4 Air Field Engineering Squadron (4AES)
4 Airfield Engineer Squadron (4AES) was formed on June 1, 1993 as a unit of 4 Wing.
The mission of 4 AES is to provide engineer support to deployed air operations, enabling friendly forces to live, fly and fight anywhere in the world.
The unit has a secondary role to act as the centre of excellence and training for all airfield engineers within the Air Force.
The organization of 4 AES is capable of providing a wide spectrum of support to deployed operations that revolve around three phases: force bed down, sustainment, and recovery after attack.
The unit is established with a headquarter cadre of 23 personnel located in Cold Lake, while the remainder of the 400 personnel that make up the unit are located within Airfield Engineer Flights (AEFs) found in each of the Wing Construction Engineer Sections within Air Command.
The AEFs will normally work in support of their home wings. However, when tasked they will be brought together to form 4 AES as required.
There are a total of 10 Airfield Engineering Flights within the Air Force and these sub-units also form the basic unit for the conduct of the various training courses carried out at 4 AES.
When deployed, the unit will provide crash fire rescue, explosive ordnance disposal, horizontal construction, and vertical construction and utilities capabilities to the deployed wing.