Maj Pilon, left, passes the ceremonial sword to Col Doyle for transfer to Maj Matte.
Photo: Cpl St-Cyr, 10 FTTS Imaging

10 FTTS welcomes its new command team

July 25, 2017 at 11:11 am

Jeff Gaye 10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS) changed its command team at a parade last Thursday. Maj Eric Matte assumed command of the squadron from Maj Jonathan Pilon, and Squadron Warrant Officer CWO Frank Dwyer passed his appointment to MWO Mark Finucan. In his speech Maj Pilon recounted 10 FTTS’s accomplishments as a unit. These include many professional achievements and also reflect the unit’s morale – “winning Sports Day in Canada, the OfficeRead More

Golf club celebrates 60 years with special tournament

July 25, 2017 at 11:07 am

Jeff Gaye The Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club is holding a special scramble-format tournament August 12 to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Planning for the course began in 1957. It opened with just three holes, and sand greens. Three years later it expanded to nine holes with grass greens. “Hundreds of volunteers were involved in building it,” said Keith Rieder, a long-time member who has researched the club’s history. “Ninety-five per cent of the golfRead More

Medley CFB Society seeks four new committee members

July 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

WO Patricia Schwindt The Medley CFB Society Committee is looking for volunteers. The Medley CFB Society supports recreation and community services that benefit the military community in the Cold Lake area. If you are interested in strengthening the 4 Wing community, the Society might be what you are looking for. In 1979, the Alberta government provided funds to every community in the province for local improvements. The Medley CFB Society was created to disburse theRead More

This Week’s Movies

This Week’s Movies

July 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

Jeff Gaye Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 pm: Die Hard (1988) – This is the classic Bruce Willis adventure film. Willis plays New York cop John McClane, who must save his wife and several others taken hostage in a Los Angeles high-rise. The villain of the piece, a German terrorist named Hans Gruber, is played by the late Alan Rickman. Rated 14A. Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm: Click (2006) – What if you had a remoteRead More

This CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon are part of the Air Task Force assisting with the wildfires in BC.
Photo: CF Combat Camera

417 Squadron helps BC respond to wildfires

July 25, 2017 at 10:58 am

Jeff Gaye Two CH-146 Griffon helicopters and 10 personnel from 417 Combat Support Squadron are in BC to help with the wildfires burning in the province’s interior. At the request of the Province of British Columbia, the Canadian Armed Forces has sent air assets to conduct a variety of tasks, including helping to evacuate people and flying first responders and equipment where they are needed. The squadron’s deployed personnel include a four-person Search and RescueRead More

419 Squadron, which had previously been a unit of 15 Wing and a lodger unit at CFB Cold Lake, was transferred to 4 Wing authority on Friday. Earlier, 431 Squadron, based in Moose Jaw, was transferred from 4 Wing authority to 15 Wing.
Pictured above, 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle receives the 419 Squadron Colours from BGen Sean Boyle.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

419 Squadron comes home to 4 Wing

July 25, 2017 at 10:55 am