17 Wing Winnipeg

17 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg. 17 Wing generates, delivers and sustains air missions in support of the RCAF mandate, and provides support to Lodger Units and the CAF. It provides ab initio aircrew training, specialized education and aircrew environmental skills training.

As a support base, 17 Wing provides administrative, operational, and logistical support to more than 113 units at 35 sites and 10 armouries across an extended geographical area. 17 Wing also supports NORAD fighter operations as a Deployed Operations Base for the CF-18 Hornets as required.17 Wing proudly supports both 1 and 2 Canadian Air Divisions as lodger units.

History

RCAF Station Winnipeg officially opened in April 1925 - one of the first Air Force Bases in Canada. During World War II, RCAF Station Winnipeg became a major part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The 402 “City of Winnipeg” Squadron has been based in Winnipeg since 1932. 1994 saw the arrival of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, and in 1998 support of Detachment Dundurn in Saskatchewan was moved to 17 Wing. In 2017, 17 Wing was realigned under 2 Canadian Air Division.

Read more about the history of 17 Wing Winnipeg.

Squadrons

Schools

Equipment

Wing badge

Prospice - "Looking forward"

Significance: The canoe resting on water recalls the location of 17 Wing in Winnipeg near the meeting of historic waterways. The arrowhead in the shape of the maple leaf refers to the Wing’s varied responsibilities for air defence.

Command team

Colonel Eric Charron

Colonel Eric Charron, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Claude Faucher

Chief Warrant Officer Claude Faucher

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

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary
February 1, 2020

Three men wearing blue military uniforms and wedge hats stand outside a hangar in front of a military helicopter. The man in the middle holds a plaque and beside him is a little table with a trophy.

Sergeant Yves Desfossés, RCAF Reservist of the Year

Sergeant Yves Desfossés has dedicated 33 years to the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canada in both the Regular Force and the Primary Reserves. On July 16, 2020, he received the Air Reservist of the Year Award for his excellent work.
September 25, 2020

An orange twin-propeller aircraft in flight

An overview of our search and rescue aircraft

SAR Technicians use many different kinds of equipment to do their job, but they rely on aircraft to transport them where they need to go to save lives. Here are the aircraft that Canadian SAR Technicians use in their everyday work.
September 24, 2020

Military uniforms with the Sentinel badge

Sentinel Program: The 14 Wing Perspective

14 Wing’s perspective on the Canadian Armed Forces Sentinel Program.
September 22, 2020

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Contact information

17 Wing/CFB Winnipeg
PO Box 17000 Station Forces
Winnipeg MB  R3J 3Y5

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 204-833-2500 ext 6499
Fax: 204-833-2534
Email: PubAffairs@forces.gc.ca