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 September / Septembre 2012                                                                                                                                                                   Vol. 46, No. 9

Korean War Vet Receives Canadian Peacekeeper Medal
Un vétéran de la guerre de Corée reçoit la médaille canadienne du maintien de la paix
Article by: Lt(N) Ron Clancy, 22 Wing Naval
Liaison Officer. Photo submitted
Some things are better received late rather
than never and that was the case for Leading
Seaman Roderick Morrison. Mr. Morrison,
who retired from the Royal Canadian Navy
(RCN) long before the Canadian Peacekeeper
Medal was established, was presented with
his medal by 22 Wing Commander Colonel
Conrad Namiesniowski in a surprise ceremony
before friends and family at his residence on
Lake Nipissing Friday, July 27th, 2012.
Mr. Morrison had been unable to attend
the wing’s Honours & Awards ceremony
in the spring and had requested that the
medal simply be forwarded to him by mail.
However, Wing Chief Warrant Officer’s
Assistant Sergeant. David Ellery did not feel
that that solution would properly honour a
retired veteran and contacted Morrison’s
wife, Catherine, to coordinate a presentation.
Catherine Morrison, whose own RCAF
uniform from1943 is proudly displayed in 22
Wing’s Museum, suggested an ambush to
coincide with her husband’s 78th birthday
celebration.
A veteran of the Korean War, LS Morrison (ret’d)
was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping
Service Medal in recognition of his contributions
while serving with the United Nations Command
Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC)
onboard HMCS Haida from August 17th,1953
to November 17th,1954. HMCS Haida served
in the RCN from 1943-1963 and today is owned
and operated by Parks Canada as a museum
ship in Hamilton Harbour since August 30,
2003, sixty years after her commissioning.                   (left to right) Captain Mike Wiseman, Executive Assistant to the Wing Commander, Sergeant David Ellery, Wing Chief Warrant Officer’s
Based on her combat service in WWII where                    Assistant, Lieutenant (Navy) Ron Clancy, 22 Wing Naval Liaison Officer, Retired Leading Seaman Roderick Morrison, Colonel Conrad
she famously sunk the German battle cruiser                  Namiesniowski, 22 Wing Commander, Chief Warrant Officer Gilles Caouette, 22 Wing Chief Warrant Officer and Leading Seaman Roderick
Scharnhorst and in the Korean conflict where                 Ludlow, Resource Management Support Clerk with the 22 Wing Orderly Room pause for a group picture during the awarding of the Canadian
she was a member of the “Trainbusters Club,”                 Peacekeeping Service Medal to Mr. Morrison, a veteran of the Korean War.
HMCS Haida is widely considered to be the
“Fightingest Ship” in the Royal Canadian Navy.               (de gauche à droite) : le capitaine Mike Wiseman, chef de cabinet du commandant d’escadre, le sergent David Ellery, adjoint à l’adjudant-chef
                                                             de l’escadre, le lieutenant de vaisseau Ron Clancy, officier de liaison de la marine de la 22e Escadre, le matelot de 1re classe retraité Roderick
As the medal presentation coincided with Mr.                 Morrison, le colonel Conrad Namiesniowski, commandant de la 22e Escadre, l’adjudant-chef Gilles Caouette, et l’adjudant-chef de la 22e Escadre et
Morrison’s birthday, a small presentation item               matelot de 1re classe Roderick Ludlow, commis de soutien à la gestion des ressources de la salle des rapports de la 22e Escadre, se rassemblent
was arranged to accompany the medal. A                       le temps d’une photo de groupe lors de la remise de la médaille canadienne du maintien de la paix à M. Morrison, vétéran de la guerre de Corée.
print of the ship was ordered from the Friends
of HMCS Haida organization that showed
                                                             http://hmcshaida.ca.                                       remise de la médaille. Catherine Morrison,        Puisque la remise de la médaille coïncidait avec
the ship in her Korean War paint scheme.
                                                                             -----------------------                    dont l’uniforme de l’ARC de 1943 est              l’anniversaire de M. Morrison, on a organisé
But the big hit was still to come. Traditionally,
                                                                                                                        fièrement exposé au musée de la 22e               la présentation d’un petit cadeau avec la
when hosting naval veterans at the Mess for                  Article rédigé par : le Ltv Ron Clancy, officier           Escadre, a proposé une cérémonie surprise         médaille. On a commandé l’impression d’une
Remembrance Day and Battle of the Atlantic                   de liaison de la marine de la 22e Escadre.                 qui coïnciderait avec la fête soulignant le       image de l’organisation des Friends of HMCS
celebrations, the Mess membership will pay                   Photo soumise                                              78e anniversaire de son mari.                     Haida, qui montre le navire dans son schéma
to provide those who wish to partake, a glass                Mieux vaut tard que jamais – c’est le cas du                                                                 de couleurs de la guerre de Corée. Mais le
of Pusser’s Navy Rum, the rum that was                                                                                  Vétéran de la guerre de Corée, le Mat
                                                             matelot de 1re classe Roderick Morrison. M.                1 Morrison (retraité) a reçu la médaille          meilleur restait à venir. Traditionnellement,
officially issued daily aboard HMC Ships until               Morrison, qui a pris sa retraite de la Marine                                                                lorsqu’ils accueillent des anciens de la Marine
                                                                                                                        canadienne du maintien de la paix en
March 30th, 1972. Colonel Namiesniowski,                     royale canadienne (MRC) bien avant la création                                                               au Mess pour les célébrations soulignant le
                                                                                                                        reconnaissance de sa contribution au sein
who joined the Canadian Forces as a Naval                    de la médaille canadienne du maintien de la                de la Commission d’armistice militaire            jour du Souvenir et la bataille de l’Atlantique,
Reservist and served aboard RCN ships in                     paix, a reçu sa médaille du commandant de la               du Commandement des Nations Unies                 les membres du Mess cotisent pour offrir
his role as a Maritime Fighter Controller is                 22e Escadre, le colonel Conrad Namiesniowski,              (UNCMAC) à bord du NCSM HAIDA, du 17              à ceux qui le souhaitent, un verre de rhum
well versed in naval traditions and used his                 lors d’une cérémonie surprise devant ses amis              août 1953 au 17 novembre 1954. Le NCSM            de la Marine Pusser’s, le rhum officiel servi
authority as a Commanding Officer to order                   et ses proches à sa résidence au bord du Lac               HAIDA a servi la MRC de1943 à 1963, et            quotidiennement à bord des NCSM jusqu’au
an “up spirits” as he presented Mr. Morrison                 Nipissing, le vendredi 27 juillet 2012.                    appartient aujourd’hui à Parcs Canada,            30 mars 1972. Le colonel Namiesniowski,
with a bottle of Pusser’s Navy Rum.                                                                                     également responsable de son exploitation         qui s’est enrôlé dans les Forces canadiennes
                                                             M. Morrison n’avait pas pu assister à la                                                                     à titre de membre de la réserve navale et a
More can be learned about HMCS Haida at                      cérémonie de remise des récompenses                        en tant que navire-musée au Port de Hamilton
                                                                                                                        depuis le 30 août 2003, soixante ans après sa     servi à bord des NCSM en tant que contrôleur
                                                             et distinctions honorifiques de l’escadre                                                                    d’interception en opérations maritimes,
                                                             au printemps, et avait demandé que la                      mise en service. Étant donné son soutien au
   The Shield ~ Le Bouclier                                  médaille lui soit simplement envoyée par                   combat durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale,
                                                                                                                        où il a coulé le croiseur de bataille allemand
                                                                                                                                                                          connaît bien les traditions de la Marine et a
                                                                                                                                                                          profité de son autorité à titre de commandant
                   22 Wing North Bay,                        la poste. Toutefois, le chef de cabinet                                                                      pour ordonner un « up spirits » lorsqu’il a
              Hornell Heights, ON P0H 1P0                    du commandant d’escadre et sergent                         Scharnhorst, et lors de la guerre de Corée, où
       Phone: 705-494-2011 (2822) Fax: 705-494-6261
                                                                                                                        il faisait partie du Trainbusters Club, le NCSM   présenté une bouteille de rhum de la Marine
      Email: +22 Wg The Shield@22 Wg@North Bay               David Ellery a jugé que cette solution ne                                                                    Pusser’s à M. Morrison.
