5 Wing Goose Bay

5 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay. 5 Wing Goose Bay is a vibrant base that conducts and supports a wide variety of operations including both joint and combined training. Located in Labrador, on the northeast coast of Canada, its strategic location helps the Canadian Armed Forces and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to protect North American airspace.

5 Wing’s primary mission is to support NORAD operations for the projection of air power on the north and northeast coasts of Canada.

5 Wing supports military training for the Canadian Armed Forces, the Allies and NORAD. It provides effective training facilities, adaptable infrastructures and a unique, austere and challenging training.

History

1941 Creation of 5 Wing Goose Bay. Canada and the United States build an airfield on the present site for anti-submarine patrol aircraft and staging aircraft to Britain. The site was selected because of the excellent flying weather, ease of construction, accessibility by sea during the summer months and its strategic location. The role of 5 Wing Goose Bay has changed dramatically in the past few years, moving from a small station supporting a Long Range Radar site to a medium-sized base sustaining multinational flying operations and hosting a wide array of many international guests, both military and civilian. 5 Wing’s operational mandate is currently in transition.

Read more about the history of 5 Wing Goose Bay.

Squadrons

Equipment

Wing Badge

"SULIAKAKATIGeJUT" means "Working Together" in Inuktitut.

Significance: The Canada Goose refers to the fact that 5 Wing is located at Goose Bay, Labrador. The badge includes five spruce trees along with symbols for land and sea recalling the Labrador coast.

Command team

Lieutenant-Colonel Stéphane Racle

Lieutenant-Colonel Stéphane Racle, CD

Master Warrant Officer Dave McDowell

Master Warrant Officer Dave McDowell

Wing news

COVID-19

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces – COVID-19

The latest information and resources for military and civilian members of the Defence Team related to the rapidly evolving 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps being taken to minimize the risk to our military and civilian members.
March 19, 2020

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

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February 1, 2020

Three men wearing blue military uniforms and holding pens sit at a table covered with a tartan cloth on which there are documents. Behind the men are three flags.

22 Wing North Bay welcomes its new honorary colonel

On July 23, the members of 22 Wing North Bay welcomed Peter Chirico as their new honorary colonel during a virtual ceremony that boasted hundreds of spectators from across Canada and the United States.
August 4, 2020

Six people wearing military uniforms are in a room. Five of them sit on chairs and the one who is standing gives a patch badge to one of the people sitting.

12 Wing identifies five lead squadron Sentinels

New 12 Wing Lead Squadron Sentinels received their patch during a ceremony held on July 13, 2020.
July 31, 2020

Four men in running gear stand in a line, all grasping a relay baton.

Canadians take M55 4x400m Indoor World Record

Canadian runners capture the M55 4X400m Indoor World Record in Toronto.
July 30, 2020

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Contact information

5 Wing Goose Bay
PO Box 7002 Station C
Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL  A0P 1C0

Phone: 709-896-6900

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 709-896-6928
Fax: 709-896-6997
Email: trevor.ackland@forces.gc.ca