Canada’s top military job was given to a combat soldier today. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that, current Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance, CMM, MSC, CD will be appointed Chief of the Defence Staff. “Vance will replace General Tom Lawson, who has been serving in the position since October 2012. The change of...Read more
The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) conducted comprehensive training with the United States Strategic Command during Exercise Polar Growl. The training opportunities took place in support of the CANR mandate to detect, deter and defend against all threats to North America’s sovereign airspace. “The opportunity for the Canadian NORAD Region to work with assets from US Strategic Command...Read more
|Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron, based at Garrison Petawawa, was killed in a friendly fire incident in Iraq on March 6, 2015, according to the Canadian Forces.
OTTAWA – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the death of a Canadian soldier in Iraq.
“As Minister of National Defence, I extend...
Newly appointed Defence Minister Jason Kenney got to experience first-hand the inside of a submarine when he toured Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Chicoutimi late last week. The Pacific Fleet visit was Minister Kenney’s first official meeting with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) since his appointment. “It was truly remarkable to see the hard work and progress...Read more
In an effort to enhance their command and control techniques and increase their interoperability with allies, approximately 300 Canadian Army soldiers are participating in an American-led military exercise south of the border. Exercise WARFIGHTER is presently taking place at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, U.S.A. from January 26 to February 13, 2015. “Exercise WARFIGHTER will help the Canadian Army...Read more