28 November 2018
Treasury Board has approved a pay increase for General Officers, Flag Officers, Colonels and Captains (Navy), and legal officers. This follows pay increases for lower ranks that was announced in July 2017.
21 November 2018
Following the tabling of the Auditor General’s report on Canada’s fighter force, the defence minister has issued a statement saying that his department and the Canadian Armed Forces are taking several steps to address both the report’s recommendations, and the broader concerns around the fighter force.
19 November 2018
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, addressed NATO parliamentarians in Halifax today. Canada has been hosting the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 64th Annual Session which kicked off on Friday 16th and wraps up today in Halifax.
19 November 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force begin participation in CRUZEX FLIGHT 18, a multinational exercise hosted by the Brazilian Air Force.
2 November 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Defence Minister Sajjan today announced that the Royal Canadian Navy will receive a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship from Irving Shipyards. The Government of Canada is acquiring the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to bolster the Royal Canadian Navy’s capabilities while equipping its women and men with versatile and reliable vessels to complete their vital missions, he said.
2 October 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Members of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command and the RCAF will conduct a military training event at the Uplands site of Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) on October 3, 2018. Residents can expect increased noise and low-level flying of CH-146 Griffon and CH-147F Chinook helicopters during this training.
16 July 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
In a ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier assumed his new position as Commander Canadian Army, taking over from LGen Paul Wynnyk who will become the new Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.
9 July 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Outreach programs have been designed to build bridges into Indigenous communities in Canada and to raise awareness among Indigenous people of potential military or civilian careers with the CAF and the Department of National Defence. Upon successful completion and if they wish to do so, graduates can pursue a career in the CAF Primary Reserve Force, Regular Force or work in a civilian occupation with DND.
3 July 2018
General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, announced an addition to the initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2018.
28 June 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
The Department of National Defence has begun a discussion with the provinces and territories to improve the coordination of services across the country, and the relocation process for Canadian Armed Forces members and their families.
18 June 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Representatives from industry and government joined Seaspan Shipyards as they celebrated the start of construction on the first Joint Support Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan participated in a steel-cutting ceremony.
11 June 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Exercise Maple Flag, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s largest and most complex international training event of the year, begins next week in Cold Lake, Alberta. Taking place from June 11 – 22, Exercise Maple Flag will bring together nearly 1200 CAF personnel in participant or supporting roles, along with 540 personnel from allied nations along with multiple aircraft types.
5 June 2018
For the first time, the government has published the Defence Investment Plan. The Investment Plan provides Canadians with important information about how the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces spends public funds.
28 May 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
The remains of a Canadian First World War soldier found at the site of a construction project in Lens, France, have been identified as Private John (Jack) Henry Thomas. At the age of 28, as member of the 26th Canadian Infantry Battalion (New Brunswick), he was fighting the Battle of Hill 70 when he was killed on 19 August 1917.
24 May 2018
DND and the Canadian Armed Forces have identified the remains of three Canadian First World War soldiers found near the village of Vendin-le-Vieil, France, as Private William Del Donegan, Private Henry Edmonds Priddle, and Sergeant Archibald Wilson.
23 May 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will be in Colorado Springs to attend the NORAD and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Change of Command ceremony. USAF General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy will replace outgoing Commander General Lori Robinson, who has provided exemplary leadership since 2016.
18 May 2018
Canada's new maritime patrol helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone was recognized by AHS International for its successful flight and shipboard operation demonstration under Sea State 6 conditions.
14 May 2018
The Commander of the Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, travelled to Latvia, Ukraine and Germany this past week to meet with deployed Canadian soldiers and conduct senior-level military engagements with our international partners.
14 May 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Lieutenant-General Wayne D. Eyre of the Canadian Armed Forces is the appointed Deputy Commander Designate of United Nations Command (UNC) Korea, the first non-US General Officer to hold the post in its 68-year existence. The appointment of Lieutenant-General Eyre demonstrates Canadian leadership and underlines Canada’s enhanced role in recent years in support of stability on the Korean Peninsula.
14 May 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan introduced a Declaration of Victims’ Rights by tabling An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts. This new legislation also amends the National Defence Act to incorporate Indigenous sentencing considerations and enhance the efficiency of the military justice system.