1 April / Avril Vol. 49, No. 4 International Women s Day 2015 Celebrated at 22 Wing La 22e Escadre célèbre la Journée internationale de la femme Why celebrate International Women s Day? The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is committed to empowering women on their journey to equality and to the protection of women s rights. These core values are reflected in the way DND conducts its business at home and abroad. Canada has a solid reputation as a global leader on human rights issues. The CAF has one of the highest military female representations worldwide at 12% and it continues to lead the way in gender integration. Women have served in the Canadian military for more than 100 years, but it is only recently that we have seen them serving in all military occupations, including combat arms within the theatre of operations. On Friday, March 6th, 22 Wing held an event to celebrate, reflect and rededicate the spirit of International Women s Day (IWD). Colonel Sean Boyle, 22 Wing Commander, opened the event with an historical overview. He explained that the first National Women s Day took place in the United States on February 28th, 1909 when the Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the 1908 garment workers strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions. The first IWD was held in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where more than one million women and men attended rallies. In addition to the right to vote and to hold public office, they demanded women s rights to work, to vocational training and to an end to discrimination on the job. We have come a long way! Chief Warrant Officer Colleen Halpin, 22 Wing Chief Warrant Officer, provided the intimate group of attendees with a powerful message, We have come a long way on a global scale but we still have much to do. Each day, we must be the best person that we can be and set the example for our young military members. We must also never lose sight of the women who have come before us who allowed us to keep pushing the equality bar and become successful. To this end, it is our positive mentorship that will impact the future success of DND/CAF. The Health and Wellness team provided insight about the programs offered on the wing. Lucas DeMarco represented PSP Health Promotions. Pierre Simard represented the Sports, Aquatic and Facility. Lindsay Sequin as the new Community Recreation Coordinator and Tim Morris, representing the Fitness Coordinators. Second-Lieutenant Christine MacNeil enthusiastically led the group in an upbeat Zumba class bolstering esprit de corps and morale. This year s United Nations theme for IWD is: Empowering Women Empowering Humanity: Picture It and envisions a world where each women and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting and education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination. Excerpt taken from: eec-ece/onn-eoe/iwd-jif-eng.asp Pourquoi célébrer la Journée internationale de la femme? Le ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN) et les Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) sont déterminés à paver la voie vers l égalité des sexes et la protection des droits des femmes. Ces valeurs fondamentales sont reflétées dans la façon dont la Défense nationale mène ses activités au Canada et à l étranger. Le Canada jouit d une solide réputation comme chef de file mondial dans les enjeux liés aux droits de la personne. Les FAC ont l un des plus hauts taux mondiaux de représentation des femmes dans le domaine militaire et le pays continue de donner l exemple en ce qui a trait à l intégration des femmes. Les femmes servent dans l armée canadienne depuis plus d un siècle, mais ce n est que tout récemment qu elles ont accès à l ensemble des groupes professionnels militaires, dont les armes de combat dans le théâtre d opérations. Le vendredi 6 mars, la 22e Escadre (22 Ere) a organisé une activité pour célébrer la Journée internationale de la femme (JIF), respecter l esprit de cette journée et le réaffirmer. Le colonel Sean Boyle, Commandant de la 22 Ere, a donné le coup d envoi des festivités en présentant un survol historique. Il a expliqué que la JIF a vu le jour aux États-Unis le 28 février Cette journée à été désignée par le Socialist Party of America en l honneur de la grève des travailleurs du vêtement qui a eu lieu à New York en 1908, grève pendant laquelle les femmes ont manifesté contre les conditions de travail. C est en 1911 en Autriche, au Danemark, en Allemagne et en Suisse qu on a célébré pour la première fois la JIF. Plus d un million de femmes et d hommes ont participé aux manifestations. En plus du droit de vote et du droit d obtenir une 22 Wing Winter Games On Friday, February 20th, 2015 members of 22 Wing chased away the bitterly cold, winter blahs by participating in the 22 Wing Winter Games. This event was a fun opportunity to foster teamwork and esprit-de-corps across the wing while enjoying a break from the daily routine. Here are some highlights of the day s events. Photo credit: Corporal Joseph Morin, Imagery Technician On Friday, March 6th, 2015, Chief Warrant Officer Colleen Halpin, 22 Wing Chief Warrant Officer, addressed an intimate group of women, representing the North Bay defence community, during International Women s Day commemorations at the 22 Wing Fitness & Wellness Centre. Photo credit: Corporal Rob Ouellette, Imagery Technician Légende: Le vendredi 6 mars 2015, l adjudant-chef Colleen Halpin, Adjudant-chef de la 22 Ere, s est adressée à un petit groupe de femmes représentant la communauté de la défense de North Bay à l occasion des célébrations de la Journée internationale de la femme au Centre de conditionnement physique de la 22e Escadre. Photo : caporal Rob Ouellette, technicien en imagerie charge publique, ils réclamaient le droit pour les femmes de travailler et de suivre de la formation professionnelle et la fin de la discrimination au travail. Nous avons fait un bon bout de chemin! L adjudant-chef Colleen Halpin, Adjudant-chef de la 22 Ere, a transmis au petit groupe de participants un puissant message : «Nous avons parcouru beaucoup de chemin depuis cette époque, mais les choses sont encore loin d être parfaites. Chaque jour, nous devons faire de notre mieux et donner l exemple aux jeunes militaires. Nous ne devons jamais oublier les pionnières qui nous ont précédés et qui nous ont permis de repousser les frontières de l égalité et de connaître du succès. Par conséquent, c est notre mentorat positif qui favorisera la réussite future du MND et des FAC.» L équipe de santé et de mieux-être a donné des précisions sur les programmes offerts aux membres de l escadre. Lucas DeMarco représentait le volet Promotion de la santé des PSP, Pierre Simard, le volet des Sports, des sports aquatiques et des installations, et Tim Morris, les coordonnateurs de la condition physique. Lindsay Sequin est la nouvelle coordonnatrice des loisirs communautaires. Le sous-lieutenant Christine MacNeil a dirigé avec beaucoup d enthousiasme une séance enlevée de Zumba pour stimuler l esprit de corps et le moral des participants. Cette année, la JIF est célébrée sous le thème «Autonomisation des femmes Autonomisation de l humanité : Imaginez» choisi par les Nations-Unies. Une vision du monde où les femmes et les filles peuvent exercer leurs choix et participer à la vie politique, acquérir une éducation, bénéficier de revenus, et vivre dans des sociétés exemptes de violence et de discrimination. Extrait tiré du site Logistics Birthday On Friday, January 30th, 2015, members of the 22 Wing Logistics Branch celebrated its 47th anniversary at the 22 Wing Ayr Mess with a cake made by members of 22 Wing Foods (W Foods). The official date of formation of the branch is recognized as February 1st, 1968, the date that the Canadian Forces Reorganization Act was proclaimed. The branch s self-identity and customs continue to foster esprit de corps within the entire branch comprised of transportation, supply, finance and food services. (left to right) Master Corporal (MCpl) James McLaughlin, W Foods, MCpl Chantal, W Foods, Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Norquay, Wing Administration and Technical Services Officer (WATSO), Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Colleen Halpin, 22 Wing Chief Warrant Officer, Captain Patricia Englehart, Wing Comptroller, Colonel Sean Boyle, 22 Wing Commander, CWO Allen Mandigo, WATS Chief and Sergeant Shawn Kelly, W Foods. Photo credit: Corporal Joseph Morin, Imagery Technician
2 2 Colonel Sean T. Boyle, 22 Wing Commander This article represents my last official communication to the men and women of 22 Wing as your Wing Commander. As you will all know by now, I will be leaving 22 Wing three months earlier than originally planned, in order to deploy to the Middle East. While it is indeed an honour to serve as the Air Task Force Iraq Commander, nobody ever wants to leave command early, particularly in such a great location as North Bay! The only consolation is that I know my successor, Colonel Henrik Smith, very well and can say with absolute certainty that 22 Wing is going to be in excellent hands under his leadership. Our raison d être at 22 Wing, and hence my number one priority, is to defend Canada s airspace against domestic and foreign threats. Every person working on this wing contributes in some way either directly or indirectly to this critical mission. Looking back on my time here, I am very pleased that we have significantly improved our performance of this essential mission. During the spring of Canadian Air Division s Operations Standardization Visit (OSV) evaluation just prior to my arrival, assessed the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) as Marginal in overall mission performance. Following an aggressive plan to review, analyze, track, and correct all identified deficiencies, the next OSV noted a marked improvement and rated CADS Outstanding. The Headquarters NORAD Inspector General also concurred with this assessment, shortly thereafter evaluating CADS with their highest rating of Mission Ready. While I have been impressed with everyone s efforts and performance in operations, particularly 21 Aerospace Control & Warning Squadron, there have also been a number of other noteworthy highlights. 