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4 Wing’s PSP Fitness Coordinator, Tovah Fenske (on the left), helped train members of 4 Wing prepare for the Nijmegen Victory March back in 2018. 

Photo: Jeff Gaye

Nijmegen: Worlds apart walking together

April 13, 2021 at 1:05 pm

Joy Smith Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands; Nijmegen was also the encampment site of the 1st Canadian Army during the winter of 1944. Over five weeks in the spring of 1945 nearly eight thousand Canadian Troops gave their lives fighting in the area around Nijmegen to bravely liberate the Dutch people from the oppression of Nazi occupation. Since 1952 – Canada has been sending troops to Nijmegen to participate in the VierdaagseRead More

Patience

Patience

April 6, 2021 at 6:06 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Howard Rittenhouse I am not the most patient person. This may come as a shock to those of you who know and tolerate me. I have to admit I have often daydreamed while troops sat in my office telling me about their problems, issues, stubbed toes, bruised egos, mashed expectations, deflated dreams, and the general lack of unicorns in the military life. Sorry. That came out badly. This sounds as though IRead More

A virtual group for relatives of CAF members

A virtual group for relatives of CAF members

April 6, 2021 at 6:02 pm

Yves Bélanger, Servir Almost two years ago, two volunteers from the Military Family Resource Center – Montreal Region (MFRC), Joanne Saccomani and Ann Marcotte, launched a private group on Facebook for relatives of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) newcomers. Their goal was to help them better understand how life works in the CAF. Ann Marcotte explains that the duo were already collaborating in the presentations of the Military Life 101 workshops offered to parents and relativesRead More

Grappling Chief Official wanted

Grappling Chief Official wanted

April 6, 2021 at 5:53 pm

The Courier The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Sports Program is seeking a volunteer for the position of CAF Grappling Chief Official. The Chief Official position for the sport of Grappling will include the 2021 – 2024 Championships (4-year position). It is open to CAF military members (Regular Forces, Class B Reservist IAW CANFORGEN 165/15) or full-time employees of the Canadian Armed Forces Morale and Welfare Services. The CAF Chief Official will be selected based onRead More

Canada renews its military contribution to support stability in the Middle East

April 6, 2021 at 5:50 pm

March 30, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced that the Government of Canada is extending Operation IMPACT until March 31, 2022. The purpose of Operation IMPACT is to build the military capabilities of Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon, and help set the conditions for security and stability. This one-year renewal of Operation IMPACT will allow the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) toRead More

Corporal Jade Le Bel, a firefighter with 4 Mission Support Squadron sits in the cab of newly acquired “Red 11” Crash Response Vehicle during night-time familiarization drills on February 19, 2021 at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

Photo: S1 Spinello

Photo of the Week

April 6, 2021 at 5:46 pm

From Your 4 Wing Imagery Team