DND NEWS
15 June 2021   (CHRIS MacLEAN)
The Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, who holds authority over the Provost Marshall, submitted his resignation Monday following criticism over his decision to golf with former CDS General Vance who is currently under military police investigation for misconduct. His judgement was incredibly short-sighted, but is it enough to ruin a career?
12 June 2021   (KEN POLE)
Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) warships are deployed in the Baltic Sea as part of a multi-national exercise. This year, the annual Baltops exercise involves 4,000 personnel from 19 countries and featuring air defence, anti-submarine warfare, amphibious operations, maritime interdiction, and mine countermeasures operations.
1 June 2021
Today, Defence Minister Sajjan tabled in Parliament the report on the Third Independent Review of specified provisions of the National Defence Act (NDA) and their operation. Initiated in November 2020, this review provides recommendations on one of the largest overhauls of the NDA and Canadian military justice system.
28 May 2021
Moose Jaw, SK – The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) air demonstration teams officially began their 2021 season following an acceptance show at 15 Wing Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan today.
18 May 2021
On 20 May, at the 12th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Reykjavik and online, the two-year Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council will end and the Russian Federation will take over for the 2021-2023 years.
14 May 2021
The Department of National Defence says that Major-General Dany Fortin "has left his assignment with the Public Health Agency of Canada, pending the results of a military investigation." The DND press release offered no details but confirmed that "Acting Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant-General Eyre will be reviewing next steps with Major-General Fortin." He had been assigned as vice-president of logistics and operations at PHAC for the vaccine roll-out since November 2020.
14 May 2021
As acting CDS, Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre has just announced additions to the 2021 list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments and promotions.
2 April 2021
Airbus has been qualified by the Government of Canada as a bidder for the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) project, a procurement process launched to replace the RCAF Airbus A310MRTT (CC-150 Polaris) multi-role tanker fleet.
27 January 2021
Commodore Dan Charlebois of the Royal Canadian Navy assumed command today of Combined Task Force 150, during a change of command ceremony held in Bahrain. 
21 January 2021
A pair of Boeing CF-188 Hornets out of Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec, supported by an Airbus CC-150T Polaris tanker from Trenton, Ontario, recently completed a High Arctic training mission out of Iqaluit. The mission involved air-to-air refueling over Baffin Bay and a patrol northeast of Baffin Island.
18 January 2021
RCN Cmdre Bradley Peats assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One at a ceremony in Lisbon Jan 18. He takes over from Portuguese Navy Cmdre José António Mirones. SNMG1 is one of four Standing Naval Forces in the alliance.
14 January 2021
Admiral Art McDonald was appointed Canada’s new Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) during a change of command ceremony held virtually in Ottawa today.
13 January 2021
A Change of Command ceremony, beginning at 2:15 pm on 14 January 2021, will see command transfer from General Jonathan Vance to Vice-Admiral Art McDonald as the incoming Chief of the Defence Staff.
12 January 2021
Vice-Admiral Craig Baines assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy from Vice-Admiral Art McDonald this afternoon in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff, at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.
4 January 2021
The frigate HMCS Halifax is Canada’s latest naval contribution to Operation Reassurance in central and eastern Europe, a key element of NATO’s collective defence. The 15th RCN deployment since 2014, the frigate, which departed 1 January 2021, will serve as the flagship of the alliance’s Standing Maritime Group 1, which normally comprises four to six destroyers and frigates.
10 November 2020
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will conduct flybys for several Remembrance Day commemorations across Canada on November 11. These will be carried out by aircraft from RCAF Wings throughout Canada at various times throughout the day. This list shows which aircraft will conduct flybys in each community across Canada.
25 September 2020
Two RCAF Boeing CF-18 Hornets from 443 Tactical Sqn in Bagotville, Quebec, deployed to Operation Reassurance’s Air Task Force Romania, intercepted a Russian SU-27 Flanker over the Black Sea 23 September. It was the first such intercept since the ATF began its mission three weeks earlier.
25 September 2020
The RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet. The new fleet will be called Kingfisher. The CC-295 Kingfisher fleet will be based at four locations across Canada, in Comox, Trenton, Greenwood, and Winnipeg. The aircraft will arrive in phases as crews are trained in turn at each location.
18 September 2020
DND is making it easier for military spouses and common-law partners to find secure and meaningful jobs. Today, the Military Spouse Employment Initiative will open up opportunities for them across the entire federal public service.
24 August 2020
The 2020 Snowbirds demonstration schedule has been cancelled but the Tudor fleet is cleared to return to flying operations with increased maintenance requirements.

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