Holiday greetings from 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region

December 17, 2019 - Defence Stories

Author: Major General Alain Pelletier, with Chief Warrant Officer Jean-Claude Parent

2020 is almost here and, as the winter solstice approaches bringing shorter days, the men and women of the RCAF continue to deliver air power on time, on target, and on demand—wherever they are needed.

As of the time of this holiday message, Division Chief Warrant Officer (DCWO) Parent and I have been at the helm of 1 Canadian Air Division and the Canadian NORAD Region (1 CAD/CANR), for about six months. At my change of command, I remember stating that this had, for a long time, been my dream job. Six months later, I stand by those words wholeheartedly.

To command—as a team—the operational arm of the RCAF is a privilege like no other for the DCWO and I. Beyond the ability to deliver air power across the globe at a moment’s notice, working alongside such professional women and men every day is something we never take for granted. We value each and every one of you, and what you bring to the organization.

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