and permanently injured in their service to Canada and have lost employment and career advancement opportunities need a stable source of monthly financial support.
Veterans Affairs Canada has created a proposed new benefit to recognize the vital contribution of informal caregivers to the health and well-being of Veterans with a severe and permanent service-related injury.
The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil commemorating Canadian soldiers’ fallen comrades visits the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) from March 17-19, before it is placed at its permanent location in Ottawa.
From 1914 until 1918, nearly 30,000 men and untold numbers of women left Nova Scotia’s shores to join the Allies on the Western front of the First World War. The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and the Neptune Theatre are each developing youth-f…