51 Aerospace Control & Warning (Operational Training) Squadron has done exemplary work, without a defined mandate, personnel, or funding, to become the RCAF Tactical Datalink Centre of Excellence. Wing Operations, with great support from Wing Telecommunications and Information Services team, worked absolute magic to source and install a funded United States Air Force Distributed Mission Operation server and T1 connection to the Sergeant David L. Pitcher Building. The exercise team had done outstanding work with the frequency, variety and fidelity of both operational and domestic exercises at 22 Wing. The results have fed into 22 Wing s brilliant Lesson s Learned Program, acknowledged by senior RCAF leadership as best in the air force. Our Wing Administration and Technical Services Branch personnel also continue to impress everyone with their rapid and effective delivery of essential support services, despite personnel and resource challenges. We cannot do our vital mission without people, so after the conduct of operations ensuring the well-being of 22 Wing personnel has been my next priority. Following the active shooter event, we realized there were no specific RCAF checklists or procedures to deal with these types of situations. 22 Wing staff developed excellent processes, conducted briefings and exercised these TTPs, and several other wings have since expressed interest in borrowing our procedures. Similarly, after the horrific terrorist attacks last October, I was extremely impressed by the calm yet resolute professionalism of 22 Wing personnel. We quickly adapted to an increase in Force Protection Level, and the Readiness Training Flight and Wing Auxiliary Security Force truly performed remarkable work developing, training, and fielding our armed security force. Another key aspect of looking after 22 Wing personnel is the operation of our Family Medical Clinic. Significant work has been done over the past year with this clinic, resulting in the establishment of a special sub-committee of the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Board that now ensures permanent and expert governance. With unprecedented help from our Honorary Colonels, we have examined a number of options for a permanent funding model; we believe that a long-term option has been found that will involve working with the Province of Ontario; however this solution will still need some time to resolve. For the benefit of both the 22 Wing mission and its personnel, I have been a strong and continual proponent of physical fitness. I am extremely pleased to see the positive response from 22 Wing personnel, reflected in unit physical training sessions, participation in wing sports events, addition of physical components to the annual Winter Games, success of our 22 Wing Nijmegen team, and Personnel Support Programs (PSP) staff s creation of our Unit Force Evaluation Challenge Team Relay (that has since been copied by other wings). 22 Wing would never be able to achieve these levels of excellence without the impressive contribution of the wider support team, including PSP, MFRC, Health Services, Dental, and 22 Military Police Flight North Bay my sincere thanks to you all! I remain highly impressed with the phenomenal engagement of 22 Wing personnel in our local community. As a wing, we have received wide praise for our part in local military events such as Remembrance Day, Battle of Britain parade, and the National Day of Honour. The wing has also excelled in community engagement events such as the Annual Christmas Concert and Armed Forces Day (2015 will be another spectacular year with participation by the Snowbirds). I have also found that the generosity of 22 Wing personnel to donate The Shield / le Bouclier Wing Commander s Corner / Le mot du commandant d escadre both time and money to charities is truly inspiring. This fact is frequently noted by the Mayor, Member of Parliament, Member of Provincial Parliament, and others when 22 Wing hosts and/or participates in events such as: Relay For Life, Coach4Food, Special Olympics, Controllers Against Cancer, United Way, Terry Fox, Big Bike Heart & Stroke, Op LEGACY, LIPI, The Coldest Night, and many more. With all this great work being done on 22 Wing, another priority I assigned to the Wing Command Teams is ensuring we take the time to properly recognize the many outstanding individuals we have among us. I was very impressed to see leadership teams at all levels producing excellent nomination packages on their respective members. As a result, last year three 22 Wing personnel were awarded Orders of Military Merit (out of the 11 total awarded RCAF-wide). Similarly, of the seven awards presented at the Air Force Association of Canada Annual General Membership meeting held last October for the entire RCAF, three went to 22 Wing personnel. We have also cleaned up at the annual NORAD Awards, winning two of six categories last year and winning four of six this year! 22 Wing members have also been singled out for numerous other honours including Canadian Armed Forces Recognition in the House of Commons and Sentry Duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I am extremely proud of each and every member of this fantastic American/Canadian 22 Wing team; together we have excelled in our primary mission, all while improving operations and enhancing support to our member in very meaningful ways. You should be justifiably gratified with your collective stellar achievements over the past two years. I would like to thank you all for your support, loyalty, dedication and professionalism. Good luck to you all, I hope our paths cross again in the very near future! Cet article représente ma dernière communication destinée aux hommes et aux femmes de la 22e Escadre à titre de commandant d escadre. Vous le savez sans doute maintenant, je vais vous quitter trois mois avant la date prévue pour participer à un déploiement au Moyen-Orient. Même si c est certes un honneur de servir comme commandant de la Force opérationnelle aérienne en Irak, aucun chef ne veut quitter son commandement avant le temps, particulièrement dans un endroit aussi fantastique que North Bay! Je compte comme seule consolation de bien connaître mon successeur, le colonel Henrik Smith, et de savoir avec certitude que la 22e Escadre sera entre bonnes mains sous son leadership. Notre raison d être à la 22e Escadre et, par conséquent, ma principale priorité, est de défendre l espace aérien canadien contre les menaces intérieures et internationales. Chaque personne qui travaille dans cette escadre contribue d une façon ou d une autre, directement ou indirectement à cette mission essentielle. En rétrospective, je suis très heureux de voir que nous avons amélioré substantiellement notre rendement à l égard de cette mission. Au printemps 2013, tout juste avant mon arrivée, la visite de normalisation des opérations (VNO) de la 1re Division aérienne du Canada (1 DAC) a mené une évaluation du Secteur de la défense aérienne du Canada (SDAC) et lui a donné une note de «marginal» pour le rendement global de mission. Après la mise en œuvre d un plan robuste pour examiner, analyser et corriger les lacunes découvertes, la SDAC a montré des améliorations marquées et a obtenu lors de la VNO suivante, une évaluation «hors pair». L inspecteur général du quartier général du NORAD a aussi été d accord avec cette évaluation, et a accordé au SDAC peu de temps après la note la plus élevée de «Prêt à la mission». Alors que j ai été généralement impressionné par les efforts et le rendement de tout le monde dans les opérations, particulièrement au sein du 21e Escadron de contrôle et d alerte (Aérospatiale), je dois souligner aussi d autres faits dignes de mention. Le 51e Escadron d entraînement opérationnel de contrôle et d alerte (Aérospatiale) a réalisé du travail exemplaire, sans bénéficier d un mandat, de personnel ou de financement définis, pour devenir le centre d excellence de l ARC en matière de liaisons de données tactiques. Les Opérations de l Escadre, avec l excellent appui de l équipe des services d information et de télécommunications de l Escadre, ont fait de la magie pour trouver un fournisseur et installer un serveur d opération de mission répartie de la United States Air Force et une connexion T1 dans l immeuble Sergeant David L. Pitcher. L équipe des exercices avait fait du travail remarquable pour la fréquence, la variété et la fidélité des opérations et des exercices nationaux à la 22e Escadre. Les résultats ont alimenté le superbe Programme des leçons retenues de la 22e Escadre, que les hauts placés de l ARC ont reconnu comme le meilleur de toute la Force aérienne. Notre personnel de l administration et des services techniques de l Escadre continue d épater tout le monde par la vitesse et l efficacité avec lesquelles il livre les services de soutien essentiels, malgré le manque de personnel et de ressources. Nous ne pouvons nous acquitter de notre mission essentielle sans les personnes. Donc, après la conduite des opérations, ma deuxième priorité a été d assurer le bien-être du personnel de la 22e Escadre. Après les événements du «tireur actif», nous avons découvert que l ARC ne disposait pas de liste de vérification ou de procédure pour composer avec ce genre de situation. Le personnel de la 22e Escadre a alors mené des séances de débreffage, a élaboré d excellentes nouvelles tactiques, techniques et procédures (TTP), puis les a exercés. April / Avril D autres escadres ont depuis exprimé de l intérêt pour les reprendre. Pareillement, après les horribles attaques terroristes en octobre dernier, le calme et le professionnalisme du personnel de la 22e Escadre m ont fait une forte impression. Nous nous sommes rapidement adaptés à un niveau accru de protection de la force. L Escadrille d instruction Disponibilité opérationnelle et la force auxiliaire de sécurité de l Escadre ont fait du travail remarquable pour mettre sur pied, entraîner et mettre en service notre force de sécurité armée. Par ailleurs, un autre aspect important de prendre soin du personnel de la 22e Escadre repose sur notre clinique médicale familiale. Nous avons réalisé du travail important au cours des dernières années