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A large group of people stand in the snow near a large glassed building; a uniformed man gives a certificate to a woman wearing a disruptive patterned uniform.

Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force members honoured for dedication

Members of the RCAF and the USAF have received recognition for their determination to provide the continuity necessary in their work at 1 CAD and NORAD.
May 27, 2020

Captain Jenn Casey

A statement from Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French, Commanding Officer of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on the Canadian Forces Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor Crash in Kamloops, British Columbia

At approximately 11:45 am on May 17, 2020, shortly after take-off from Kamloops Airport, Snowbird 11, a Canadian Forces Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor, crashed into a nearby neighbourhood. Prior to the crash, the two person crew of the aircraft ejected. Tragically, Captain Jenn Casey, the team’s Public Affairs Officer, did not survive. The aircraft’s pilot, Captain Rich MacDougall survived with non-life threatening injuries.
May 18, 2020

Captain Jenn Casey

One Canadian military member killed, one injured in CF Snowbirds accident

A member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team died, and another was injured, in a crash near Kamloops, British Columbia, on May 17, 2020.
May 17, 2020

A man wearing a black and red sleeveless shirt participates in a triathlon.

Track and field for Masters Athletes 4: Planning Basics

Athletes cannot expect ready-made programs to meet their needs. Proper planning will greatly impact success: fail to plan, plan to fail!
May 15, 2020

A man wearing an olive-green flight suit stands in front of an orange propeller aircraft.

Our people: Major Steve Thompson, Air Detachment (North) commander for Operation Laser

Major Steve Thompson says his 12 years of experience working in the north is important in his role as the Air Task Force’s Air Detachment (North) commander for Operation Laser, the Canadian Armed Forces’ response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
May 13, 2020

A smiling woman wearing a disruptive pattern uniform stands in front of a jet fighter.

Our people: Major Jane Yoon, Air Task Force A4 for Operation Laser

Instead of finalizing the logistics of her much-anticipated wedding, Major Jane Yoon answered the call of duty as Air Task Force A4 for Operation Laser, the CAF’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
May 12, 2020

A circular silver metal badge with a globe, a laurel wreath and maple leaf.

New CAF Space Specialist Skill Badge

Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have achieved a combination of formal space qualifications and experience are now eligible to proudly wear the Space Specialist Skill Badge.
May 11, 2020

The crests of the RCN and RCAF

A joint statement from the commanders of the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force on the crash of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter

On April 30, 2020, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and Vice-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement regarding the crash of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter.
April 30, 2020

Seven red and white jet aircraft fly in formation.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds launch cross-Canada tour

During Operation Inspiration, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.
April 29, 2020

The RCAF roundel

A message from the RCAF Command Team on COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, the RCAF Command Team issued the following message to RCAF personnel and their families regarding COVID-19.
April 28, 2020

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