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Oct. 23, 2020

New aircrew badge announcement made at 22 Wing North Bay

The Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force unveiled the new Airborne Warning and Control System aircrew badge (‘wings’) at North Bay’s 22 Wing/Canadian Air Defence Sector on Oct. 23, 2020. The badge was converted from the current upswept flight crew specialty badge to the more appropriate out-stretched full wing Aircrew Flying badge and will be worn by AWACS qualified Aerospace Controllers and Aerospace Control Operators. The timing of this ceremony was fitting given that October 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of air defence operations in the RCAF.

Sept. 24, 2020

Operation Noble Defender

North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted a dynamic force employment operation in the Arctic Sept. 20-23, 2020. The broad operation spanned all three NORAD regions, including continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

July 24, 2020

1 Canadian Air Division welcomes new commander

The change of command ceremony for 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command Region -- held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 6 and streamed live on Royal Canadian Air Force social media -- saw Major-General Eric Kenny succeed Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier as the new Commander of 1 CAD/CANR, Joint Force Air Component Commander, and Trenton Search and Rescue Region.

July 24, 2020

CC-150 Polaris tanker fleet reaches NORAD milestone

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) achieved initial operating capability for their fleet of CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling tankers, operated by 437 Transport Squadron, from Trenton, Ontario, on July 1, 2020.

Aug. 6, 2016

Multilateral Forces Work Together

Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet aircraft pilots assigned to the 409th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, walk from the Thunderdome, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2016.

Aug. 2, 2016

NORAD Exercise Intercepts In All Regions

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, in close collaboration with U.S. Strategic Command, conducted intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three of its regions Aug. 1, 2016.

June 24, 2016

Peterson museum unveils Canadian fighter jet display

Lt.-Gen Pierre St-Amand, NORAD Deputy Commander, and Col Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing Commander, unveiled the new display of a CF-188A Hornet (tail number 188723) fighter jet at the Peterson Air and Space Museum at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., June 24, 2016.

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