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434 (OT&E) Squadron bolsters affiliation with famed Bluenose II

The Tall Ships Festival held August 31 to September 1, 2019, in Brockville, Ontario, provided a memorable opportunity for 434 Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) “Bluenose” Squadron from 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, to reconnect with its famous lineage.
December 4, 2019

A man wearing flying gear stands on the wing of an aircraft, leaning against the fuselage.

100th birthday of Thomas W. Dowbiggin

December 3, 2019, marks the 100th birthday of  Squadron Leader (retired) Thomas W. Dowbiggin, who served as a Second World War Spitfire pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401 Squadron.
December 3, 2019

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NORAD Tracks Santa program kicks off for 2019

NORAD Tracks Santa kicks off December 1, 2019 with an interactive website, social media channels, “Santa Cam” streaming video and more. On December 24, users may call or text 1-877-HiNORAD for Santa’s up-to-date location.
November 29, 2019

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RCAF runner fares well at world-level championships

World Masters Athlete Major Serge Faucher competed recently at the North, Central America and Caribbean Region of WMA Championships, coming home with a personal bronze and a team silver.
November 28, 2019

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets returning home to Moose Jaw

Ten CT-114 Tutor jets flown by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are returning home to Moose Jaw from Georgia November 27, 2019. The Snowbirds have been on an operational pause since Snowbird 5 was forced to eject before a show at the Atlanta Speedway on October 13, 2019.
November 27, 2019

A weightlifter wearing black shorts and t-shirt, and a vest reading “CAN”, holds a bar with three weight plates on each end above his head.

Shearwater technician shows his strength

12 Wing Shearwater’s Master Corporal Gabriel Auclair earned the number one spot at the 2019 World Masters Olympic Weightlifting Championships.
November 26, 2019

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Investing in our junior leaders through the Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum

Junior non-commissioned officers from several nations gathered in Winnipeg recently for the 2019 Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum.
November 26, 2019

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Two Defence leaders among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The Deputy Minister of National Defence, Jody Thomas, and the Deputy Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Major-General Frances Allen, were recently recognized on the 2019 list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
November 26, 2019

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Wing Commander William Barker remembered

On November 11, 2019, the RCAF participated in a Remembrance Day ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, where Wing Commander William Barker, VC, is interred. Here are remarks from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF.
November 22, 2019

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U.S. hosts first Space Flag exercise with coalition partners

The U.S. Air Force recently hosted space military leaders from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom at its annual Space Flag exercise, which focuses on deterring, denying and disrupting adversarial actions in the space domain.
November 21, 2019

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