Air Force Public Affairs a breath of fresh air
My 13-month assignment with Director Air Public Affairs is now a permanent deployment. It's a step back into the work I love best – research, interviewing, writing, and editing.
Members of the RCAF Pipes and Drums march on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, for a national ceremony held September 20, 2015, marking
the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
—Photo by Ruthanne Urquhart
I write stories for the Royal Canadian Air Force news website, and edit stories submitted for the site. As well, I shoot photos to accompany the articles I write, adapt submitted photos for posting to the site, and research historical photos on both Department of National Defence sites and the Internet.
From time to time, my responsibilities may include writing messages for RCAF and other publications. And I create, populate and upload pages to the Royal Canadian Air Force news website (check us out), and post to the RCAF Intranet site.
In addition, I am beginning to do some designing—albeit in Word, never an enjoyable undertaking—but I have been pleasantly surprised. The design capabilities of whichever Word we are using at the office are more intuitive and flexible. Who'd have thunk it?
All in all, I am very happy to be here!
• CAF war artists lead in evolving the genre (reprint)
• "We remember them"
• RCAF marks 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain throughout Canada
• The RCAF in Toronto: A story in photos
• RCAF veteran remembered as Ad Astra “stone gardener”
• Celebrating Christmas, Canadian Armed Forces-style
• Remembrance, from generation to generation
• ‘Everyone in the RCAF ends up in Trenton’ (reprint)
• RCAF sergeant battles to Bronze at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Worlds
• Battle of Britain echoes in ceremonies throughout Canada
• First RCAF Unit Commendations presented | Présentation des premières mentions élogieuses de l’ARC à l’intention des unités
• Searching for SAR Techs | Recherche de Tech SAR
• Christmas giving, then and now
• RCAF Postal Corps a morale-booster for Second World War aircrew, groundcrew (reprint)
• New coin commemorating British Commonwealth Air Training Plan now available
• A Gathering of Eagles | Une réunion d’aigles
• Remembrance Day 2015, throughout Canada and elsewhere
• Pilot Officer John Magee
• Allied nations receive a Battle of Britain commemorative medal (reprint)
• Ceremonies throughout Canada mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain
• Click on "Image Gallery" for photos
• What happens to aircraft when the RCAF no longer needs them? (reprint)
• Time flies (reprint)
• Forget me not
• It runs in the family
• New coin commemorates Canadians in the Battle of Britain
• RCAF receives first Aurora with new satellite comms system
• The size of their commitment
• British Commonwealth Air Training Plan carried the day
• Remembrance Day throughout Canada
• National Remembrance Day Ceremony
• Nomad aircraft recovery completed
• Second World War airmen at rest
• Remembrance and commemoration
• Battle of Britain Ceremony and Canada's veterans
• High Flight / Pilot Officer John Magee
• Battle of Britain Sunday observed across Canada
• RCAF, Navy aviators honoured for service to veterans