RCAF Hornets refuel during last year’s Exercise Puma Strike.
Photo: Cpl Andre Maillet, Wing Imaging

410, 401 Squadrons deploying to Louisiana for Exercise Puma Strike

October 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Jeff Gaye When Cold Lake weather gets colder and less predictable, 410 Squadron heads south to get their training done. The squadron will participate in Exercise Puma Strike October 30 to November 18 at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Louisiana. Members of 401 Squadron and 10 FTTS will also deploy for the exercise. In all, approximately 200 personnel are involved. In recent years the exercise has taken place at Key West, Florida,Read More

Three new events added to Friday’s CAF Sports Day lineup

October 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Jeff Gaye PSP sports and fitness staff have added three new sports to make Friday’s CAF Sports Day the biggest and most diverse in the event’s five-year history. Cricket, yoga and rugby sevens are new this year, bringing the Sports Day lineup to 10 different sports and physical recreation activities. Other events include hockey, curling, squash, volleyball, disc golf, a spinn-a-thon and a scavenger hunt. Cold Lake participated in the inaugural Sports Day in CanadaRead More

Gear up for CAF Sports Day

Gear up for CAF Sports Day

October 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye Sports fandom brings out our tribal nature, at its best and at its less-than-best. My own tribe, Saskatchewan Roughrider fans, used to be respected as the best, most loyal fans in the country. Fans from other CFL teams always thought we were kind of cute. That was when the Riders were perennial losers. Now that the team has had success and is at least marginally competitive, other fans don’tRead More

The 4 Wing Fire Department dropped in at MFRC Child Services last week to teach the children about fire safety. The visit was part of Fire Prevention Week. As always, Sparky the firehouse dog was a favourite visitor.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

High Five for Sparky

October 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm
Pte Chase Kirk, left, receives his Refueller of the Quarter certificate from W TEME O Maj Audrey Morales. Pte Kirk issued 865,339 litres of fuel between July and September to earn the honour.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Refueller of the Quarter

October 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm
The 4 Wing Band shone at its 35th Anniversary concert Saturday night.
Photo: OS Justin Spinello, Wing Imaging

4 Wing Band wows the crowd at 35th Anniversary concert

October 17, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Jeff Gaye There was a celebratory mood in the 4 Wing Theatre Saturday night as the 4 Wing Band marked its 35th anniversary with a special concert. Thirty-seven volunteer musicians filled the hall with sound, performing a widely varied program of traditional band music. “It was absolutely fantastic,” said 4 Wing Bandmaster WO Jeremy Duggleby. “We had a great crowd, and the band played exceptionally well.” The band performs a lot – approximately 75 engagementsRead More