auprès de cette clinique, qui a abouti à la mise sur pied d un sous-comité spécial du Conseil du Centre de ressources pour les familles des militaires (CRFM), qui assure maintenant une gouvernance permanente et experte. Avec l aide sans précédent de nos colonels honoraires, nous avons examiné nombre d options pour un modèle de financement permanent; nous croyons avoir trouvé une option à long terme, qui nécessitera de la collaboration avec la Province de l Ontario; cette solution prendra cependant du temps avec d être mise en œuvre. Pour le bienfait de la mission de la 22e Escadre et de son personnel, j ai fait la promotion continue du bon conditionnement physique. Je suis très heureux de voir la réponse positive de la part du personnel de la 22e Escadre, qui s est manifestée dans les séances d entraînement physique des unités, dans la participation aux activités physiques de l Escadre, dans l ajout de composantes physiques aux Jeux d hiver annuel, dans le succès de la 22e Escadre pour les marches de Nimègue, et dans la création, par le personnel des Programmes de soutien du personnel (PSP), de notre défi du relais en équipe de l évaluation FORCE (qui a depuis été copié par d autres escadres). La 22e Escadre n aurait pu atteindre ces niveaux d excellence sans la grandiose contribution de l équipe de soutien élargie, y compris le PSP, le CRFM, les Services de santé, les Services dentaires et l escadrille de police militaire de North Bay Mes plus sincères mercis à tous! Je demeure fortement impressionné par l engagement phénoménal du personnel de la 22e Escadre dans notre communauté locale. Comme escadre, nous avons reçu des éloges de partout pour notre participation aux événements à caractère militaire comme le jour du Souvenir, le défilé de la Bataille d Angleterre et la Journée nationale de commémoration. L Escadre s est également distinguée dans les activités de mobilisation communautaires comme le Concert annuel de Noël et la Journée des Forces armées canadiennes (2015 sera une autre année spectaculaire avec la participation des Snow Birds). J ai aussi trouvé très inspirante la générosité du personnel de la 22e Escadre, qui fait don de temps et d argent aux organismes de bienfaisance. Cette générosité est souvent mentionnée par le maire, les députés fédéraux et provinciaux et d autres lorsque la 22e Escadre organise une activité ou y participe, comme le Relais pour la vie, Coach4Food, les Olympiques spéciaux, les Contrôleurs contre le cancer, Centraide, la Course Terry Fox, le Grand vélo de la Fondation des maladies du cœur, l Op LEGACY, LIPI, la Nuit la plus froide, et bien d autres encore. En plus de tout cet excellent travail qui est accompli à la 22e Escadre, une autre priorité que j ai assignée aux équipes du commandement de l Escade est de veiller à prendre le temps nécessaire pour reconnaître les nombreuses personnes exceptionnelles parmi nous. J ai été ébloui par les excellentes mises en candidatures que les équipes de leadership de tous les niveaux ont présentées pour leurs membres respectifs. Par conséquent, l an dernier, trois membres de la 22e Escadre ont reçu l Ordre du mérite militaire (des onze qui ont été décernés à tout l ARC). Pareillement, des sept distinctions remises à l ensemble de l ARC pendant l Assemblée annuelle de l Association de la Force aérienne du Canada qui a eu lieu en octobre dernier, trois sont revenues à des membres de la 22e Escadre. Nous avons remporté un grand succès à la cérémonie des prix du NORAD, où nous avons gagné deux des six catégories l an dernier, et quatre cette année! Les membres de la 22e Escadre ont aussi reçu des prix à titre individuel, y compris pendant la Journée de reconnaissance des FAC à la Chambre des communes, et comme sentinelle à la Tombe sur Soldat inconnu. Je suis très fier de chaque membre qui compose la fantastique équipe canado-américaine de la 22e Escadre. Ensemble, nous avons excellé dans notre principale mission, tout en améliorant les opérations et en augmentant le soutien à nos membres de multiples façons. Vous avez raison de vous réjouir de vos réalisations collectives extraordinaires dans les deux dernières années. Je veux vous remercier tous pour votre soutien, votre loyauté, votre dévouement et votre professionnalisme. Je vous souhaite à tous bonne chance, et j espère de vous croiser de nouveau dans un avenir rapproché! The Shield ~ Le Bouclier 22 Wing North Bay, Hornell Heights, ON, P0H 1P0, (2822) Fax: , Read The Shield/Le Bouclier online at NorthBay/EN/InformationandFAQ/Newspapers/Pages/default.aspx The Shield/Le Bouclier, is the unofficial newspaper of 22 Wing North Bay published monthly under the authority of Col S.T. Boyle, Wing Commander, in accordance with CFAO The views and opinions expressed therein are not necessarily those of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services/Staff of the Non Public Funds, Canadian Forces, the DND, the CAF, the Wing Commander or Shield staff. The editor reserves the right to reject any editorial or advertising material. Please direct all comments to the Editor-in Chief. Circulation - 1,000 copies Wing Commander: Col S.T. Boyle. 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3 April / Avril The Shield / le Bouclier 3 WATS Corner: The Canadian Military Engineers 112 Years Strong Article by: Captain Alain Ruel, Wing Construction Engineering Officer On April 24th, 2015, 22 Wing s Construction Engineering (CE) Section will celebrate the 112th anniversary of the Canadian Military Engineering (CME) Branch. The branch has evolved since the inception of Regular Force military components in Canada. The annual birthday celebration was chosen to commemorate two significant events; firstly, July 1st, 1903, formation of the Regular component designated the Canadian Engineers Corps and, secondly, April 29th, 1936, unification of permanent and non-permanent engineers under one cap badge with the newly formed Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers. Changes are upon the branch once again with departmental infrastructure custodianship transferring hands from numerous elemental commands such as the RCAF or L1 commands to a single authority. The demands The RCAF tartan the world s first air force tartan From RCAF Public Affairs On October 21, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as Tartan Day. We celebrate Tartan Day on April 6 because it is the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroat, the Scottish declaration of independence, in In Canada, Tartan Day originated in the late 1980s in Nova Scotia, where it was declared an official day by the provincial government. It then spread across the country, with many provinces joining in. Tartan Day recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Scots and their descendants to the fabric of our society and is an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans. Here s the story of one of the most famous Canadian tartans. The story of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) tartan goes back to January Group Captain Elmer G. Fullerton, station commander of No. 9 Service Flying Training School, RCAF Station Summerside, Prince Edward Island, wanted to celebrate his Scottish heritage by organizing a Robbie Burns Night mess dinner. He borrowed bagpipes for his station band and searched for a suitable tartan to outfit the band in full Scottish regalia. Group Captain Fullerton decided to design an original pattern that represented the Air Force. With coloured pencils in hand, he produced the prototype using light blue, dark blue and maroon colours. The original sample of the proposed RCAF tartan was created by Patricia Jenkins and Loom crofters of Gagetown, New Brunswick, with the Gagetown weavers also adding a white line in the design. He then ordered a sample of the material to of ongoing operations combined with new capabilities being introduced and aging facilities has forced the department to rethink the way it does business. This alteration referred to as the Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure & Environment) transformation is an initiative that will help the Federal Government better track and fund the future infrastructure projects. Beginning with small L1 organizations relinquishing ownership over their infrastructure in July 2014, the plan will reach final operational capability in April Base and wing CE sections will report to Regional Real Property Operations (RP Ops) sections that, in turn, fall under the authority of a RP Ops Commander, nationally. At 22 Wing, we will take time to reflect on the work performed over the last year and look forward to what the future brings. Members of 22 Wing CE are proud to provide the service they do in this community and will take time to celebrate on April 24th. be sent to RCAF Headquarters in Ottawa for approval. The design was endorsed by the Air Council, and Air Vice-Marshal J. A. Sully sent it off to Scotland s Lord Lyon, King of Arms, for approval in July The approval was granted on August 15 and the design was officially registered as the RCAF tartan. Thus the RCAF became the first air force in the world to have its own distinctive tartan. The speed of the process from original concept to final approval in a period of eight months is truly awe-inspiring. Since then, the distinctive RCAF tartan has been worn by members of RCAF pipe and drum bands. It is also used in other ways, including ties, mess kit cummerbunds, or ladies sashes. On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, Colonel Sean Boyle, 22 Wing Commander, addressed a large crowd at the North Bay waterfront during Armed Forces Day. Affixed to the front of the podium is a piece of RCAF tartan with the 22 Wing crest. Photo credit: Corporal Joseph Morin, Imagery Technician English An Unfortunate Did You Know: The first air fatalities of any kind in the North Bay region happened 70 years ago this month, on 28 April 1945, when a twin-engine Royal Air Force Mitchell bomber crashed during a training flight. Four men were on board. Flying Officer Leslie William Laurence Davies, a pilot, from Catford, London, England, and Flight Sergeant William Gribbin, the bomber s radio operator, from Camelon, Scotland, were killed. Until then North Bay