5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown

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About the Base

5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown was officially opened in 1958 as a training facility. It boasts an 1,100 square km training area, 1500 km of roads, 900 km of tracks, 740 buildings and some 7,500 military and civilian personnel. As such, 5 CDSB Gagetown is the second largest military base in Canada and the largest military facility in Eastern Canada.

In New Brunswick, 5 CDSB Gagetown is the second largest public sector employer, after the province itself, and third largest employer behind Irving. The Base and its lodger units provide full-time employment to approximately 6,500 military members and 1,000 civilians. The Base contributes over 200 million dollars to the local economy and more than 700 million to the provincial economy annually.

The main garrison, located in the town of Oromocto, has a large impact on the local community. Base employees and their families represent roughly 75% of the 10 thousand residents of Oromocto. 5 CDSB Gagetown provides services to the town of Oromocto, including water treatment services to the whole town and sewage treatment to half of the local residents.


The total number of personnel at 5 CDSB Gagetown increases dramatically at different times of the year. The training areas and facilities are used regularly by units from other Canadian Armed Forces Bases, Reserve units, Cadets, civilian police forces and even American military units. There is on average an additional 10,000 personnel training annually on the base.

Formations and Lodger Units

The Base consists of two large formations and numerous lodger units. The Combat Training Centre is organized around a core of five distinct schools:

  • Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School
  • Royal Canadian Artillery School
  • Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering
  • Infantry School
  • Tactics School

5th Canadian Division Support Group provides support not only on the Base, but to Canadian Armed Forces element throughout the Atlantic. The services include:

  • Housing
  • Feeding
  • Equipment repair
  • General care for all military and civilian personnel

Also providing support to the soldiers are 42 Health Services, 1 Dental Unit Detachment Gagetown and the Joint Personnel Support Unit, which are integral to 5 CDSB Gagetown’s health and welfare support structure.

Operational Units

The Base is home to five operational units:

  • 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
  • 4 Artillery Regiment (General Support)
  • 4 Engineer Support Regiment
  • 403 Operational (Helicopter) Training Squadron
  • C Squadron, The Royal Canadian Dragoons

More than a third of 5 CDSB Gagetown’s soldiers belong to these operational units which are prepared to deploy at home and abroad.

Other Units

5 CDSB Gagetown is also home to the Joint Meteorological Centre, the Canadian Army Trials and Evaluation Unit, the 5th Canadian Division Training Centre, 3 Military Police Regiment Detachment Gagetown and the Argonaut Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Command Team

Colonel K.E. Osmond

Commander: Colonel K.E. Osmond

CWO Laughlin

Sergent-Major: Chief Warrant Officer W.A. Laughlin, MMM, CD

Personnel Support Programs

The Canadian Forces Community Gateway is a series of linked websites (one for every base and wing) that provides a common national view of all local base/wing Non-Public Property (NPP) programs and activities including publicly-funded programs delivered through NPP. These are just some of the services available on the Community Gateway site:

  • Fitness and Sports
  • Messes
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Health Programs
  • Family Services
  • SISIP Financial Services

Base Services

The following base services are available: 

  • Base Recreation
  • Base Postal Services
  • Housing and Family Resources
  • Emergency Services 
  • Dental and Health Services
  • Base Chapels
  • Banking and Finances

More information on these services can be found here

42 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Gagetown

Contact Information

Building A-47
Oromocto, NB

Reception: 506-422-2000 ext. 1482

Patient Information

Clinic Hours of Operation: 0730h—1530h Monday  to Friday
Sick Parade (Walk-In) Services:  0730h-1000h
Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays


CF Member Assistance Program: voluntary and confidential service to help those members with personal concerns: 1-800-268-7708 (24 Hours)

Client Contact Information

  • Telephone: 506-422-2000
  • Physiotherapy: Local 3621
  • Pharmacy: Local 3974
  • Prescriptions Refills: Local 2967
  • Case Management: Local 3826
  • Mental Health Team: 506-357-6482
  • Psychosocial Team:  Local 6107
  • Community Health Nurse: Local 7342
  • Immunization / Allergy Clinic:  Local 3624
  • Diagnostic Imaging:  Local 3636
  • Laboratory:  Local 7620 or 3637
  • Preventative Medicine:  Local 2219 or 2260
  • Health Records:  Local 1482
  • Blue Cross Billing: Local 3227
  • Orderly Room: Local  3270


Hours: 0800h—1200h and 1300h—1530h
Speak to a Pharmacist: 506-422-2000 ext 3974
Prescription Refills: 506-422-2000 ext 2967(allow 48 hours for refill to be ready)

Accessing After Hours Care

If you require after hours care that cannot wait until your CDU is open, please proceed to your nearest Emergency Department or Walk In Clinic. Remember to present your Blue Cross card.

