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People wearing military uniforms form a circle to participate in a smudging ceremony

14 Wing’s command team gathers to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day

Master Seaman Scott Carson used his Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group’s eagle feather to waft a smudge’s scented smoke to the eyes, ears, mouths, hands and body of people attending a ceremony marking National Indigenous Peoples Day at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
June 26, 2020


Motorcade procession for Captain Kevin Hagen’s homecoming

Captain Kevin Hagen will arrive home in Victoria, British Columbia, on Saturday, June 27.
June 25, 2020

A vintage photo of two men shaking hands, one sitting in the cockpit of an aircraft and the other standing beside it.

The RCAF in the Korean War

From 1950 to 1953, Royal Canadian Air Force personnel served in Canada, the US and Korea in a United Nations-driven effort to rebuff North Korea’s advances into South Korea.
June 25, 2020


Homecoming motorcade procession for Captain Brenden MacDonald, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, and Master Corporal Matthew Cousins

Captain Brenden MacDonald, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, and Master Corporal Matthew Cousins will arrive home in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, on Thursday, June 25.
June 24, 2020

A photo montage of six people wearing green and black flight suits.

Canadian Armed Forces members recovered from Stalker 22 crash identified

On June 18, 2020, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario identified the remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces members killed in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash of April 29.
June 22, 2020

Two people wearing camouflage uniforms standing in snow use binoculars.

NORAD Agile Airpower Seminar goes virtual

Members of the CAF, the United States Department of Defense, and other stakeholders virtually convened for the latest edition of the series of Arctic Air Power Seminars.
June 17, 2020

A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter

Operational pause of CH-148 Cyclone fleet lifted

The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier, has lifted the operational pause on the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter fleet. 
June 16, 2020

The crests of the RCN and RCAF

Directorate of Flight Safety releases initial report on CH-148 Cyclone accident

On June 8, 2020, the Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority issued its From the Investigator report in relation to the accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter on Wednesday, 29 April 2020.
June 8, 2020

A jet aircraft flying.

Canadian Armed Forces Replaces Two 30-year-old Challenger Aircraft

On June 6, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it is replacing two Challenger model 601 utility aircraft with two Challenger model 650s for the Canadian Armed Forces to allow for continuation of mission critical roles.
June 6, 2020

A black and white photo of propeller fighter aircraft on a field with a church spire in the background.

D-Day and air power

Air power was critical in the weeks leading up to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The Allies required total air supremacy, including the ability to provide close air support to the invaders and to disrupt enemy communications and transport.
June 5, 2020

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