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17 Wing Honorary Colonel Stuart Murray receives the Order of Manitoba

A lifetime dedication to public service has led to 17 Wing Winnipeg’s Honorary Colonel Stuart Murray receiving the Order of Manitoba.
September 11, 2020

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The military SAR machine – complex and dedicated

The CAF SAR is an astoundingly complex, small and dedicated machine executing its daily mission with such quiet professionalism that these heroes walk amongst us largely unnoticed and uncelebrated.
September 9, 2020

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Search and rescue means changing priorities in an instant

Officer Cadet (now captain) Victor Weston recounts how a routine flight rapidly became a full-blown search and rescue operation, a reality that SAR Techs face every day.
September 8, 2020

The RCAF roundel

Canada’s Air Task Force – Romania begins 2020 NATO enhanced Air Policing mission

On September 3, 2020, CAF Air Task Force – Romania received its readiness certification allowing it to officially begin its enhanced air policing mission under Operation REASSURANCE in Romania on Saturday, September 5.
September 3, 2020

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What are the chances? NATO Meritorious Service Medal recipient Major Gillian Parker

Major Parker has fit a lot into almost 28 years in the CAF. Her latest achievement: the NATO Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding work during her posting to NATO Allied Air Command.
August 28, 2020

The RCAF roundel

Government awards design contract for future fighter infrastructure in Cold Lake

On August 27, the Government of Canada announced that a $9.2-million contract was awarded for the design of a new fighter jet facility at 4 Wing Cold Lake, one of two main operating bases for Canada’s future fighter aircraft.
August 27, 2020

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Celebrating International Dog Day: How a service dog can change your life

To celebrate International Dog Day, we'd like to share how a two-year-old Texan named Dodger changed the life of a Canadian Armed Forces member.
August 26, 2020

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Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted

On August 24, 2020, the Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet.
August 24, 2020

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The Battle of Britain: The RCAF gains new leadership

Many Canadian fighter pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain put their knowledge and experience, gained during the crucial battle, to excellent use as they provided foundational leadership for new squadrons over the following years of the war.
August 20, 2020

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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

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