Canadian Forces Air Command is the air force element of the Canadian Forces, also referred to as the Canadian Air Force. Air Command is responsible for all aircraft operations while securing Canadian airspace and providing air support for missions of Maritime Command and Land Force Command. The Command also partners with the U.S. Air Force in protecting continental airspace under the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Search and rescue is also another primary responsibility through provision of resources to the National Search and Rescue Program.
Whether it is defending Canadian airspace, flying search and rescue missions that save lives, intercepting aircraft or ships carrying illegal drugs, or providing relief during national disasters like floods or ice storms, Canada’s Air Force plays a direct role in keeping Canada and Canadians safe. The Air Force flies peace support missions and conveys relief workers, emergency food, and medical supplies to scenes of natural disasters or where armed conflicts have left little behind – alleviating suffering and saving lives. The global neighbors we help often become valuable trading partners.
Brief and Execution:
In 2009, Air Command was a key partner in the celebration of the centennial of aviation in Canada. To that end, command leadership wanted a printed piece that would tie together the anniversary with the modern day story of the air force.
Professionalism, Excellence and Teamwork: Canada’s Air Force is an official publication of Canada’s Air Command, providing a comprehensive overview of Canada’s Air Force, looking at the current state of the service, its roles and missions, and future course through the eyes of senior leadership, members of the Canadian Air Force, and leading aviation and military experts, in addition to providing a historical overview of Canada’s Air Force timed to coincide with the Canadian Centennial of Flight year in 2009.