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22 Wing participates in international virtual exercise

22 Wing personnel joined international participants in Exercise Coalition Virtual Flag 19-4, a worldwide synthetic training exercise that replicates major battlefield operations.
December 10, 2019

A composite of two images. One shows a person wearing a disruptive pattern combat uniform and helmet, carrying a rifle. The other shows the same person wearing an air force dress uniform marching in a military parade.

The RCAF Academy: Training non-commissioned leaders for the RCAF of the future

The Royal Canadian Air Force Academy in Borden, Ontario, is the centre of excellence for leadership training and professional development for RCAF non-commissioned members. 
December 9, 2019

Eleven people, ten in civilian dress and one wearing an olive green uniform, flank a large vertical poster bearing images of a lighthouse badge; a lighthouse on a cliff; a red, blue and gold badge; and text in English and French.

Building a bridge over troubled waters: The Sentinel Program in practice

“Not too long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, I came to a dark and lonely place.” A Canadian Armed Forces member talks about mental health, suicide prevention and the Sentinel Program.
December 9, 2019

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds return to operations

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are returning to full operations at their home base of 15 Wing Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, beginning today, December 6, 2019.
December 6, 2019

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Canadian air battle managers train with the “Doghouse”

Students and instructors from 51 Aerospace Control and Warning (Operational Training) Squadron in North Bay enhanced their training as air battle managers at Tyndall Air Force Base in fall 2019.
December 5, 2019

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434 (OT&E) Squadron bolsters affiliation with famed Bluenose II

The Tall Ships Festival held August 31 to September 1, 2019, in Brockville, Ontario, provided a memorable opportunity for 434 Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) “Bluenose” Squadron from 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, to reconnect with its famous lineage.
December 4, 2019

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100th birthday of Thomas W. Dowbiggin

December 3, 2019, marks the 100th birthday of  Squadron Leader (retired) Thomas W. Dowbiggin, who served as a Second World War Spitfire pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401 Squadron.
December 3, 2019

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NORAD Tracks Santa program kicks off for 2019

NORAD Tracks Santa kicks off December 1, 2019 with an interactive website, social media channels, “Santa Cam” streaming video and more. On December 24, users may call or text 1-877-HiNORAD for Santa’s up-to-date location.
November 29, 2019

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RCAF runner fares well at world-level championships

World Masters Athlete Major Serge Faucher competed recently at the North, Central America and Caribbean Region of WMA Championships, coming home with a personal bronze and a team silver.
November 28, 2019

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets returning home to Moose Jaw

Ten CT-114 Tutor jets flown by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are returning home to Moose Jaw from Georgia November 27, 2019. The Snowbirds have been on an operational pause since Snowbird 5 was forced to eject before a show at the Atlanta Speedway on October 13, 2019.
November 27, 2019

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