Members are encouraged to phone New Brunswick Tele-Care with after-hours questions relating to health information or accessing medical care after hours by calling 811.

Services Provided

Care Delivery Units

Your CDU is your clinic—it’s an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and medical technicians that work together to deliver the best care possible. This team provides sick parade services, medical appointments, periodic health assessments, and referrals to specialist services, including mental health.

The CDU that you report to is dependent on the Unit that you are posted.


Phone: 506-422-2000 Local 6068
Email: +42 Health Svcs CDU A Gagetown - UPS A Gagetown@42 Health Services Centre@Gagetown
Rostered Units:  CTC HQ, Tactics School, 2RCR, C Sqn RCD, 4ESR, 403 (Hel) OTS, 42 CF H Svcs


Phone: 506-422-2000 Local 3365
Email: +42 Health Svcs CDU B Gagetown - UPS B Gagetown@42 Health Services Centre@Gagetown
Rostered Units: Armd School, Arty School, Inf School, CATEU, CFSEME (det Gagetown), 4th Arty Regt, 5 Can Div TC, 1 Dent Unit, CFRD Fredericton


Phone: 506-422-2000 Local 3892
Email: +42 Health Svcs CDU C Gagetown - UPS C Gagetown@42 Health Services Centre@Gagetown
Rostered Units: 5 CDSB, CFSME , JPSU (Staff only), 5 ESU,  RCSU  (Atl), 3 Fd Regt, HMCS Brunswicker, 37 CBG HQ,  37 Svc Bn, 37 Sigs Sqn, 37 CER,  Det Charlottown, 8 CH

Periodic Health Assessments

All CAF personnel are reminded that it is a member’s responsibility to book routine medicals 3-4 months in advance of their medical category expiration.  For personnel under the age of 40 the requirement is every 5 years, and for those over the age of 40 the requirement is every 2 years.  Those with specialist occupational requirements such as dive and flight crew require annual verification.

All Booked Appointments

When booking your appointment, be sure to confirm your personal contact information.  Should you need to cancel or rebook an appointment, 48 hours notification is desired.

Missed appointments are costly to DND and result in a direct operational impact to those awaiting similar medical services.  If a member is not present for their appointment, their Unit will be notified.


If have been seen by a specialist and you are scheduled for a surgery, you must contact your CDU as early as possible to arrange an appointment with your Primary Care Nurse (PCN). At this appointment you will discuss the general surgical process, including medical care, associated services and administrative processes such as sick leave and return to duty.


The Physio Team provides assessment, education, and treatment to personnel with musculoskeletal and cardio-respiratory impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities.  Recent injuries/conditions can be seen by a Physiotherapist on Sick Parade, or can be referred by your CDU clinician.

Community Health Nurse (CHN)

The CHN provides education surrounding cardiovascular and sexual health, routine medication via injection, and diabetes.  The CHN also serves as a liaison between the base and civilian hospital. When a member visits a civilian hospital they can expect this nurse to follow their progress and assist the hospital with discharge and/or follow up.

The community health nurse can be reached at 422-2000 ext. 7342.

Mental Health Services

A. Mental Health Intake Services (walk-in services) are located at the base clinic and are open 0730h—1530h daily with closure 1200h—1300h for lunch.

B. Psychosocial Services: This team provides psycho-social crisis intervention, short-term counselling services and admin-related needs (screening, compassionate postings). The team is located in building A-337, directly behind the base clinic.

C. General Mental Health Services and the Operational Trauma & Stress Support Centre located at 75 Restigouche Rd. provides assessment, and individual and/or group treatment for people with mental health concerns and  those with addictions.  Members can be referred by their primary care clinician or by the Intake Service located in the base clinic. 

Case Management

Nurse Case Managers are part of your healthcare team and help members coordinate complex medical needs as well as their transition to civilian healthcare, civilian life, and/or return to work.  Members are referred to Case Management by their CDU clinician.

Contact Us

5 CDSB Gagetown
P.O. Box 17000
Station Forces
Oromocto, New Brunswick
E2V 4J5
Phone: 506-422-2000 / 1-877-893-5500

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