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Try to remember that thaw in December

Try to remember that thaw in December

January 9, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Averages & Extremes Pte Jennifer Fox As we head into the New Year and put the past years weather behind us, and our days starting to get longer again after the winter solstice, what does Mother Nature have in store for us? Average temperatures for January consist of mid-minuses to overnight lows dipping to -35 or colder. Let’s hope we don’t reach the record low of minus 48.3 set in 1954 – that is cold!Read More

A 409 Squadron CF-18 on the runway in Romania.
Photo: Sgt Daren Kraus

ATF – Romania deployment “a true victory,” commander says

January 9, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Jeff Gaye Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF) in Romania completed its four-month mission in support of Operation Reassurance and Block 45 of NATO enhanced air policing (EAP) on December 31. EAP is a peacetime collective defence mission that defends the alliance’s airspace. The members of ATF-Romania were mainly from 2 Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagotville, and 4 Wing Cold Lake. They were supported by personnel from other Canadian Armed Forces bases. In addition to the EAPRead More

Precision isn’t everything

Precision isn’t everything

January 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye There is such a thing as military precision – I’ve actually seen it – but I think we save it for the most important occasions. The arrival of a dignitary does not qualify. I don’t know if I have ever been involved in a Guard of Honour that came off on schedule. You learn to just shrug and remember that flexibility is the key to air power. One timeRead More