         Read The Shield/Le Bouclier online at               conviendrait pas pour honorer un vétéran                   HAIDA est généralement considéré comme
          www.cg.cfpsa.ca/cg-pc/northbay/en/                 retraité, et il a communiqué avec l’épouse de              étant le navire le plus combatif de la Marine     Pour en savoir plus sur le NCSM HAIDA,
   informationandfaq/newspapers/Pages/default.aspx
                                                             M. Morrison, Catherine, pour coordonner la                 royale canadienne.                                visitez le site suivant : http://hmcshaida.ca.

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Wing commander’s corner / coin du commandant de l’escadre
                           For those who just moved to 22              significant improvements to compensation and benefits for           incident réel. Comme vous le savez, nous élaborons des plans
                           Wing, I hope your move went well            CF personnel compared to past decades, to the point that            et nous les mettons en pratique. Cependant, les terroristes et
                           and you are settling in. To those           the CF has a world-renowned compensation and benefits               les catastrophes ne suivent aucun scénario, et nous devons
                           of you who have been here for a             scheme. While any reduction in benefits can be daunting, we         être en mesure d’adapter nos plans selon la situation. Nous
                           year or more, I hope you had a              must remember that we remain well ahead of many industries.         pouvons seulement y arriver si nous sommes bien entraînés.
                           good relaxing summer and that all           I am not saying it will be easy. Many of us have made               La balle est dans votre camp et vous pourriez être celui qui
                           of you are ready to get to work. I                                                                              empêchera un désastre.
                                                                       commitments and decisions based on previous benefit
                           can promise you that we will have           packages. However, the timing of this decision is giving            Finalement, on comprend bien que bon nombre des
                           a challenging year ahead of us and          each of you time to consult with a SISIP advisor and/or your        changements que nous constatons relativement aux
                           it will take our combined efforts           bank to discuss your financial situation and determine a way        politiques nous toucheront personnellement. Jusqu’à
                           to adapt to the challenges. I don’t         ahead based on your life style and career and or family goals.      maintenant, vous avez constaté les changements concernant
Col C.R. Namiesniowski usually repeat myself, however as I
                                                                       Some of us may need to review our budgets, reconsider               le déménagement ainsi que les prestations financières
                           said during my change of command            some purchases such as recreational vehicles, or review             relatives aux restrictions imposées. Comme tous les
speech over a year ago, “We live in a world of constant                the decision to be on Imposed Restriction away from our             ministères et organismes fédéraux, les FC doivent rendre
change and transition, and we can expect it will continue as           families. Not to be a pessimist but more of a realist, we can       des comptes aux contribuables canadiens. À cet égard, elles
the CF and the Air Force adjust to the current world dynamics          expect, and should be prepared for more changes to come,            doivent examiner régulièrement leur budget afin de demeurer
but we will work through that together”. These words remain            recognizing that the cost of personal life style choices will       financièrement responsables. Au moyen de l’Examen
true today, and I remain confident that we will adapt and              start to come out of our pocket. We must accept that those          stratégique, les FC appuient l’objectif du gouvernement
overcome the challenges ahead of us. As you well know, we              are our choices and they will come at a cost, both financial        canadien de retrouver l’équilibre budgétaire. Par conséquent,
completed a reserve review and this month we will look at how          and personal. Should you experience difficulty handling             les avantages sociaux font l’objet d’un examen afin de trouver
well we have done so far and continue to improve our plan.             these changes, please do not hesitate to ask for help. You          un équilibre entre les besoins essentiels des militaires et le
We have just completed a review of our civilian establishment          can talk to your supervisor, seek any of our local support          respect des besoins des familles des FC. Au moment où le
and it appears that we will have very minor changes that will          team, contact SISIP at or contact CF Members Assistance             gouvernement annoncera ces changements, il sera important
have little or no impact on our current civilian work force. Now       Program (CFMAP) / Employee Assistance Program (EAP),                de comprendre la façon dont les nouvelles politiques
we also start the final step in our study and that is to look          which is reachable at 1-800-268-7708.                               vous toucheront et comment celles-ci influenceront vos
at our Regular Force establishment. We have already been                                                                                   choix. Si vous prenez en considération vos choix de vie,
asked to give up 5 positions to the RCAF for reallocation and                           ----------------------------------                 vous pouvez demander l’avis d’un conseiller financier qui
we will have to continue to look at how we do business. My             Pour ceux qui viennent à peine de déménager à la 22e                pourrait vous assurer une flexibilité pour vous adapter aux
challenge to every one of you for the upcoming year is to              Escadre, j’espère que tout s’est bien déroulé et que vous           nouvelles politiques et maintenir les exigences en matière
look at the way we do things, and look for ways to improve             êtes bien installés. Pour ceux qui sont ici depuis un an ou         de mobilité des FC. Par exemple, si vous renouvelez votre
our efficiency and effectiveness. We are in an era where we            plus, j’espère que vous avez pu relaxer durant l’été et que         prêt hypothécaire dans l’année à venir, vous pourriez prendre
must admit that we will at some point in time be forced to do          vous êtes tous prêts à reprendre le travail. Je vous promets        en considération les hypothèques portables, transférables
less with less but for now, we need to set our priorities in line      que nous aurons une année riche en défis qui demandera              ou ouvertes afin de prévenir les pénalités d’intérêt en cas
with our mission goals and work to achieve them as a team.             des efforts combinés pour s’y adapter. Je ne suis pas du            d’affectation étant donné que le paiement des pénalités de
I hope that by now you have all heard about the NORAD                  genre à me répéter, mais comme je l’ai dit il y a plus d’un         libération d’hypothèque ne s’applique plus.
and Domestic Operations exercise, VIGILANT SHIELD AND                  an : « Nous vivons dans un monde en évolution constante,            Bon nombre de prestations de réinstallation seront maintenant
DETERMINED DRAGON that we will be running 21-30 Oct                    et nous devons nous attendre à ce qu’il en soit ainsi au            couvertes au moyen d’une enveloppe personnalisée qui offre
2012. You all should be well aware of our training events              moment où les Forces canadiennes (FC) et l’Aviation royale          un grand nombre d’options pour s’adapter aux choix de vie
such as fire drills that we have “walked through” since May.           canadienne s’adaptent aux dynamiques mondiales actuelles.           personnels, comme la possession d’un animal. Dans leur
As we get closer to the exercise dates, you can expect that            Cependant, nous traverserons cette étape ensemble. » Ces            ensemble, les changements présentent de légers ajustements
frequency and complexity of the training will increase to              mots demeurent actuels et je suis encore persuadé que nous          à des cadres généraux de rémunération et à des programmes
the point that we are well prepared for this exercise. I am            nous adapterons et que nous relèverons les défis qui nous           de remboursement très solides et généreux. Nous avons noté
confident that we are further ahead this year than we were last        attendent. Comme vous le savez bien, nous avons effectué            d’importantes améliorations concernant la rémunération et les
year but I also know that the exercise scenario will be more           un examen de la Réserve et ce mois-ci, nous recevrons               avantages sociaux du personnel des FC depuis les dernières
                                                                       les résultats et nous continuerons d’améliorer notre plan.          décennies. Les FC sont reconnues à l’échelle mondiale pour
demanding and that it will involve the whole base. As you go
                                                                       Nous venons de mener un examen sur nos effectifs civils,            leur programme de rémunération et d’avantages sociaux. Bien
through these drills, I ask that you not only continue to take
                                                                       et il semble que nous connaîtrons des changements très              qu’une réduction des avantages sociaux est déconcertante,
them seriously but that you look around and understand not
                                                                       mineurs qui auront peu de répercussions, voire aucune, sur          nous devons nous rappeler que nous avons une longueur
only your job but also those of others. You never know when
                                                                       notre personnel civil. Nous démarrons également l’étape             d’avance sur un grand nombre d’industries.
