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Three people wearing military flight suits and holding pens sit behind a table covered in a tartan cloth, with large documents in front of them.

12 Wing welcomes Honorary Colonel Phil Otto

Colonel Sid Connor, commander of 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, welcomed the wing’s new honorary colonel, Phil Otto, during a ceremony at the Shearwater Aviation Museum on June 24, 2019. Honorary Colonel Otto replaces Honorary Colonel Tom Birchall, who held the position for the previous six years.
June 25, 2019

Under a clear blue sky, a very large group of children and a few adults gather in front of a large yellow helicopter sitting in a field, with trees in the background.

Show-and-tell show stopper: 14 Wing helicopter crew pays visit to school kids

A helicopter from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, set down on the soccer field of Kings County Academy in Kentville on June 12, 2019, as a year-end treat for 600 excited students who lined the field awaiting its arrival.
June 24, 2019

A smiling woman wearing a military flight suit half-kneels on a runway. There is a military helicopter behind her.

Second Canadian Army woman receives her tactical aviation door gunner badge

Master Corporal Brigitte O’Driscoll, a reservist with 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron and the Royal Montreal Regiment, received her tactical aviation door gunner badgeon May 10, 2019, making her only the second woman in the Canadian Army to receive the badge.
June 20, 2019

Several people, most of whom wear military uniforms, stand in a room with desks, computers and monitors. In the middle, two people cut a blue ribbon with scissors.

22 Wing North Bay Mission Training Centre officially opens

A ceremony was held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario, to mark the official opening of the Mission Training Centre, a digital battleground that will train the next generation of Aerospace Controllers and Aerospace Control Operators.
June 20, 2019

A woman uses a tabletop sewing machine to stitch together pieces of cloth. A quilt is hanging on the wall behind her; on the table are several plastic containers holding cloth.

Quilts’ stitching details care, support for service personnel

The national Quilts of Valour program pairs Canadian Armed Forces veterans with handmade quilts from groups throughout Canada.
June 17, 2019

Four people wearing military uniforms pull and push a small raft with backpacks on top of it through thigh-deep water

RCAF personnel on the winners’ podium in France

An RCAF team took third place in an international military skills competition held in France in June 2019.
June 14, 2019

A mosaic of Canda composed of RDARSAT-2 images.

RADARSAT Constellation Mission launch advances situational awareness for operations

On June 12, 2019, the Canadian Space Agency launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, a trio of three satellites that will, among other functions, enhance the operational capabilities of the Canadian Armed Forces.
June 13, 2019

Twenty people wearing disruptive pattern uniforms (desert) stand on gravel in two rows in bright sunshine in front of a mural.

4 Wing contributes to fight against Daesh

4 Wing Cold Lake continues to contribute to Op Impact with engineering, imagery, maintenance, logistics, transport, administration, intelligence, communications, and command and control skills and competencies.
June 11, 2019

A montage of four images, portraying RCAF personnel and family members, with an RCAF roundel and the words “Quality of Life—Quality of Service” and “Qualité de la vie—Qualité du service” superimposed on the centre of the montage.

Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. These initiatives are vital in the face of an unprecedented level of global competition for the skills of pilots, technicians, highly trained aviation specialists, and support personnel.
June 10, 2019

A graphic with the words “Quality of Life—Quality of Service” and “Qualité de vie—Qualité de service” on either side of an RCAF roundel.

Quality of Life—Quality of Service initiatives

In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. This fact sheet outlines these initiatives.
June 10, 2019

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