Incoming 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Marks leads his troops for the first time as they march past the dais during the 409 TFS Change of Command ceremony outside 3 Hangar on July 24, 2019 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta.
Photo: LS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

409 Tactical Fighter Squadron marks change of command

August 13, 2019 at 10:55 am
Graduates of the multi-engine course, along with school personnel, Honorary Colonel Andy Fletcher (kneeling left) and Brigadier-General Mario Leblanc (left), gather for a photo after being presented with their pilot wings.
Photo: Corporal Angela Gore

10 new RCAF pilots proud to receive their wings

August 13, 2019 at 10:50 am

Lieutenant Camille MacKenzie Dolphin On Friday, July 26, 2019, ten Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots successfully completed the third phase of their pilot course at 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training school in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, and were given their official pilot wings. The ten new military pilots demonstrated the exceptional ability during their time learning to fly RCAF aircraft. Candidates receive their wings when they graduate the third phase of their pilot trainingRead More

Outgoing 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (Tac F (T) Sqn) Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Marks departs in a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet during the 419 (Tac F (T) Sqn) Change of Command ceremony outside 10 Hangar on July 26, 2019 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta.
Photo: LS Justin Spinello

419 Tactical Fighter Squadron marks change of command

August 13, 2019 at 10:45 am

Local artifacts are treasures from the past

August 13, 2019 at 10:39 am

Cliff Kenyon Show Jennifer Ross a pile of old stuff, dusty or not, and she’s in her element. It’s not a surprise that stuff some people may think is junk are treasures to Ross. It’s stuff that may need cleaning. It may be filthy. And Ross knows it will certainly need labelling, cataloging and proper storage. Ross is curator at Cold Lake Air Force Museum, a position she has enjoyed for eight years. “It’s aRead More

Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland (left) helps cut the ribbon to officially open the dome at Cold Lake Air Force Museum. He is with 4 Wing Commander Col Dave Moar, Major Kael Rennie and museum curator Jennifer Ross.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Cold-War radar dome finds new home at museum

August 13, 2019 at 10:29 am

Cliff Kenyon It’s finally home. Local leaders on August 8 officially opened “the dome” at the Cold Lake Museums after a lengthy project to save this large and visible reminder of the past. It’s the aluminum and fibreglass dome which houses a cold-war era radar dish which was part of the Pine Tree Line of early warning radar sites which once stretched across Canada. The radar installation was at 4 Wing Cold Lake and wasRead More

Play structures can be part of your workout.
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Adult play structures add to fun of working out

August 13, 2019 at 10:25 am

Tovah Fenske Are you looking for a great outdoor workout this summer? Check out the adult outdoor play structures. There are 3 structures located around the base: near the base front gate, at the back side of Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre (just across from the youth centre parking lot) and up at the recreational camp ground (top of Martineau hill). These structures make outdoor workouts fun and easy…who doesn’t like monkeying around and gettingRead More