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It’s time for #FeatureFriday! Health Promotion’s featured member: MCpl Northcott is an Avionics Systems Technician who has been posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake since May 2008. To maintain good health, MCpl Northcott is physically active through physical activities such as ice hockey, ball hockey and running. His healthy hobbies include skating, fishing, playing basketball and running. “Good health is important to me because it keeps me happy. I find physical activities, especially sports, keep my physical fitness at a high level and I find it very beneficial for my mental health.” Would you like to be featured in the series? Contact 4WGHealthPromotion@forces.gc.ca!

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Health Promotion’s Feature Friday initiative

April 6, 2021 at 5:44 pm

You need to nourish to flourish

April 6, 2021 at 5:39 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist What do you think of when you hear the term “self-care”? Do bubble baths and face masks come to mind? If so, you’re not necessarily wrong, you’re just missing the big picture! The image of self-care that is perpetuated in the media generally focuses solely on pampering yourself, and neglects to discuss the other components of self-care that are incredibly important. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines self-care as “theRead More

4 Wing Cold Lake conducted a large formation flypast over the city of Cold Lake with six Royal Canadian Air Force CT-155 Hawks and 15 Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornets to celebrate the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 97th Birthday on April 1. 2021.

Photo: Aviator Avery Philpott

RCAF celebrates 97 years of service

April 6, 2021 at 5:33 pm

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, the Royal Canadian Air Force celebrated its 97th birthday Joanna Calder When the First World War broke out, Canadians were eager take to the skies, flying the newest technological development in warfare – the airplane. But those who wanted to join Great Britain’s Royal Flying Corps (RFC) generally transferred from the Army after serving in the trenches of Europe or obtained a basic flying certificate from a private company inRead More

Honorary Colonel Mike Bullis (right), and his wife Diane Bulis (left) pose for a photo in front of a Royal Canadian Air Force CT155 Hawk, at Hangar 10, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, on March 19, 2021.

Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, 4 Wing Imaging

What’s new at 419 Tac (F) T Squadron

March 30, 2021 at 12:07 pm

Capt Yanga Zhu Michael (Mike) L. Bullis was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron in Cold Lake, Alberta, on 16 September 2020. HCol Bullis has the distinction of being the first 419 “Moose” Squadron Honorary Colonel with direct historical family ties to the squadron’s WWII origins. His father, retired Flying Officer Hubert (Hank) Bullis (24 August 1918 – 25 April 2016) was, at his passing, the oldest surviving WWII Mooseman. HColRead More

Lessons learned from a lifetime of video games

Lessons learned from a lifetime of video games

March 30, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman Video Games are a lot of fun. I have been playing them since my parents splurged and bought my brother and I an Atari 2600 way back in the day – a single button on a joystick were all the controls we had but it was a blast and led to an Apple IIe, then an IBM clone DOS machine with a monochrome monitor and 640k of RAM and aRead More

Flight Safety Investigation Report for Kamloops Snowbirds accident

March 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm

March 29, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Directorate of Flight Safety, as the Airworthiness Investigative Authority for the Canadian Armed Forces, has concluded its investigation into an accident involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on May 17, 2020 in the vicinity of Kamloops, British Columbia that claimed the life of Captain Jenn Casey and injured Captain Richard MacDougall. The complete findingsRead More