May 17, 2012 - Articles
A northern adventure begins
My northern adventure began on March 7 of this year when I took a plane north from 8 Wing Trenton, Ont...
May 15, 2012 - Articles
Op Southern Reach increases professional bonds
A Royal Canadian Air Force detachment, including an element of the fighter force, airlift and air-to-air refuelling support, is conducting Operation Southern Reach from May 5 to 26...
May 10, 2012 - Articles
Heavy equipment drop scores a bull’s-eye
The first-ever heavy equipment drop from a CC-177 Globemaster III in Canada scored a perfect bull’s-eye on the drop zone...
May 10, 2012 - Articles
Canada’s new CC-130J Hercules fleet
The Department of National Defence has acquired 17 new CC-130J Hercules aircraft to strengthen and revitalize the Canadian Forces’ vital tactical airlift capabilities...
May 9, 2012 - Articles
Canada accepts 17th J-model Hercules
The Royal Canadian Air Force formally accepted the 17th and final Lockheed Martin CC-130J Super Hercules in a ceremony that took place yesterday in Marietta, Georgia...
May 2, 2012 - Articles
RCAF delivers fuel to Canada’s most northerly post
With its 24 hours of springtime daylight, the Arctic is wide awake, receiving at least 12 flights a day as RCAF aircraft from 8 Wing Trenton, Ont...
Apr. 25, 2012 - Articles
LGen Chester Hull – A life focussed on “we”
A man hard-wired into the history of the Canadian military and Canadian Forces Base/8 Wing Trenton, Ont., died April 9, just days before his 93rd birthday...
Apr. 23, 2012 - Articles
Final inspection of the CC-130J fleet
Before each delivery of a CC-130J Hercules to its new home base at 8 Wing Trenton, Ont., a small team of RCAF technicians and records personnel from 436 Transport Squadron check over the transport aircraft...
Apr. 20, 2012 - Articles
Rescue on Lake Ontario: The highs and lows of SAR
Right in their own ‘backyard’, two search and rescue (SAR) crews from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, located at 8 Wing Trenton, Ont., recently experienced the elation of a complex, yet successful rescue of six people...
Apr. 5, 2012 - Articles
New honorary colonel welcomed to 8 Wing Trenton
Members of 8 Wing Trenton, Ont., welcomed Honorary Colonel John Bonn, M.D., LL.B., 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron’s new honorary colonel...
Mar. 29, 2012 - Articles
“Canucks Unlimited” delivers forklift to isolated community
A flight to bring troops home from an exercise in northern Quebec turned into an opportunity to help an isolated community...
Mar. 28, 2012 - Articles
Squadron steward promoted by Prime Minister
Good things come to those who wait, and for Master Seaman Steven Boyce of 437 Transport Squadron, his “good thing” came by way of a promotion from a special passenger...
Mar. 13, 2012 - Articles
Here comes the sun!
Although the sun rises and sets every day in most of Canada, for those at CFS Alert who have not seen its glow since mid October, its reappearance is an event to celebrate...
Mar. 5, 2012 - Articles
RCAF leaves big impression on Canadian Rangers
A total of 25 Canadian Rangers, who are part-time reserve soldiers, took part in Exercise Trillium Response 2012...
Mar. 2, 2012 - Articles
RCAF flies Arctic Ram
Exercise Arctic Ram 12, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group’s (1 CMBG) inaugural training exercise, was conducted in the Northwest Territories from February 14 to 26, 2012...