We are a vibrant air base conducting a wide variety of operations including both joint and combined training. Located on the Northeast coast of Canada, our strategic location enables us to play a key role in protecting the sovereignty of Canada and the air defence of North America.
"Premier airspace to challenge the best"
Means "Working Together" in Inuktitut.
The mission of 5 Wing Goose Bay is to support Allied, NORAD and CF training and operations.
Through dynamic, innovative and cost-effective practices, the 5 Wing Goose Bay Team will provide flexible airspace in a world-class military facility. We will excel at meeting the diverse training objectives of our current Allies and future users. Happy Valley-Goose Bay represent nearly one third of the total Labrador population.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador is located in Canada's most easterly province, Newfoundland and Labrador. More precisely, Happy Valley-Goose Bay is located at the extreme western end of Lake Melville, a long salt water lake that extends 210 km inland from the Labrador Sea, and ultimately empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
The daily weather forecast for 5 Wing Goose Bay is located on the Environment Canada Weather Network .
The approximately 7,500 residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay represent nearly one third of the total Labrador population. The Base provides employment for a large local civilian workforce of permanent and seasonal employees, many of whom are of native ancestry.
Military activities at 5 Wing Goose Bay will continue to have an economic impact on the Zone, the Labrador Region and the Province. A socio-economic report completed for the Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research in 2008 indicates that military activity contributed to the Province a total of 853 person years of employment (196 direct, 405 indirect, 252 induced) for a total of $ 74.2 million contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of the Province in the 2006/2007 fiscal year. 5 Wing contributes $16.8 million to provincial government coffers annually.