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Capt. Brian Kilroy (below photo) of 4 Wing Cold Lake 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron flies over the base in preparing for demonstration shows to be held across Canada.
Photo: LS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

CF-18 demo team ready to roar

June 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Cliff Kenyon Capt. Brian Kilroy speaks softly, firmly and is focused. You’d think perhaps he’s a surgeon detailing the steps to perform a lifesaving operation. Or perhaps he’s a forensic accountant savoring the pleasure of finding a few missing cents in a balance sheet. Calm, detailed and precise are his style at this moment, but he’s not a surgeon or an accountant. Kilroy is a fighter pilot. He’s giving a pre-flight briefing at Hangar 2.Read More

A Wellington bomber from Coastal Command supports D Day invasion.
Photo: DND Archives

Canadian wings helps win air superiority

June 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Major (retired) William March The Royal Air Force’s 2nd Tactical Air Force (2TAF) was created to provide direct air support to the invasion forces. Originally formed on June 1, 1943, it was modelled after the Desert Air Force and the Anglo-American North African Tactical Air Force. Primarily envisaged as a fighter and fighter-bomber organization, hard lessons-learned during the African campaigns resulted in 2TAF’s having a light and medium bomber component as well. On D-Day, 2TAFRead More

Changes to the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre Rules and Regulations

June 4, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Personnel Support Programs 4 Wing PSP would like you to know that we have updated the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre Rules and Regulations to align better with National Policy as well as standard industry recommendations. These changes took effect 1 June 2019. The major changes to the policies include: – Minimum age restrictions for unaccompanied access of the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre; – Minimum child to supervisor ratios for the Aquatic Centre; andRead More

Moving towards BALANCE summer challenge!

June 4, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist It’s that time of year again! After the completion of the Wellness Walk on May 31, the Wing Commander’s Summer Wellness Challenge was announced and officially began. With the recent announcement of the BALANCE Strategy, which is aimed at increasing physical performance to ensure operational readiness, it only seemed fitting to promote the Strategy through this year’s challenge. The goal of the 2019 challenge is to increase physical performance throughRead More

Members of 4 Wing Band presented their fifth annual spring concert June 1 at Cold Lake High School. It was the Off-Off-Off Broadway Review. 
Photo: Corporal Justin Roy

4 Wing Band’s 5th Annual Spring Concert

June 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm
4 MSS troops proudly wearing their new Squadron crest. (From left to right) MCpl Van Marrum, MCpl Rooney, Pte Parent-Martin, MCpl Byrne, MCpl Menard.
Photo: Submitted

MSS shows off new badge, motto

June 4, 2019 at 2:58 pm

The Courier Members of 4 Mission Support Squadron (MSS) are sporting a new badge and they’re proud of it. “Everyone was invited to take part in the design,” said Chief Warrant Officer Leslie Biron. “We’re all pretty excited about it.” The squadron’s birth is a result of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) restructuring. “We have a new identity. We are the Titans,” said Biron Members of the squadron had the opportunity to vote on the mottoRead More