you will be required to take a leadership role in an exercise
                                                                       finale de notre étude qui consiste à examiner nos effectifs
or a real world event. As you well know, we make plans and                                                                                 Je ne dis pas que la tâche sera facile. Bon nombre d’entre
                                                                       de la Force régulière. Nous avons déjà dû supprimer cinq
we practice/exercise those plans however, terrorists and                                                                                   nous ont pris des engagements et des décisions en fonction
                                                                       postes au sein de l’ARC aux fins de réaffectation, et nous
catastrophes do not follow the script so we must be able to                                                                                des régimes d’avantages sociaux précédents. Toutefois, en
                                                                       devrons continuer de revoir notre façon de faire. Je vous
adapt our plans to the situation. We can only do that if we                                                                                attendant qu’une décision soit prise, vous pouvez consulter
                                                                       lance donc un défi à chacun d’entre vous pour la prochaine
are well trained, the ball is in your court and you could be                                                                               un conseiller du RARM ou votre banque afin de discuter de
                                                                       année : étudier notre façon de faire les choses et chercher
the one that stops a disaster.                                                                                                             votre situation financière et de déterminer une solution selon
                                                                       des manières d’améliorer notre efficacité et notre efficience.
Last but not least, it is well understood that many of the policy      Nous vivons dans une ère où nous devons accepter de faire           votre style de vie, votre carrière ou vos objectifs en matière
changes we are seeing will affect you personally. By now, you          moins avec moins, établir nos priorités en fonction de nos          de famille. Certains d’entre nous pourraient avoir besoin de
will have seen and heard about the changes in our moving and           objectifs de mission et les réaliser en équipe.                     revoir leur budget, de reconsidérer des achats comme un
imposed restriction financial benefits. Like all federal departments                                                                       véhicule récréatif, ou de réévaluer la décision d’accepter une
                                                                       J’espère que vous avez tous entendu parler des exercices            restriction imposée loin de leurs familles. Je ne me considère
and agencies, the Canadian Forces (CF) is accountable to
                                                                       d’opération nationale et du NORAD, Vigilant Shield et               pas comme pessimiste, mais plutôt réaliste en disant que nous
the Canadian taxpayers and, in this regard, must review their
                                                                       Determined Dragon, qui auront lieu du 21 au 30 octobre 2012.        devons nous attendre à d’autres changements. Les coûts liés
budget regularly to remain fiscally responsible. Through the           Vous devriez tous connaître nos activités d’instruction comme
Strategic Review exercise, the CF has been working to support                                                                              à nos choix de vie personnels seront maintenant à nos frais.
                                                                       les exercices d’évacuation en cas d’incendie que nous avons         Nous devons assumer nos choix et les coûts associés sur
the Government of Canada’s goal of returning to a balanced             effectués depuis mai. Comme nous nous approchons des dates
budget. As a result, benefits are being reviewed to strike a balance                                                                       les plans financier et personnel. Si vous avez des difficultés à
                                                                       d’exercice, vous devez vous attendre à ce que la fréquence          gérer ces changements, n’hésitez pas à demander de l’aide.
between core military requirements and respecting the needs of         et la complexité de l’instruction augmentent jusqu’à ce que
CF families. As the government announces these changes, it will                                                                            Vous pouvez vous confier à votre superviseur, à notre équipe
                                                                       nous soyons bien préparés en vue de cet exercice. Je suis           de soutien local, à un conseiller de RARM ou au Programme
be important for you to understand how new policies may impact         persuadé que nous sommes plus avancés que nous l’étions l’an
you, and how they will affect your choices. As you consider your                                                                           d’aide aux membres des Forces canadiennes/Programme
                                                                       dernier à ce moment-ci, mais je sais également que le scénario      d’aide aux employés (1-800-268-7708).
life style choices, you may wish to seek guidance from a financial     d’exercice sera plus exigeant
counselor, and ensure that you remain flexible to adapt to new         et qu’il exigera la participation
policies and be able to maintain the mobility requirements of                                                      Canadian Forces Personnel & Family Support Services
                                                                       de l’ensemble de la Base.
the CF. For example, if you are renewing your mortgage in the          Quand vous effectuerez ces              Services de soutien au personnel et aux families des Forces canadiennes
upcoming year, portable, transferrable or open mortgages should        exercices, je vous demande               CFPFSS is always looking for employees. Did you know that CFPFSS treats all
be considered to prevent interest penalties in case you are posted,    non seulement de les prendre         military dependants as internal candidates? So, if you are interested in working at the
as mortgage breaking penalties coverage is no longer applicable.       au sérieux, mais également           Kitchen, Messes, CANEX, or the Fitness & Wellness centre, please stop in and fill out
Many relocation benefits will now be covered under the                 d’analyser et de comprendre           an application and/or drop off a résumé at any of these locations or the NPF Human
personalized envelope, reflecting that many of these options           votre travail ainsi que celui des     Resources Office in the Headquarters Building, Room 307H. When applying please
are there to accommodate personal life style choices, such             autres. Vous ne savez jamais          indicate that you are a military dependant. We are committed to employment equity.
as having a pet. As a whole, the changes reflect minor                 quand vous devrez assumer un
adjustments to very robust and generous overall compensation           rôle de commandement dans
frameworks and reimbursement programs. We have seen                    le cadre d’un exercice ou d’un

                                                      and Ethics and are:                                 identifies specific values and expected         4. Stewardship: DND employees and CF
  Ethics Corner                                       1. Respect the Dignity of All Persons: At all       behaviours. The five specific values have       members shall responsibly use resources
                                                      times and in all places, DND employees and          changed and are now:                            by effectively and efficiently using the public
  Good day Ethics Corner Readers,                                                                                                                         money, property and resources managed
                                                      CF members shall respect human dignity              1. Integrity: DND employees and CF
  You may have read that the Canadian Forces          and the value of every person;                      members shall act at all times with integrity   by them; and
  and the Department of National Defence                                                                  in a manner that will bear the closest public   5. Excellence: DND employees and CF
  have published a new and improved Code              2. Serve Canada before Self: At all times
                                                      and in all places, DND employees and CF             scrutiny, an obligation that may not be fully   members shall demonstrate professional
  of Values and Ethics. While this code closely                                                           satisfied by simply acting within the law;      excellence by continually improving the
  relates to codes past, important changes            members shall fulfill their commitments in a
                                                      manner that best serves Canada, its people,         2. Loyalty: DND employees and CF members        quality of policies, programs and services
  were made in the Statement of Defence                                                                                                                   they provide to Canadians and other parts
  Ethics. Below are some of the changes that          its parliamentary democracy; and                    shall always demonstrate respect for Canada,
                                                                                                          its people, its parliamentary democracy;        of the public sector.
  were made.                                          3. Obey and Support Lawful Authority: At
                                                      all times and in all places, DND employees          3. Courage: DND employees and CF                For more information about the new Code
  The Statement of Defence Ethics identifies                                                                                                              of Value and Ethics please visit the following
  ethical principals and expected behaviours.         and CF members shall uphold Canada’s                members shall demonstrate courage by
                                                      parliamentary democracy and its institutions.       refusing to condone unethical conduct and       website: http://www.ped.forces.gc.ca/dep-
  The three ethical principles have remained                                                                                                              ped/code/index-eng.aspx. Until next month,
  the same from the previous Code of Values           The Statement of Defence Ethics also                by facing challenges with determination and
                                                                                                          strength of character;                          Ethics Corner is signing out.
