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Fighter Weapons Instructor Course trains Canada’s elite

– The course is the equivalent of a graduate-level education, and it is how the RCAF Fighter Pilot and Tactical Command and Control fleets train their foremost tactical and standards experts.

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Canadian Rangers assist in evacuation of injured snowmobiler

– A Canadian Ranger and a 13-year-old Junior Canadian Ranger helped the Royal Canadian Air Force airlift an injured snowmobiler from a remote hunting camp near Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario.

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Snowbirds complete 2018 spring training at 19 Wing Comox

– The 2018 CF Snowbirds reflect the diversity and opportunities available equally to men and women in the Canadian military. Each member of the Snowbirds team is a full-time serving member who demonstrates the skill, professionalism, and teamwork essential to achieving aviation excellence.

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New commander for Royal Canadian Air Force

– The new commander of the RCAF, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, assumed command from Lieutenant-General Mike Hood at a ceremony held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa and presided over by General Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff.

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417 Squadron gains valuable mountain flying experience

– “Mountain flying is particularly dangerous due to what can be really strong winds, and the mountain illusions. (…) If you’re not cross-checking and looking at your instruments, you can get into a bad situation,” said 417 Squadron’s Commanding Officer Major Alexia Shore.

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419 “Moose” Squadron honours WWII volunteer

– Royal Canadian Air Force volunteer Vince Elmer’s collection of World War II photographs and mementoes became his wartime diary, and they are now part of a significant historical library.

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Future Fighter Capability Project engages five supplier teams

– Formal engagement with the eligible suppliers will be followed by the release of formal solicitation documents; a contract award is anticipated in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, and the first replacement aircraft is anticipated by 2025.

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CAF culinary team wins silver at international competition

– The Canadian cooks competed against cooks from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year’s exercise showcased the talents of 237 military chefs from all military services around the globe.

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450 Squadron celebrates 50 years of tactical aviation

– First formed as the Canadian 450 Heavy Transport Squadron in 1968, the squadron was Canada’s venture into logistic air support using Canadian CH-113A Voyageur helicopters.

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442 Squadron conducts SAREX 18

– 442 Squadron conducts an annual Search and Rescue Exercise to practice deploying the squadron quickly and effectively to a severe operating location, as would happen during a major search.

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