Nova Scotians have long contributed to the defence and security of Canada. They have participated in all of Canada’s military operations, including both World Wars, the Korean conflict, peacekeeping operations, the 1991 Gulf War and the operation in Afghanistan.
Today, Nova Scotia is home to more than 40 per cent of Canada’s military assets. This includes the country’s largest military base, CFB Halifax, which is the headquarters for Maritime Forces Atlantic. Other major military installations include 12 Wing Shearwater in Halifax Regional Municipality and CFB Greenwood in the Annapolis Valley.