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  1. Eye In The Sky

    Change of Command - RAWC 2021: Are We "getting it right"?

    I noticed this today on the RCAF FB page: https://www.facebook.com/RCAF.ARC/photos/pcb.10157911749036237/10157911747041237 While I'm not privy to all the career info on either the former and current RAWC Comd, I'm wondering...are we getting it right? The outgoing Comd is an Air Op Officer...
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    Silver Flying Badges - Initial Issue

    Just went onto Logistik Unicorp...my trade's Wings were available for order. 2 sets for the initial issue.
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    Gender Advisors - NATO, UN "CONOPs" and policy

    The GENAD (Gender Advisor) concept/employment is fairly recent to most of us "rank and file" in the CAF; like some mbr's, I initially scoffed at the idea. Since then, however, I've taken a bit of time to do some free online NATO courses (that have MITE codes), that go into the background...
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    One Canadian military member missing from HMCS Winnipeg

    Article Link December 15, 2020 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) went missing on Monday, December 14, 2020, while deployed in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg. Missing is Master Sailor Duane Earle, a Boatswain, from...
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    OCdts in Leadership Positions Discussion

    The 'definitions' are the details, details held (in this case) in the Queens Regulations and Orders, which are derived from the NDA.  I'd say that is an important factor.  You were making statements that were incorrect; full stop. Honestly;  just say to yourself "well, I've improved my GSK" and...
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    IR options - 17 Wing Winnipeg

    There's a possibility of a posting to 17 Wing APS 2021 for me, but likely as IR. Was wondering if anyone is on IR there now, or was recently that has any info on decent IR living locations.  I know some folks used to take suites/rooms at the Fort Gary (Place, or Hotel...not sure exactly), and...
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    1 beheaded, 3 killed in French church terror attack 29 Oct 2020

    Article Link 1 beheaded, 3 killed in French church terror attack This‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌breaking‌ ‌news‌‌ story.‌ ‌Please‌ ‌check‌ ‌back‌ ‌for‌ ‌updates‌ ‌as‌ ‌more‌ ‌information‌ ‌becomes‌ ‌available. A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and two more were killed in a knife attack at a Church...
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    New aircrew badge announcement made at 22 Wing North Bay

    Article Link The Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) unveiled the new Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircrew badge (‘wings’) at North Bay’s 22 Wing/Canadian Air Defence Sector on Friday, October 23. The badge was converted from the current upswept flight crew...
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    RAF Chinook wire strike - 28 Jul 2020

    Article Link Chinook claims wire strike An RAF Chinook of 18(B)sq (ZA683, msn MA014/M7031) was forced to make an unplanned landing on Carmarthenshire farmland near Llangynin, Wales. The Ministry of Defence says the incident happened on Tuesday evening 28 July. Twin-engined helicopter crew...
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    NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning (JADL) Training Opportunity

    With the cancellation of courses/training at the start of this FY, I'm sure some people have turned to other/virtual PD opportunities.  One of them that exists that many people might not know about is the NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning (JADL) e-learning system/programme.  There is a...
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    CAG/Pearl Grey Flying, Crew and Specialist skill badges for RCAF op dress

    The updated (Jan 2020) CADO on operational dress allows the wearing of the CAG/pearl grey wings/badges on operational dress.  For ref, CADO 1-006, Para's 6(b) for flight suit, Para 18(f) for ECU and Annex L details the requirements for the CAG/pearl grey badges. DB Embroidery has already...
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    No Sky Too High - Video by HCol Terry Kelly and WO Jeff Campbell

    Article Link 14 Wing Greenwood hosting first public screening of ‘No Sky Too High’ GREENWOOD, N.S. — It’s the first public screening of a music video celebrating the past and present of Royal Canadian Air Force. “No Sky Too High” is an original song written by 14 Wing Greenwood Honorary...
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    Germany Halts P-3 Mission System upgrade as MPA Alternatives Examined

    Germany has halted (some) of their P-3 Orion upgrades and are looking for a replacement, perhaps as earlier as 2025.  Article Link Germany’s Defense Ministry has put a halt to an ongoing midlife upgrade (MLU) of its fleet of Lockheed Martin P‑3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) as it...
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    US F-15 fighter jet crashes into North Sea, 15 Jun 20

    Article Link A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed at approximately 9:40 am local time today in the North Sea. The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time. The pilot remains missing and U.K. Search and Rescue have been called to support. The...
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    INTRODUCTION OF THE SPACE SPECIALIST SKILL BADGE

    CANFORGEN 062/20 C AIR FORCE 11/20 031640Z MAY 20 INTRODUCTION OF THE SPACE SPECIALIST SKILL BADGE UNCLASSIFIED REFS: A. DIRECTORATE OF HISTORY AND HERITAGE SPACE INSIGNIA HERALDIC DESIGN, APPROVED 15 APR 2014 B. CFAO 55-10 - THE CREATION AND AWARDING OF CANADIAN FORCES FLYING AND SPECIALIST...
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    3 navy sailors in hospital after crash at CFB Esquimalt

    I didn't see this posted.  Hopes for full, quick recoveries. Article Link 3 navy sailors in hospital after crash at CFB Esquimalt VICTORIA -- Three navy sailors at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt are in hospital after a small vessel crashed into a buoy near Victoria on Friday. The collision...
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    Capt Jenn Casey, Public Affairs Officer, Halifax NS

    Link to the RCAF release:  https://twitter.com/RCAF_ARC/status/1262162297331556353 RIP
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    Watch Israel’s new drone-killing laser weapon in action

    Article Link Watch Israel’s new drone-killing laser weapon in action An Israeli-manufactured drone-killer has had a 100% success rate in all test scenarios, according to its developer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, who released a video of the weapon in action. The weapon, called the Drone...
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    Unknown decoration, medal...

    This is a new one to me that I've never seen before.  I noticed it tonight on some pictures on the FB Page for the RCAFA (RCAF Association). There is a WO in Army DEU, wearing a decoration or medal on the right side below the name tag;  does anyone know what it is for, and if it is officially...
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    2019 National Veterans' Week (VW) Speakers Program

    The CAF is taking requests from the public for CAF Speakers for the 2019 National Veteran's Speakers Program and registering volunteers from the Reg and Res force to be the CAF Speakers at various venues during Veterans Week, Nov 5th to 11th. Here's a copy/paste from my FB page I did today to...
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