Canada set to participate in Nato Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024

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Members of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command conduct pre-mission training for Exercise Steadfast Defender 24 in Petawawa, Ontario, on January 16, 2024. Ottawa – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is set to participate in the largest NATO exercise in decades that will serve to rehearse NATO’s Deterrence and Defence plans to counter threats to the Euro-Atlantic area. Approximately 1,000 CAF …

Minister Blair meets with Latvian President and Defence Minister 

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Riga – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, arrived in Latvia for his first official visit to the country. Minister Blair is accompanied by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff. Over the coming days, Minister Blair and General Eyre will be thanking Canadian Armed Forces members deployed in Latvia, and meeting with Latvian officials to strengthen Canada’s defence relationship with a close NATO Ally. Minister Blair …

Minister Blair gets delivery of 1st new Armoured Combat Support Vehicles 

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Garrison – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, visited Garrison Petawawa where the first four new Armoured Combat Support Vehicles (ACSVs) were officially accepted by the Canadian Army. Minister Blair and General Eyre toured the newly-arrived armoured vehicles, which represent the first of 360 Armoured Combat Support Vehicles that will be delivered to …

Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre Visits Ukraine

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Warsaw – Chief of the Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre concluded a productive visit to Kyiv, Ukraine.  While there, he met with Ukrainian and Canadian officials, observed firsthand the progress in the region, and the tangible results of Canada’s support. General Eyre also had the opportunity to discuss how Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces can contribute to Ukraine’s future …

Minister Anand visits 5 Wing Goose Bay, highlights Norad modernization

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Defence Minister Anita Anand and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), visited 5 Wing Goose Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, where they met with members of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed at the base, and thanked them for their important work and dedication to protecting Canada. The Minister and the CDS were joined by Yvonne Jones, Member …

Minister Anand to visit Brussels, Belgium to participate in Ukraine Defense Contact Group 

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Ottawa – Defence Minister Anita Anand will travel to Brussels and Belgium. On June 15, Minister Anand and Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre, will participate in a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, hosted by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. This meeting provides an important opportunity for Allies and partners to discuss the current and future defence needs …

Addressing, eradicating sexual harassment in military

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Ottawa – Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, was joined by former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, as well as the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre, and Deputy Minister of National Defence, Bill Matthews, to discuss the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review (IECR) of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, and to …