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Message From the WATSO                                                                                Greetings from your Community Council
                                                                                                       Article by: Major Jean Jobin,                                         valued at $200 for first
                         Oh, how time                 the safe return of WO Law after completing a Community Council Mayor                                                   place, and $75 for second
                         flies! Summer                successful ROTO 0 tour in Kuwait.                                                                                      place. So whether you
                         has already                                                                   It’s amazing what difference
                                                      It is my distinct pleasure to introduce your new a few weeks can make. The                                             compete for the prizes or
                         passed, and                  WATS Sections and their command team:                                                                                  you just want to outdo your
                         children are on                                                               nights are already getting
                                                                                                                                                                             neighbour, I encourage
                         their way back to            • Our new WATS Deputy Commanding cooler, and it won’t be long
                                                                                                                                                                             you to get creative.
                         school. As you               Officer is Major Quirion, who will now before we get to enjoy the
                         drive around the             oversee the portfolio of Wing General Safety, colourful fall scenery. The                                                 The contests above are
                         Wing, please                 Environment and Heritage.                        line-ups at the ice-cream                                                ways to encourage base
                         keep a watchful                                                               stores are starting to diminish, which is,         residents to show pride in our community.
                                                      • Wing Administration (W Admin), led by
                         eye for the little                                                            in my humble opinion, the telling sign that        Along the same lines, I ask that we all
                                                      Major Davies and WO Ramsbottom.
                         ones. Some will                                                               summer is already drawing to an end. Still         strive to keep our base clean. Regularly
                                                      • Wing Telecom and Information Services lots of nice days left though, so plenty of                 cutting grass and keeping your yard
LCol Godbout             be a bit sleepy,
                                                      (WTIS), led by Major Rubner and MWO Rylski. time to enjoy some fresh air with friends and           tidy is the responsibility of all tenants.
                         others may be
overly excited about the new experience.              • Wing Logistics and Engineering, led by family, as fall offers some great opportunities            Raccoons, crows and other scavengers
Take an extra minute to get to work, slow             Major Brown and MWO Gleeson.                     for activities in the area.                        are pretty active around here, so please
down, and make way for the school buses.                                                             Your Community Council is holding a few              use a garbage can with a lockable lid to
                                                      I am very excited to welcome each and                                                               avoid having these critters make a mess on
Over the summer, we have said good bye to             every one of them to our team. Our other       contests for 22 Wing residents in the months
                                                                                                     to come. We will announce the winner of the          garbage day. This is not only a requirement
many friends and co-workers who were either           section heads are remaining in place, and                                                           as outlined in the by-laws, but is also
posted or chose to retire. CWO Debrie and I           are looking forward to working with you for    Nicest Lawn Contest in the October issue of
                                                                                                     The Shield. Along the same lines, we will also       another way to improve the quality of life
would like to express our thanks again to all those   another successful year:                                                                            by keeping our streets clean and free of
who recently left us, for their excellent work and                                                   award prizes for the best decorated house for
                                                      • Wing Comptroller, led by Captain Morris Halloween, and the same for Christmas. For                litter for all to enjoy. Your efforts in working
support in achieving 22 Wing goals. We would          and WO Lisk.                                                                                        towards this goal are greatly appreciated.
also like to extend a warm welcome to all our                                                        each of these contests we will award a prize
                                                      • Wing Public Affairs and Imagery Section, led
                                                                                                       New Staff at JPSU
new Wing Administration and Technical Services
Branch (WATS) team members and their families         by Captain Dodds-Lepinski with the assistance
who joined us this year, we sincerely hope you        of WO Ramsbottom for Unit WO duties.
                                                                                                     Article by: Mr. Doug Brown,
enjoy your stay at 22 Wing North Bay.                 • PSP, led by Ms. Leanne Witt.
                                                                                                     Operational Stress Injury Social
We are going through a major transition               We look forward to introducing our sections Support Peer Support Coordinator
period within the WATS Branch. Four of our            at the Wing Indoctrination meeting in
                                                                                                     Hello from the North Bay Injury
section heads and two of our section MWOs             September. I hope you take advantage of all
                                                                                                     Peer Support Coordinator (IPSC).
were posted this summer, along with many              that 22 Wing has to offer.
                                                                                                     My name is Doug Brown and I am
supervisors across the Branch. We wish all            Welcome to North Bay!                          the new Operational Stress Injury
the best to Major Roper, Major Phillips, Major
Guerard, CWO Winters, MWO Chetwynd,                   Pascal Godbout, Lieutenant-Colonel Social Support Peer Support
and MWO Rochon as they move on to                     Wing Administration and Technical Services Coordinator (OSISS PSC) for
                                                      Officer                                        22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base
tackle new challenges at their gaining units.
                                                                                                     North Bay and North-Eastern
We would like to thank Major Hue for his 25           Dan Debrie, Chief Warrant Officer Wing Ontario. My office is located in
years of dedicated service and wish him all           Administration and Technical, Services Chief the Administration and Support
the best on his retirement and are thankful for       Warrant Officer                                Building 7A on the second floor,
Daughter of 22 Wing Member Heads to Brazil                                                           room 203A.
                                                                                                     The mission of the Operational Mr. Doug Brown, North Bay Injury Peer Support Coordinator,
Article by: Major Zoki Mbolekwa, A Flight             learn firsthand about all aspects of life in
                                                                                                     Stress Injury Social Support demonstrates how he relaxes and enjoys life. Photo submitted
Commander                                             another country. As their concept of the world
                                                                                                     (OSISS) program is to establish,                   at the Royal Military College of Canada.
Olivia Mbolekwa, 15, a student at Widdifield          expands, they mature and develop a deeper
                                                                                                     develop and improve social support programs While stationed in Nova Scotia, I was regular
Secondary School is starting out on the               understanding of themselves. Immersion
                                                                                                     for Canadian Forces (CF) members, veterans service support staff (RSS) for a couple
biggest adventure of her life. Olivia has been        in another country’s educational system
                                                                                                     and their families affected by operational stress. years with the West Nova Scotia Regiment.
selected as the Outbound Youth Exchange               enhances their academic and personal
Student for the Rotary Club of North Bay              growth. Host clubs and families and the What is an Operational Stress Injury (OSI)? My final posting was as the Operations
and Nippissing. As such, Olivia will be flying        entire community are enriched by extended, By definition, it is any persistent psychological NCO and Peer Educator with the Mental
from North Bay to begin a year long stay in           friendly contact with someone from a difficulty resulting from operational duties Health and Operational Stress Injury Joint
                                                      different culture. Bon voyage and boa sorte performed by a military member. An OSI:               Speakers Bureau at Directorate Casualty
Catalao, Brazil. Her proud parents, Rebecca                                                                                                             Support Management in Ottawa. I deployed
Pascall and Major Zoki Mbolekwa, her two              (good luck in Portuguese). Editor’s Note:
                                                      For more information about the Rotary Youth    • is used to describe a broad range of three times and have an extensive amount of
sisters, Tessa and Samantha are filled with
mixed emotions in the final hours before              Exchange please go to http://www.rotary. problems which usually result in impairment personal experience dealing with OSI and the
Olivia departs. “Olivia has been inspired             org/en/StudentsAndYouth/YouthPrograms/ of functioning ability;                                    effects it has on the soldier/veteran and their
by her late aunt who was a Rotary Youth               RotaryYouthExchange/Pages/ridefault.aspx • includes diagnosed medical conditions such family. I have been involved with the OSISS
Exchange Student in Sweden and a friend                                                              as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic program for the past six years.
