3 Wing take part to Vigilant Shield exercise
Approximately sixty members from 3 Wing participated in the 2017 edition of Exercise Vigilant Shield, an extensive NORAD training campaign that took place from October 17th to the 21st.
During the exercise, forces in support of NORAD were deployed and conducted op- erations to assert air sovereignty in the Far North and the High Arctic, in order to demonstrate their ability to detect, identify and react to possible threats in some of the most remote parts of the world. The Commander of 3 Wing/ CFB Bagotville, Colonel Darcy Molstad, commanded one of three expeditionary squadrons involved in the exercise. Overall, Ex Vigilant Shield was a success and confirmed the excellent cooperation between the various elements involved in the mission of protecting North American territory.