Post Tagged with: "4 CES"

Private Evan Beam, pulls out electrical cable in preparation to provide power to the electrical units at base camp during Exercise Northern Flag at 4 CES compound on September 26.
Photo: Avr Kastleen Strome, 4 Wing Imaging

Engineers train at 4 Wing

October 8, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Cliff Kenyon It’s said that if you build it, they will come. In the case of Construction Engineers at 4 Wing Cold Lake and other Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) bases, chances are they may have built it or put it right and that’s why you can be there. That’s what the job entails. Building it or fixing it. Add to that, you may need to do it in the Arctic or in a desert. ConstructionRead More

Lieutenant-Colonel (retd) Carrie Fortier.

CES Honorary Colonel Visit

December 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

SUBMITTED Earlier this month, the 4 Construction Engineering Squadron (4 CES) Honorary Colonel (HCol) visited the unit for the first time since the HCol Change of Appointment this past summer. Lieutenant-Colonel (retd) Carrie Fortier travelled from Ottawa for a two day visit with the Squadron’s (Sqn) members who participated in the unit’s Christmas party. HCol Fortier was a Construction Engineering (CE) Officer prior to her retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The first dayRead More

Capt. Daniel Cruz, Construction Engineering Officer, recently graduated from the Airfield Surface Assessment and Reconnaissance course at 4 CES at CFB Cold Lake on Oct. 4, 2018.
Photo by Christopher King

Operation capable – ASAR ensures RCAF can deploy when called to service

October 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

CHRISTOPHER KING When major disaster strikes in Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) responds. Most recently, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) deployed in support of the wildfires in British Columbia. But before an aircraft can touch down and render aid, a special team of four determine which runways and airfields can support which aircraft. Here at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, 4 Construction Engineering Squadron (4 CES) trains members of the RCAF in thisRead More

4 CES welcomes new Honorary Colonel

4 CES welcomes new Honorary Colonel

July 24, 2018 at 10:00 am

Jeff Gaye After three years as Honorary Colonel of 4 Construction Engineering Squadron (4CES), Ajaz Quraishi relinquished that position to LCol (retired) Carrie Fortier last week. HCol Quraishi recently moved to Montreal after 50 years as a pillar of the community in Cold Lake. He said in recent years he has gone through some personal challenges, including the loss of his wife, and has moved to be closer to his daughter. “My military family hasRead More

Water, Fuel and Environment Technicians operate a reverse osmosis water purification unit at the beginning of Exercise Northern Flag. 
Photo: Jeff Gaye

4 CES trains engineers on Exercise Northern Flag

September 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

Jeff Gaye 4 Construction Engineering Squadron (4 CES) has just wrapped up Exercise Northern Flag, a two week long pre-deployment exercise for Construction Engineering officers and technicians. According to 4 CES Commanding Officer Maj Jason Hartwig, Ex Northern Flag is “tailored for engineers who are targeted for high readiness to deploy.” Trades included on the exercise are water, fuel and environment technicians, refrigeration and mechanical technicians, electrical distribution and electrical generating system technicians, carpenters, plumbers,Read More