Home

Latvian Army Howitzers
PHOTO FEATURE

15 Nov – LATVIA – Latvian National Armed Forces drive Howitzers into position during a live-fire training exercise overseen by members of the Royal Canadian Artillery School. 

Photo: Aviator Jérôme Lessard
Parade across Grand Place in Mons, Belgium
PHOTO FEATURE

11 Nov – A vintage Ford on parade, followed by a contingent of bagpipers at the Grand Place in Mons, Belgium, during the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Photo: MCpl Jordan Lobb
Deployable Technical Analysis Laboratory
PHOTO FEATURE

3 Oct - Analysist works in CAF Deployable Technical Analysis Laboratory during the force integration training phase of Exercise Ardent Defender held at CFB Borden.

Photo: MCpl Jax Kennedy
Danish soldiers prepare to unload Canadian Armed Forces sea cans
PHOTO FEATURE

3 Oct – Members of the Danish Battalion, Reception, Staging and Onward Movement, prepare to unload Canadian Armed Forces sea cans during Exercise Trident Juncture in Orkanger, Norway.

Photo: Cpl Lisa Fenton
Invictus runners
PHOTO FEATURE

Over seven days of competition, the 39 members of Team Canada competed in 11 sports against more than 500 ill and injured armed forces members and veterans.

Invictus competitors cheer for each other
PHOTO FEATURE

Team Canada staff member Doug Brown, manager Joe Kiraly, and Team Canada competitor Dean Irvine cheer Team members on with gusto during the Invictus Games in Sydney Australia.

PHOTO FEATURE

Proudly representing Canada at the Invictus games in Australia, Capt (ret) Cavelle Simmonds (a former military nurse) won bronze in women’s archery.

Canadian and Senegalese MINUSMA members deploy
PHOTO FEATURE

19 Oct – Canadian and Senegalese MINUSMA members deploy on an emergency resupply mission from Camp Castor in Gao, Mali during Operation Presence-Mali.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
CF-188 in Bodø, Norway
PHOTO FEATURE

19 Oct – Aviation Technician from 401 Tactical Fighter Sqn marshals a CF-18 Hornet on the runway in Bodø, Norway in preparation for Ex Trident Juncture.

Photo: Cpl Bryan Carter, 4 Wing
UN medical personnel in Mali
PHOTO FEATURE

15 Oct – Canadian, Dutch and German UN medical personnel tour each nation's medical response vehicles at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali during Op Presence-Mali.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
HMCS Calgary sailors conduct weapons proficiency shoot
PHOTO FEATURE

5 Oct – Sailors on board HMCS Calgary conduct a C8 rifle and Sig Sauer 9mm weapon proficiency shoot while transiting to the next port of call in Jeju, South Korea during Op Projection.

Photo: LS Mike Goluboff
LS Victor Dule checks oil levels onboard HMCS Ville de Québec
PHOTO FEATURE

8 Oct - Leading Seaman Victor Dule checks oil levels in the engine space onboard HMCS Ville de Québec while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea during Op Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl André Maillet
RCN hosts guests from Turkish Naval Ship Orucreis
PHOTO FEATURE

9 Oct – During Op Reassurance, members of HMCS Ville de Québec speak with guests from Turkish Naval Ship Orucreis while sailing with NATO Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean.

Photo: MCpl André Maillet
CA with FPBG Latvia await extraction
PHOTO FEATURE

7 Oct – Members of Duke's Coy with enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, wait for extraction during Exercise Tomahawk Soaring at Meza Mackeviči Military Base, Latvia.

Photo: eFP BG ROTO 10 LATVIA
CF-188 Hornet aircraft in Romania
PHOTO FEATURE

6 Oct – Three CF-188 Hornet aircraft taxi the runway of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
SAR Helicopter deploys near Smithers BC
PHOTO FEATURE

3 Sep – WO Bill Kelland, a Search and Rescue Technician with Search and Rescue Standards and Evaluation Team, watches Griffon take off near Smithers, BC during Op Lentus.

Photo: Sgt Andrew Davis, 19 Wing Comox
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

IN THE NEWS

Nov 21

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.

Nov 21

The federal government has spent $11.8 million on legal fees relating to the Canadian Surface Combatant project over the past two years, some of that owing to a large number of amendments to the project’s request for proposals.

Nov 21

The European Union has unveiled a new batch of projects under its fledgling Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defense pact. The new activities cover areas such as training, capability development and operational readiness on land, at sea and in the air, as well as cyber-defense.

