Captain Chris “LIME” Swartz receives his TOPGUN graduation certificate from Rear Admiral Richard Brophy, Commander, Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center. 

Photo: Courtesy of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center

Move over Maverick! Canadian Pilot graduates TOPGUN program

January 12, 2021 at 2:19 pm

Emily Lindahl With so much skill and talent all throughout the Canadian Armed Forces, we often take for granted just how good our people really are. RCAF pilots operate at a world class level, and we have the TOPGUN patch to prove it. On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Captain Chris ‘LIME’ Swartz graduated from the United States Navy (USN) Fighter Weapons School – Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, more commonly known as TOPGUN. As partRead More

Lessons from 2020

Lessons from 2020

January 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Megan Jones As we celebrate the New Year and say goodbye to 2020 (many of us breathing a sigh of relief), it may be tempting to rush right into 2021 and put this past year behind us. 2020 has been a challenging and tumultuous year, not just for ourselves, our family, our Wing, our country, but for the entire world. But the New Year can offer us a time of reflection, aRead More

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4 Wing participates in Flypast

January 12, 2021 at 2:11 pm

RCAF Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets from 410 Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta conducted a flypast of the memorial service forCalgary Police Service officer, Sergeant Andrew Harnett, in Calgary, on January 9, 2021. The flypast took place over the Calgary Police Service Headquarters, located at 5111 47th Street NE, at approximately 3 p.m. MST. The flypast continued over the community of Strathmore and its branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, inRead More


CDS Message: Upcoming appointment of the new Chief of the Defence Staff

January 12, 2021 at 2:09 pm

December 29, 2020 – Defence Stories I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Vice-Admiral Art McDonald on his upcoming appointment to succeed me as your Chief of the Defence Staff. Vice-Admiral McDonald is an excellent leader who will continue to lead the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces with distinction.I know he will enjoy the support of all Defence Team members across the organization. Over the next several days, we willRead More

A CF-18 Hornet parked on the ramp on the first snowfall in Mihail Kogӑlniceanu during Operation REASSURANCE–Air Task Force Romania taken on December 1st, 2020 at Mihail Kogӑlniceanu Air Base, Romania.

Photo: S1 Zach Barr, Canadian Army Trials and Evaluations (CATEU)

Photos of the Week from Romania

January 12, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Military Spouse Employment Initiative: Nadine Kelley

January 12, 2021 at 2:01 pm

Defence Stories My family and I have moved around a lot. From Moncton, New Brunswick, to Borden, Ontario, to Greenwood, Nova Scotia. My husband works as a firefighter, and when he got posted to Victoria, British Columbia, my family had to move across Canada from Greenwood, Nova Scotia. I wasn’t able to get a job transfer, so I decided to be a stay at home mom and run my own daycare. When we got postedRead More