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Take your dog for a walk to join 60-minute challenge

Take your dog for a walk to join 60-minute challenge

May 14, 2019 at 10:03 am

The Courier Everyone loves a challenge and this one involves the entire family and is meant to be fun. It’s called WOOF! 60 minute Challenge, organized by National Recreations of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). And it’s all pretty simple. First, you register your participation at Then you take your beloved dog for a walk on May 25 and have a chance to win a fun pet kit worth $300. You can walk inRead More

Sentinel program can steer you in the right direction when you need a little help from your friends

May 7, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Cliff Kenyon The idea behind the Sentinel (Sentinelle) program is really quite simple – it’s all about people helping people. If you are needing a hand or offering help the program can be lifesaving or life changing. Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) padres can’t do it all, especially when troops are deployed. Instead, this peer support program has trained individuals to take on the undertaking of strengthening unit cohesion by getting involved in the Sentinel (Sentinelle)Read More

Captain Derek Walter, 1 Air Maintenance Squadron Logistics Officer calls for the Honor Guard to “Present Arms” to the Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance after arriving at 4 Wing Cold Lake on April 16.
Photo: AB Justin Spinello

General Vance salutes troops

April 23, 2019 at 10:20 am

Cliff Kenyon Family may be the most powerful weapon in the arsenal of the Canadian Armed Forces, Chief of Defence Staff General (Gen.) Johnathan Vance said Tuesday during a visit to 4 Wing Cold Lake. “We can’t have a military that is capable without factoring in the need for families to be solid,” Vance told The Courier in an interview. “Strong families are an integral part of military capability.” He said family members buy intoRead More

We would like to congratulate Maj Gail Sullivan for her retirement after 39+ years of service. 
She joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in March 1980 from Newfoundland as an army financial clerk. During her career, she has been posted to Cold Lake, AB, Petawawa, ON, Edmonton, AB, Kingston, ON, and St. John’s, NL. She deployed to Bosnia and Afghanistan. In 2010, she was commissioned after completing her degree. She was posted again to Cold Lake, but this time as a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Logistic Officer. After years of hard work and dedicated service, for her last position in the CAF, she was the Wing Comptroller. 
Her service and dedication were celebrated at her Depart with Dignity and retirement function on 1 March 2019. After retirement, Gail will join the 4 Wing Personnel Support Program (PSP) staff and continue to support 4 Wing and its members in a new capacity. She will stay in Cold Lake with her husband John and want to spend more time with their grandchildren. 
Congratulations on your retirement and good luck in the new chapter of your life. 
Photo: Submitted

Departure with dignity

March 12, 2019 at 10:01 am
On June 20, 1989, Captain Jane Foster (left) and Captain Deanna “Dee” Brasseur stand atop a CF-188 Hornet fighter jet. According to the original caption of this photo, they were at that time the only two women in the world flying fighter jets in operational squadrons. In 1979, Captain Brasseur, Captain Leah Mosher and Captain Nora Bottomley had become the first women in the Canadian Armed Forces to earn their pilots’ wings after the occupation opened to women. 
Photo: CKC89-3773, DND Archives

Celebrating women in aviation

March 5, 2019 at 9:11 am

James Carruthers In 1974, six years before the job of Canadian Armed Forces pilot was opened to women, Major Wendy Clay got her wings. Major Clay, who would go on to earn the rank of major-general, was a doctor in Canada’s military. She undertook the pilot training to have a better understanding of the medical needs of pilots and other aircrew. She held the title as Canada’s only qualified female military aviator until 1979, whenRead More

From left to right: Warrant Officer André Marchand, Platoon Warrant Officer, Transition Centre Cold Lake; Katherine Spencer Ross, Veterans Affairs Liaison Director; Sergeant Gord Lee, Platoon Sergeant Transition Centre Cold Lake; Chief Warrant Officer Rémy Lapointe, Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group Chief Warrant Officer; Steven Harris, Director General Communication Veterans Affairs; Brigadier-General Mark Misener, Commander Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group; Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Pilon, Acting Wing Commander, 4 Wing Cold Lake; Capt Lisa Sterby, Platoon Commander Transition Centre Cold Lake; Aviator Jamal Desmond, Driver Transition Centre Cold Lake; Chief Petty Officer Brian MacPhee, Regional Sergeant-Major, Canadian Armed Forces Transition Unit to Alberta Northern Region and Major Scott Dawson, Regional Commanding Officer, Canadian Armed Forces Transition Unit to Alberta Northern Region.
Photo: Joy Smith

New Transition Services now available

February 26, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Joy Smith You have had a long successful career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). You and your family have had several postings and lots of adventures. Now it’s time to think about retiring from the military or perhaps you are being medically released? How do you get started planning your future? Will you be able to find another job or will your pension be enough to live on? Are your current skills translatable toRead More