of the family who was also a Rotary Youth                                                            stress disorder (PTSD), as well as a range My wife, Major Delaina Brown, is a CF member
Exchange Student in Denmark. We are                                                                  of less severe conditions; and,                    currently serving on the wing as the new
extremely proud that Olivia has the desire                                                           • is not intended to be used in a medical or Logistics and Engineering Officer and we have
and courage to live life in a distant country,                                                       legal context.                                     two daughters who are very active in swimming
to experience a vastly different culture and                                                                                                            and ringette. My family and I are extremely
                                                                                                     I would like to share with you a little bit excited about this new posting and we are
to learn a new language, Portuguese. We                                                              about me and my career. After 24.5 years happy to be part of the 22 Wing community.
are confident that Olivia will learn so much                                                         in the CF, I retired as an Infantry Sergeant.
and those with whom she meets will learn                                                             I served with both the 2nd and 3rd Battalion I look forward to supporting the members
lots about North Bay, Ontario, and Canada.                                                           of the Royal Canadian Regiment and was a of 22 Wing and those throughout North-
We’re going to miss her lots, but we do                                                              squadron Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Eastern Ontario.
hope to hear from her frequently through
social media. She truly believes YOLO”.
Exposure to different cultures ranks as                                                                                                              Joint Personnel Support Unit/ Integrated
one of the most powerful ways to promote                                                                    SHIELD SUBMISSION                               Personnel Support Centre
international understanding and peace. The                                                                       DEADLINE
Rotary Youth Exchange provides thousands                                                                  Submissions for
                                                                                                         the October issue                                    myth busters
of young students with the opportunity to
                                                                                                         of The Shield are

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meet people from other countries and to                                                                                                             does a posting to the JpSu mean release?
                                                                                                              due by:
experience new cultures, planting the seeds                                                                                                         No. Not at all – the primary goal of the JPSU is to
for a lifetime of international understanding.                                                             Mon,                        Sep
                                                                                                                                          t         have its personnel return to gainful employment in
The program offers numerous benefits to its                                                               Sept 17th                                 the Canadian Forces, in either their original trade
young participants and their Rotarian hosts           Olivia Mbolekwa is all smiles in her Rotary                                                   or one that allows for any medical restrictions.
and mentors, as well as to the community              blazer as she prepares for her year-long
at large. Through Youth Exchange, students            exchange to Catalao, Brazil. Photo submitted
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     health promotion                                                                                And now you know the rest of the story!
                                                                                                     Article by: Ms. Bethany Aitchison; Assistant         flags. After somehow transporting the
Coming in October…                                                                                   Curator, Canadian Forces Museum of                   flags back to Canada and decades going
Top Fuel for Top Performance & Injury Prevention                                                     Aerospace Defence                                    by with these flags sitting in a garage,
for Sports and Physical Activities Workshops.                                                                                                             the gentleman met my friend who had an
                                                                                                     Photo by: Master Corporal Andrew Collins,
Health Promotion will be offering both the Top Fuel for Top Performance and Injury                   Imagery Technician                                   entrepreneurial brainwave and asked if he
Prevention Programs.                                                                                                                                      could sell them. The father, at this point,
                                                                                                     History is all about stories. In museums,            just wanted to be rid of these hundreds
                              Top Fuel for Top Performance Program will…..increase your              knowing who an object belonged to, or                of flags and have his garage back; so,
                              knowledge of;                                                          where it came from, or even how it got to the        he welcomed the businessman to take as
                              1. Healthy Nutrition.                                                  museum is essential. Sometimes an object’s           many as he wanted.
                                                                                                     story is just as interesting as the object itself.
                              2. Food and fluid timing for athletic performance.                                                                          One of these extraordinary items, from
                                                                                                     Acting as a backdrop to the Canadian                 halfway across the world and signifying
                              3. Sport Supplements and their effect on performance and health.
                                                                                                     Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence’s                 the end of an era, would finally come
Injury Prevention Workshop will;                                                                     (CFMAD) exhibit, “The Threat,” is a Soviet           out of the garage to have a permanent
1. Provide information on evidence-based...injury reduction strategies.                              flag. The flag came from me, Curatorial              and meaningful home at the museum. It,
2. Broaden the understanding and awareness...of the burden                                           Assistant of CFMAD, but its story goes back          along with many Cold War artifacts, can be
caused by injuries in the CF.                                                                        many years. Originally I purchased the flag          seen at the Canadian Forces Museum of
                                                                                                     from a friend when I was in high school.             Aerospace Defence.
3. Support Injury Prevention in a cohesive ...and collaborative way.                                 He was selling them for his university fund.
For more information please contact: Trevor Monahan, ext 2612                                        If you think this makes it sound like there          To visit the museum, check our website, www.
                                                                                                     were a lot of these flags to go around, that’s       aerospacedefence.ca, or phone 705-494-2011
                                       Course Dates                                                  because there were; hundreds, in fact.               ext 2261, for current hours. Appointments and
 Session 1: Oct 3rd, 2012. Session 2: Oct 10th, 2012.     Session 3: Oct 17th, 2012                                                                       group bookings are welcome.
                                                                                                     Apparently my friend had received these
     Session 4: Oct 24th, 2012.   Session 5: (Injury Prevention) Oct 31st , 2012
                                                                                                     flags from the
                Time: 1330 hrs to 1530 hrs.        Location: Headquarters,                           father of one of
         Building 7A – Room 100a       Registration Deadline: 28 September 2012                      his friends who
                                                                                                     was in Europe
                                                                                                     during the decline
                                                                Lieutenant (Navy)                    of the Union of
                                                                   Ron Clancy                        Soviet Socialist
                                                               Royal Canadian Navy                   Republics
                                                                                                     (USSR). Along
                                                                  MARS Officer
                                                                                                     with the regime
                                                        Personal Stats                               collapsing,
                                                        - Born in Kingston, Ontario                  so too did the
                                                        - Joined the Naval Reserves in 1999          economy and
                                                        - Accepted to the Regular Officer            everyone was
                                                        Training Programme while attending           doing whatever
                                                        the University of Ottawa                     they could to
                                                        - Graduated with a degree in Political       m a k e m o n e y.
                                                        Science                                      This included
                                                        - Completed the Maritime Surface             secretly selling off
                                                        and Sub-surface Officer (MARS)               your company’s
                                                        training in 2006                             merchandise, or
                                                        - Served aboard HMCS Vancouver,              having it “stolen”
                                                        Ottawa and Calgary, Charlottetown and        in this case, from
                                                        was selected to go on exchange with          train cars.
