Post Tagged with: "CAF"

Volunteers get ‘er done

April 7, 2020 at 2:12 pm

Cliff Kenyon A local group led by retired Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members have been busy delivering meals to those in Cold Lake needing help. “We are giving back to the community to those who don’t have the resources,” said organizer Tammy Mears, a retired CAF supply technician. “We have a good team of administrators for the group. Due to our military background we have a get ‘er done attitude.” The group, with a FacebookRead More

The Canadian CISM women’s basketball team poses for a photo.
Photo: RCAF

Working hard part of the fun of sports

March 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

Capt Lisa Evong We have all heard that a healthy body aids in a healthy mind, but how do sports and fitness fit into the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) framework? Why are sports so important? Just over a century ago, American philosopher William James called for the creation of a “moral equivalent of war”: the search for something – other than war – that would enhance a person’s self-discipline, hardiness and self-sacrifice. Today, we callRead More

(Left to Right) Cassandra Clouter, Avr. Taylor Thomas, 2Lt Duncan Campbell, MCpl Jillian Kielo, Cpl Karl Vitovec (Absent). The 4 Wing team pose behind their winning submission for the RCLS Birthday Cake Competition. 
Photo: MCpl Maria David

RCLS wins cake competition

March 3, 2020 at 4:23 pm

2Lt Duncan Campbell In celebration of the Royal Canadian Logistic Service’s (RCLS) 52nd birthday, logisticians across the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) were given the challenge to construct a commemorative cake of their own design. The theme chosen for the challenge was Op Faust and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Holland. 4 Wing Cold Lake and its team successfully built their submission and won the competition with an impressive 97/100 points scored. In theRead More

Beating Arctic chill a priority for Canada, U.S. team

February 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm

1 Canadian Air Division Public Affairs Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the United States Department of Defense and other partners met at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Labrador, from January 20 to 22, 2020, to discuss the challenges of operating in extreme cold weather conditions. The meeting, known as the Arctic Air Power Seminar, was the third in a series, and focused on runways and on landing strips maintained for aircraft on skis, asRead More

Cold Lake Fading Fighters play the Wainwright Old Timer’s (OT) Hockey team at the Canada West Regional OT Hockey championship in Wainwright earlier this month.
Photo:  Private Jordyn Howse, Garrison Wainwright Imaging

Competition heating up for 4 Wing athletes

February 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm

Cliff Kenyon It’s a busy winter for 4 Wing athletes preparing to head off to a variety of competitions. Badminton and squash players will be at regional matches at 19 Wing Comox from February 24 to 28. There are six squash players and seven badminton players competing. Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) volleyball regional competition is March 8 to 13 in Edmonton. “It’s an important regional competition,” said Jerry Ingham, Personnel Support Program Military Sports Coordinator.Read More

Changes to service medals announced

Changes to service medals announced

January 14, 2020 at 9:38 am

Maple Leaf As part of Strong, Secure, Engaged, (SSE 7), the Government of Canada is modernizing the Canadian Armed Forces Honours and Awards system to ensure military members’ service to Canada is recognized in a more timely and appropriate manner. This initiative encompasses the modernization of the overseas service recognition framework. The objective is to make service medals more accessible and flexible to make sure that Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members receive appropriate recognition forRead More