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“Where have 35 years gone?”

Chief Warrant Officer Miles Barham posed that question on November 9, 2012, as he prepared to hand over his appointment as Chief Warrant Officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force to Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West. CWO Barham held the position of the most senior non-commissioned member of the RCAF for two and a half years.

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Air Force soars at Maple Resolve 2012

“I’m in charge of every thing that flies for this exercise,” explained Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff Smyth, the air component coordination element (ACCE) director for Exercise Maple Resolve 2012.

“In total, it’s 33 aircraft, although they’re not all in the airspace at the same time.”

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Standing Sentry on Remembrance Day

Master Corporal James Sceviour, from 22 Wing North Bay, Ont., has been chosen as one of the sentries who will stand vigil, head bowed and rifle reversed, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.

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Exercise Maple Resolve, a month-long high-readiness training exercise involving nearly 4,000 soldiers, concluded today at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alta.

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Unexpected guests at 5 Wing Goose Bay

Goose Bay may be a remote northern base but this essential staging ground of Canadian sovereignty has once again shown that that 5 Wing Goose Bay, N.L. – in partnership with the community – is ready to respond to the unexpected.

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Chief Warrant Officer Tom Walker, a Royal Canadian Air Force traffic technician, has received a citation for bravery from the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). CWO Walker received the citation at a ceremony in Kemptville, Ont., just outside Ottawa, for pulling a quadriplegic man out of a burning vehicle near Ignace, Ont., on August 1, 2011. He was off duty at the time.

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On 25 October 1942, RCAF Group 6 Bomber Command was formed.  I would hope all Canadians take a moment to reflect on this date.

 

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Air Force Association honours RCAF members

The Air Force Association of Canada (AFAC) held its 63rd annual awards ceremony and annual general meeting October 12 to 14 in Hamilton, Ont.

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Sergeant Stéphane Roy, a search and rescue technician at the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue, located at 19 Wing Comox, B.C., has received a Medal of Bravery from Governor General David Johnston.

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DND considers fighter options

Re - Canadian Press article entitled ''RCAF yet to be ordered to look at aircraft options other than F-35."
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