Adapting to new surroundings and a unique role on Operation Artemis
In July 2018, 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, part of 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, but based in Esquimalt, British Columbia, received a tasking request for an air officer on Operation Artemis. Since retiring from the Regular Force in August 2016 and joining the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve, I had been looking to deploy at least once more before retiring from the Reserve Force. When the Operation Artemis request came in, I asked to be considered and was accepted for the position. Many pre-deployment evolutions and one full-time contract later, I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for three weeks of mission workup. Read the rest of the article . . .
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