Nov 21

Three years after the Canadian Armed Forces announced a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault within its ranks, the federal Auditor-General says support for victims is fragmented and some members still do not feel safe in filing complaints.

Nov 20

Canada's auditor general has shot down the Liberal government's handling of the air force's aging CF-18s in a blistering report that raises questions about national security, and even long-term safety, regarding the viability of the country's frontline fighter jets.

Nov 20

A top uniformed NATO official warned Friday the European Union army concept endorsed by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would be “duplicative” and “unwise.”

Nov 20

Six years after helping blow up the Harper government's plans to buy F-35 stealth fighters without a competition, auditor general Michael Ferguson is about to release a new report on Canada's tumultuous attempts to buy new fighter jets.

Nov 20

Former soldiers in crisis are being sent regularly to outside agencies for emergency assistance by case managers at Veterans Affairs Canada – even though the Liberal government has its own, modest relief fund.

Nov 20

Neither Canada’s top soldier nor the commander of the air force had or produced any records about a fighter jet “capability gap” in the year leading up to the Liberal government’s announcement that such a critical issue had to be dealt with by spending billions to buy aircraft.

Nov 19

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force begin participation in CRUZEX FLIGHT 18, a multinational exercise hosted by the Brazilian Air Force.

Nov 19

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.

Nov 19

New submarines won’t be part of the future mix for the Royal Canadian Navy, at least in the foreseeable future. In 2017, a Senate defence committee recommended the subs be replaced. The Commons defence committee also recently made a similar recommendation. But the Liberal government has rejected that recommendation.

Nov 19

The man who leads the Canadian Armed Forces says the military has failed to adequately integrate women and minorities, partly because it has for too long relied on an antiquated template for its recruits.

Nov 19

The greatest threats currently facing the NATO alliance are Russian aggression in and around the Ukraine and violent extremism in the Middle East, NATO deputy secretary general Rose Gottemoeller told Global News.

Nov 19

Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali will end in July as planned, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has confirmed, saying that Canada will have fulfilled its year-long promise to head the Mali mission by July.

Nov 19

It can be a scary world out there. But Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance says there's no need to panic – at least, any more than we used to.

Nov 19

Canada;s deputy minister of defence held fast to the government's stance on defence spending on Saturday, despite some pointed questioning about Canada's commitment following her presentation before NATO's defence and security committee.

Nov 19

With a federal election less than a year away, Canada’s defence minister is warning voters they will be targeted by online cyber-attacks and fake news as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine western democracies.

Nov 16

North Korea’s state-run media announced on 16 November that the country recently conducted a test of what it described as a “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon”: a move that comes amid stalled talks with the US over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

Nov 16

French defense officials said they will bring requirements to the future Franco-German combat aircraft that they believe are deeply connected to the country’s sovereignty: the ability to fire nuclear weapons and operate from aboard aircraft carriers.

Nov 16

A Conservative MP has apologized to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan for a Facebook post linking a critical news report of Sajjan to affirmative action.

Nov 16

The Trudeau government is resisting a United Nations request to extend Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali so medical evacuations can continue while replacements for Canada's personnel arrive, according to multiple sources.

Nov 16

Veterans Affairs Canada says it will expand access to Halifax's Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital by making more than two dozen beds available for Allied and modern-day veterans. The decision comes in the wake of widespread outrage over news that a veteran was denied access because his wartime service wasn't with the Canadian military.

Nov 15

Canada will be hosting NATO's 64th Annual Session of the Parliamentary Assembly from 16-19 November 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Parliamentarians from the 29 NATO member countries will debate and adopt resolutions on the High North, hybrid warfare, burden sharing, deterrence, trade, energy, the South, defence innovation, and Russian election meddling.

Nov 15

A survivors' group for those affected by sexual misconduct in the military says the voices of particularly vulnerable service members are being left out of a survey meant to see how prevalent inappropriate behaviour is in the ranks.

ISSUES & IDEAS

ANGUS REID's picture

Nine-in-ten Cdns say ‘no’ to future arms deals with Saudi Arabia but are divided over cancelling the current one.

Louis Cuppens's picture

At ceremonies across the country, we shall soon hear the words from John McCrea’s “In Flanders Fields”. One line has particular meaning for me, and I fear our politicians have broken faith with those who died for freedom.

Ottawa Citizen's picture

True story: it takes about 39 govt workers and 300 emails to buy a few TVs for ISED.

FEATURED ARTICLES

2018
Issue 5