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As you know, RCAF delivers RCAF Association News direct to your inbox each Friday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the RCAF Association News portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


RCAF pilot assigned to protect skies over Washington
Ottawa Citizen
It seems unbelievable that a small-town kid from Clinton, ON, would end up being the first Royal Canadian Air Force pilot assigned to protect the skies over Washington, D.C. But for Jeffery M. Powell, a 13-year RCAF aviator, that is exactly what has happened.
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Air force brass say air-to-air refuelling critical for next fighter, F-35 incompatible with current systems
Canada.com
Military brass warned Defence Minister Peter MacKay that being able to refuel Canadian fighter jets in mid-air is critical to the defence of Canada, and should be closely linked to the purchase of any new warplane. That may have significant bearing on whether the government chooses the F-35 as Canada's next fighter because the stealth jet is incompatible with the Royal Canadian Air Force's current air-to-air refuelling fleet.
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Probe: Air force knew to vary search times
Chronicle Herald
The Canadian air force was told well over a year before being rapped on the knuckles by the auditor general that varying its hours of search-and-rescue operations would mean significantly improved response times for people in distress. The Defence Research and Development Canada analysis, obtained by The Canadian Press, examined in detail the impact of the way rescue squadrons do business throughout the country.
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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Armed Forces Day
Prime Minister of Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement to mark Canadian Armed Forces Day: "Let us pay tribute to those brave men and women of Canada's Armed Forces who put their lives on the line every day both at home and around the world to defend our sovereignty and the freedom our citizens enjoy today."
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Altering Canadian flag a low move in vet's eyes
London Free Press
The Canadian flag is not supposed to be turned sideways, upside down, inside out or whatever somebody thinks looks cool. There is a standard for the standard. "The National Flag of Canada should be displayed only in a manner befitting this important national symbol," says the protocol laid out by Heritage Canada.
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  CANEX - What's In It For You?
CANEX, Established in 1968, is a retail operation made up of a number of stores and services, designed specifically to meet the needs of the military community. In many ways, CANEX goes beyond the normal retail requirements in order to ensure the military community reaps extra benefit from the operation.
 


 

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