Keeping it in the Family at 4 Wing

Magazine Article / November 1, 2020 / Project number: RCAF-Excelsior-Fall-2020-4

Aviator (Avr) Kiana Hynes was enrolled in the RCAF Reserve at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta, on 5 November, 2020 in the presence of her family. Major John Sullivan, 4 Wing Air Reserve Flight Commander, presided over the ceremony and presented her with her enrollment certificate.

A proud Cold Lake First Nations member, she is the first Aboriginal female reservist to be enrolled at 4 Wing as an Aviation Systems Technician. Given COVID-19, it has been a lengthy process to say the least, but was well worth the wait for her to realize her dream of joining the Canadian Armed Forces, a family tradition. Avr Hynes is the daughter of Warrant Officer Leon Hynes, an Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent at 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron, and Master Corporal Jolene Hynes, a Supply Technician at the 4 Wing Readiness Training Flight, both of whom recently moved to 4 Wing from 8 Wing Trenton in Ontario.

Following Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) training, Avr Hynes will be attending a lengthy technician training course in Borden, Ontario, before further training and RCAF Reserve employment at 4 Wing. Best of luck to you, Avr Hynes!


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Meteorological Technicians observe, brief on and forecast weather conditions in support of operations at Royal Canadian Air Force Wings and Squadrons, on Royal Canadian Navy Ships at sea and in Army facilities.

Their primary responsibilities are to:

         - Observe and record surface, marine and upper air weather conditions
         - Process, analyze and interpret meteorological information
         - Operate and maintain specialized meteorological instruments and equipment
         - Brief wing, ship and land unit personnel on actual and expected weather conditions
         - Forecast weather conditions

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