MCpl Tex Young guides landing aircraft from his precision approach radar terminal at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask.
“The Aboriginal recruits taught me the true definition of courage,” says Master Corporal Grenville Tex Young, the acting senior radar controller at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask.
MCpl Young gained a new appreciation for Aboriginal youth and their challenges as an Aboriginal Recruit Program instructor at 16 Wing Borden, Ont., last spring. It wasn’t quite what he expected, however.
“Before I went to Borden, my master warrant officer said I could give a lot to the program given my military background and my involvement with Aboriginal issues, but it went the other way. Those kids gave me so much when I learned about their adversity and the challenges they go through.
“They gave me a lot of hope because they didn’t blame anyone for their troubles. They aren’t letting the negative...
The runway at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Man., will become a literal “run-way” for participants at this year’s première RCAF fitness event. Now into its fifth year, the RCAF Run will see participants follow a course that takes them down the 17 Wing flightline, past a static display of RCAF aircraft and through Air Force Heritage Park.
“The reinstatement of the ‘royal’ designation last year allowed us to strengthen the branding of our event,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Aaron Spott, chair of the RCAF Run. “This year, we’re working to optimize the experience for all of our participants and that starts with our registration process.”
Enhancements to registration, timings and the post-event awards ceremony all aim to build on the event’s reputation of being professionally organized and precisely executed.
There is also a push to open the event to broader participation.
“We’re happy to see runners and walkers of all stripes,” said LCol...
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