#OTDH February 21, 1971 – CF-5 (also known as the CF-116) Freedom Fighter aircraft from 433 and 434 Squadrons conduct operations in Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut), and Whitehorse, Yukon, to test the aircraft’s winter weather capabilities. Photo: DND Archives, 1973

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Considered re-enrolling in the RCAF? Come back to a great team!
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Do you miss working with some of the greatest people and technology in the Canadian Armed Forces? Would you like to put your skills back to work for Canada and Canadians?

If so, there may be a place for you (again!) in the RCAF.

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Heating things up for #TakeOff Tuesday
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Jet wash from the afterburners blur the background while this CF-18 Hornet takes off from 19 Wing Comox.

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#OTDH February 20, 1989 – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rules that obstacles to the entry of servicewomen into all occupations in the military had to be lifted with two exceptions: submarines and Roman Catholic chaplaincy.
Photo: June 20, 1989 Capt Jane Foster and Capt Deanna Brasseur, were the only two women in the world at that time to fly fighter jets in operational squadrons....
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USAF commendation presented to #RCAF airman
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A Canadian airman was presented with the United States Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service.
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BGen Chad Manske (left) of the United States Air Force presents the citation certificate MCpl Jesse Sorensen on February 13, 2017, at 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters...
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When a photo defines #Teamwork:
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A CC-150 Polaris Airbus from 437 Transport Squadron in Trenton provides air-to-air refueling to CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft from 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron on their transit from Cold Lake, Alberta to Elmendorf, Alaska in preparation for Exercise VIGILANT EAGLE 13 on August 25, 2013.

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#OTDH February 20, 1959 – The Avro Arrow aircraft program is cancelled.

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Soaking up the warm sun in Florida this #SAR Sunday
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Two CH-146 Griffon helicopters sit on the ramp at United States Coast Guard Air Station Miami, in Opa Locka, Florida during Exercise SOUTHERN BREEZE on February 9, 2017.

Photo: Corporal Bryan Carter, 4 Wing Imaging
#OTDH February 19, 1940 – The #RCAF accepts the first of 4,413 Avro (Canada) Ansons. In this photo, taken in 1941, a student pilot looks over an Anson.

Photo: Student Pilot looks over Avro Anson he will fly after 50 hrs in Tiger Moth. DND Archives

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RCAF Association presents annual awards
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The Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) has announced the recipients of its annual awards recognizing outstanding achievements in Canadian aviation. (Keep reading: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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On January 30, 2017, pilots of a CH-146 Griffon watch the sun rise during a trip to visit towns hit with a devastating ice storm in north eastern New Brunswick. Operation LENTUS.
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#OTDH February 18, 1920 – The Canadian Air Force is formed in Canada, with Borden, Ontario, as the training site.
Photo: First graduating class at Camp Borden, May 1917 Library and Archives Canada

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#OTDH February 17, 1932 – “The Mad Trapper of Rat River”, Albert Johnson, is killed in a shootout RCMP following a 240-kilometre, 48-day manhunt in the Yukon. Captain Wilfrid “Wop” May, who had served in the Royal Air Force’s 209 Squadron during the First World War, provides air support to the hunt for 16 days and guides the RCMP to their final showdown with Johnson.
Photo: DND Archives

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Col Darcy Molstad leads CF-18 mission from the front
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“I did hold my own and did Canada proud. I love what I ended up doing. I ended up achieving my dream which was to become a CF-18 pilot. I continue to serve now because I believe that I am making a difference.”

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Milestone! Aircrew lands the first CC-177 Globemaster in Hall Beach, Nunavut
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On 11 Feb, 429 Transport Squadron, from 8 Wing Trenton, conducted the first-ever landing in Hall Beach, Nunavut with a CC-177 Globemaster III. Hall Beach is a remote settlement just 69 km south of Igloolik on the shores of the Northwestern Passage. This milestone highlights the #reach and...
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And the painting begins!
Watch the CF-18 Demo Hornet getting prepped for its new paint scheme featuring Canada 150.
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3 Air Maintenance Squadron personnel from 3 Wing, Bagotville, Quebec, are preparing the 2017 Demo Jet from 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron for the next stage of the #Canada150 paint scheme at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta.

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#OTDH February 17, 1939 – The Royal Canadian Air Force receives its first delivery of Hawker Hurricane fighters, intended to replace severely outdated aircraft of the time.
Photo: Hawker Hurricane MKIIB, 402 (F) Squadron, crossing the channel with 250 lb bombs slung under wings on intruder sortie into occupied France. DND Archives

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NORAD commander visits North Bay
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General Lori Robinson, commander of NORAD, visited 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario, to observe the work carried out there in support of the NORAD mission to defend North America. (Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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