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National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces – COVID-19

The latest information and resources for military and civilian members of the Defence Team related to the rapidly evolving 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps being taken to minimize the risk to our military and civilian members.
March 19, 2020

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary
February 1, 2020

A woman and a man wearing civilian clothes look at an open book that they are both holding. Behind them is a white board on which are scribbled mathematical equations.

Dr. Slawomir Wesolkowski, an analytics expert of the highest calibre

RCAF’s Dr. Slawomir Wesolkowski is one of about 2 000 people worldwide to have been a certified analytics professional. However, you don’t have to be great at analytics to understand how impressive that is.
November 26, 2020

Two people, one wearing a camouflage uniform and the other winter clothing, stand in snow in front of a green tracked vehicle. Around them are small poles planted in the snow with round yellow objects at their tip.

NORAD Agile Basing Airpower Seminar investigates options to bring further innovation to Canada’s North

The fifth in the series of NORAD’s Agile Basing Airpower Seminars, held on September 22, 2020, saw defence partners convene virtually by way of video teleconference, rather than risk the group to any potential exposure to COVID-19.
November 24, 2020

Two white medium-sized jet aircraft on a runway.

New aircraft means better squadron cohesiveness

This summer, the RCAF acquired two new Challenger 650 aircraft which replaced two older aircraft before they could fall short of operational requirements. What does this mean for the RCAF and the CAF?
November 19, 2020

A child’s drawing showing a yellow and red helicopter, a big Christmas tree and three cable-suspended baskets from which people wearing orange jumpsuits decorate the tree.

Children of Defence Team members asked to design the 2020 DM/CDS holiday card

Deputy Minister Jody Thomas and Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance are calling upon the children of Defence Team members to design their 2020 holiday greeting card.
November 18, 2020

A big four-engine propeller aircraft sits on the tarmac while the sun sets behind it.

A little bit of Hercules history

The Hercules has served Canada and Canadians quite well throughout its long and diverse history, carrying just about anything and everything, supporting SAR missions, and conducting air-to-air refuelling.
November 17, 2020

Many people wearing different kinds of military uniforms and masks stand on a runway. Three of those people, who are wearing green camouflage uniforms, are using thermometers to take the temperature of two people wearing dark blue uniforms and blue berets.

RCAF to continue United Nations support out of Uganda in 2021

The RCAF’s 436 Transport Squadron, based at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, is providing support to the United Nations’ Cross Mission Logistics Operations in Uganda.
November 16, 2020

A woman wearing a blue military uniform plays the bugle under a big tree among tomb stones in a cemetery.

“Last Post” presents challenges for buglers

Many people cannot hear “Last Post” without tearing up. For the people who sound it, suppressing an emotional reaction is not the only challenge.
November 10, 2020

Two fighter jets fly over a stone cross.

RCAF to conduct flybys for Remembrance Day commemorations

The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct flybys for several Remembrance Day commemorations across Canada on November 11.
November 10, 2020

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