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Second Generation RCAF Reservist Successfully Balances Two Careers

2Lt Bilodeau

2 Lt Bilodeau demonstrates that civilians looking to serve part-time in the RCAF Reserve can successfully balance a civilian career, military career and home life.

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Second Generation RCAF Reservist Successfully Balances Two Careers

2 Lt Bilodeau demonstrates that civilians looking to serve part-time in the RCAF Reserve can successfully balance a civilian career, military career and home life.
January 28, 2020

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Pick Me! Professional Development Opportunities for RCAF Reservists

RCAF Reserve members are eligible for numerous CAF courses and formal training, but did you know that there are a variety of international professional development (PD) opportunities that are offered specifically to Canada’s Reserve Force members?
January 27, 2020

Cpl Travis Valliquette

Max Flex: The Air Operations Support Technician

Corporal Travis Valliquette joined the RCAF Reserve in Sept, 2017 and is an Air Operations Support Technician at 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 8 Wing in Trenton, Ontario. For this issue of Excelsior, we asked him to describe his occupation as he has experienced it.
January 27, 2020

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Young Reserve Officers Workshop: Modern Diplomacy in a Medieval Setting

The annual Young Reserve Officers Workshop, a professional development program held concurrently with the annual Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Summer Congress, was held in Tallinn, Estonia from 4-9 August, 2019.
January 27, 2020

CWO Keith Mitchell receives his CWO Scroll

The RCAF Reserve Celebrates a New CWO

The RCAF Reserve celebrated a milestone occasion on 20 September, 2019 when Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Keith Mitchell, RCAF Reserve Careers Chief, received his CWO Scroll.
January 27, 2020

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Did you know? Military Family Services Aren’t Just for Regular Force Members!

Military families come in all forms: they consist of any Canadian Armed Forces' personnel, whether Regular and Reserve Force, and include their spouses, children, parents, relatives of significance, or anyone else who self-identifies as the family of a military member.
January 27, 2020

Canada on the podium

Canada on the Podium

The RCAF team took third place in the 20th edition of Exercise AIR RAID held from June 7 to 9 at 942 Lyon Air Base, Mont Verdun, France.
October 4, 2019

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From the Director and CWO: Welcome to the new Excelsior!

It’s a great time to be part of the RCAF Reserve, with new occupations under development, a recently adjusted pay scale along with unique opportunities for professional development.
October 4, 2019

2Lt Lydia Brownlow from the UK and Capt Richard Ackroyd at the Young Reserve Officer’s Workshop held in Finland earlier this year.

“Hei” There: Young Reserve Officer’s Workshop in Tuusula, Finland

The Young Reserve Officer’s Workshop is an annual event hosted by the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, an organization that represents over 1.3 million reservists in 34 NATO and allied countries. Capt Scott McDowell, an Intelligence Officer with 414 Electronic Warfare Support Squadron in Ottawa, attended this year’s workshop, held in Tuusula, Finland from 27 February to 2 March, 2019. 
October 4, 2019

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ICYMI: We have a new Reserve Pay Structure

As promised in Canada’s defence policy, Reserve Force pay has been restructured to align with Regular Force pay where the demands of service are similar.The new methodology for the Reserve Force applies the same base pay the Regular Force receives, plus the elements of the Military Factor that apply to reservists.
October 4, 2019