Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted

  September 21, 2022 – Winnipeg – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Major-General Iain Huddleston, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Operational Airworthiness Authority, has lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet effective September 20. The operational pause was implemented following an accident involving a 431 (Air...

Self Help ADR: Equipping Yourself in Conflict Resolution

Dear CCMS,  I keep hearing that Alternative Dispute Resolution starts with “self-help”. What the heck does it mean? “Self-help” means using your own abilities to manage conflicts informally and collaboratively. Conflict is a healthy, normal part of work life because people are packages of differing priorities, expectations, assumptions, concerns, hopes, beliefs and values. Talking out our...

Steel Spirit Artist Spotlight: Paul Seguna

After a forty-two-year military career and countless homes across the globe, Paul Seguna has always carried a notebook to draw in. Seeing Paul’s artwork is nothing short of impressive. Whether it is satirical cartoons, landscapes of impressionable places he has been or full historic depictions of military war, his talents are both remarkable and varied much like his military experiences over the...

Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Release Elsie Initiative Barrier Assessment Identifying Barriers for Women in UN Peace Operations

August 31, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of National Defence Today, the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) released the Elsie Initiative Barrier Assessment report identifying barriers and opportunities for improving women’s participation in United Nations (UN) peace operations. The Government of Canada launched the Elsie Initiative –...

Trudeau and NATO Secretary General visit 4 Wing

 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with a CAF member at 4 Wing inside CFB Cold Lake on August 26th – Photo by Mike Marshall – The Courier News  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and other dignitaries stopped in at 4 Wing on Friday, where the two leaders discussed shared priorities and threats to...

Defence Minister Anita Anand visits 5 Wing Goose Bay and highlights NORAD modernization

August 24, 2022 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Today, Defence Minister Anita Anand and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), visited 5 Wing Goose Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, where they met with members of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed at the base, and thanked them for their important work and dedication...

Royal Canadian Air Force welcomes new Commander

(Front Row, from left)  Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny, the new Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, and outgoing Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger pose at the Change of Command ceremony held on August 12th, 2022 – Screenshot from the Royal Canadian Air Force / Facebook  On August 12th,...

Operational pause ordered on Royal Canadian Air Force CT-114 fleet

The CT-114 Tutor is used by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team – Photo from the Royal Canadian Air Force / Facebook  As a result of the accident involving a 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron CT-114 Tutor aircraft on August 2, 2022, in Fort St. John, B.C. the Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has ordered an operational pause on the CT-114 fleet. As the Operational Airworthiness Authority...

Statement marking National Peacekeepers’ Day

August 9, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Minister of National Defence Anita Anand, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, and Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino issued the following statement today to recognize National Peacekeepers’ Day: “Today, we are proud to honour...

Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

July 28, 2022 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have confirmed the identity of a previously unknown soldier as Company Sergeant-Major David George Parfitt, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. His headstone, in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France, identified him only as an unknown sergeant-major...

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