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Military Family Appreciation Day: RCAF Command Team thanks military families

Sanctioned by Parliament with unanimous consent in 2019, Military Family Appreciation Day will be celebrated this year on Friday, September 17, a day for all Canadians to thank military families for their endless sacrifices and support. It is also a day for RCAF and Canadian Armed Forces members themselves to thank their own families for everything they do behind the scenes to support our...

Military Exercise taking place at 4 Wing Cold Lake

Photo : Cplc PJ Letourneau, Caméra de combat des Forces canadiennes Public Service Announcement September 7, 2021 – Cold Lake, AB The United States Marine Corps (USMC) will be conducting an exercise based out of 4 Wing from September 9 to October 14, 2021. The exercise will allow mutually beneficial training for USMC, 4 Wing squadrons, 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (from Edmonton) and...

CAF National Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Competition

CFB Cold Lake and the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club are taking part in the CAF National Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Competition this September 2021. Exact date TBA.  Range balls (not limited flight) will be used/provided.  For serving military only. All COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to. Categories for men and women under 40 and 40+. If you’re interested, please provide: Rank,...

409 Squadron Celebrates 80th anniversary while supporting Operation REASSURANCE

F18 getting ready to leave for Romania on August 18, 2021 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta. Photo: Cpl Brock Curtis, 4 Wing Imaging   August 25th, 2021 – Cold Lake, AB. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Royal Canadian Air Force’s 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) will be celebrating its 80th anniversary while participating in Operation REASSURANCE in Romania. CF-18s from the...

Have your say about inclusive healthcare in the CAF

The purpose of this study is to gain perspectives of patients, providers and employers in the Canadian Armed Forces to build healthcare that is more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible for all. Are you a current or previously serving member, provider or employer within the Canadian Armed Forces? We are looking for volunteers to participate in the following research study: In-Service to...

Heads Up! Looking for Some Eager Aviators to Represent in New Occupation Videos

Each of these aviators volunteered to represent their occupations as a spokesperson. Are you next? Talk to your chain of command about volunteering and show everyone  you’re #RCAFProud! Photos courtesy of Associate Deputy Minister (Public Affairs)   The RCAF is always looking for new candidates to keep up its numbers in its occupations.  One of the key tools we use to attract the right...

Government of Canada Signs Defence Cooperation Arrangement with Qatar

On 11 August 2021, in a virtual ceremony, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence signed the Canada-Qatar Defence Cooperation Arrangement with His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs for Qatar. Canada and Qatar are committed to supporting peace and stability in the Middle East, including by combating...

Talking to youth about mental health

Since the onset of the pandemic, children, teens, and post-secondary students have experienced the greatest declines in mental health. Given the toll that the pandemic has had on our youth, having open conversations about mental health and sharing helpful resources with them is both timely and necessary. These are just a couple of available resources that can be leveraged: Kids Help Phone has...

CAF Harassment Centre of Expertise Sets Course for Policy Modernization

A modern force requires policies that reflect the realities of our ever diversifying work environment. With an impetus on providing increased accountability and the guarantee of a safe workplace for all members, modernizing a harassment policy that has remained largely unchanged since the 1990’s is a priority for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) leadership. The CAF Harassment Resolution and...

Canadian Armed Forces air support to B.C. wildfire situation

Members from B Company, 1 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry board a CH-147F Chinook helicopter to receive loading instruction from the crew during Operation LENTUS 21-03 in the British Columbia Interior on July 25, 2021. Photo: Corporal Jay Naples, MARPAC Imaging Services, Canadian Armed Forces photo   On July 5, 2021, in response to a Request for Federal Assistance (RFA) from...

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