                                                        Chilean Navy, sailing aboard the Tall
                                                        Ship, Esmeralda for two months               For whatever
                                                        -Served during RIMPAC 2006 and               reason, the
  Ron Clancy                                                                                         father ended
                                                        2010, Exercise Ardent Sentry in the
  Lieutenant                                            Aleutian Islands, task-group exercises,      up with boxes
                                                        Operation MOBILE                             and boxes of
                                                        - Sailed over 700 sea days                   genuine USSR
 Career Highlights
 - Awarded Bridge Watchkeeping ticket
 - Successfully passed the Naval Officer Professional Qualification board
 - Recognized by Rear-Admiral Greenwood, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific
 for his leadership while standing Officer of the Day he successfully extinguished an
 electrical fire broke out in the After Engine Room
 - As the Above Water Warfare Officer (AWWO) he conducted a surface-to-air missile
 firing, a privilege that very few AWWOs get to experience
 Current Posting
 - 22 Wing/CFB North Bay as the Naval Liaison                              Fun Facts
 Officer to 22 Wing’s Canadian Air Defence Sector               Sporting the new War of 1812
 (CADS) in June 2012                                            Commemorative Pin
 - To increase the interoperability and cooperation             “Growing up in Kingston, the
 between CADS and the RCN                                       landmarks of the War of 1812
 - To complete the air and maritime picture                     are all around you. Along the
 with the ship-based long-range air and                         waterfront you see Fort Henry
 surface search radars and data link                            and the Martello towers located in
 capability to help achieve NORAD’s mission                     strategically important locations
                                                                of Canada’s former capital city.”
  personnel support                                   www.cfcommunitygateway.com                           www.portailcommunautaireFC.ca                    programmes de soutien
  programs Serving
                                          FITNESS, SPORTS, RECREATION, AqUATICS AND HEALTH PROMOTION
                                                                                                                                                             du personnel Servant
   thoSe Who Serve                                                                                                                                             Ceux qui Servent



 Sports News
                                                        North Bay finished 8 overall in the Team
                         Ontario Region Golf
                                                        event; however there were great individual
                         Championships
                                                        finishes in the tournament as well. Result
                         CFB Kingston hosted            total for three rounds:
                         the 2012 Ontario Region
                                                        Maj Burton finished 12th overall with a total
                         Golf Championships
                                                        of 247, Maj MaCaskill finished with a total
                         from Sunday, July 15 to
                                                        261, Maj Saunders with a total of 268, Capt
                         Thursday July 19. The
                                                        Delisle with a total 285, and Lt Garrett with
                         tournament was held at
                         CFB Kingston Garrison          a total of 309. Our female competitor Capt
 by Pierre Simard                                       Anderson finished with a total of 341.
                         Golf and Country Club
                         where 42 golfers from          The top golfers will be representing the Ontario
  9 different bases/units competed for team             Region at the CF National Championship at
  and individual gold. The tournament was a             CFB Shilo from 25-30 Aug 2012.
  success, and all players enjoyed 3 days of            22 Wing Men’s & Women Slo Pitch Teams
  golf in beautiful weather and a fine golf course.
                                                        Our Men’s Slo Pitch team participated at the
  Players came from CFB Bases in North                  Ontario Region slo-pitch championships at
  Bay, Kingston, Petawawa, Borden, Trenton,             CFB Petawawa 22-25 Jul y . 22 Wing North
  Meaford, London, Toronto; as well as CDLS             Bay were competitive but lost in the quarter
  Washington. In the Female Individual                  final. The Ontario Region Champion was 8
  category Lt McBride (Borden) took home                Wing Trenton who defeated CFB Kingston.
  the gold with a 3 round total of 258. In
  the Male Individual category, it was Cpl              Unfortunately our women’s team could not
  Swansburg (Meaford)) to take home the                 get enough players to participate; however
  gold. He finished the tournament with a 3             Pte Bent was selected as a Floater and
  round total of 218. In the Team Category,             contributed to help CFB Kingston win the
  CFB Kingston walked away with the gold.               Ontario Championship.
  Kingston’s team consisted of 2Lt Lim, Sgt             Congratulations to both teams who will
  Asuncion, Capt Aldridge, MWO Merrick,                 represent our region well at the CF National
  Sgt Lloyd, Maj Myers, and MCpl Langevin.              Championships in Sep @ CFB Borden.


Sports tabloid – Sports day                                                                                                            What’s new in aquatics?
22 Wing North Bay is pleased to introduce                                                                   Fall Session registration will be open for      6:30-7:30 AM. This will run September 18 –
the Majestic Sports Tabloid on Fri 14 Sep                                                                   military Tuesday September 4. General           December 13. The cost for the program is:
2012. Teams of 8 players are asked to                                                                       registration will be open Monday September
register to the Sports Coordinator no later                                                                                                                 Military: Free
                                                                                                            10. The Fall Session will commence Monday       Members: $60.00
than 30 Aug. We are also looking for                                                                        September 17.
volunteers. If you are interested contact the                                                                                                               Non Members: $80.00
Sports Coordinator, Pierre Simard ext 2240                                                                  Our aquatics department will be offering a      Let’s Swim Across Canada: This is a FREE
                                                                                                            few new programs during the fall session        program for everyone that will help maintain
This sports tabloid will be a circuit of Sports
style events, run for 10 minutes, then a                                                                    Rookie Pre-Competitive Swim Program:            and improve your physical well being.
rotation to the next. The event will be held                                                                for children ages 7 - 13. This program was      Anytime you attend a lane swim record
at the Soccer Field area.                                                                                   previously organized by the T-bird’s Swim       the number of lengths you swim with the
                                                                                                            Team. The Rookie program will be held           lifeguard on duty. The number of lengths you
The day will start around 0800hrs with the                                                                  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00-        swim will be converted to a distance across
Sports Tabloid. A BBQ will be held from                                                                     5:00 PM. This will run September 18 2012        the country. Let’s see who can make it across
1140hrs to 1240hrs at the Softball Ball Field                                                               - May 30 2013. The cost for the program is:     Canada first! This program will be available
gazebo. The last event and final presentation                                                                                                               to start September 10 2012.
will be at approximately 1500hrs                                                                            Military: $275.00
                                                                                                            Members: $300.00                                For more information on our fall programs
Some examples of the events are basketball                                                                  Non-Members: $325.00                            please pick up our brochure at the Fitness
shout out, hockey drill and shoot, gymnastic                                                                                                                and Wellness Centre Reception Desk.
balance beam, potato sack race, bean bag                                                                    Advanced Adult Swim Program: Participants
relay, Frisbee throw and many other majestic                                                                who register for this course will have a        If you have any other questions about the
events.                                                                                                     chance to work on speed, strokes, starts,       aquatics program call Samantha O’Connor
                                                                                                            turns and endurance. This course will be        at 705-494-2011 extension 2611 or Pierre
Get into the spirit and create a team name,                                                                 held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from         Simard at extension 2240.
flag, chant and even wear team colours on                 thunderbirds Swim club
the day! – Team with the best team spirit will
get extra points.                                      For the up-coming 2012/2013 season, the Club             22 Wing - intersection                          22 Wing - intersection
                                                       is looking for young potential swimmers from                curling meeting                                Volleyball meeting
 22 Wing old timer hockey                              the 22 Wing military community. The 22 Wing
                                                       Thunderbirds Swim Club can offer your youth,         There will be an organizational meeting for     There will be an organizational meeting for
          team                                                                                                                                              the 22 Wing Intersection Volleyball League
                                                       competitive swimming in a fun and learning           the 22 Wing Intersection Curling League, on
The 22 Wing Old Timer Hockey Team is                   atmosphere. Various programs for different           Tue 11 Sept at 1430hrs at the Fitness and       on Tuesday, 18 Sept at 1430hrs at the
currently planning its season.                         levels of swimmers are offered. There will be a      Wellness Centre.                                Fitness and Wellness Centre. We are looking
                                                       free try-out Tue 11 Sept and Thu 13 Sept 2012.                                                       for team reps from all Unit’s/Section’s.
Interested in playing? Contact Sgt Thompson                                                                 We are looking for team reps from all Unit’s/
at ext 6551.                                           Open to everyone, 12 years of age and                Section’s.                                      The league will start at end of Sept, with two
                                                       under who have the basics of swimming. This                                                          (2) possibilities for game times scheduled
The practices will start in September                                                                       Game times will be Tuesdays, starting at
                                                       invitation is also offered to Military dependants                                                    during the lunch hour period. We would like
                                                                                                            1200hrs; and season will begin late October.
