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.
10 April 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Originally announced in June 2017, IDEaS will invest $1.6 billion into Canada’s innovation community over the next 20 years. Through IDEaS, DND will reach out to Canada’s most innovative and creative minds, whether they are inventors, academics in university labs, or scientists in small and major corporations.
22 March 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
HMCS Chicoutimi has returned to CFB Esquimalt, B.C. after a 197-day deployment in the Asia-Pacific region, marking a historic milestone for the Royal Canadian Navy submarine fleet after a nearly 50-year absence from the region.
28 February 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Feb. 28 that a commitment of “more than $750 million” to enhanced cybersecurity, announced the previous day in the Liberal government’s third budget, is among “the early steps towards making sure that Canadians are protected” by a suite of federal agencies.
28 February 2018 (KEN POLE)
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is optimistic that companies in the Canadian defence and aerospace sectors can do more business with India, which has one of the largest standing military forces in the world.
26 February 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Canadian Army Reserve soldiers will participate in winter survival training with the United States’ Alaska National Guard in Fort Greely, Alaska as part of Exercise Arctic Eagle from February 25 to March 8, 2018.
20 February 2018
Colonel Bruce MacGregor, Director of Military Prosecutions, has announced the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Poland as a Special Prosecutor to carry out military prosecution duties relating to the charges laid recently against the Chief Military Judge, Colonel Mario Dutil.
12 February 2018 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
A notice of tender for 26 Marijuana Simulation Kits was posted on the Government of Canada's Buy and Sell web site on February 9th, with a close date of April 30 or sooner.