seemed to possess a charmed existence regarding air accidents. Military, government and, later, civilian flights had been flying off of North Bay s lakes since 1921, and from her airport since During the Second World War hundreds of military aircraft transited through North Bay to other parts of Canada and to the fighting overseas, while the Royal Air Force ran a school at the airport training thousands of aircrew how to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. In the 24 years until that awful April day there had been only eleven crashes, none fatal. Davies and Gribbin, members of the RAF school, were buried in North Bay. An oak and a Scots pine, symbols of England and Scotland, were planted at the Air Defence Park, outside the base, in their commemoration. Photo credit: DND Photo Creating One Hundred Years of Bright and Healthy Smiles Article by: Captain Isabelle Plasse, Dental Detachment Commander, 1 Dental Unit, CFB North Bay With spring just around the corner another significant note of the season is the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps (RCDC). Commemorating a significant milestone on May 13th, 2015, the history of the RCDC can be traced back even further to the turn of the 20th century s Boer War, South Africa. It was at this point, for the first time, that Canadian dental professionals plied their trade in an unaffiliated role alongside the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with war as the backdrop. Only mere months after the conclusion of the war, the significance of their contributions was recognized at a Canadian Dental Association (CDA) meeting at McGill University. It was Dr. Ira Bower who presented a paper magnifying the importance of regular dental staff within the ranks of the Canadian military. The decision was quick and unanimous as heads of the CDA and CAF realized the mutual benefit was easily justified, thus planting the seed for what is known today as the RCDC. With the heightened importance of top quality dental care more prominent than ever, the RCDC made it its personal mandate to exceed top quality care to all serving members in the CAF. However, if one looks beyond the ranks of the CAF it is not difficult to discover the largely positive impact that RCDC has had. From humanitarian missions spanning every corner of the globe to domestic incidents of the 1998 ice storm that paralyzed much of Quebec or the Swiss Air tragedy off the coast of Nova Scotia, the RCDC has offered relief and expertise in not only basic dental care but also diverse backgrounds in which our members are skilled and accredited such as dental forensics or mentorship in developing nations. Achieving the century mark in any organization is nothing short of impressive and this is no different with the RCDC. We will not rest on our laurels because it is our belief that growth, education and development are ways to sustained long-term success. We are pleased to celebrate our long history, and we do so with pride as we eagerly look forward to making the next 100 years as bright and healthy as the smiles we create. For more info about the history of the RCDC visit Dental treatment in the field during World War II. Photo source: The Canadian Dental Association Ethics Corner What is the Defence Ethics Programme? The Defence Ethics Programme (DEP) is a comprehensive values-based ethics programme put in place to meet the needs of the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), at both the individual and the organizational levels. The aim and primary focus of the programme is to foster the practice of ethics in the workplace and in operations such that employees of the DND and members of the CAF will consistently perform their duties to the highest ethical standards. Vision: To maintain ethical integrity by consistently applying the highest standards of values and ethics. Mission: To guide DND and CAF personnel in choosing conduct that is consistently ethical. The DEP is an example of a values-based ethics programme whereby ethical principles and values are the defining elements of the programme. These principles and values should be considered not only as guides for personal and institutional conduct but also as criteria by which that conduct should be judged. For more info on the DEP, please see DAOD and , as well as:
4 4 Healthier Choice and Vegetarian Identifiers The National Standardized Cycle Menu (NSCM) has now been rolled out across all CAF Static Dining Halls since the beginning of Nov, So far it has been very successful and quite popular with our diners, of note is the availability of a Healthier Choice and Vegetarians options that although were available through the D Food Svcs Choice and Quantity Standards in the past they were never truly defined against a set criteria or sufficiently showcased so that diners were aware of these options. As the NSCM development moved forward it became evident that in order for these choices to become part of our diners daily routine while eating in our dining facilities we would need identifiers that were easily recognizable and take the guess work out of meal selection. Part of leading a healthier lifestyle means fueling the body properly, the Healthier Choice Entrées would need to meet a set criteria consisting of the following; - Total Fat 15 grams - saturated 10 grams - unsaturated 5 grams - Sodium 600 milligrams Community Recreation Report Spring 2015 Programs Program registration for military families will be open March 30th! Kids Bootcamp *NEW Ages 6-9 years, Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am Ages years, Saturadys, 12:30-2:00 pm 8 week registered program: April 11th June 6th (No class May 9th) This fun energized program is designed to keep children active while promoting team work, participation and healthy competition. Children will be encouraged to maximize their participation at their own rate while making new friends in a fun and safe environment. Rockwall Climbing Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm (6:00-7:00 pm reserved for youth ages 12 under) Friday 6:00-8:00 pm (All ages) Drop-in and enjoy a climb on our indoor Rockwall with one of our certified belayers! Spin Class *Classes available until June 6th, 2015 Monday 5:30-6:30 pm *NEW Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm Saturday 9:30-10:30 am Let our certified instructors take you on a ride with a variety of Spinning styles designed to recreate the outdoor experience. Adult Zumba Monday 7:00-8:00 pm (No class May 18th) Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm Health Promotion - Energy 400 Kilocalories The recent updates to the CAF s duty to accommodate policy for the Religious and Spiritual Accommodation has set the NSCM to meet that goal. Food Service Officers are to provide food service support for a much more culturally diverse population in the CAF as we must truly be representative of the population that we represent. Where a member s faith prohibits specific foods, it may be possible to meet their dietary needs by ensuring alternative choices are available. Where the member s faith prescribes stringent requirements for the preparation and service of food, consideration should be given to the procurement of commercially prepared meals, where this is a reasonable options. The provision of a vegetarian diet will meet the needs of the most common religious and spiritual restrictions, the NSCM provides a vegetarian entrée choice at each meal with recipes that ensure the restrictions are met (recipes are to be followed and criteria respected). Within the next few weeks these symbols will start appearing in your local Base/Wing/Garrison kitchens either on your menu boards and serving areas in order to assist you, the diner in making choices that meet your dietary needs. 8 week registered program: April 13th May 28th Easter Building Hours: Good Friday April 3rd: 9:00 am 6:00 pm Easter Saturday April 4th: 8:00 am 8:00 pm Easter Sunday April 5th: CLOSED Easter Monday April 6th: 8:00 am 8:00 pm For more information and complete program listings please visit our website at cfcommunitygateway.com or visit our 22 Wing Fitness & Wellness Facebook page. Hiring Serve part time. Join the Reserve Force NOUS EMBAUCHONS Servez à temps partiel Enrôlez-vous dans la Réserve 22 Wing Air Reserve Flight/ 22é Escadre de la Réserve aérienne ext v2/airresapp/emp/index-eng. asp?type=5&cat=152 Tim Morris Fitness Coordinator The Fitness Staff organized the second annual 22 Wing Unit Force Evaluation Challenge Team Relay on Friday, February 27th, There were a total of fourteen teams registered. Each team consisted of four members with at least one female. Each member was responsible to complete a portion of the FORCE Evaluation (Sand Bag Lift, Intermittent Loaded Shuttle, Sandbag Drag and 20 M Rushes). Once each member completed a portion they ran or attempted to run and tag their team mate waiting at the next station. As this was the second challenge, teams came prepared to show their talent, speed & agility. Yes there were some bloopers that made the highlight reel. Trash talk was at its best and a small wager was placed for a parking space. From last year s lessons learned two categories were created for this year: open and handicap. Once the challenge was completed we had each team s time and total age. In the open category we had the winning team with a time of 3:44 secs and total age of 122. The winning team in the handicap category had a time of 4:08 secs and a total age of 175, with a difference of 53 years thus 53 secs to be removed for a total time of 3:15 secs. Open Category: 1st 21 Sqn: (M)Cpl Voynov, Time 3:44, Total Age 122, (M)Cpl Ward, (M)Sgt Roberts, (L)Lt Malo 2nd 21 Sqn: (M) Pte Maher, Time 3:51, Total Age 98, (M) Cpl Lewis, (F) Cpl Savard, (M) Lt Constantineau 3rd 21 Sqn: (M) LCol Delisle, Time 3:55, Total Age 153 Cads Ops: (F) Maj Verran, (M) CWO Marshall, (M) Pte Hannelas Photo credit: Master Corporal Allan Silk, 21 AC&W Sqn, Unit Public Affairs Representative Candidate My name is Corporal (Cpl) David Jackson, though everyone calls me Jackson or Big Boy. I was born in Cold Lake, Alberta, but grew up in many different places, Esquimalt, British Columbia, and Ottawa, Ontario. Both of my parents served