- 2013-06-19 - AF Article
RCAF Chief Warrant Officer receives medal of bravery
Chief Warrant Officer Tom Walker, a Royal Canadian Air Force traffic technician, received a medal of bravery from Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 7.
- 2013-06-17 - 4 Wing
Colombian Air Force flies for first time at Ex Maple Flag
For the first time ever, the Colombian Air Force is participating in one of the greatest international operational training exercises, "Exercise Maple Flag", which is being held from May 27 through June 21 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta.
- 2013-06-14 - AF Article
“It’s fresh and tastes good,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Luc Girouard, commander of the Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) at Exercise Maple Resolve 1301.
- 2013-06-13 - 14 Wing
Flying high - veteran’s final home ‘over the ocean’
At 92, Thomas Vardy wrote to the padres at 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S., to say he was pretty confident he had a few years left before his last wish could be granted.
- 2013-06-12 - AF Article
Aviation stars inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) recently paid tribute to four stars of Canadian aviation, including Canada’s greatest living war ace.
- 2013-06-10 - Article (DND/CF)
The True North Strong and Free - New Look for the RCAF’s CC-150 Polaris Aircraft 15001
As part of regularly scheduled maintenance, the Canadian Armed Forces has repainted the aircraft primarily used to transport members of the Royal Family, the Governor General, the Prime Minister, and other dignitaries.
- 2013-06-07 - AF Article
“Redneck engineering” brings T-33 aircraft back to life in B.C.
A group of dedicated volunteers in Princeton, B.C., some with little or no experience in aircraft maintenance or restoration, have refurbished a piece of Cold War Royal Canadian Air Force history and created a “talk of the town” tourist attraction.
- 2013-06-06 - AF Article
Operation Overlord: D-Day Remembered
More than 23,000 jump-smocked paratroopers, from three Allied Airborne Divisions, leapt into the night skies over Normandy on the evening of June 5, 1944, launching the largest military invasion in history.
- 2013-06-05 - AF Article
Change of appointment ceremony marks a first for the RCAF
Leadership of the Royal Canadian Air Force non-commissioned member corps changed hands during a change of appointment ceremony in Ottawa yesterday.
- 2013-06-04 - AF Article
Tactical helicopter squadron: self-reliant from pilots to cooks
Members from 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (408 THS), belonging to 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., and located at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, Alta., participated in Exercise Promethean Ram during the month of April at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta.
- 2013-06-03 - AF Article
Aeromedical team trains for critical care air evacuation at JOINTEX
Thirteen members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) Team trained for critical care air evacuation during JOINTEX at Airfield 21, Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta.,, from May 25 to 31, 2013.
- 2013-05-31 - AF Article
Canadian Detachment Elmendorf, Alaska - Iditarod volunteer program
The roots of the Iditarod sled dog race go back about 80 years ago when the freight mushers travelled from checkpoint to checkpoint.
- 2013-05-31 - News Release
Government of Canada makes progress on Seven-Point Plan to replace Canada's CF-18 fleet
The National Fighter Procurement Secretariat today is providing an update on the Government of Canada’s progress on the Seven-Point Plan to replace the CF-18 fleet.
- 2013-05-30 - AF Article
Seen around Maple Flag 46…
Aircrews from Canada’s allies and partners are flying alongside the Royal Canadian Air Force in Exercise Maple Flag 46.
- 2013-05-29 - AF Article
A commanding presence at RCAF Run
On Sunday, May 26, hundreds of runners, walkers and families streamed down the flight line at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Man., during the fifth annual RCAF Run.
- 2013-05-29 - 17 Wing
1 CFFTS Graduates ACSO Course 1201
1 CFFTS graduated seven new Air Combat Systems Officers on Thursday, 2 May 2012, with a very special Reviewing Officer, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, CMM, CD.
- 2013-05-28 - AF Article
Canada welcomes international forces to Exercise Maple Flag 46
Aircrews from Canada’s allies and partners will fly alongside the Royal Canadian Air Force in Exercise Maple Flag 46.
- 2013-05-27 - News Release (DND/CF)
Government invests in Canadian jobs and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project
The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., announced the awarding of a significant subcontract that will create jobs in British Columbia and play an important role in supporting Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project.
- 2013-05-24 - Article (DND/CF)
Chasing hope on the Highway of Heroes
A former Army infantryman who served in Afghanistan will run the race of his life on May 26, 2013, from Southport near Portage La Prairie, Man., to 17 Wing Winnipeg.
- 2013-05-24 - AF Article
Images and words: together at last!
Canadian Armed Forces public affairs officers and imagery technicians have amalgamated under the umbrella of the military’s public affairs branch.
- 2013-05-23 - AF Article
RCAF’s Air Expeditionary Wing deploys for Exercise Maple Resolve
The Royal Canadian Air Force is providing essential air support to the Canadian Army during Exercise Maple Resolve 1301, which is being held at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in Alberta.
- 2013-05-22 - AF Article
Canada’s Sea King maritime helicopter - Golden Jubilee celebrations
There have been few aircraft in Canada’s aviation history that have provided such enduring and noteworthy service as the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter.
- 2013-05-22 - 19 Wing
RCAF Cormorant helicopter crew helps medevac injured hiker
The crew of an RCAF Cormorant helicopter assisted RCMP and Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) crews from Chilliwack and Harrison-Kent, to evacuate an injured hiker from the banks near Chehalis River, north of Chilliwack, early morning on Monday, May 20.
- 2013-05-21 - AF Article
Flight engineer reaches 10,000 flying hours
Very few flight engineers back then - and even fewer now - achieve the incredible marker of 10,000 hours (one year, one month, three weeks and 14 hours) of flight time.
- 2013-05-17 - AF Article
Therapy on wheels: healing the wounds of war through art
Master Warrant Officer Paul Flowers returned from his six-month tour in Afghanistan in 2008 a changed man. The man who loved to hunt, throw a ball with his son and take Sunday joyrides on his motorcycle was anything but joyful.