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409 Sqn CO LCol Colin Marks and SCWO Terry George demonstrating social distancing while promoting ACS Technician Avr Peter Loewen to Cpl. This occurred on 1 May 2020. He was one of 7 promotions that day.
Photo: Cpl Krystal Wilson

409 Squadron promotion

May 26, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Seeking connection? You get what you give

Seeking connection? You get what you give

May 26, 2020 at 2:41 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards A good friend of mine reached out to me, who I haven’t heard from in a few years. She, like many of us, has been struggling with social distance. In her case though the problem dates back a bit longer than our present pandemic reality. A lot of us want to build relationships with people. We know inside ourselves that we need people in our lives – friends, supporters, encouragers,Read More

Team Captain, Sgt G. Lee goes for a spike supported by his teammates against CFB Shilo.
Photo: Avr Clement

CAF Western Region Regional Volleyball Championships

May 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm

Maj Kris Hjalmarson Editor’s Note: Even though this happened in early March, we wanted to include this submission for your awareness to recognize the Regional Volleyball teams From 8-13 March both the 4 Wing Men’s and Women’s volleyball teams competed at CFB Edmonton at the Western Region Regional Volleyball Championships. The Men’s team put in a valiant effort, taking every game to the full amount of sets, eventually falling to 19 Wing Comox in fiveRead More

Family Support Initiatives

May 26, 2020 at 2:35 pm

Submitted Here is a summary of a few key current and near-term initiatives from CFMWS and the FST available to support CAF families during this time. Telemedicine During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services are working with our partners at Maple to ensure families of Canadian Armed Forces members can connect with Canadian doctors for medical care using their phone, tablet or computer – any time, 24/7. Maple doctors can treat manyRead More

The outdoor fitness park is just one of the outdoor facilities opening at 4 Wing Cold Lake after being closed due to the pandemic.
Photo: Submitted

Playgrounds opening as virus fears ease

May 26, 2020 at 2:31 pm

Cliff Kenyon Facilities at 4 Wing Cold Lake are beginning to be open to the public after the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 4 Wing playgrounds, fitness structures, the Mackenzie Dog Park, as well as the outdoor fitness park and skateboard park at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre are opening. Other 4 Wing outdoor facilities are not opening at this time. Appropriate signage will be in place at all open facilities to reflectRead More

Why poor sleep can be a nightmare

May 26, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Most adults require 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Sleep has been established as a fundamental human need which is integral to our health. Despite this, over 1/3 of Canadians have been found to sleep less hours per night than recommended. When it comes to military personnel, an objective analysis found that men, in particular, do not achieve minimal sleep recommendations. This could be a result of aRead More