Vanguard Magazine

Aug/Sept 2014

Preserving capacity, General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Keys to Canadian SAR

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A Air ExPEdiTionARy 12 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 NATO operation bolsters expeditionary concept NATO operation bolsters Wings oVEr romania by Chris thatcher it's a rare quiet moment in a day that begins at 6 AM with a wakeup call from local dogs, doves, cows or roosters – no need for an alarm clock – and o en extends 14 to 16 hours into the late evening. The roar of CF-188s, MiG21 lancers and other nATo aircra has momen- tarily subsided on the nearby runway, so Lieutenant-Colonel David Pletz has time to talk. CF-188 Hornets in formation with MiG-21 Lancers; LCol David Pletz shows a Hornet to Commander Marius Oatu of the Romanian Air Force 71st Air Base. Photos: Capt Christopher Daniel

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