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New CAF Space Specialist Skill Badge

Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have achieved a combination of formal space qualifications and experience are now eligible to proudly wear the Space Specialist Skill Badge.
October 6, 2020

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Northern lights shine bright for RCAF Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel

On September 25, 2020, the Northern Lights Aero Foundation announced the recipients of the Elsie MacGill award, among who were two members of the RCAF.
October 5, 2020

The RCAF roundel

Government awards design contract for future fighter infrastructure in Bagotville

On October 2, the Government of Canada announced a $12.1-million contract award to EllisDon-EBC Inc. Joint Venture of Ottawa for the design of a new fighter jet facility at 3 Wing Bagotville, one of two main operating bases for Canada’s future fighter aircraft.
October 2, 2020

The RCAF roundel

CANAIRGEN on RCAF hateful conduct policy

On October 1st, 2020, the RCAF published the following CANAIRGEN outlining its hateful conduct policy.
October 1, 2020

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Celebrating women in aviation

The Canadian Armed Forces are a world leader in gender integration and the employment of women in all occupations. In October, the RCAF celebrates Women’s History Month and the participation of women in the field of aviation.
October 1, 2020

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Maintaining the North Warning System

A cadre of highly skilled technicians maintains the North Warning System, an important capability providing year-round support to the NORAD mission.
September 29, 2020

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Sentinels “Patched” at 17 Wing

Two RCAF personnel from 17 Wing received their Sentinel patches on June 24, 2020, marking them as members of the Canadian Armed Forces Sentinel Program.
September 28, 2020

The CC-295 Kingfisher search and rescue aircraft

Canada receives its first new fixed-wing search and rescue CC-295 aircraft

On September 25, 2020, the RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet, which will be called the CC-295 Kingfisher.
September 25, 2020

The RCAF roundel

RCAF CF-18 Hornets on Operation REASSURANCE intercept Russian aircraft near Romanian Airspace

Two Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from Operation REASSURANCE’s Air Task Force Romania intercepted a Russian SU-27 Flanker operating near Romanian airspace over the Black Sea on September 23, 2020.
September 25, 2020

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Sergeant Yves Desfossés, RCAF Reservist of the Year

Sergeant Yves Desfossés has dedicated 33 years to the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canada in both the Regular Force and the Primary Reserves. On July 16, 2020, he received the Air Reservist of the Year Award for his excellent work.
September 25, 2020

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