Members of Exercise Puma Strike visit The National WWII Museum in New Orleans

December 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Sgt Ray Cowell “No other war in history has so definitely lined up the forces of arbitrary oppression and dictatorship against those of human rights and individual liberty.” -General Dwight D. Eisenhower, letter to his son John Cold and brooding from the outside, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans depicts what soldiers must have felt while in the amphibious landing craft approaching the beaches in Normandy. Yet inside the monstrous museum, there is beautyRead More

LCol Hickey
Photo: Sgt Daren Kraus

Romanian Air Force honours ATF members

December 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Brigadier-General Viorel Pana, Acting Chief of the Romanian Air Force Staff, presented members of Air Task Force Romania currently deployed on Operation Reassurance in support of NATO enhanced air policing, with the Romanian Air Force Emblem of Honour. The presentations were made at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Constanta, Romania, on December 14.

An AFFV like this one is on its way to Cold Lake.
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4 Wing Fire Department to receive new equipment

December 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

DND/The Courier Nine Canadian Armed Forces bases, including CFB Cold Lake, will receive new fire trucks in the coming months. Known as the Aerial Fire Fighting Vehicle (AFFV), the new trucks provide fire fighting capabilities, rescue, and casualty evacuation to a height of 35 metres. The vehicles were procured to fight fires on modern infrastructure including fires in ammunition and fuel containment areas. They also have a casualty recovery platform, something previous vehicles didn’t have.Read More

Members of 4 Wing were among those on parade.
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Air Task Force – Romania marches in Romanian National Day parade

December 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Capt Mathew Strong, Air Task Force – Romania Public Affairs Members of the Operation Reassurance Air Task Force in Romania (ATF-Romania) participated in a parade commemorating the Romanian National Day in Bucharest on December 1. “Since the start of our mission, when we first arrived here in Romania, we pledged to interact with and support our Romanian hosts as much as possible,” said LCol Mark Hickey, Commander of ATF – Romania. “When the opportunity toRead More

Government launches competitive process to replace CF-18 fighters

December 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Public Services and Procurement Canada/The Courier The Government of Canada has announced a competition to permanently replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-188 Hornet fighter fleet. As outlined in the Strong, Secure, Engaged defence policy, Canada will purchase 88 advanced fighter aircraft, the most significant investment in the Royal Canadian Air Force in more than 30 years. Proposals will be assessed on cost, technical requirements and industrial, technological and economic benefits. The evaluation of bidsRead More

Holiday movie schedule

Holiday movie schedule

December 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, December 20, 7:00 pm: The Night Before (2015) – Three buddies have celebrated Christmas Eve together for ten years, but one of them is about to become a dad. They decide to make their last Christmas Eve bro-bash the most epic ever. Rated 14A. Friday, December 22, 7:00 pm: A Christmas Carol (2009) – Jim Carrey plays Scrooge in this retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. Rated PG. Sunday, December 24: NoRead More