Members of the volunteer Board held a mingling event at Picante Café on January 7, 2019. From left to right, Board Director Valerie Kossey-Fraser, Board Treasurer Bonnie Hankey, incoming 4 Wing Liaison Officer Captain April Murphy, Hearts Coordinator Kari Leiper, Board President Kim Coosemans and outgoing 4 Wing Liaison Officer, Captain Valérie MacEachern. 
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Healthcare Volunteer Board

January 15, 2019 at 11:29 am

Captain Valerie MacEachern While 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (22 CF H Svcs C) manages healthcare needs of the 4 Wing Canadian Armed Forces members, local resources are undeniably essential to the high quality and, timely provision of care. The family members of the 4 Wing Defense Team, as well as public servants and contractors are completely dependent on local healthcare resources. It is very important that we, as partners, participate in the variousRead More

A CF-188 Hornet aircraft takes off from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania on October 24, 2018, during Operation REASSURANCE
Corporal Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu

Canada’s Air Task Force completes 2018 deployment in Romania

January 15, 2019 at 11:03 am

JOY SMITH Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF)-Romania has completed its four-month deployment with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) enhanced Air Policing in Romania. ATF-Romania is the air component of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s contribution to NATO’s assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe. “The Canadian Armed Forces has been actively participating alongside our NATO Allies in measures to maintain security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Lieutenant-General Michael Rouleau, Commander CanadianRead More

Lt Sean Kent (right) presents a cheque to Steve Topham from Wounded Warriors Canada (left) at the War memorial in Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON on December 27, 2018.
Mrs. Tammy Kent

Wounded Warriors Canada

January 15, 2019 at 10:57 am

Lt Sean Kent In June of last year, Lieutenant (Lt.) Sean Kent created a military challenge coin in conjunction with Wounded Warriors Canada as a fundraising project. Over the last 7 months Lt. Kent was able to sell over 1,700 coins to people all over the world (including people in Australia and Hawaii). To date, the highlight of his fundraising project was when he attended the Veterans wing of the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.Read More

Recently released CAF members can now request new Veteran’s Service Card

January 15, 2019 at 10:45 am

Courtesy of the Shilo Stag The Government of Canada recognizes the service of our women and men in uniform and our veterans. Veterans who released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) between February 2016 and this past September can now request the Veteran’s Service Card at the following website Approximately 26,000 honourably released veterans are now eligible during the second stage of the distribution. The Veteran’s Service Card provides a tangible symbol of recognitionRead More

Graduates from the Air Weapons Systems (AWS) Training course pose with their instructors. This graduation marks the first AWS on-type training completed at 4 Wing in over 10 years. 
Cpl Maxime St-Cyr

Air Maintenance welcomes graduates

January 15, 2019 at 10:41 am

Sergeant Monica Matzner, Acting Warrant Officer 10 FTTS Thursday the 6th of December 6, 2018 marked graduation day for the newest group of qualified technicians from 10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS). After months and years of training, studying and on the-job training, 12 Aviation System (AVN), 5 Aircraft Structures (ACS), and 4 Air Weapons Systems (AWS) technicians return to their home units at 4 Wing Cold Lake as qualified journeymen to begin workRead More

On 11 December, 2018 Sgt Tanya Locke from IPSC retired after 31 years of dedicated service.  Sgt Locke (Right) receives a Canadian Flag during her Departure with Dignity ceremony from Capt Lisa Sterby (Left).
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Sgt Tanya Locke Retires

January 8, 2019 at 10:40 am