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Voxair has been the official Winnipeg military community news source since 1952.  The name derives from the Latin word "vox" meaning voice and "air" from the Royal Canadian Air Force, combining to establish the Voice of the Air Force.

Managed by the Corporate Services team, Voxair represents CFB Winnipeg/ 17 Wing and is the central source of local information for the CAF community. 

17 Wing is situated at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg and operates under the command of 2 Canadian Air Division. It plays a vital role in generating, delivering, and sustaining air missions to support the mandate of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and offers assistance to Lodger Units and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The wing is responsible for providing fundamental aircrew training, specialized education, and environmental skills training for aircrew members.

Functioning as a support base, 17 Wing offers administrative, operational, and logistical support to over 113 units situated across 35 locations and 10 armouries spanning a wide geographic area. Additionally, 17 Wing serves as a Deployed Operations Base for NORAD fighter operations, including the CF-18 Hornets, as needed. The wing takes pride in supporting both 1 and 2 Canadian Air Divisions as lodger units.

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A message from the 17 Wing Commander

Colonel Aaron T. Spott, CD

Hello and welcome to 17 Wing Winnipeg, the home of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in Manitoba. You are joining a proud and diverse community of military personnel, civilian employees, and families who work together to support the RCAF’s mandate and mission. 

As a member of 17 Wing, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of air operations, training, and support activities. Whether you are flying, maintaining, or supporting the CT-142 Dash-8, CC-130 Hercules, the RCAF Band, the RCAF Barker College or CFB Winnipeg, you will be part of a team that delivers excellence in air power and education. 

You will also enjoy the benefits of living in Winnipeg, a vibrant and multicultural city that offers a rich history, a lively arts and culture scene, and a friendly atmosphere. Winnipeg is known as the gateway to the west, and you will find plenty of attractions and activities to explore in and around the city. 

We are glad to have you here at 17 Wing Winnipeg, and we look forward to getting to know you better. We are here to help you settle in and make the most of your time at 17 Wing. 

Thank you for your service and dedication to the RCAF and Canada. We hope you have a wonderful and rewarding experience at 17 Wing Winnipeg. Welcome aboard!  

Contact Us

(204) 833-2500 | ext. 6081

700 Wihuri Rd,

Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Y5

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