Cold Lake men win volleyball gold

Cold Lake men win volleyball gold

March 13, 2018 at 9:27 am

Jeff Gaye The Cold Lake men’s volleyball team has repeated as CAF Canada West champions. The men’s and women’s regional tournaments were played in Winnipeg last week. Cold Lake made the semi-finals in women’s competition but bowed out to the host team, who went on to take the title. The men’s tournament had six teams – Cold Lake, Winnipeg, Wainwright, Shilo, Comox and Edmonton. Cold Lake finished round robin play with a 3-2 record includingRead More

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George Sweanor shares stories with members of 419 Squadron.

98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force veteran gets surprise visit

March 6, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Lt(N) Marco Chouinard NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs A Second World War RCAF veteran and former prisoner of war, now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, received a surprise visit Feb. 23. George Sweanor, 98, a retired RCAF Squadron Leader, was met by members of 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron at the Colorado Springs Airport following the unit’s training mission in El Centro, California. Sweanor was one of the founding members of the squadron that stoodRead More

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International Women’s Day event will boost conversation: DWAO

March 6, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Jeff Gaye The 4 Wing Defence Women’s Advisory Organization (DWAO) hopes their International Women’s Day event on Thursday afternoon will boost the conversation surrounding gender issues. Sandra Perron, Canada’s first female infantry officer, will speak about leadership, teamwork and organizational behaviour. Some copies of her book Out Standing in the Field will be given away, and she will offer a discount on purchased copies. The event starts at 1:30 pm on Thursday March 8, andRead More

CF-18 Demo Jet transformation is underway

CF-18 Demo Jet transformation is underway

March 6, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Jeff Gaye A typical grey CF-18 Hornet jet went into the paint bay at 4 Wing’s refinishing shop last week. The jet that comes out will dazzle crowds at air shows across North America this summer, including the Cold Lake Air Show July 21 and 22. Capt Jeff Chester designed the CF-18 Demonstration Hornet’s paint scheme in consultation with Jim Belliveau, who has completed dozens of custom designs on RCAF aircraft. “The aircraft celebrates theRead More

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Her Excellency presents the Medal of Bravery to Master Corporal Alisha Dawn St. George, M.B.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presented honours to 48 recipients during a ceremony on February 28, 2018 at Rideau Hall.


Son Excellence présente la Médaille de la bravoure à la caporal-chef Alisha Dawn St.George, M.B.

Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale du Canada, a remis 48 distinctions honorifiques lors d’une cérémonie le 28 février 2018 à Rideau Hall.

Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

Medal of Bravery for MCpl Alisha St. George

March 6, 2018 at 6:56 pm

The Courier Governor General Julie Payette awarded the Medal of Bravery to MCpl Alisha St. George of 10 FTTS at Rideau Hall last week. MCpl St. George’s citation is as follows. On March 11, 2015, Master Corporal Alisha St. George, then-Corporal Fisher, saved a colleague from drowning in the ocean at Torrey Pines State Beach Park, near San Diego, California. The victim had been caught in a rip tide and was struggling to reach theRead More

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)
69th Bomb Squadron from Minot AFB in North Dakota is expected to participate in Exercise Maple Flag 51 with its massive B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)
69th Bomb Squadron from Minot AFB in North Dakota is expected to participate in Exercise Maple Flag 51 with its massive B-52 Stratofortress aircraft.

The world comes to Cold Lake for Maple Flag planning conference

March 6, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Photo by U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler) Jeff Gaye Delegates from all over the world are in Cold Lake this week for the Maple Flag 51 planning conference. The 2018 Maple Flag exercise will run from June 11 to 22. Participants from ten countries, including Canada, are at this week’s conference in addition to NATO, which will fly its E-3 AWACS plane in the exercise. Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Norway, Peru,Read More