Four pictures of a vintage bi-plane being raised to the ceiling of a building

Historic Nieuport XI bi-plane lands in Ottawa

An historic Nieuport XI bi-plane recently moved into the Battle of Britain - Building 7, home of the RCAF in the National Capital Region. Re-assembled on March 27, 2021 the aircraft was painstakingly hoisted to hang from the ceiling in the building’s three-story atrium on April 3, 2021.
July 6, 2021

A man in front of a helicopter

Iceland and Wall Street and Helipads, oh my!

For Major Peter Wright, every SAR mission where there is a life saved, as well as every failure experienced, contribute to making him better. “Whether it is the 1st or 200th SAR mission, the feeling you have when you are able to bring a loved one home or to a higher level of care resulting in a life saved, is truly amazing.”
June 29, 2021

Two men in an airplane on a runway

WWII flying ace a valued part of RCAF and Canadian history

Books have been written about him, military aviation web sites list his accomplishments, and numerous news articles include his name. He is an artist and conservationist in his own right. Wing Commander James Francis “Stocky” Edwards, CM, DFC and Bar, DFM, CD is a Canadian hero on several fronts.
June 25, 2021

A group of military in front of an aircraft

Women in the Caribbean: Curaçao Counter-Drug Operation

It is a rare military operation where the composition of female service members reaches 20%. Even rarer is when those 20% occupy key leadership roles. Yet, this is precisely what took place this past March, during the 2021 Counter-Drug Operational deployment to the Caribbean.
June 22, 2021

Two men standing in front of flags

Father-son RCAF Reserve duo serving side-by-side

Making his own mark, yet forever grateful for his father’s mentorship, Avr Pelletier was only too happy to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining the RCAF Reserve in 2015.
June 16, 2021

A woman standing in front of an RCAF airplane

Expand Your Career Horizons: Aim High as an RCAF Flight Attendant!

The Flight Attendant Employment Program (FAEP) offers non-commissioned members across the Canadian Armed Forces an amazing opportunity to broaden their career experience outside of their occupation to work as an FA.
May 20, 2021

A mother, father and their son

Helping RCAF children with special needs: Melissa’s story

When Melissa Harrison found out her family was being posted to 19 Wing Comox, B.C., she couldn’t have foreseen the help she would get for her autistic son.
May 14, 2021

Two adults standing, one wearing a military flight suit, and two children sitting on luggage among cardboard boxes. Behind them is a grey jet fighter with its canopy open.

Military Spouse Employment Initiative: BGen F. William Radiff

The Military Spouse Employment Initiative provides military spouses and common-law partners with tools and resources to develop their skills and pursue their careers within the federal Public Service.
May 11, 2021

A group of people wearing green camouflage uniforms and hats march in rows in the street.

Inaugural Victory March Replaces the Annual Nijmegen March

The CAF has launched the inaugural Victory March to continue the long standing tradition of participation in the Nijmegen Marches and is encouraging all Canadians to take part.
May 7, 2021

Family photo

Connection at the Heart (and Name) of Former Family Sponsor Program

Supporting RCAF families has never been more important than it is now, especially in light of the latest retention survey results that showed the impact of the military lifestyle on spouses and partners as a leading factor in many members’ decision to release early.
May 7, 2021

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