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Short term pain will mean long term gain for 4 Wing’s administrators

November 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Jeff Gaye Chronic staff shortages and a confluence of other events are creating unsustainable pressures on 4 Wing’s Financial Service Administrators (FSAs) and Human Resources Administrators (HRAs), according to Wing Administration Officer LCol Brian Zimmerman. The upcoming restructuring of the Wing will create an opportunity to alleviate the situation, LCol Zimmerman said, but he warns there will be bumps along the road. Wing restructuring follows a directive from LGen Michael Hood, commander of the RCAF,Read More

Diana Abel, National Silver Cross Mother for 2017.
Photo: Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion names National Silver Cross Mother 2017

November 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm

The Royal Canadian Legion The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President David Flannigan has introduced Mrs. Diana Abel as the National Silver Cross Mother for 2017. Mrs. Abel’s only son, Cpl Michael David Abel, died on May 3, 1993 while serving in Belet Huen, Somalia as part of Operation Deliverance. This operation was part of a United Nations peacekeeping effort during the early part of the Somali Civil War. Born in Ottawa, Mrs. Abel and herRead More

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Shona L. Lawson, M.Sc., RPBio., P.Biol. Wing Environment Officer November 6 is the United Nations International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. Come learn about 4 Wing’s Environmental and Hazmat Programs at an open house November 8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the All Ranks Kitchen Armed conflict and war result in many casualties. These include killed and wounded soldiers and civilians, and destroyed cities andRead More