RCAF members receive first-of-its-kind award

News Article / January 23, 2020

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By Cliff Kenyon

It’s the first of its kind, and an important award for 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta.

On December 10, 2019, recipients met at 4 Wing headquarters to receive prestigious Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) Indigenous Relationship awards. Colonel Marc Rancourt, from Canadian Forces Real Property Operations Group Command, presented the awards on behalf of ADM(IE).

The awards were presented individually to 4 Wing commander Colonel Dave Moar, Lieutenant-Colonel Seane Doell, and Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Hickey, all former 4 Operations Support Squadron (OSS) commanding officers; Major Christopher Horch, 4 OSS deputy commanding officer; and Dick Brakele, 4 OSS range activities officer.

Colonel Moar said the awards recognize the efforts by wing leadership to build such relationships. “4 Wing Cold Lake is very proud of our efforts and results in improving our relationship with Cold Lake First Nations, Canoe Lake Cree First Nations, and a number of other local Indigenous communities,” he said, adding that the recipients have led the way in fostering positive relationships with these aboriginal communities, and are honoured to have received the award.

Cliff Kenyon is with The Courier, 4 Wing’s base newspaper.

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