|Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters (CFNA HQ) Yellowknife|
Secteur du nord des Forces Canadiennes
|Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in Canada|
CFNA HQ (Canada)
|Owner||Canadian Armed Forces|
|Brigadier-General Patrick Carpentier|
|Occupants||440 Transport Squadron|
Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters (CFNA HQ) Yellowknife is a Canadian Forces unit located in the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Situated in Evans Building of the city of Yellowknife, it is the headquarters for Joint Task Force North, part of Canadian Joint Operations Command responsible for Canadian Forces operations and administration in Northern Canada and the Arctic.
There are 52 military and civilian personnel from 1 Canadian Rangers Patrol Group headquarters and 314 military and civilian personnel from Joint Task Force North currently stationed in Yellowknife responsible for coordinating military operations across 4,000,000 km2 (1,500,000 sq mi) of land in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters Whitehorse has a similar responsibility in Yukon.
As of 2018 the current base Commander is Brigadier-General Patrick Carpentier
The Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters Yellowknife was established on 15 May 1970 to assist and maintain Canadian sovereignty north of the 60th parallel and support Canadian Armed Forces operations in the north.
CFNA Yellowknife is home to:
In 2018, Department of National Defence spokesman Andrew McKelvey announced a new building project. Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters Yellowknife will see the construction of a 7,600 m2 (82,000 sq ft) building for some of the technical services elements of the Joint Task Force North Area Support Unit, and the 1st Canadian Rangers Patrol Group.
The overall project is estimated to cost between $50 and $99 million and will include:
Construction is expected to start in the 2020-2021 time frame, with opening anticipated by 2024.