Col Paul Doyle, left, was the Presiding Officer as LCol Mark Hickey passed the Wing Operations Officer appointment to LCol Joshua Kutryk. 
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, Wing Imaging

LCol Hickey thanks family, staff and personnel at W Ops ceremony

July 18, 2017 at 11:15 am

Jeff Gaye LCol Mark Hickey passed the Wing Operations Officer (W Ops O) appointment to LCol Joshua Kutryk on June 27. At the ceremony, LCol Hickey said the success of Wing Operations under his command has been “due to others.” He thanked his family, 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle, Commanding Officers and Branch Heads of 4 Wing units, Wing Operations CWO Debbie Martens, and his administrative assistant Francoise Mielken for their support. He alsoRead More

Outgoing 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (409 Sqn) Commanding Officer (CO), Colonel William Radiff (left), 4 Wing Commander, Colonel Paul Doyle (centre) and Incoming 409 Sqn CO, Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Hickey sign the Change of Command Certificates during the Change of Command Parade held on the Flight line outside 3 Hangar on June 29, 2017 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta.

Photo:  Cpl Manuela Berger, 4 Wing Imaging

Col William Radiff transfers command of 409 Squadron to LCol Mark Hickey

July 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

Jeff Gaye “How do you say goodbye when you don’t want to leave?” Col William Radiff said at the 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron Change of Command parade. In spite of a promotion and a new appointment as Wing Commander of 3 Wing Bagotville, Col Radiff confessed to strongly mixed emotions as he turned over command of the squadron to LCol Mark Hickey last month. Col Radiff credited the squadron’s “fantastic” maintenance program and the excellenceRead More

Members of the 4 Wing Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group presented a Multiculturalism Day event on June 28. Speakers shared stories of their cultural roots in Ukraine, the Philippines, Venezuela and Sri Lanka. 
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, Wing Imaging

DVMAG leads celebration for Multicultural Day

July 18, 2017 at 11:05 am
Photo by Corporal Andre Maillet, 4 Wing Imaging

Summer is a time to say thanks, farewell and welcome – and to recharge

July 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

Col Paul Doyle First and foremost, congratulations to you all! From my perspective, and from the perspective of the higher chain of command, the 4 Wing Defence Team and family did a fantastic job executing yet another Exercise MAPLE FLAG. What an incredible opportunity it was to see the entire Wing in action. The initial feedback we have received from participants and observers thus far has been tremendous, owing to the professionalism and integrity ofRead More

LCol Joshua Kutryk, left, and Jennifer Sidey are Canada’s newest astronauts.
Photo: Canadian Space Agency

RCAF career is the way to the stars for LCol Joshua Kutryk

July 18, 2017 at 10:57 am

Jeff Gaye LCol Joshua Kutryk, one of Canada’s two newest astronauts, says the culture of Canada’s fighter community contributed to his selection. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the selection of LCol Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)’s astronaut program on Canada Day. LCol Kutryk had just been appointed 4 Wing Operations Officer a few days before the announcement. Prior to that, he had been Officer Commanding 410 Squadron’s Fighter Operational TestRead More