2018-10-16 Fire Prevention Week

Educating the next generation

October 16, 2018 at 10:57 am
Lourdes 2019

International Military Pilgrimage

October 16, 2018 at 10:52 am

International Military Pilgrimage in Lourdes, France. Are you seeking healing and spiritual enrichment following various wounds of life? In recognition of the sacrifice of Canada and other nations during both World Wars, and to minister to veterans of recent conflicts, the French Armed Forces invite 12,000-15,000 current and former military personnel from over 40 countries to parade and pray together for spiritual healing, world peace and justice. While this is a Roman Catholic Pilgrimage site,Read More

Captain Sarah Villon, 4 Wing Cold Lake primary care nurse (left), and Melissa Paquin, 22 CF Health Services community health nurse (right), administered flu vaccines to 4 Wing Commander Col. P. Doyle (centre right) and 4 Wing CWO R. Nault (centre left) on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018.
Christopher King

Protecting the herd

October 16, 2018 at 10:22 am

CHRISTOPHER KING Like clockwork, the annual flu season is back, and health professionals are urging people to consider the concept of “herd immunity” as a way to prevent the spread and infection of the virus. Captain Sarah Villon, 4 Wing Cold Lake primary care nurse, said the vaccination is voluntary for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, but it is highly recommended. “We work in small spaces, deploy together, live in tents, so it’s one ofRead More

On Thursday Oct. 11, 4 Wing Commander Col. P. Doyle and CWO R. Nault briefed members on what the responsibilities and limitations will be for CAF members who wish to consume cannabis after its national legalization on Oct. 17, 2018.
Christopher King

Cannabis questions

October 16, 2018 at 10:09 am

CHRISTOPHER KING As of October 17, the consumption of cannabis will be legal in Canada. While that doesn’t earn us any superlative titles as a nation, it does for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) being the first military in the world that allows its members to consume (with limitations) cannabis. On Thursday Oct. 11, 2018, the 4 Wing Theatre was packed and standing-room only as members from 4 Wing attended a town hall hosted byRead More

Members from 4 Wing TEME Flight held their bi-annual charity event changing oil and tires on 4 Wing members’ cars on Saturday Oct. 13, 2018. The event raises funds for the unit’s entertainment fund, and 25 per cent of funds raised are donated to the Soldier On grant program. 
Photos by Christopher King

Bay doors open – Annual winterization event helps 4 Wing members stay safe in the winter

October 16, 2018 at 9:54 am

Christopher King 4 Wing opened the bay doors this weekend for a little winter maintenance and prep. On Saturday October 13, 4 Wing Cold Lake members and their families took their personal vehicles to Transportation and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (TEME) flight (Flt) for the annual tire change charity event. Michaela Bratzke, CR4 at TEME Flt, said the bi-annual event raises an average of $1,000 per event and 25 per cent of the funds areRead More

On August 21, 2018, during Operation Lentus 18-05, members of the British Columbia Forest Service pick up their firefighting gear after being dropped off by a CH-124 Sea King at Dease Lake Airport, British Columbia. Behind them, heavy smoke is evident.
Photos by Cpl Jeffrey Clement

RCAF responds to state of emergency in British Columbia

October 9, 2018 at 11:33 am

19 Wing Public Affairs Numerous government agencies supported the fight on wildfires in British Columbia, including the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), as part of a larger contribution by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). An RCAF Air Task Force (ATF) supported the fight against more than 550 wildfires in the province for several weeks from a base of operations located in the Mustang Helicopters hangar at Smithers Regional Airport. Strategically located in the northwest ofRead More