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CAF shines with Space Specialty Skills Badge

CAF shines with Space Specialty Skills Badge

May 19, 2020 at 11:06 am

Lieutenant Nora Amrane Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel who have achieved a combination of formal space qualifications and experience are now eligible to proudly wear the Space Specialist Skill Badge (Space SSB). “It’s my pleasure to introduce the new Space Specialist Skill Badge to recognize members who have been trained and directly employed in diverse and rapidly evolving CAF Joint Space force development, force generation and force employment roles,” said Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander ofRead More

4 Wing CWO Remi Nault and Wing Commander Col Dave Moar answer questions in emails during virtual Town Hall meeting.
Photo: Facebook Screenshot

“Remain home, remain ready,” says Col Dave Moar

May 19, 2020 at 11:03 am

Cliff Kenyon Be smart and be safe as pandemic restrictions are slowly lifted, 4 Wing Commanding Officer Col. Dave Moar said in a May 3 Town Hall meeting broadcast on Facebook. “Remain home, remain ready,” he said. Moar, with CWO Remi Nault, held their third virtual Town Hall meeting from Military Family Resource Centre Society since the pandemic arrived in Alberta in March. The Town Hall followed quarterly Awards ceremony which was prerecorded and alsoRead More

4 Wing Commanding Officer Col Dave Moar and CWO Remi Nault announce quarterly awards in Virtual presentation ceremony.
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Quarterly Honours & Awards

May 19, 2020 at 11:00 am

Cliff Kenyon It was an awards ceremony like never before. It was a thank you for outstanding achievement by 4 Wing Canadian Armed Forces members who had reached beyond the expected in unusual circumstances – the arrival of a pandemic. The quarterly awards are usually a formal affair with smiles and congratulations for those called up for recognition. But none of that was possible. Instead, these were the Virtual awards, prerecorded for all to seeRead More

Pilots of 431 Air Demonstration Squadron pose for a group photo in front of the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds after flying over the city of Cold Lake as a thank you to all the front-line workers and citizens staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, on May 14, 2020.
Back row, left to right: Captain (Capt) Steven Sparks, Major Jean-François Dupont, Capt Steve McKeen.
Front row, left to right: Capt Ari Mahajan, Major Marc-Andre Lefebvre.
Further flights in Operation Inspiration have been suspended following a crash Sunday in Kamloops, B.C. The purpose of the flights across Canada was to provide inspiration due to the pandemic. Snowbirds Commanding Officer LCol Mike French called the crash just after takeoff as the “absolute worst nightmare.” Killed in the crash was Snowbirds Public Affairs Officer Capt Jenn Casey. In hospital recovering from injuries is pilot Capt Richard McDougall.
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, 4 Wing Imaging

Canadian Forces Snowbirds in Cold Lake

May 19, 2020 at 10:55 am
CWO Darlene Donovan retired from the Reg Force and joined the Res Force as Capt Donovan. She was the D/W Comd’s Chief Warrant Officer.
From left to right – MWO Katy Obled – Acting D/W Comd CWO, Faith Donovan, Capt Darlene Donovan, Capt Brian Donovan, LCol Alain Gagnon - DWComd.
The rope was to hold the frame up, while maintaining social distancing.
Photo: MCpl J.W.S. Houck

CWO Donovan transitions to Reserve Force

May 12, 2020 at 11:00 am
Together we can make a difference

Together we can make a difference

May 12, 2020 at 10:58 am

Dear Defence Team members: I am privileged to be the Champion for the 2020 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC), as well as the National Defence COVID-19 Emergency Charity Campaign. As you know, Canada and the rest of the world are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. In response the Government of Canada has launched an emergency campaign to give public servants a way to help those in their communities impacted by COVID-19. Millions of CanadiansRead More