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4 Wing Command Team Message

4 Wing Command Team Message

October 26, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Colonel Dave Moar, 4 Wing Commander and Chief Warrant Officer Lee Darling, 4 Wing Chief Warrant Officer So, here it is again, time to put away the patio furniture and search for that elusive window scraper that’s hiding in the garage or shed somewhere. Summer is behind us, the days are getting shorter and while initial worries might shift towards making sure the kids are bundled up or when should the winter tires get putRead More

4 Wing Deputy Wing Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Alain Gagnon (left) receives his annual flu shot by Community Health Nurse Ms. Dani Verge at 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre on October 23, 2020.
Photo: Aviator Avery Philpott

Get the shot, not the flu

October 26, 2020 at 7:32 pm

Defence Team Message With flu season around the corner and the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must remain vigilant and continue to focus on an operationally healthy force. That is why this year is more important than ever for you and your family to receive the annual flu shot. The Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence needs to ensure that influenza doesn’t degrade our operational readiness if or when we areRead More

On June 20, 1989, Captain Jane Foster (left) and Captain Deanna “Dee” Brasseur stand atop a CF-188 Hornet fighter jet. According to the original caption of this photo, they were at that time the only two women in the world flying fighter jets in operational squadrons. In 1979, Captain Brasseur, Captain Leah Mosher and Captain Nora Bottomley had become the first women in the Canadian Armed Forces to earn their pilots’ wings after the occupation opened to women.
Photo: CKC89-3773, DND Archives

CAF Female Top Gun Jane Foster

October 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

Ross Lees, The Contact Originally published March 20, 2015 Capt. (Retired) Jane Foster was one of the first two women in the world to qualify as “combat ready” since the Second World War and fly the CF-18 fighter jet in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). After her 17-year career in the CAF, she had done things she never dreamed she would, but she ultimately retired to become a full-time mother. Foster admits missing some ofRead More

Melanie Paradis (left) and Patrick Pelletier (right) just before taking off. 
Photo: Submitted

419 Squadron pilot breaks Canadian glider altitude record

October 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Submitted On October 6th 2020, Melanie Paradis, a Cardiovascular Perfusionist from Edmonton and Patrick Pelletier, a 419 Squadron Pilot took off from the Cowley glider strip in a two-seat glider belonging to the Edmonton Soaring Club and succeeded to break an almost six decades old altitude record. The previous record, which was set in 1961 stood at 29,799 feet. Melanie and Patrick soared well above that height and broke the record by almost 2000 feet.Read More

Members of 410, 401, and 409 operations and maintenance sections meet to discuss planning and execution of Exercise AUTUMN BLITZ, a wing wide exercise being conducted from October 14 to 28, 2020. “The extensive and sometimes complex exercise is meant to cement the working relationships between 4 Wing units.” - LCol Kettles, 410 Commanding Officer. The increase in operations on the Wing is focusing on achieving and sustaining aircraft serviceability, support functions, and integrated planning and execution processes to sustain 4 Wing’s capacity to force generate and maintain proficiency.
Photo: Submitted

4 Wing Units working together

October 20, 2020 at 1:37 pm
Community Recreation ends CAF Sports Week  with some virtual fun

Community Recreation ends CAF Sports Week with some virtual fun

October 20, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Jennifer Bain, Community Recreation Supervisor In support of 4 Wing’s CAF Sports Week, our recreation team has put together an amazing day filled with fun virtual events to get the whole family moving. This event takes place at the end of Sports Week, Saturday 24 October, 2020. Defence team members can enjoy the full day of activities, or choose to participate in ones that suit their interest. Activities include; yoga and Zumba for adults, aRead More