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WCOMD Col Paul Doyle

Wing Commander September Welcome Message

September 11, 2018 at 11:12 am

I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to all members of 4 Wing Cold Lake and their families. For all members returning from summer leave, welcome back; to all new members who are joining the 4 Wing community, welcome to Cold Lake! Each year, the summer months are a demanding period for our 4 Wing Defence Team. With Exercise MAPLE FLAG in June, and this year’s Cold Lake Air Show (CLAS) at the endRead More

Chief Warrant Officer addresses the audience with his opening remarks at the Wing Commander's Welcome ceremony for newly arriving members of the base team at the Military Family Resource Centre, 4 Wing Cold Lake, 6 September 2018.

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Cold Lake welcomes new military arrivals

September 11, 2018 at 7:28 am

The Courier 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle welcomed newly posted in members and their families to Cold Lake at the annual 4 Wing Welcome event last week. The day-long session introduced members to the 4 Wing command team, gave them an overview of the greater Cold Lake community and showed them the various resources on the base that can make their time here easier. Elder Janvier of Cold Lake First Nations gave the contextRead More

And the winner is . . .

And the winner is . . .

September 4, 2018 at 9:03 am

Avr Mallissa J. Pomerleau The Command Team and the Community Council Chair have selected the top 4 RHU’s as follows, 1st Place – 420 Regent Circle – MWO Gary James and Yolanda Janssen 2nd Place – 481 Poplar St – Sgt Jeffrey Ross and Jennifer Ross 3rd Place – 419 Regent Circle – MWO Chris Crowell and Cynthia Melnick 4th Place – 664 Oak Dr – MWO Kevin Bonnetta

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Cadets participating in the three-week Basic Survival Course develop field skills including survival and navigation.

Cadet Summer Training Camp: What did you do this Summer?

September 4, 2018 at 7:55 am

Captain Grant Cree Unit Public Affairs Representative The Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre (CLCTC) is a centre of excellence for aviation and survival training, in addition to fitness and sports instruction. Carrying on a tradition dating back decades, several hundred cadets from across Western and Northern Canada gather at CLCTC every summer to enjoy a variety of challenging experiences. Located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, the training centre operates at facilities like the Art SmithRead More

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A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet launches from the inner runway.

Q Duty – the ultimate hurry up and wait

September 4, 2018 at 7:39 am

Chris Thatcher What does it take to man the Q, more formally known to CF-188 Hornet pilots as the NORAD quick reaction alert? Lots of coffee. It is probably the most important mission of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), defending and deterring threats from Canadian sovereign airspace. Though much of how it is conducted is highly classified, pilots and support personnel from 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) were willing to share a little aboutRead More

Portrait Major General Fortin, JSSD. Commander 1st Canadian Division. Apr 26 2018, CFB Kingston.

Canadian Armed Forces General to be appointed Commander of the new NATO Mission in Iraq

August 28, 2018 at 9:24 pm

DND Canada has always answered the call to serve and contribute to international peace and security. As a founding member of NATO, Canada has demonstrated dedicated and active leadership in the organization and will continue to do so for years to come under our new defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged. Major-General Dany Fortin of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is Commander-designate of the new NATO Mission-Iraq (NMI). Major-General Fortin is currently the Commander of theRead More