On Thursday, August 4, 2022, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will make an announcement about the next steps of the Canadian Armed Forces’ efforts to support Ukraine. Minister Anand will then take questions from media.
Yesterday, Defence Minister Anita Anand concluded her participation in the 15th biennial Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA). The CDMA is a forum for defence ministers and secretaries of the Americas to discuss shared defence and security principles, priorities, and values. This was Minister Anand’s first official trip to Brazil and the first CDMA to be held since she became Minister of National Defence.
Today, Minister Anand announced the launch of public consultations on a way forward to support Primary Reserve infrastructure in Sherbrooke. This activity will seek to meet the operational needs of the four reserve units in Sherbrooke, while also honouring the heritage of the two armouries located on Bélvédère and William streets.
The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have confirmed the identity of a previously unknown soldier as Company Sergeant-Major David George Parfitt, a Canadian soldier of the First World War.
Today, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and Brigadier-General Mike Adamson, Commander of 3 Canadian Space Division, participated in a ceremony that marked the establishment of the RCAF’s newest Division - 3 Canadian Space Division, at National Defence Headquarters Carling in Ottawa, Ontario.
Today, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada has finalized a contract to acquire the first two aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that will replace and renew the capability currently fulfilled by the CC-150 Polaris fleet and later become part of the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) fleet.
Today, the ships’ companies of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Halifax and Montréal return to their homeport of Halifax, Nova Scotia after the successful completion of their deployments on Operation REASSURANCE, in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) assurance and deterrence measures in European waters.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is offering opportunities for members of the media to embark onboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf during Operation NANOOK 2022, the Canadian Armed Forces’ annual Arctic security and sovereignty operation.