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A weightlifter wearing black shorts and t-shirt, and a vest reading “CAN”, holds a bar with three weight plates on each end above his head.

Shearwater technician shows his strength

12 Wing Shearwater’s Master Corporal Gabriel Auclair earned the number one spot at the 2019 World Masters Olympic Weightlifting Championships.
November 26, 2019

A large group of people who are wearing military disruptive pattern combat uniforms or flight suits, plus one person wearing civilian clothing, stand together in a large room.

Investing in our junior leaders through the Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum

Junior non-commissioned officers from several nations gathered in Winnipeg recently for the 2019 Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum.
November 26, 2019

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Two Defence leaders among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The Deputy Minister of National Defence, Jody Thomas, and the Deputy Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Major-General Frances Allen, were recently recognized on the 2019 list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
November 26, 2019

Four people dressed in Air Force uniforms salute, as snow falls. They are surrounded by a crowd of people.

Wing Commander William Barker remembered

On November 11, 2019, the RCAF participated in a Remembrance Day ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, where Wing Commander William Barker, VC, is interred. Here are remarks from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF.
November 22, 2019

A group of 18 uniformed people stand in two rows facing the camera, in front of a multi-paned window. All but two wear disruptive-pattern uniforms.

U.S. hosts first Space Flag exercise with coalition partners

The U.S. Air Force recently hosted space military leaders from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom at its annual Space Flag exercise, which focuses on deterring, denying and disrupting adversarial actions in the space domain.
November 21, 2019

A smiling man wearing a tan flight suit and an olive green survival vest with an attached breathing apparatus and communications package stands in front of a single-seat jet aircraft on an airfield.

Demonstration pilot Captain Brian Kilroy shows the right stuff

Captain Brian Kilroy can’t hide his enthusiasm telling you about the fun he had this summer. And for good reason; he got to fly his favourite CF-18 Hornet every weekend in twists and turns as well as represent 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) across the country and a stop in the U.S. Captain Kilroy was this year’s CF-18 Hornet demonstration pilot, flying at air shows from June until late September.
November 20, 2019

A military helicopter flies very low above a desert landscape, surrounded by dust.

RCAF’s 408 Squadron trains with Allies for Iraq deployment

408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron went to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, in November 2019 to train in desert-like conditions in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.
November 20, 2019

Various medals, with ribbons attached, are lined up in rows on a table.

Governor General honours remarkable Canadians

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Julie Payette presented honours to 41 recipients, including members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on November 12, 2019.
November 19, 2019

In a dimly-lit room, military personnel wearing military flight suits and headphones work on computers and make notes.

Greenwood squadrons participate in international virtual exercise

Through September 2019, RCAF personnel and mission simulators connected with people and assets from the U.S. Air Force and Navy, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force for a joint warfare simulation exercise.
November 15, 2019

A red aircraft in flight.

Five new inductees for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Four individuals, including a First and Second World War Royal Canadian Air Force member and an RCAF air demonstration team, will be honoured by Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2020.
November 15, 2019

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