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Announcing the RCAF 2024 Logo

With the RCAF Centennial anniversary only a thousand days away, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Chief Warrant Officer John Hall, the RCAF Command CWO unveiled the RCAF 2024 logo and motto.
July 6, 2021

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They all have a story – My conversation with Ernie Allen

Each veteran has their own story. For some, their story can be too painful to share, too traumatic to relive. For other veterans, sharing their stories is a passion. Flight Officer (retired) Ernie Allen, a 100-year old resident at the Wildpine Residence in Stittsville, Ontario holds the story of his time in both the RAF and the RCAF dear, and he is more than happy to share it.
January 14, 2022

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A different kind of Christmas for family of deployed RCAF plumber

Christmas is going to look a lot different this year for Ashley Greer and her two boys aged five and three. Her husband, Corporal Aaron Valenta, a plumber with 81 Construction Engineering Flight at 8 Wing Trenton, is deployed on Operation Impact in Kuwait, and he will miss the usual fanfare and chaos of Christmas Day with his small children.
December 21, 2021

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Royal Canadian Air Force Holiday Message

2021 has been a true testament to our RCAF motto – Per ardua ad astra – through adversity to the stars. The RCAF team is superb at reaching for the stars and accomplishing our mission. In the face of adversity, we must come together and continue to embrace change and strengthen bonds.
December 20, 2021

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Home in time for dinner: A Christmas of gratitude for family of 442 Squadron flood rescue crew

“Daddy rescue people on mountain? Good job Daddy.” It’s a question only a three-year-old child can ask. Repeat three times and that’s what Kelly-Lynn Nicole’s triplet boys kept asking the day 442 Search and Rescue Squadron rescued more than 300 people and their pets last month.
December 16, 2021

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1 Wing delivers holiday smiles by helicopter to children at local hospitals

The home of Canada’s tactical aviation is collaborating with three Canadian hospitals to raise spirits and funds for toys for pediatric units during the holiday season. 
December 7, 2021

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80 Years Later, Nighthawks Once More Patrol the Skies of Europe

It was a poignant moment as CF-18 Hornets from 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron flew over the United Kingdom in late August 2021, eighty years after the Squadron was formed in Digby, England.
December 6, 2021

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RCAF pilot gets at-risk Indigenous youth up in the sky

With a mission and vision of helping young people transform their outlook and lives through exposure to aviation, Captain Joshua Cordery create the Eagle’s Wings program.
December 2, 2021

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Excellence at work and in the community results in Latin Excellence Award

Fuerza Latina Community Services, a volunteer organization within the Greater Toronto Area, celebrates the accomplishments of Captain Rogger Guzman-Bucheli,
November 29, 2021

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Exercise STRIKING BAT 21 hit it out of the park

Exercise STRIKING BAT 21 recently concluded at United States Marine Corps (USMC) Air Ground Combat Centre Twentynine Palms, California.
November 26, 2021

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