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RCAF highlights historically low number of flight safety incidents

Hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the 147th meeting of the Air Forces Flight Safety Committee (Europe) (AFFSC(E)) took place in Ottawa from June 23 to 28, 2019.  The conference offered RCAF Director of Flight Safety, Colonel John Alexander, an opportunity to highlight the historically low number of flight safety incidents in which Canadian military aircraft have been involved.
July 2, 2019

Several aircraft flying in a fan-shaped formation fly above the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.

RCAF to conduct flybys as part of Canada Day 2019 celebrations

RCAF aircraft will take to the skies on Canada Day, conducting flybys in communities across the country.
June 28, 2019

Three people wearing military flight suits and holding pens sit behind a table covered in a tartan cloth, with large documents in front of them.

444 Squadron welcomes Honorary Colonel Sarah Leo

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force welcomed Sarah Leo to the RCAF family when she was invested as the new honorary colonel of 444 Combat Support Squadron, located at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
June 25, 2019

Three people wearing military flight suits and holding pens sit behind a table covered in a tartan cloth, with large documents in front of them.

12 Wing welcomes Honorary Colonel Phil Otto

Colonel Sid Connor, commander of 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, welcomed the wing’s new honorary colonel, Phil Otto, during a ceremony at the Shearwater Aviation Museum on June 24, 2019. Honorary Colonel Otto replaces Honorary Colonel Tom Birchall, who held the position for the previous six years.
June 25, 2019

Under a clear blue sky, a very large group of children and a few adults gather in front of a large yellow helicopter sitting in a field, with trees in the background.

Show-and-tell show stopper: 14 Wing helicopter crew pays visit to school kids

A helicopter from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, set down on the soccer field of Kings County Academy in Kentville on June 12, 2019, as a year-end treat for 600 excited students who lined the field awaiting its arrival.
June 24, 2019

A smiling woman wearing a military flight suit half-kneels on a runway. There is a military helicopter behind her.

Second Canadian Army woman receives her tactical aviation door gunner badge

Master Corporal Brigitte O’Driscoll, a reservist with 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron and the Royal Montreal Regiment, received her tactical aviation door gunner badgeon May 10, 2019, making her only the second woman in the Canadian Army to receive the badge.
June 20, 2019

Several people, most of whom wear military uniforms, stand in a room with desks, computers and monitors. In the middle, two people cut a blue ribbon with scissors.

22 Wing North Bay Mission Training Centre officially opens

A ceremony was held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario, to mark the official opening of the Mission Training Centre, a digital battleground that will train the next generation of Aerospace Controllers and Aerospace Control Operators.
June 20, 2019

A woman uses a tabletop sewing machine to stitch together pieces of cloth. A quilt is hanging on the wall behind her; on the table are several plastic containers holding cloth.

Quilts’ stitching details care, support for service personnel

The national Quilts of Valour program pairs Canadian Armed Forces veterans with handmade quilts from groups throughout Canada.
June 17, 2019

Four people wearing military uniforms pull and push a small raft with backpacks on top of it through thigh-deep water

RCAF personnel on the winners’ podium in France

An RCAF team took third place in an international military skills competition held in France in June 2019.
June 14, 2019

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RADARSAT Constellation Mission launch advances situational awareness for operations

On June 12, 2019, the Canadian Space Agency launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, a trio of three satellites that will, among other functions, enhance the operational capabilities of the Canadian Armed Forces.
June 13, 2019

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