Operation GLOBE

From: National Defence

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members are sometimes asked to help other Government of Canada departments with various tasks or to participate in Government of Canada activities abroad. When these tasks involve working outside of Canada, CAF members often deploy under Operation GLOBE.

Operation GLOBE is part of the CAF’s commitment to active engagement abroad. These deployments give CAF members the opportunity to work alongside personnel from other government departments, as well as other nations.

Past deployments

2020

20-01

Assistance from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was requested on January 31, 2020, to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to receive and temporarily accommodate Canadians returning from Wuhan, China; the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan; and the Grand Princess Cruise Ship in San Francisco, U.S.A., under Operation GLOBE.

Around 700 Canadians were successfully repatriated from these locations and reunited with loved ones following mandatory isolation periods in Trenton and Cornwall.

20-02

In response to the United Nations’ request for transport of COVID-19 related humanitarian and medical supplies, on behalf of the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization, the CAF provided a CC-177 Globemaster and associated crew to provide airlift support out of Panama Pacifico Airport between July 21 and August 3, 2020.

2019

2019

From June to November 2019, three Canadian Armed Forces members sailed on board United States Navy Ship (USNS) COMFORT:

  • Two medical technicians;
  • One oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

USNS COMFORT is a hospital ship that made port visits to various regions in Central and South America. During these port visits, CAF members worked with their American counterparts to provide medical and dental care to civilians free of cost. In total, personnel provided care to 69 000 patients and performed over 1200 surgeries while deployed on-board the ship. Deployed CAF members also worked with members of the U.S. Navy during training exercises during this period.

2018

2018

From October to December 2018, three Canadian Armed Forces members sailed on board United States Navy Ship (USNS) COMFORT:

  • Two medical technicians;
  • One oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

USNS COMFORT is a hospital ship that made port visits to various regions in Central and South America. During these port visits, CAF members worked with their American counterparts to provide medical and dental care to civilians free of cost. In total, personnel provided care to 26 000 patients and performed 600 surgeries on-board the ship. Deployed CAF members also worked with members of the U.S. Navy during training exercises.

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Operation GLOBE Flickr album

Government of Canada

Canada's Defence Policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged
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