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Smile cookies raise cash for MFRCS

September 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Cliff Kenyon Smile…be happy…and it only costs you a loonie. It’s the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign, a national event which includes the three Tim Hortons restaurants in Cold Lake. All proceeds from the sale of the Smile Cookies from Sept. 16 to 22 goes to the Military Family Resource Centre Society (MFRCS) at 4 Wing. Why are they smiles? The chocolate chunk cookies are decorated with icing eyes and, of course, a smile.Read More

In July during the annual Arctic Buoy drop mission, Cpl Joe Gervais and Master Cpl Marc Lapensee push a large buoy carrying a GPS and enough batteries to last five years from the back of their CC-130 Hercules aircraft to the Arctic icepack below. They are from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, based at 8 Wing Trenton, Ont.
Photo: Ignatius Rigor

RCAF drops meteorological buoys in Arctic

September 10, 2019 at 3:42 pm

RCAF The second week of July, 2019, was an exciting one for some members of 413 Search and Rescue Squadron as they left 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and headed north for the Arctic Buoy drop. This was the first time 14 Wing had been tasked with this annual mission. The crew flew to Resolute Bay, Nunavut, which served as their home base for the two days it took to successfully drop the buoys. ResoluteRead More

Members of Operation Presence-Mali conducted their eleventh aeromedical evacuation mission, treating two civilian contractors involved in an IED attack before transferring the casualties to a MINUSMA Role 2 hospital in Gao, near Camp Castor on August 16, 2019. 
Photo: Corporal Richard Lessard

Peacekeeping mission in Mali concludes

September 10, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Department of National Defence/ Canadian Armed Forces After more than a year of operations in Mali, the Air Task Force (ATF) deployed in Gao completed its mission on August 31, 2019. An important aspect of Canada’s multi-faceted support included providing critical aeromedical evacuation, logistic and transport capabilities as part of Operation Presence-Mali. In July 2018, an ATF composed of 250 personnel and eight Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook and CH-146 Griffon helicopters deployed toRead More