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A man and a woman examine a tool in an aviation workshop.

A dynamic career in the RCAF

Cpl Kirandeep Braich, an Aviation Technician with 1 Air Maintenance Squadron, based at 4 Wing Cold Lake, says that being part of the CAF comes with many challenges and opportunities that are not only rewarding, but also make you grow as a person.
March 12, 2021

A photo montage of two women. The one on the left is wearing a blue uniform and wedge hat, while the one on the right is wearing an olive-green flight suit.

Women of different backgrounds celebrated at 17 Wing

Major Geneviève Dussault and Captain Emily Rowlandson, whose paths crossed at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, are both passionate about the roles of women in the Canadian Armed Forces.
March 12, 2021

Two women, one wearing an olive-green flight suit and the other camouflage pants and a dark blue shirt, stand in front of a grey fighter jet.

Aviation, STEM, and women!

Captain Amanda Kok, an Aerospace Engineering Officer, talks about her career in the RCAF, during which she encountered opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to the aviation industry.
March 10, 2021

A smiling woman wearing a blue military uniform stands in front of a Canadian flag, her hands resting on a blue chair.

The first perfect score of the year

Major Heather Smith, with 418 Search and Rescue Operational Training Squadron, based at 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia, is the first person to register a perfect score of 400 on the FORCE test this year.
March 10, 2021

Four women with masks stand in front of flags with arms crossed. Two of them wear olive-green flight suits and two wear camouflage uniforms.

The Women of Canadian Detachment Tinker – RCAF’s future leaders

The women of Canadian Detachment Tinker are the future leaders who will continue to shape and change the face of the RCAF for the better, paving the way for future generations of women.
March 9, 2021

Signs such as this became part A large white sign with black lettering and an Air Force roundel in the corner.of the Canadian landscape as schools and airfields opened throughout the nation under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan carried the day

In 1939 Canada, Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand signed the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan agreement that would provide the Allied war effort with trained, battle-ready aircrew.
March 8, 2021

A black-and-white photo of six uniformed women standing in a row with their arms around each other’s waists, looking up.

We have come a long way

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the great accomplishments of women today, but also those of women who paved the way for the generations that followed them.
March 8, 2021

A photo of a display case made of glass and wood that contains the anti-gravity suit created by Dr. Wilbur Rounding Franks.

Celebrating Wilbur Rounding Franks, inventor of the G-Suit

Today, we pay homage to an aviation pioneer who, thanks to his invention, the G-Suit, saved the lives of numerous fighter pilots and greatly contributed to the evolution of military aviation.
March 4, 2021

A montage comprising seven photos of grey, red and gold metal aviation badges forming two superposed rows.

The future of the Air Force is built upon the service and sacrifices of the past

With its new metal flying badges made from metal recovered from a downed Second World War bomber, RCAF’s past merges with the present.
March 2, 2021

A smiling man wearing a camouflage uniform holds a round, wooden award. On the wall behind him is a large military crest.

United States Air Force airman receives coveted prize at 22 Wing North Bay

USAF Senior Airman Keegan Miller, top student of the 20-02 Air Battle Manager class at 22 Wing North Bay, was awarded the Papa Delta Top Student Award to underline his accomplishment.
March 1, 2021

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