It is the headquarters for Joint Task Force North, part of Canada Command responsible for Canadian Forces operations and administration in Northern Canada and the Arctic. It is a small detachment, of approximately 150 personnel, responsible for coordinating military operations across four million square kilometres of land in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
CFNA HQ Whitehorse has a similar responsibility in Yukon.
CFNA Yellowknife is home to the 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, 440 Transport Squadron, and depending on time of year, many cadet squadrons.
The current base chief is CWO Gerald Blais. Commander is Brigadier-General Gregory Loos and Deputy Commader is Captain( RCN) Derek Moss
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