in the Canadian Armed Forces. My dad retired from the Navy and my mom, an active Regular Force member of the RCAF.. Coming off the bus from St. Jean, Quebec, in 2010, I didn t know what to expect from North Bay. I ve grown to love this base, community and the people in it. I ve made some great friends who enjoy getting in the cabbage with me from time to time. After completing my training at 51 Aerospace The Fit File On the Scope April / Avril On Friday, February 27th, 2015, fourteen teams of four made up of members of 22 Wing/CFB North Bay participated in the second annual Unit Force Evaluation Challenge Team Relay held at the 22 Wing Fitness & Wellness Centre s gymnasium. As part of the Wing Executive Team which included Colonel Sean Boyle, 22 Wing Commander, Captain Stephen Buckley, Executive Assistant to the Wing Commander, Chief Warrant Officer Colleen Halpin, 22 Wing Chief Warrant Officer (WCWO) and Sergeant (Sgt) Time McLean, WCWO Assistant. Sgt McLean can be seen participating in the sand bag carry portion of the relay. Photographer: Corporal Rob Ouellette, Imagery Technician Handicap Category: 1st WLE : (M) MWO Gleeson, Time 4:08, Total Age 175,(M) WO Ellis, Time 3:15, Hcp 53 years/ secs, (F) MCpl Vaughan, (M) Capt Ruel 2nd 21 Sqn: (M) LCol Delisle, Time 3:55, Total Age 153 Cads Ops: (F) Maj Verran, Time 3:24, Hcp 31 years/secs, (M) CWO Marshall, (M) Pte Hannelas, 3rd WTISS: (M) Pte Worthington, Time 4:00, Total Age CDU: (M) Sgt Hennigar, Time 3:32, Hcp 28 years/secs, (M) MCpl Renette, (F) Cpl Bradley Congratulations to all participants and spectators. Honorary mention to the best trash talkers and morale booster Maj Horner, CWO Marshall and MWO Gleeson. Control & Warning (Operational Training) Squadron I was posted to 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron. There have held positions as a qualified Tracking Technician, Identification Technician (IDT), and a Data Link Operator. 21 AC&W Sqn has given me many opportunities, from Exercise Maple Flag in Cold Lake, AB, to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. I m currently augmenting with 51 AC&W (OT) Sqn as an IDT instructor and now an alternate IDT evaluator for 22 Wing Operations Standards and Evaluations section. Growing up as a military dependent I always knew I wanted to join the military, it has always captivated me; the idea of doing a job that you wouldn t see on the civilian side with the potential to do it while travelling around the world. Outside of work I enjoy hitting the gym, playing outdoor rink hockey, and ball hockey in the summer. I am also a frequent spectator at the Battalion games. Go Leafs Go!
5 April / Avril 5 Sports News CAF Ontario Region Badminton and Squash Championships From 6-9 March 2015, the CAF Ontario Region Badminton and Squash Championships were held at 22 Wing North Bay Fitness and Wellness Center to determine the players who would go on to the National events in Borden 2-8 May Col S. Boyle and CWO by Pierre Simard C. Halpin welcoming all athletes during the Opening Ceremonies. North Bay had 5 squash players participating, Cpl R. Pinto, Cpl K. Savard, Cpl A.J. Jones, Lt G. Griaznov and LS R. Lendt. The following are the results from the squash event: Women s Runner-up MCpl J. Millar (Kingston) Women s Champion MS D. Sim (Petawawa) Junior Men s Runner-up Capt S. Madore (Kingston) Junior Men s Champion Capt H. Mustafa (Trenton) Senior Runner-up LS R. Lendt (North Bay) Senior Champion MWO R. Creamer (Trenton) Master Runner-up MWO R. Gray (Kingston) Master Champion Capt J. Dixon (Trenton) Open Runner Up Capt L. Marshall (Borden) Open Champion Sgt B. Reid (Toronto) On the Badminton Courts we had four (4) North Bay players, Cpl A. Steeves, Pte C. Dea, Cpl K. Read, and Pte C. Peter. Cpl K. Read finished 2nd in the women category and earned the right to compete at the CAF National event at CFB Borden 2-8 May On Saturday, March 7th, Acting Sub-Lieutenant Andrew Chong and Captain Stephen Prior of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston warm-up in the squash court at the 22 Wing Fitness & Wellness Centre during the Canadian Forces Ontario Region Badminton and Squash Championship held at 22 Wing/CFB North Bay. Photo credit: Corporal Joseph Morin, 22 Wing Imagery Technician Cpl A. Steeves, Pte C. Peter, Pte J. Dea, and Cpl K. Read The following are the results from the badminton event Women s Runner-up Cpl K. Read (North Bay) Women s Champion Capt M. Caron (Petawawa) Senior Runner-up Cpl J.C.J. Bourque (Borden) Senior Champion Capt J.J.D.Gaudette(Borden) Master Runner-up MWO R.L Potter (Petawawa) Master Champion Maj T.P. Nguyen (Toronto) Open Runner Up Cpl D. Fontaine (Kingston) Open Champion Cpl S. Gagnon (Kingston) Cpl R. Pinto, Lt G. Griaznov, LS R. Lendt, Cpl A.J. Jones, and Cpl K. Savard A special thank you goes out to 31 CF Health service for their help in providing their medical expertise during the championships as well as Wing Accommodation and Foods for providing first class service to all competitors. Women National Hockey Congratulation to Cpl Carole Cloutier who competed at the 2015 CAF National Women s Hockey Championship at CFB Borden from Feb Cpl Cloutier was selected as an Augmentee to CFB Borden s team due to her exceptional performance during the CAF Regional Championships. Men s & Women s Volleyball The 22 Wing Men s and Women s Volleyball Teams participated at the Ontario Region Volleyball Championships at CFB Kingston Feb While both teams fell short of advancing to the finals, they dis display great team spirit and gained valuable experience. Thanks to all involved. Men s Basketball Our Basketball team participated at the Ontario Region Basketball Championship from 2-6 Mar 2015 at 4 CDSB Petawawa. Cpl D. Lincoln was the coach of the team and did a great job despite the short number of players available for this tournament. Congratulations to all players for their excellent effort. 22 Wing Men s Soccer Team In preparation for the Ontario Region Soccer Championships to be held at CFB Kingston Aug 2015, all interested 22 Wing military soccer players are asked to submit their names to the following Coaches/ Managers; Cpl Tyler Ward ext 6450 or via at 22 Wing Slo Pitch Teams In preparation for the Ontario Region Men s and Women s Slo-Pitch Championships to be held at CFB Petawawa 4-7 Aug 2015, all interested 22 Wing military men & women softball players are asked to submit their names to Sgt Justin Chapman ext Intersection Golf Meeting There will be a meeting for all team reps on Wed 22 Apr 2015 at 1500 hrs in the Fitness & Wellness Centre. The following topics will be discussed. a. Level of interest; b. Best times, cost and rules; c. Open discussion. 22 Wing Curling League What s new in Aquatics The spring session of swim lessons start April 11th, 2015, with spaces available in some classes. There will be no lessons on Monday, May 18 due to the Victoria Day holiday. We offer an Adult Swim Program every Monday and Wednesday evening 8:00-9:00pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoon 2:30-3:30pm. Public Swims are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30-8:00pm, Saturday 3:30-5:30 & 6:00-7:30pm, Sunday 3:30-5:30pm Congratulations to our entire Swim Across Canada participants. We have arrived at Swift Current and are heading towards Medicine Hat. So far you have swam 8536 kilometres. Keep Kicking 22 Wing Ball Hockey Team In preparation for the Ontario Region Ball Hockey Championships to be held at CFB Borden from 9-12 July 15, all interested 22 Wing military ball hockey players are asked to submit their names to Cpl Jason Leslie ext 6002 or Cpl Brett Guittard ext The 22 Wing Curling League started October 28th, It was comprised of four (4) teams (CE #1, CE #2, WTIS, and 21 Sqn), with each playing 10 games plus playoff. 21 Sqn was declared the season league winner with 6 wins and 2 losses, followed by CE #2 with 6 wins and 3 losses. The final playoff game was between 21 Sqn and CE #2, with 21 Sqn successfully defended their title from last year. Thanks go out to all the team reps: WO Best, Mr Deutch, Capt Grignon, and Cpl Doiron. Intersection Softball League Meeting There will be a meeting for all team reps on Wed 29 Apr 2015 at 1500 hrs in the Wing Theatre. The following topics will be discussed. a. League schedule; b. Rules; c. Open discussion. We are looking at different formats for this season. If you have any suggestions, or call the Sports Coordinator Pierre Simard at loc 2240 Beach volleyball meeting The will be a meeting of the 22 Wing Beach Volleyball League, on Wednesday 13 May 2015 starting at 1500hrs in the Wing Theatre. All players are invited to attend. Interested personnel who would like to be a Team Rep are to be at the meeting. For more information call the Sports Coordinator, Pierre Simard ext Wing Hockey Osprey Links Golf Course 22 Wing Corporate Memberships The 22 Wing Fitness & Wellness Centre, in partnership with Osprey Links, has obtained a limited number of corporate memberships at a cost of $ plus HST. Names of 22 Wing Defence Team and retired military members will be collected until Tuesday, April 21st, Priority will be assigned as follows: a) Military Members. b) Civilian full-time employees of 22 Wing/CFB North Bay. c) Retired military service personnel After April 21st the list will be provided to Osprey Links at which time those selected will be notified to make your payment to Osprey Links Golf Course. Contract and agreement will be between the individual and Osprey Links Golf Course. If you are interested contact Pierre Simard ext The 22 Wing Hockey league was, once again, a great success. 21 Sqn finished on top of the regular season standings with 13 wins and 3 losses followed by WTIS Huskies with 9 wins and 6 lossses; while CE finished in 3rd place. The semi-final game of the play-offs; Huskies defeated CE to move to the final where they would meet the team from 21 Sqn. It took a shoot-out to determine the winner, with 21 Sqn once again finishing on top. We would like to thank all the team reps Cpl R. Skipper, Cpl Marsden and Cpl P. Land for your leadership. As well, a special thank you to the League Executive Pte Kenny Maher, Cpl Peter Land, Chief Official Sgt Randy Teahan and all official s involved.
