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2016: MOMENTS AND MILESTONES

The RCAF met its operational commitments and completed a number of important functions, appearances and historical milestones in 2016. Here, we revisit just a few of the year’s happenings.


MEET THE CHIEF

RCAF Chief Warrant Officer Gérard Poitras discusses his long and satisfying journey to the upper ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces. By Ken Pole


A RENAISSANCE FOR THE RCAF?

The Royal Canadian Air Force appears to be headed for a period of significant renewal, with recent developments seeming to signal a restored commitment to military funding. By Martin Shadwick


STRIVING FOR PERFECTION

RCAF Today sent pilot Robert Erdos back to Moose Jaw to relive the student experience at the “Big 2.” He discovered that nothing had changed and yet everything was different. By Robert Erdos


A STORIED PAST

From its early days as a Second World War fighter base, CFB Bagotville has made important contributions to domestic and international defence. This year, the base celebrates 75 years of responding to the call. By Marc-André Valiquette


PLAYING THE PART

The USAF 18th Aggressor Squadron is adept at role play, offering “red air” services to prepare Western pilots for adversarial encounters. Meet the Canadian who is the unit’s fighter weapons tactics expert. By Chris Thatcher


SETTING HIGH STANDARDS

The many important “behind the scenes” elements of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds include a small group of 431 Squadron pilots known as the Ops/Standards Cell and the Tutor SET. By Mike Luedey


PLANES AND PASSION

Gatineau’s Vintage Wings is soaring to new heights, powered by one of its greatest assets–the humble volunteer. By Lisa Gordon


THROUGH THE LENS

Some of the RCAF’s most defining moments from the past year were captured by DND photographers. We’ve rounded up a selection of their very best images to showcase the men and women of the RCAF in action.


BONUS: INSIGHT MAGAZINE

2017 Supplier Showcase.


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