The Old Timer Hockey Championship is                   18 and under, who just moved to 22 Wing                                                              to have a minimum of 4 teams. If you have
schedule to take place at 8 Wing Trenton.              North Bay. For more information contact the          If you have any question you are asked to       any question you are asked to e-mail or call
Dates TBA                                              Head Coach, Pierre Simard at local 2240.             e-mail or call Pierre Simard ext 2240           Pierre Simard ext. 2240
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) 494-2011 Poste 2053

Welcome from your                                                                                    Fun Factory
mFrc board of directors                                                                                                                                      MFRC Contact List
                                                                                                     Session one of Fun Factory will begin on
                                                                                                     Saturday September 15, 2012.                        Personnes Contact au CRFM
Greetings to all the new families arriving this
summer! The board of directors of the north                                                          Welcome! For those of you who are not               Carolyn Lee-Guy: Executive Director/
bay military family resource centre (mfrc)                                                           aware of what Fun Factory is all about…it is        Directrice Générale, ext/poste 2057
                                                 The FRIENDS for Life program is a positive
and the mfrc staff extend warm wishes to         program for children ages 8-12 years of age         a fun filled program for children between the
                                                                                                                                                         Louise MacDonell: Business
you as you settle into your new home. The                                                            ages of 5-8 years old. This program is held
                                                 which teaches important coping and problem                                                              Administrator/Gestionnaire des affaires,
mfrc welcomes any opportunity to help you                                                            every Saturday morning from 10am – 12pm
                                                 solving skills that can be applied to daily                                                             Employment and Education Coordinator/
establish roots in our community.                                                                    in the Multi-purpose room at the Community
                                                 living. These skills will teach children to build                                                       Coordonnatrice des services d’aide en
                                                                                                     Centre, located on 19 Market St. The cost
We have our annual general meeting (agm) emotional resilience which protect individuals                                                                  emploi et éducation, ext/poste 2073
                                                                                                     per session is $15.00 or $2.00 drop-in fee.
coming up on 20 september. This event is against stress and anxiety due to change.                   Fun Factory is designed to support children         Suzette Boothby: Family Separation and
your opportunity to meet board members The skills and techniques are taught at an                    in their social development and allow kids to       Reunion and Second Language Coordinator/
and learn about our accomplishments over appropriate developmental level by using                    be kids and just have fun! All activities and       Coordonnatrice au déploiement et formation en
the past year. We have developed our many activities which target the cognitive,                     events are planned and supervised by staff          langue seconde, ext/poste 2056
strategic plan and will be sharing this with the physiological and learning processes.               and volunteers. There is always a lot to do!
community at the agm.                                                                                                                                    Linda Pyke: Prevention, Support and
                                                 The FRIENDS for Life program was                    If you are interested in any of the children’s
The role of the board of directors is to developed by Dr. Paula Barrett, researcher                                                                      Intervention/Prévention, soutien
                                                                                                     programs (ages 6-12 years) offered in French,       et intervention/Emergency Child Care
provide leadership to our organization. and practitioner in the field of clinical child              or for any other inquiries please contact Sherri
Working quietly behind the scenes, board psychology and professor at the University of                                                                   Coordinator/Coordonnatrice des services
                                                                                                     Adams at 705-494-2011 ext 2645.                     urgents de garde d’enfants, ext/poste 2026
members effect positive changes, growth Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. For more
and improvement in our programs and information about the FRIENDS for Life                                                                               Sherri Adams : Child, Youth and Teen
services. Volunteering for our board of program go to www.pathwayshrc.com.au
                                                                                                     Youth corner
                                                                                                                                                         Coordinator/Coordonnatrice des programmes
directors is an opportunity to learn new                                                             Session One of Youth Corner will begin on           pour jeunesse et adolescence, ext/poste 2645
skills, share your knowledge and talents This program will start up on Monday                        Tuesday September 11, 2012
and make a positive contribution to our September 17, 2012 from 6-8pm and run for                                                                        Donat Roussy: Information Management/
community. As a board member you will 11 consecutive weeks. The cost is $10.00                       Welcome! For those that are not aware               Gestion de l’information, Youth and Teen
participate in the governance of the mfrc. per child, to register please call the MFRC at            of what Youth Corner is all about…it is a           Programs/Programmes pour jeunesse et
If you are a civilian spouse of a military 705-494-2011 ext 2053.                                    fun-filled program for youth between the            adolescence, ext/poste 2645/2053
member and are interested in becoming a Registration deadline is September 12, 2012.                 ages of 9-12 years. It is held every Tuesday
                                                                                                     evening, in the Multi-purpose Room at the           Diane Sarrazin-Dubeau: Child Care
member of our board, please stop by the                                                                                                                  and Parenting Support Coordinator/
mfrc for more information.                       For more information please contact Donat           Community Centre, located on 19 Market
                                                                                                     St., from 6-8pm. The cost per session is            Coordonnatrice de services de garde et
                                                 Roussy at 705-494-2011 ext 2053 or Linda
Thank you for your continued support.                                                                $15.00 or $2.00 drop-in fee. This program           soutien au rôle parental, Garderie/Little Wings
                                                 Pyke at ext 2026.
                                                                                                     is designed to allow youth to interact with         Child Care Centre, ext/poste 2060/2668
MFRC Board of Directors
                                                                                                     other youth their age and to just have fun!         Pamela Lennips: Volunteer Services
                                                   babysitting/                                      All activities are organized and supervised         and Community Integration Coordinator/
     For more info on MFRC Programs                home Alone course                                 by staff & volunteers, but are founded by the       Coordonnatrice du programme pour
         and Services, check us out                                                                  youth. Some of the nights will be coordinated       bénévoles et intégration communautaire,
                                                         For children 11 years and older             events, while other nights will be drop-in and      ext/poste 2066
     on the web @ www.familyforce.ca                      Saturday, October 13th 2012                relaxed, where the youth will have a chance
             or on Facebook @                                   9:00am – 2:00pm                      to Wii, PS2, play card or just hang out and         Natalie Wiseman: Administrative and
              North Bay MFRC                        (children will be supervised at all times)       socialize. There is always a lot to do.             Program Assistant/Adjointe administrative
                                                    Multi Purpose Room, Community Centre                                                                 et assistance au programme, ext/poste 2053
                                                                                                    If you are interested in any of the children’s
                                                                   Cost $45.00
                                                                                                    programs (ages 6-12 years) offered in French,   Mark Hurley: MFRC Family Liaison Officer/
                                                (Full payment will be required when or for any other inquiries please contact Sherri                Officier de liaison avec les familles du
coffee connections                              registering, space is limited)                      Adams at 705-494-2011 ext 2645..                CRFM ext/poste 2579
We meet Monday mornings for coffee chat This one day course offered by St. John’s
at the Chapel Annex from 9:30am-11:30am. Ambulance, is intended to teach children
Childcare is available upon request for necessary skills to prepare them to either stay Youth corner calendar                                      Fun Factory calendar
eligible participants, a small nominal fee will home alone or babysit others.                       September 2012                                 September 2012
be required for this service. For information
                                                Participants are required to bring a teddy bear Saturday 8:                                        Saturday 8:
or to register please call:
                                                or doll as a tool to practice first aid skills, nut Wing Welcome & Family Fun Fair                 Wing Welcome & Family Fun Fair
Call Natalie Wiseman for more information at free snacks and lunch.                                 1-4pm                                          1-4pm
the MFRC 705 494-2011 ext 2053
                                                Minimum 10 participants are required to host Tuesday 11:                                           Saturday 15:
September Coffee Connections Schedule the course, please register early.                            Welcome Back Bash                              Welcome Back Bash
Monday 3rd: CLOSED Labour Day MONDAY For more information or to register, please 6pm-8pm                                                           10am-12pm
Have a safe and happy long weekend!!            contact Diane Sarrazin-Dubeau 705-494- Tuesday 18:                                                 Saturday 22:
Monday 10th: 9:30am-11:30am                     2011 ext 2060/2668 or email her at Diane. Outside Scavenger Hunt                                   Outside Scavenger Hunt
Welcome Back, Meet and Greet                    Sarrazin-Dubeau@forces.gc.ca                        6-8pm                                          10am-12pm
Monday 17th: 9:30am-11:30am                                                                          Tuesday 25:                                        Saturday 29:
Back to school theme, school lunch ideas                                                             Fall Craft                                         Fall Craft
                                                                                                     6-8pm                                              10am-12pm
Monday 24th: 9:30am-11:30am
MFRC staff, Suzette Boothby, Program
information
                                                   teen centre’s Annual
ladies Night                                       thanksgiving dinner
out at the AGm
                                                               September 29, 2012
Our Next Evening out will be Thursday                                6-11pm
September 20th 2012 at 6:00pm. You are                         No fee for this event
invited to join us for our Annual General          Come and enjoy a taste of turkey and all the
Meeting in the Blue room. This meeting is          trimmings!
