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.
12 July 2020
Ottawa Nepean communities in the vicinity of the Connaught Ranges will see multiple helicopter flights and hear blank ammunition fire during training tonight.
7 July 2020
Members of the public will see a larger number of military vehicles on the roads between Canadian Forces Base Borden and various units across Ontario on 8 July 2020.
8 June 2020
Airworthiness Investigative Authority has issued a report on the accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter on 29 April 2020. The report includes a brief summary of the circumstances and factual information known at this time.
6 May 2020
The Canadian Armed Forces has long appreciated the value of the biennial U.S. Navy-led Rim of the Pacific war games, having been involved from the first one in 1971. Hence plans are underway for CAF participation in the scaled-down 2020 version of the world’s largest international military exercise imposed by COVID-19.
30 April 2020   (CHRIS MacLEAN)
10 May update: Partial remains of second crew member, Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, have been identified after CH-148 Cyclone accident. A repatriation ceremony for all six Canadian Armed Forces members killed at sea in a helicopter crash, took place on 6 May 2020. Read original story and updates here.​
29 April 2020
A Canadian Cyclone helicopter deployed on HMCS Fredericton has gone missing while on a NATO exercise with allies off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. DND has confirmed that a search and rescue mission is underway at this time.
5 April 2020
As the Canadian Armed Forces prepares to respond to requests for assistance from federal, provincial or municipal governments, local residents can expect to see military personnel and vehicles from on the roads as they travel to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on Monday April 6, 2020.
12 December 2019
The Prime Minister’s Office has published the roster of Parliamentary Secretaries who essentially function as backups to ministers and are accountable to the respective minister.
10 December 2019
Royal Norwegian Navy Commodore Yngve Skoglund took over the command of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from U.S. Navy Rear-Admiral Edward Cashman at a ceremony in Bergen on 9 December 2019.
19 August 2019   (FRONTLINE NEWS)
HMCS Regina has completed a six-and-a-half month deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions and returned to CFB Esquimalt today. As a replacement, HMCS Ottawa recently departed for a four-and-a-half month deployment to the region.