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As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is investing in modern and efficient infrastructure to support the operational needs of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel.
On behalf of Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, announced upgrades planned for the airfield at 5 Wing Goose Bay.
Approximately $2.3 million in runway repairs are planned in the short term. A full runway repaving project and airfield lighting upgrades are planned in the next few years.
These upgrades will ensure 5 Wing’s airfield continues to support military and civilian air operations, while providing economic development opportunities for businesses in the region.
“We are investing in critical infrastructure to ensure our women and men in uniform have the facilities they need to train and operate effectively. These important upgrades will ensure the continued success of 5 Wing Goose Bay operations for years to come,” said Sajjan.
“The Canadian Armed Forces have been an integral part of the Goose Bay community for over 70 years. These projects represent key investments in our military and the region, and will create good jobs and strong economic opportunities for Labrador,” explained Jones.
“5 Wing Goose Bay is an important training and operating base for the Royal Canadian Air Force and our Allied partners. These investments are central to our military training and flight operations in support of NORAD,” said LCol Stéphane Racle, Commander, 5 Wing Goose Bay.