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Help us shape the future of Defence!

June 12, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Statement Innovation in the workplace is not just about introducing new ways of doing business. It is about developing a culture that encourages and welcomes new ideas, methods, or technologies to help us to build the defence team of the future, and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. With this in mind, we are happy to introduce the first-ever Defence Team Innovation Challenge! This is your chance to demonstrate creativity, resourcefulness, and ingenuity, toRead More

Improved mental health support services for military families

June 5, 2018 at 2:35 pm

National Defence Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, announced on Monday that improved access to mental health services for military families is now in place, as part of the new defence policy’s recommendation. A dedicated social worker, posted in Europe, is now available to help ease some of the challenges for military families overseas who may beRead More

Capt Sarah Oakley, 4 Wing Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group co-chair, speaks to members of 4 Wing at the IDERD event last week.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

CAF is making progress against racial discrimination

March 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Jeff Gaye It’s not time to brag of a mission accomplished – not by a long shot – but participants at 4 Wing’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) event agreed that DND and the Canadian Armed Forces are on the right track to overcoming racial discrimination. LCol Justin Armstrong, Defence Visible Minorities Advisory Group (DVMAG) champion, said “We’ve made a lot of good progress. As a defence team community we wantRead More

Elizabeth Van Allen, ADM(IE). 
Photo: Cpl Mélani Girard

Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) visits Cold Lake

November 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Maj Lydia Evequoz, OC RP Ops Cold Lake Mrs. Elizabeth Van Allen, the newly appointed Assistant Deputy Minister Infrastructure and Environment [ADM(IE)] visited Cold Lake last week. The visit, her first as ADM(IE), was aimed at gaining an appreciation for the operations that take place in Cold Lake and to meet the local team, which includes Real Property Operations Cold Lake and the Canadian Forces Housing Agency. Mrs. Van Allen spent some time touring theRead 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

What is the Wing Environment and Hazardous Materials Section?

October 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Shona L. Lawson, M.Sc., RPBio., P.Biol., Wing Environment Officer The Department of National Defence has had environment and hazardous materials (Hazmat) programs in place since the early 1990s. The programs were established after the Department of National Defence pleaded guilty to an Environment and Climate Change Canada (formerly Environment Canada) charge at 8 Wing Trenton for a federal Fisheries Act violation of depositing deleterious substances in water frequented by fish. Since the early 1990s DND’sRead More