6 6 Military Family Resource Centre / Centre de Ressources pour les Familles des Militaires Please note, all MFRC programs are offered to CF/USAF members, reservists and their families and 22 Wing civilian employees Pour des renseignements en français au sujet de nos programmes, composez le (705) poste 2053 Prevention, Support and Intervention FOR CF/USAF MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES Prevention, Support and Intervention is a service designed to enhance the social and emotional well-being of CF families. We are able to assist our families by providing the following: Caring and compassionate emotional support and guidance Referrals to appropriate agencies Education and resources Crisis Intervention Continued support and follow-up to ensure positive results If you re in a situation where you re feeling as though you do not knowv which direction to take, contact your Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator. It s confidential and it s free! Linda McCaulay, Prevention, Support, and Intervention. Tel: ext Fax: , EMERGENCY/RESPITE/CASUALTY SUPPORT CHILD CARE FOR CF AND USAF FAMILIES NEW IMPROVED CHANGES: Respite child care is a service offered to CF/ USAF families whose spouse is away due to operational requirements. If you feel as though you would like some time to yourself, please contact us to make arrangements for this service. Emergency child care is available to CF and USAF families at all times, day or night. Casualty Support Child Care is support to The greatest poverty that can afflict the human spirit is the loss of a generous heart. You will know that success has slipped away when your passion for helping others grows cold. Bill Lane Doulos Top Eleven Reasons to Volunteer 1. To learn something about yourself 2. To have fun!! 3. Because you re passionate about a cause 4. To explore career possibilities 5. It s time to get off the coach 6. Learn some new skills 7. To fulfill graduation requirements 8. Make someone else s day 9. Volunteering looks REALLY good on Coffee Connections Volunteer Services Coffee Connections is time set aside for military spouses to get together for a fun relaxing morning of sharing stories and experiences, meeting new friends, learning new skills or just having a much needed break. We meet Monday mornings at the Chapel Annex from 9:30am-11:30am. Coffee Connections is hitting the road! We will be traveling to Sturgeon Falls once a month starting in April. We will be meeting at 9am to 11:30am at the Royal Canadian Legion 201 River St, Sturgeon Falls on April 13th May 11th and June 8th April Coffee Connections Schedule Monday 6 CLOSED- NO COFFEE CONNECTIONS Easter Monday Monday 13 9:30am-11:30am TBA Monday 20 9:30am-11:30am- Downtown Historical Walk Monday 27 9:30-11:30am - Coffee Chat/ Community Announcements Stay Tuned for details on Coffee Connections end of the year Cottage Retreat Weekend! For info or to register call Natalie Wiseman at the MFRC ext. 2053/2066 Ladies Night Out Ladies Night Out is once a month. We plan and host an evening out at a local restaurant, theatre or community event of interest. This event is open to all Military spouses and members. Participants are families of CF personnel who are ill, injured or have died while serving through the provision of child care support. We have screened child care providers. To Obtain This Service For further information regarding Emergency, Respite or Casualty Support Child Care or to request assistance please contact Linda at ext 2026/2053 or Diane at ext 2056 or Leanna at ext 2060 during MFRC/ LWCC hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. After hours, please contact the MCC DESK at ext 6407 for a list of child care providers. If this service is used through the MCC Desk after hours, please ensure that the MFRC Emergency/Respite Child Care Coordinator Linda at ext 2026, is aware the next available business day. NOTE: Respite child care must be preapproved to be eligible for funding. WE CARE ABOUT YOU PROGRAM If perhaps you know of someone going through a difficult situation, we d like to assist with a gift to lift their spirits or help them through. With their permission contact me, Linda McCaulay at ext Funded by charitable donations and fundraising. MEMBER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Free, short term confidential counselling for CF/USAF members and their families. For more information please call , anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. college applications 10. Feel good about yourself! 11. It s time to do something! Apathy is boring. We are heading into Spring and Summer. It will be quite nice after all that cold and snow. Some of the upcoming events at the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre that we need volunteers for are: Wing Welcome/Family Fun Fair September 12, 2014 (More information to follow) If you are interested in helping out with these events or volunteering for the MFRC please call Pamela Lennips at x2053 or responsible for their own expenses. Join us for an evening out!! Friday April 27, at Casey s from 6-9pm Friday May 8, Ladies Night Out Appreciation Event For info or to register call Natalie Wiseman at the MFRC ext. 2053/2066 SOS Support Our Selves Join us for SOS Support Our Selves this is a self-help group, promoting health and wellness. A place where you feel accepted empowered and inspired! The next SOS session: Mind, Body and Spirit!. April 30, May 7, 14, 21 For info or to register call Natalie Wiseman at the MFRC ext. 2053/2066 Mindfulness for Teens Learn to be aware of every moment of your life and redirect your attention to improve clarity of thought, communicate more effectively, be more organized and develop great study habits. Thursday s April 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6pm-8pm, at the Teen Centre For information or to register call Natalie Wiseman at the MFRC ext. 2053/2066 or Sherri Adams at the Teen Centre ext Family Liaison Services Family Liaison Services The Family Liaison Officer (FLO) offers Shortterm individual or group support for families of ill, injured and deceased CF personnel - Confidential individual, family or group counselling - Referrals to mental health services for adults and children - Access to education and prevention-based programs in the community - Outreach support to families in the surrounding area ATTENTION! Adult Family members of CAF personnel active or retired with an Operational Stress Injury. FREE RETREAT May 15 to 18, 2015 at the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre in Espanola. For more information or to register please Mark at Thank you to True Patriot Love, Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) Family Peer Support, and the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre for making this retreat possible. Your Family Liaison Officer is Mark Hurley, RSW/TSI ext 2579, Deployment, Departures & Reunions The North Bay Military Family Resource Centre is here to provide support to Canadian Forces families experiencing separation while their spouse is required to spend time away from home for an extended period of time including courses, taskings, IR and overseas deployments. Our services support CF and USAF members and their families through the stages of pre-deployment, deployment, reunion and reintegration. Please contact me if you or your family require assistance during these challenging times or for more information about services available. I am Linda McCaulay, your Family Separation and Reunion Coordinator and I can be reached by telephone at ext 2026 or by at Second Language Training Rosetta Stone Limited licenses are available for our very popular Rosetta Stone on-line independent learning studies. *Please note this option is only open to civilian CF family members. For more information about this training opportunity, call Diane Sarrazin-Dubeau at ext 2056 or Diane. Fun Factory / Youth Corner Our Youth Corner and Fun Factory programs have ended and will start up again in the Fall A big Thank You! goes out to all our Staff, Volunteers and 22 Wing Community Partners who have contributed to the success of these programs. Please have a safe and happy spring & summer! For more information on these or other MFRC Youth Programs Please contact Sherri Adams at ext NOTICE* MFRC hours of operation Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. For inquiries drop by our Centre or contact us at ext For more info on MFRC Programs and Services, check us out on the or like us on Facebook/NorthBay.MFRC MFRC Nursery School Play Connections The MFRC has opened a nursery school program for children age 0 4 years old. This nursery school program is open to all military families and it runs from 9am to 12pm every Monday morning in the community centre s multipurpose room. The cost will be $4.00 per child for a morning of fun and educational activities. Registration forms can be picked up at Little Wings front office. For more information about Little Wings programs or services please contact the LWCC Supervisor Leanna Neault at ext 2668/2060 or Leanna. Visit our website at A Family Practice - Yoga for the whole family! A Family Practice - Yoga is a class for the whole family. Moms, dads and kids! Yoga is a great activity that you can do with your child no matter what age! Join us for a 6 week yoga program Saturdays, March 14-April 25, 