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Henry J. Langdon: An RCAF, industry and union pioneer

– Henry Langdon enlisted in the RCAF in 1939, even though regulations did not permit the enlistment of Blacks. Working in predominantly white environments in the RCAF, Air Canada and in his union, he was highly respected for his abilities his efforts to improve race relations.

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First Interim Fighter Jets Arrive in Cold Lake

– On February 17, the Royal Canadian Air Force marked the arrival of the first two interim fighter aircraft from Australia, an important milestone and investment in sustaining our current CF-18 Hornet fleet.

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Operation TRANSITION: BGen Misener speaks at Valcartier conference

– “In coordinating its efforts with its partners, the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group will deliver personalized, professional and standardized casualty support and transition services to CAF members and their families with special attention provided to ill and injured personnel, their families and the families of the deceased,” said Brigadier-General Mark Misener.

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Once a Chinthe, always a Chinthe

– 435 Squadron hosts Second World War squadron member Richard Earl for a tour and conversation.

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Canadian Rangers provide winter survival training for combat engineers

– Soldiers from 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) at Garrison Petawawa participated in a five-day winter survival training activity in Killarney Provincial Park, south of Sudbury, Ontario.

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Lieutenant-Governor Lincoln Alexander was one of first blacks to serve in RCAF

– In celebration of Black History Month, we look at the life of Lincoln Alexander – Ontario’s first black lieutenant governor and one of the first blacks to serve in the RCAF.

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DT News: Op PALACI, CFLC awards, and Op PROJECTION

– HMCS Kingston and Shawinigan recently departed for Africa as part of a 3-month deployment on Operation PROJECTION

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Medics return from Op IMPACT deployment in Iraq

– Six members of the 5 Field Ambulance are back home after a six‑month deployment as part of the Canadian Role 2 medical facility (hospital) in northern Iraq in support of Operation IMPACT.

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RCAF family advocate visits Luke AFB

– Colonel Heather Thorne-Albright, the RCAF family advocate, recently visited Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to promote practices and identify improvements in taking care of air personnel and their families.

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77 Line Regiment climbing into the history books

– The first gathering of the members of 77 Line Regiment since it was established in 2016 was held in September 2018 at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston.

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