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438 Squadron “Wildcats” shine on U.S. leadership course

– News Article / May 30, 2017 From 438 Squadron Sergeant Jocelyn Mayer of 438 Tactical Helicopter “City of Montreal” Squadron, located at St-Hubert, Quebec, won the top award at the end of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Class 17-3, an intense leadership course in Tennessee, U.S.A. For six weeks, more than 100 senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) …

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RCAF Air technician specialist recruiter

– News Article / May 31, 2017 By Major Jim Hutcheson The Royal Canadian Air Force has created a unique and unprecedented position within the Air Staff organization that has the potential to generate a significant positive impact on operations across the RCAF. The position is air technician specialist recruiter (Air Tech Spec Rectr), and the …

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Royal Canadian Air Force hosts Exercise Maple Flag 50

–  News Article / May 29, 2017 Royal Canadian Air Force Now into its fiftieth iteration, Exercise Maple Flag, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s largest and most complex international training event of the year, begins this week at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. “Exercise Maple Flag, and those like it, enables the RCAF to continue its …

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RCAF unveils the 2017 “Canada 150” CF-18 Demonstration Hornet

– News Article / April 7, 2017 From the Royal Canadian Air Force The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has unveiled the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Jet celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The April 4, 2017, unveiling ceremony took place at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, where the jet has been hosted for the past few …

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RCAF supports Vimy Flight Association

– News Article / March 17, 2017 Royal Canadian Air Force As part of the Veterans Affairs Canada-led ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is supporting the Vimy Flight Association (VFA) as they fly five replica First World War aircraft past the Vimy Ridge …

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Canadian pride shines at the “Last Great Race on Earth”

– News Article / March 16, 2017 By Captain Cynthia Duchene It’s known as the “Last Great Race on Earth” and members of the Canadian Armed Forces Detachment Elmendorf, located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, and their families, were on hand to celebrate its ceremonial start on March 4, 2017, and cheer on Canadian racers. …

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Canadian Armed Forces successfully conclude Operation Nunalivut 2017

– News Article / March 10, 2017 The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) successfully concluded Operation Nunalivut 2017 on March 10, 2017, after two weeks of surveillance and control operations near Hall Beach and Resolute Bay, Nunavut. Notably, while conducting training, a CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft crew rescued two hunters who were stranded near Hall Beach. This …

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Operation Innovation

– By Chris Thatcher The Royal Canadian Air Force is pursuing transformative changes. When Ashton Carter was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Defense, he urged the Pentagon to “think outside this five-sided box”, and set about, as one of his top priorities, “stoking its innovative culture”. Along with renewed investment in research and development, Carter …

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RCAF participates in Operation Nunalivut in the High Arctic

– About 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel are participating in Operation Nunalivut 2017. The annual surveillance and control operation in the High Arctic takes place this year in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, Nunavut, from February 23 to March 10, 2017. Operation Nunalivut began in 2007 to provide the CAF with an opportunity to operate …

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Looking back at 2017: A holiday message

– The following is commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 2017 holiday message to the airmen and the airwomen of the RCAF as well as the extended RCAF family. From Lieutenant-General Michael Hood  As 2017 draws to a close, Chief Warrant Officer Gérard Poitras and I are pleased to offer you our best wishes at …

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