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60 Seconds with . . . Captain Bradley Ticky, 22 Wing

This is part of the 60 Seconds with… series, featuring Captain Bradley Ticky, Senior Director, Canadian Air Defence Sector, 22 Wing North Bay. He answered as many randomly drawn questions as he could in 60 seconds about NORAD Tracks Santa.
December 22, 2019

Three people, all wearing military flight suits, stand in a row as one hands a small box with a medal in it to another.

Honorary Colonel Loreena McKennitt recognized for 12 years of service

Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and Chief Warrant Officer Denis Gaudreault  recently visited personnel deployed with the Air Task Force-Romania. While there, LGen Meinzinger presented Honorary Colonel Loreena McKennitt with her Canadian Forces Decoration.
December 20, 2019

A vintage photo of Santa Claus seated in the cockpit of a helicopter, waving through the open side window.

Holiday traditions in the Royal Canadian Air Force

Royal Canadian Air Force treasures and maintains a number of special traditions associated with the holiday period – ranging from Christmas dinners to “sticky floors” to New Year’s levees.
December 20, 2019

Five people, wearing military uniforms and holding band instruments, surround Santa Claus who is sitting behind a drum set.

Santa checks out the holiday sounds of 14 Wing’s band

Santa Claus recently travelled from the North Pole to visit 14 Wing Greenwood’s band to make sure everything was in order for the wing’s upcoming holiday concert.
December 19, 2019

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Holiday greetings from the RCAF command team

During the 2019 holiday season, Royal Canadian Air Force leaders send greetings to RCAF personnel. Here is the message from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s command team.
December 18, 2019

Four people, wearing disruptive pattern combat uniforms and Santa or elf-style hats, walk across a grassy area with a person dressed as Santa.

Operation HO HO HO brings joy to children in three communities

The RCAF’s Operation HO HO HO now brings Christmas cheer to sick children who have to be in hospital over the holiday season in three communities. 
December 18, 2019

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Season’s Greetings 2019 from 2 Canadian Air Division

The commander and chief warrant officer of 2 Canadian Air Division sent holiday greetings to 2 CAD personnel in December 2019. Here is their message.
December 18, 2019

Two people, one kneeling and one standing, are on a snowy tarmac with a fighter jet behind them. Both wear military uniforms and “Santa” hats.

Canadian NORAD Region announces Santa’s 2019 escort teams and trackers

RCAF pilots, maintainers and trackers are ready for Santa Claus’ flight through Canadian airspace on December 24, 2019.
December 17, 2019

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Holiday greetings from 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region

The commander and chief warrant officer of 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region sent holiday greetings to 1 CAD personnel in December 2019. Here is their message.
December 17, 2019

A man wearing an RCAF uniform holds a flag as he stands in a cemetery.

RCAF personnel participate in commemoration of Italian Campaign

Sergeant Terry Gibbins from 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario, was part of contingent of more than 180 Canadian Armed Forces members who participated in commemoration ceremonies to remember the 96,000 Canadians who served in the Italian Campaign of the Second World War.
December 13, 2019

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