News From the Field

News From the Field News, information sources and letters from deployments

With so many sources of information from radio to television and everything on social media right, these resources have the most current information.

Family Information Line 1-800-866-4546

Confidential 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, bilingual emotional support, referrals, and information for military families and loved ones. 

CF Member Assistance Program (CFMAP) 1-800-268-7708

Confidential 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, bilingual counselling services for CAF members and families.

CFB Winnipeg Duty Chaplain

204 833 4500 dial 0 and ask for Duty Chaplain
Available 24 hrs for military families and loved ones. 

CAF Member’s Unit Point of Contact

If you are not aware of who you can contact at your loved one’s home Unit for information, please do not hesitate to contact the MFRC and our Deployment Programs Coordinatore will help you to find a point of contact.


Information, whether accurate or speculated can spread on social media very quickly, and if you are of the mindset of wanting to follow the news as it occurs, please ensure that you are referencing reliable and up-to-date news sources.  In addition to National and Local news sites that you trust, other resources available to you, as it relates specifically to the operations overseas, are:

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces:


Canadian Armed Forces Operations
Canadian Armed Forces
JTF – Impact/ foi – impact (public information specific to Operation Impact)
Winnipeg MFRC (we will share public information when it becomes available to us)


Harjit Sajjan: @HarjitSajjan (Minister of National Defence)
Canadian Forces: @CanadianForces
Winnipeg MFRC: @WinnipegMFRC

Periodically we recieve letters from the field with general updates from deployments.  

News from Joint Task Force Iraq (JFT-I)

January 2019 - Letter to Family and Friends
August 2018 - Letter to Family and Friends
July 2018 - Letter to Family and Friends