2015 from 3-4pm Parents and children ages 4 and up $10.00 per family Community Centre 19 Market St. Some partnering poses will be emphasized, to promote a great bonding time. We ll go through poses and play yoga games, all while building confidence, self-esteem and strong healthy bodies. Children will learn how to focus and center themselves though breathing and relaxation techniques. This class promises fun for the whole family. Class is 60 minutes (depending upon participant s age). The 4th week will consist of a 2 hour workshop (3-5pm) for parents to go over a home program as well as other holistic techniques. For more information contact Sherri Adams at ext 2645 or her at Sherri. Looking for a way to serve your military community? Want to meet new friends? The MFRC Board of Directors is looking for military spouses to join their team! If interested please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Pamela Lennips at ext 2053 or Pamela. The BEAR CAVE Members of 22 Wings Patrick Bear Committee (PBC) attended the Big Brother and Big Sister (BBBS) Bowl For Kids Sake (BFKS) pre-fund raiser at the Home and Garden Expo at Memorial Gardens on March 14th and 15th, Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters premier fundraising event where people, such as yourselves, get together with friends, family and co-workers to have a fun time bowling while sup-porting a fantastic cause that is committed to mentoring pro-grams within this community. PBC had members attending the BFKS on March 21st, 2015 to assist with the event, and it was an immense success. Great News! PBC is looking for caring, passionate, and motivated people to assist with events. Also, Executive positions are available to those who want to excel, and want to make a difference within North Bay and the Military community. Please contact Cpl Rietta at Ext 6722 for more information.
7 April October / Avril / Octobrea The Shield / le Bouclier 7 Employment & Education Services Employment and Education Services provides information and referrals for CF family members seeking employment or information on continuing education. Watch for employment opportunities, job fairs and workshops posted on North Bay MFRC Facebook. Scan our Job Bank Bulletin board for the latest job opportunities in North Bay or pick up a copy of the Job Bank Websites listing. Want to write a great résumé or dynamic cover letter? Our Employment Resource Library carries a variety of topics in both English and French. Come in and use our community computers, scanner, photocopier and fax machine. Resume and cover letter assistance Job Bank Bulletin board & employment Louise MacDonell Retirement The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. - Ivy Baker Priest. On March 10th, 2015, the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre (NBMFRC) bid farewell to fellow employee, Louise MacDonell (Business Administrator, Employment and Education Coordinator). Your dedication and commitment to the mission of the NBMFRC has been significant and very much appreciated. Some people arrive into our lives and leave a presence in our hearts, that change us, and we are never the same. You will be missed. We wish you happiness and success in your future endeavours. Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Norquay, Wing Administration and Technical Services Officer, presented Louise with a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding support to the 22 Wing Family 17 Years of service, Photo Courtesy of the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre Upcoming Parenting Classes Hosted by the North Bay MFRC & the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit Parenting School Agers (5-12 years) May 14th and 21st 6:30-8:30pm Chapel Annex Parenting Preschoolers (1-4 years) May 25th and 28th 6:30-8:30pm Chapel Annex To register please call ext 2327 websites Employment agencies & workshops in your community CPR/First Aid, Smart Serve, WHMIS training Bilingual Employment Resource Library College & university course calendars Rosetta Stone language training Info on starting & funding your own small business Explore career options Funding post-secondary education Distance education & continuing education courses For information on Employment & Education programs or to book an appointment, contact Pamela Lennips at ext. 2053; ADR First Danielle Blommestyn, Conflict Management Practitioner Do you go home some days wishing you had more tools to deal with your cranky colleagues? The Conflict Resolution Centre is ready to assist with your workplace conflicts! Whether you need a one-on-one coaching session or a mediated conversation by a neutral third person, you can get in touch with us for a private and confidential consultation. Eight things to know about the Conflict Resolution Centre: 1. Located at CFB Kingston, practitioners offer conflict resolution tools to the entire Defence Team across Ontario, less the NCR. 2. We are a quick phone call away, and our practitioners frequently come to North Bay! 3. All of our services are voluntary, confidential and free. 4. YOU have control over the outcome. Together with the other party, you create a solution that is mutually beneficial. 5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is designed to create win/win solutions, rather that winners and losers. 6. Less time is spent in conflict when you resolve your conflicts at the lowest level. 7. Relationships can be greatly improved through ADR. 8. Our practitioners are trained, professional, and ready to assist you. Do you have questions? Call us for a Consultation. We will explain our services, the benefits of ADR, and help YOU choose the right service. Consultation is the first step to resolving your conflict and embracing happiness! Contact the Conflict Resolution Centre, Central Region - Kingston ON, CSN: , Toll Free: ext. 5641, Website: PADRE S CORNER by Padre Grant Churcher Spring Resolutions For several years, I ve been thinking that New Year s resolutions are misplaced. After all, what chance of success do we have when we decide to make a change in ourselves close to the shortest day of the year, when it is cold, dark, and there is still a lot of winter ahead of us? It can be a dreary time of year and I, for one, don t feel hugely motivated to carry through with new things. Perhaps, a better time would be sometime in the spring. The days are longer, warmer, nature is waking up and there are more positive feelings. As nature renews itself, so too can we decide to make some changes if we need or want to - and, I ll wager, with a better chance of success. Christianity has a season for just this purpose Lent and Easter. Lent is the time of year when Christians are called to selfexamination, asking if there are things in our lives that need to be revisited, revamped, Chief Fire Inspector Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. How to prevent a car fire Have your car serviced regularly by a professionally trained mechanic. If you spot leaks, your car is not running properly, get it checked. A well-maintained car is less likely to have a fire. If you must transport gasoline, transport only a small amount in a certified gas can that is sealed. Keep a window open for ventilation. Gas cans and propane cylinders should never be transported in the passenger compartment. renewed, or done better. And if there are, then we are called to do some work on them. Then Holy Week and Good Friday arrives when we celebrate the death of Jesus, and Easter, when we celebrate His rising from the dead and the beginning of His new life as the risen Christ. Rising from the dead is the ultimate new beginning, and it gives us strength to carry through with whatever changes we adopted during Lent. Many times those changes are about our spirituality, but they can be about other things. Eating less (or better), exercising more (or less), or being nicer to people are only a few examples of changes that we might decide to make. Not everyone is religious so, instead, the structure and direction of the Lent/Easter cycle may be a time when we can make some spring resolutions at the time of year when the natural world is coming back to life. The important thing is that we take a few minutes to look at ourselves, and, if we are dissatisfied with what we see, do something about it. Spring, it seems to me, is a great time for new beginnings. Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Car Fire Safety Never park a car where flammables, such as grass, are touching the catalytic converter. Drive safely to avoid an accident. Know the danger signs Cracked or loose wiring or electrical problems, including a fuse that blows more than once Oil or fluid leaks Oil cap not on securely Rapid changes in fuel or fluid level, or engine temperature Most car fluids are flammable. Heat and electrical sparks plus leaking fluid are all it takes to start a car fire. FACT: Most crashes do NOT result in fire. In the event of any crash, call If there is no sign of fire, wait for emergency assistance to help any injured individuals out of the car. LCC Corner The Evolution of Learning (Part-2) Ron Mumford (LCC Learning Advisor) From 2000 onward, the face of Learning has continued to transform...big time! In 2015, College and University book stores are being replaced by e-books downloaded on student s ipad, iphone and tablet. On-line course delivery is growing exponentially at every academic institution. Canada is becoming part of an international network for education and training is expanding to global proportions making it necessary to streamline how these institutions of learning do business. The large student classrooms that you see at the more popular universities are shrinking to the increasingly popular virtual classroom with delivery to your own home desktop while you sit in your jammies and slippers and sip your morning coffee. This changing face of Canadian Blood Donor Clinics Wed. May 6 th, 2015: 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thu. May 7 th, 2015: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. education is providing increased variety and flexibility, greater accessibility and reducing travel time. Furthermore, since academic institutions can bring their courses into your home from a teacher/professor s home or office, they no longer require the large teaching infrastructures such as auditoriums and lecture halls, thereby reducing costs to students. Video Teleconference (VTC) and Webcast presentations are making classroom delivery obsolete and it won t be long before our majestic academic institutions become museums that show visitors what traditional classrooms used to look like. The instructor who stood at the front of the classroom is now being morphed into a virtual image. If this sounds like science fiction, it s not! It s the evolution of learning and it s a reality that exists as you read this. Are we there yet? Clarion Resort Pinewood Park, 201 Pinewood Park Dr. Please book an appointment today, call DONATE ( ) Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services CFMWS is always looking for employees. Did you know that CFMWS treats all military dependants as internal candidates? So, if you are interested in working at the Messes, CANEX, or the Fitness & Wellness centre, please stop in and fill out an application and/or drop off a résumé at any of these locations or the NPF Human Resources Office in the Headquarters Building, Room 307H. When applying please indicate that you are a military dependant. We are committed to employment equity. SHIELD SUBMISSION DEADLINE Submissions for the May issue of The Shield are due by: Monday, April 20 th 20 Apr
8 8 Honours and Awards April / Avril On March 4th, 2015, in the Atrium of building 25, 1 Canadian Air Division (1 CAD), Major General David Wheeler, the Commander of 1 CAD, presented Canadian NORAD Region Annual Awards to several deserving members of 22 Wing. Captain Michael Garrett - Canadian NORAD Region Junior Officer of the Year Warrant Officer Robert Peldjack - Canadian NORAD Region Senior NCM of the Year, Category III Master Corporal Donald Ellery - Canadian NORAD Region Junior NCM of the Year, Category II Corporal Trevor Madge - Canadian NORAD Region Junior NCM of the Year, CAT I On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, in the Blue Room of the Ayr Mess, Colonel Sean Boyle, 22 Wing Commander and Chief Warrant Officer Colleen Halpin, Wing Chief Warrant Officer, held an Honours and Awards Ceremony to recognize the significant achievements of deserving 22 Wing personnel. The following members of 22 Wing were recognized: Back row (l-r) MCpl Laplante, 22 Wing Commander s Bi-Annual Category II Service Person Award; Cpl Madge, 22 Wing Commander s Bi-Annual Category I Service Person Award; Lt Kaehler, Canadian Forces Physical Fitness Award for Aerobic Excellence, Red Seal; WO Mineault, Special Service Medal - Expedition; Sgt Bernier, Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) Clasp 2 for 32 years of service; WO Rice, Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) for 12 years of service; WO Peldjak, 22 Wing Commander s Bi-Annual and Annual Category III Service Person Award; Sgt Jaworski and MS Searle, 22 Wing Commander s Commendation presented to 51 AC&W (OT) Sqn Readiness Training Flight. Middle row (l-r): Sgt Gabriel, CD; Capt Pandy, Meritorious Service Medal (USAF); Sgt Teahen, CD Clasp 2; Cpl Ordonez-Obreque, General Campaign Star 1st bar; Cpl Olliffe, CD; Jennifer Norquay, Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence (CFMAD) Volunteer loyalty certificate for 100 hours; Capt Champagne, CD Clasp 2; Cpl Mitchell, Operational Service Medal Humanitas; Sgt Ansell, Western Air Defense Sector NCO of the Quarter for 1 Mar 31 May 2014; and Cpl Braam, 22 Wing Commander s Category I Annual Service Person Award and CFMAD Volunteer loyalty certificate for 100 hours. Front row (l-r): MCpl Silk, CD and CFMAD Volunteer loyalty certificate for 100 hours; Capt Barry, 51 AC&W (OT) Sqn Readiness Training Flight Commander, 22 Wing Commander s Commendation; CWO Halpin, Wing Chief Warrant Officer; Col Boyle, 22 Wing Commander; HCol Hedican, Commissioning Scroll to 51 AC&W (OT) Sqn HCol; Capt Newman, CD Clasp 2; and, Captain Kropaczewski, Operational Service Medal Southwest Asia. Photo credit: Corporal Rob Ouellette, Imagery Technician 2015 Northern Ontario Area Cadet Band and Drill Competition Four hundred Sea, Army and Air Cadets aged 12 to 18 from across Northern Ontario will compete in the 2015 Northern Ontario Area Cadet Band and Drill Competition at the Pete Palangio Arena (603 Wallace Rd, North Bay) on Saturday, May 9th from 0900 to 1600 hrs and Sunday, May 10th from 0900 to 1200 hrs with awards at 1300 hrs. The drill teams and bands will compete to determine who will go on to compete at the Provincial Competition to be held at CFB Borden. Come on out and cheer on the cadets. You will be amazed! Lessons Learned Not Just a Wing Thing By MWO Karen Adams, 22 Wg D/WLLO In previous articles we talked about how the lessons learned program (LLP) impacts 22 Wing operations and our processes from collecting observations, through analysis by subject matter experts to directing change. But lessons learned is not just a wing thing. Did you know that it is used during operational deployments? Yes, the LLP is vital in theatres of operation that rotate (ROTO) personnel in and out every six months. This high turnover rate means that the lessons learned observations become the legacy for subsequent ROTOs. Observations become the commander s memory of the operations, what went wrong, what went right, what has been fixed and what still requires attention. This gives the incoming commander and staff a view of the status of the unit once he/she takes over. As mentioned, by documenting our observations we provide the opportunity for future personnel to increase effectiveness and efficiency; building on the experiences contained in each observation. When documented and disseminated properly, lessons learned is a powerful method of sharing ideas, for improving work processes, operational effectiveness, equipment, safety and reducing costs. Lessons learned improves management s decision-making, work performance in every phase of deployment and can help future commanders avoid difficulties. The Lessons Learned office can be contacted directly at ext 2124 or send your thoughts and ideas via Relay For Life 2015 is Upon Us! Article by: Major Sarrah Verran, 22 Wing Relay For Life Logistics Committee Chairperson As I put together the 2015 Relay For Life Logistics Committee of excited volunteers to help pull off another great event here at the 22 Wing Athletic Field I would like to announce that the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is making some bold changes to its Relay For Life event in North Bay. To help welcome more families and people, the CCS s signature fundraising event will now run for six hours from 6 p.m. Friday, June 12th, 2015 to 12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 13th. Also, participants can now join the event as individuals, or as part of a team of friends, relatives or coworkers. Regular physical activity helps protect against cancer. It is also one of the best ways to maintain a healthy body weight reducing a person s overall risk of cancer. It is for these reasons that the CCS is reintroducing relay batons to the event and encouraging Relay For Life participants to set a distance goal for the event (e.g. 1 to 10 KM) on an individual or team basis. Pre-event training walk sessions will be offered to participants led by volunteer walk leaders. To help event participants meet or exceed a fundraising goal of $150, the CCS will also provide motivational participant coaching to all registrants marks the 16th anniversary for Relay For Life in Ontario and in the last fourteen years, local residents have fought back against cancer at Relay For Life in North Bay raising more than three million dollars to fund life-saving research, support services for local patients and other important work, reducing the number of Canadians touched by the disease. This inspiring amount of money and great work could not have been accomplished without the support of generous event participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers like you! If you would like to volunteer on this year s committee please contact me at ext 6699 or and help make this year s event another great success! On Friday, June 20th, 2014, 22 Wing North Bay hosted the fourteenth annual Relay For Life, Canadian Cancer Society s premier fundraising event at the 22 Wing Athletic Field. Photo credit: Corporal Rob Ouellette, Imagery Technician
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