Commander’s Commendation: Capt King

401 Squadron presentations

December 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm
NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

December 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm

NORAD The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website,, launched on December 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Apple and Google Play stores, so parentsRead More

Freedom of self-forgetfulness

Freedom of self-forgetfulness

December 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Christopher Willis As my fourth Christmas at 4 Wing is approaching I am struck by how quiet the Wing seems during the weeks of block leave. It seems a lot of people leave and travel away. People go home, wherever home might be, and people nest in and make themselves at home right here. For a variety of reasons my family has chosen not to travel away from 4 Wing during theRead More

Members of 4 Air Reserve Flight tend to their crops in the greenhouse.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

U-Grow program lets you grow your own food, all year round

December 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Tammy Buchanan, Health Promotion Manager The U-Grow program, which was conceived in the fall of 2016, is a hands-on program where members gain knowledge and experience on growing their own vegetables, fruits and herbs. The program allows units to grow their own produce, which is then made available at their unit canteens. Any member may participate, but unit canteen representatives are encouraged to take an active role in the project. The program runs at theRead More

What does a lifeguard know?

December 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Austan Amesmann, Lifeguard/Instructor What paints the picture of a lifeguard in your mind? Is it a high school or college student with an easy job? When people see lifeguards, they often do not see all the work and stress that goes with the job. Some observe the job from the outside without thinking about the skills lifeguards must maintain. Some people think a lifeguard is tested once and is good for two whole years, orRead More

Capt Stefan Porteous has been appointed as the pilot for the 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team. 
Photo: DND

RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team

December 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm

DND/CAF The RCAF has announced the appointment of Captain Stefan Porteous as the pilot for the 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team. Capt Porteous will wow audiences across North America and in the United Kingdom during the 2018 air show season, flying his specially painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Capt Porteous was born and raised in Comox, BC. He was inspired to become a fighter pilot atRead More