Post Tagged with: "417 Combat Support Squadron"

417 Combat Support (CS) Squadron Commanding Officer, Major Alexia Hannam promotes Corporal Mallissa Pomerleau to her current rank, with Master Warrant Officer Derek Stratton at Hangar 6, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, on August 16.
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, 4 Wing Imaging

417 (CS) Squadron promotion

September 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm
A CH-147 Chinook helicopter recovered a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (CLAWR), on 15 January 2019.
Master Corporal Amy Martin, IC Air Events, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, 4 Wing Cold Lake

Mighty Chinook recovers Little Brother

January 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

4 WING PAO A CH-147 Chinook helicopter from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (based in Petawawa) recovered a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (CLAWR), on 15 January 2019. The overall effort was supported by many key players, such as; 1 Wing Headquarters’ 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (based in Edmonton), 4 Wing Cold Lake integral units: 4 Operational Support Squadron, 417 Combat Support Squadron, 4 Wing Recovery and Salvage and a lodgerRead More

Sgt Tania Richer of 417 Combat Support Squadron was commissioned and promoted to Lieutenant on the same day that her daughter Lily-Anne was sworn into the military as an Officer Cadet by LCol Eric Grandmont, CO of AETE. 
From left: MWO Bernard Vidito, Sgt Patrick Richer, OCdt Lily-Anne Richer, Lt Tania Richer, Maj Alexia Hannam.
Photo: Cpl MacLean, Wing Imaging

Richer family celebrates CFR, new enrolment

June 19, 2018 at 3:24 pm
A mountaintop makes for a level landing site.
Photo: OS Justin Spinello, Wing Imaging

417 Squadron gains valuable mountain flying experience

March 27, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Jeff Gaye 417 Combat Support Squadron (CSS) spent two weeks training out of Penticton’s airport earlier this month. “It was essentially two weeks of dedicated mountain flying training because the area of operations that we’re responsible for goes into the Rocky Mountains,” said 417 Squadron’s Commanding Officer Maj Alexia Shore. “We have to keep currency in that, unlike other CSS units who don’t operate in the mountainous areas. Every six months we have to flyRead More

Maj Alexia Shore, left, is the new CO of 417 Squadron after signing the Change of Command documents with Col Paul Doyle and outgoing CO LCol Brad Steels.
Photo: MCpl Brent Kenny, MARPAC Imaging Services

Wildfires provide dramatic setting for 417 Squadron Change of Command

August 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

Jeff Gaye Last week’s Change of Command parade for 417 Combat Support Squadron was supposed to take place at 6 Hangar, 4 Wing Cold Lake. But with the squadron deployed to help British Columbia deal with its devastating wildfire season, those plans had to change. The parade was held on the tarmac of Kamloops Airport. Maj Alexia Shore assumed command from LCol Brad Steels, who has been Commanding Officer since July 11, 2014. The ReviewingRead 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