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United in Defence: September 2019

Canada’s Armed Forces continue to collaborate with our American partners to keep us safe. In Washington, we welcomed Major-General Paul Ormsby as the new Defence Attaché. He will be working to support Canadian military operations with our allies at home and around the world. Working Together to Keep Shared Waters Safe The Royal Canadian Navy […]

September 12, 2019

Strengthening our Security Partnership

This week, Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada and Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of the Department of National Defence wrapped up a successful visit to Washington where they met with counterparts at the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Defense. They stopped by the Embassy to talk to us […]

August 30, 2019

New Canadian Defence Attaché to the United States

During a ceremony at the Embassy of Canada on August 15, Major-General Paul Ormsby became the new Canadian Defence Attaché to the United States, replacing Major-General Simon Hetherington who is retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces. Major-General Hetherington has supported Canada’s mission since August 2018, advising Ambassador David MacNaughton on defence and security matters, enhancing […]

August 16, 2019

Meet Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security

Canada’s first ever Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security, Jacqueline O’Neill, is responsible for advancing Canada’s feminist foreign policy by working with global partners to meaningfully include women and girls in development, humanitarian, conflict prevention and resolution initiatives. The Prime Minister explained the rationale for this position in a statement, “When women play an active […]

August 7, 2019

United in Defence: July 2019

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members continue to work with U.S. women and men in uniform to keep us safe at home and abroad. Here are a few highlights of their work over this past month: NORAD Eastern Air Defense Sector On July 8, Lieutenant-Colonel Josh Klemen assumed command of the Canadian Detachment at NORAD’s Eastern Air Defense […]

July 29, 2019

RADARSAT Constellation Mission Launches

What does an authentic celebration of Canadian space capabilities look like? Like this. On June 12, the Canadian Space Agency successfully launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) from the Vandenberg U.S. Air Force Base in California in collaboration with Canadian company Maxar-MDA and SpaceX. On the day of the launch, everyone was energetic and excited […]

June 20, 2019

United in Defence: June 2019

In this week’s United in Defence, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members are working with U.S. women and men in uniform to keep us safe at home and abroad. Here are a few ways: Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Earlier in June, Commodore Josée Kurtz, a Canadian, assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, part […]

June 7, 2019

Commemorating Canadian Armed Forces Day Day

On June 2, we honored the members of the Canadian Armed Forces, past and present, who put their lives on the line to advance stability and peace around the world. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “I am humbled by the immense dedication, selflessness, and compassion demonstrated by those who answer the call to serve. […]

June 4, 2019

Celebrating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) 70th Anniversary

Canadian consulates across the U.S. are commemorating NATO’s 70th anniversary this year! In Atlanta, Consul General Nadia Theodore hosted a luncheon earlier in April with Joseph Bankoff, the former Chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Eric Toler, the Executive Director of Georgia’s Cyber Command Center […]

April 18, 2019

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