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A man in a green flight suit holding a helmet stands on a runway with a jet fighter behind him.

RCAF announces pilot for 2021 CF-18 Demonstration Team

On December 8, 2020, the Royal Canadian Air Force announced the appointment of Captain Dan Deluce as the 2021 CF-18 Demonstration Team pilot.
December 8, 2020

Nine jet aircraft fly in tight formation in a blue sky.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Release 2021 Show Schedule

On December 8, 2020, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds released their tentative schedule for the 2021 Show Season, which will celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
December 8, 2020

Six men run on a track in a stadium.

Track and field for Masters Athletes 7: 400m Training Program

This is the seventh in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters Athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. Here, we will take a look at my preferred 400m training program.
December 7, 2020

A woman and a man wearing civilian clothes look at an open book that they are both holding. Behind them is a white board on which are scribbled mathematical equations.

Dr. Slawomir Wesolkowski, an analytics expert of the highest calibre

RCAF’s Dr. Slawomir Wesolkowski is one of about 2 000 people worldwide to have been a certified analytics professional. However, you don’t have to be great at analytics to understand how impressive that is.
November 26, 2020

Two people, one wearing a camouflage uniform and the other winter clothing, stand in snow in front of a green tracked vehicle. Around them are small poles planted in the snow with round yellow objects at their tip.

NORAD Agile Basing Airpower Seminar investigates options to bring further innovation to Canada’s North

The fifth in the series of NORAD’s Agile Basing Airpower Seminars, held on September 22, 2020, saw defence partners convene virtually by way of video teleconference, rather than risk the group to any potential exposure to COVID-19.
November 24, 2020

Two white medium-sized jet aircraft on a runway.

New aircraft means better squadron cohesiveness

This summer, the RCAF acquired two new Challenger 650 aircraft which replaced two older aircraft before they could fall short of operational requirements. What does this mean for the RCAF and the CAF?
November 19, 2020

A child’s drawing showing a yellow and red helicopter, a big Christmas tree and three cable-suspended baskets from which people wearing orange jumpsuits decorate the tree.

Children of Defence Team members asked to design the 2020 DM/CDS holiday card

Deputy Minister Jody Thomas and Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance are calling upon the children of Defence Team members to design their 2020 holiday greeting card.
November 18, 2020

A big four-engine propeller aircraft sits on the tarmac while the sun sets behind it.

A little bit of Hercules history

The Hercules has served Canada and Canadians quite well throughout its long and diverse history, carrying just about anything and everything, supporting SAR missions, and conducting air-to-air refuelling.
November 17, 2020

Many people wearing different kinds of military uniforms and masks stand on a runway. Three of those people, who are wearing green camouflage uniforms, are using thermometers to take the temperature of two people wearing dark blue uniforms and blue berets.

RCAF to continue United Nations support out of Uganda in 2021

The RCAF’s 436 Transport Squadron, based at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, is providing support to the United Nations’ Cross Mission Logistics Operations in Uganda.
November 16, 2020

A woman wearing a blue military uniform plays the bugle under a big tree among tomb stones in a cemetery.

“Last Post” presents challenges for buglers

Many people cannot hear “Last Post” without tearing up. For the people who sound it, suppressing an emotional reaction is not the only challenge.
November 10, 2020

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