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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

CC-130 Hercules aircraft sit on the tarmac at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, at dawn on October 13, 2020, before taking off to fly over Winnipeg to mark the 60th year of service of the aircraft in the Royal Canadian Air Force. 
Photo: Corporal Darryl Hepner

The Mighty Hercules celebrates 60 years in the RCAF

October 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm

Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs When the engineers and designers at Lockheed created the Hercules aircraft in the 1950s, it’s doubtful they had any idea how versatile and iconic the plane would turn out to be for the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1960, 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron received the first operational B-Model Hercules. The squadron flies the updated H-model today. “The Hercules is an absolute work horse,” said LCol Art Jordan, CommandingRead More

NATO gives readiness certification to CAF ATF-Romania

September 15, 2020 at 4:21 pm

Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Air Task Force – Romania (ATF-Romania) received their readiness certification from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a certification ceremony held on September 3, 2020 at the Romanian Air Force Base Mihail Kogalniceanu. This certification allows the Task Force to officially begin their enhanced Air Policing mission under Operation REASSURANCE in Romania. The detachment from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF),Read More

Investing in this infrastructure will help Canada meet its international obligations to NORAD and NATO by being able to house our future fighter aircraft. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, says, “A modern fighter jet fleet is essential for the defence of our country and its sovereignty, and these facilities are vital to enabling these operations.”
Photo: Avr Avery Philpott

Government awards design contract for future fighter infrastructure in Cold Lake

September 1, 2020 at 3:19 pm

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is providing Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel with the facilities and tools to support their operations for the future. On August 27, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced a $9.2-million contract award to EllisDon Construction Services Inc., of Edmonton, Alta., for the design of a new fighter jet facility at 4 WingRead More

RCAF responds to threat of COVID-19

RCAF responds to threat of COVID-19

April 7, 2020 at 2:55 pm

• Practice physical distancing • Keep fit • Follow force protection measures • Stay connected • Be ready to deploy wherever and whenever needed in service to Canada Canada.ca/defence Dear members of the RCAF team, As you are aware, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is taking exceptional and unprecedented measures to do our part in Canada’s concentrated effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. These steps are necessary to ensure the health and safety ofRead More

On November 17, 1942, some of the language students at the French-English School at RCAF #7 Manning Depot in Rockcliffe, Ontario (just east of Ottawa), take a break from their class to look at aircraft.
Photo: RCAF

Women have a long history in the Canadian forces

March 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm

RCAF Public Affairs Women have been involved in Canada’s military service and contributed to Canada’s rich military history and heritage for more than 100 years. We have been fully integrated in all occupations and roles for more than 20 years, with the exception of serving on submarines. That service was opened to women by the Royal Canadian Navy on March 8, 2000. The number of women in uniform has fluctuated over the years, with theRead More