Team Canada’s 35-person contingent is departing today for the 2022 United States Department of Defense Warrior Games taking place August 19 to 28 in Orlando, Florida, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
Following their participation in RIMPAC, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Vancouver and Winnipeg continue to operate in the Indo-Pacific, where they will remain deployed until December 2022, on Operation (Op) PROJECTION and Operation NEON.
Today, Defence Minister Anita Anand, participated virtually in the Copenhagen Conference for Northern European Defence Allies of Ukraine, which aims to determine how Northern European Allies and other partners can strengthen our collaboration and enhance our support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustifiable, and illegal attack.
This morning, Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger. The ceremony was presided over by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.
August 10, 2022 – Winnipeg – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
As a result of the accident involving a 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron CT-114 Tutor aircraft on August 2, 2022 in Fort St. John, B.C. the Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has ordered an operational pause on the CT-114 fleet.
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, and Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino issued the following statement today to recognize National Peacekeepers’ Day.
Members of the media are invited to attend a ceremony marking the Change of Command of the Royal Canadian Air Force where authority will be transferred from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger to Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny.
The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Anita Anand, announced today that Canada has authorized the deployment of Canadian Armed Forces personnel to train new recruits from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as they seek to increase the size of their ground forces in the face of Russia’s ongoing unprovoked, unjustifiable, and illegal invasion.
General Wayne Eyre will host Chiefs of Defence and representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and the United States in St. John’s, N.L. and virtually on August 8, 2022 to discuss between like-minded nations the evolving security environment in the Arctic, opportunites for enhanced cooperation, as well as outline Canada’s Arctic defence capabilities and initiatives.