an opportunity for you and your spouse to
get to know the staff and board members            Please register before September 26, 2012,
of the MFRC, as well as the programs and           for more information please call
services available for you and your family.        Sherri Adams at 705-494-2011 ext 2645.
After the short meeting you will be treated to a
wonderful dining experience. Free childcare is
also available upon request. There is no cost
for this event! Please call to register.
Call Natalie Wiseman for more information at
the MFRC 705 494-2011 ext 2053

Facebook                                           teen centre
                                                   halloween dance
The MFRC has “Facebook” Check out our
facebook page for upcoming events and                  When: Saturday October 20, 2012
dates for Coffee Connections and Ladies                 Cost: $5.00      Where: Club 100
Night Out! @ North Bay MFRC Connections
                                                     Ages: 13-18       Time: 7 pm- Midnight
 September / Septembre                                                    the Shield / le bouclier                                                                                            7
Prevention, Support and                              employment & education                             A fashionable fundraiser                              North Bay MFRC operating as
Intervention Services                                Services                                           for the mFrc!
                                                     Louise MacDonell
         FOR CF/USAF MEMBERS
                                                     705-494-2011 ext. 2073
          AND THEIR FAMILIES
                                                     Louise.MacDonell@forces.gc.ca
Prevention, Support and Intervention is a
                                                   The following resources are available at the
service designed to enhance the social and
                                                   MFRC to assist you in your job search:                                                              Parent Tot Playgroup
emotional well-being of CF families. We are able
to assist our families by providing the following: • Assistance with résumé and cover letter writing                                                   Several families took advantage of our Parent
                                                   • Employment Resource Library                                                                       Tot summer playground program.
• Education and Prevention
                                                   (English & French)                                                                                 Our regular weekly programming begins
• Short-Term Intervention and Crisis Support • Job postings bulletin board                                                                            Wednesday, September 12th. Join our
• Assessment and Referral                          • Local Labour Market Information & Trends                                                         facilitator, Cathy White every Wednesday
                                                   • Referrals to employment resources in                                                             morning at the Chapel Annex from 0930 –
If you’re in a situation where you’re feeling as                                                        (earrings, bracelets, necklaces)
                                                   community                                                                                          1130 for songs, stories and more. Parents are
though you do not know which direction to take,
                                                   • Referrals to employment workshops                  Thanks to Pte Michael Braam, his handmade invited to bring a nut free snack for themselves
contact your Prevention, Support and Intervention
                                                   and courses                                          unique jewellery creations are now on sale at and their children during this event.
Coordinator. It’s confidential and it’s free!
                                                   • Info on starting up and funding your own           the MFRC with 20% proceeds donated to the Participation is based on a first come first
Linda Pyke, Prevention, Support, and business                                                           MFRC. Drop by & see his jewellery on display served with priority given to CF/USAF and their
Intervention Tel: 705-494-2011 Ext 2026, Fax: • Accreditation information                               at the MFRC. Michael is also willing to take immediate families, DND civilian employees,
705-494-2106, Email: Linda.pyke@forces.gc.ca • Computers with high-speed Internet                       orders for custom design creations.           CFHA/MFRC/LWCC employees, Nasituk
                                                   • Photocopier and fax machine
Emergency / Respite/                                                                                    Second language training                       employees and their immediate families.
                                                     The following resources are also available
Casulty Support                                      at the MFRC to assist you in your career           ….”bonjour”                                   This year we are implementing a minimal fee.
                                                                                                                                                      Fees charged are to help recover related costs
Child Care for CF and                                planning:
                                                                                                                                                      to the program such as salaries and supplies.
                                                                                                        Classroom Instruction:
USAF Families                                        • Ontario college and university course                                                          Participating families have the choice to
                                                                                                        Classes will resume in September. Levels
                                                     calendars, including RMC                                                                         choose from the following payment options:
Emergency child care is available to CF and                                                             offered will depend on the number of students
                                                     • Distance and online education
USAF families at all times, day or night.                                                               interested in a specific level.               • Option A - $20 per family per session:
                                                     opportunities (English & French)
Respite child care is a service offered to CF/       • Information on funding your education            Note: a minimum of 5 students per level is Fall Session: September – December 31st
USAF families whose spouse is away for 30            • Second Language Training: French & English       required to offer the class.                    Winter Session: January – March 31st Spring
days or more. If you feel as though you would        – classroom & on-line                                                                              Session: April – June 31st
                                                                                                        Classes (daytime and evening) are held
like some time to yourself please contact us.        • Info on First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, Smart              once a week for 2 hours. Cost is $10 for your • Option B - $5 per family per summer session
                                                     Serve courses                                      textbook and a $50 deposit is also required Summer Session: July and August ( every
Casualty Support Child Care is support to
                                                     • Info on National Occupation Classification       and is refundable upon meeting attendance second week)
families of CF personnel who are ill, injured or
have died while serving through the provision Job Descriptions to assist in résumé writing              criteria and completing the course. Child care
                                                                                                        subsidies are available.                        • Option C - $2.00 per family per visit
of child care support                            National Occupation Classification NOC
We have screened child care providers.                                                                  Deadline to register for classroom instruction: Included are our themes for the following
                                                 http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-583-x/12-
                                                                                                        Friday, August 31. Please see, call or email fall session:
To Obtain This Service                               583-x2011001-eng.pdf
                                                                                                   Suzette at 705-494-2011 ext. 2056 or Suzette. September 12th Welcome Friends
For further information regarding Emergency          For more information or to arrange an         Boothby@forces.gc.ca                            September 19th Let’s Talk Shapes
/Respite or Casualty Support Childcare, or           appointment, please contact Louise MacDonell                                                  September 26        Tumble Time (in the Gym)
                                                                                                   On-line instruction:
to request assistance, please contact Linda          at 705-494-2011 ext. 2073 or email, Louise.                                                   October 3rd         Fall Fun
at 705-494-2011 extension 2026 /2053 or              MacDonell@forces.gc.ca Visit our website      Rosetta Stone method: training is geared to October 10th            My Body
Diane at extension 2668/2060 during MFRC/            at www.familyforce.ca to find out the latest  civilian CF family members unable to attend October 17th            Leisure Farm
LWCC hours, Monday through Friday, 8am               in free employment, training or education     classroom instruction due to conflicting
                                                                                                   schedules or who require language training
                                                     opportunities available to you in the North Bay                                               Please register for this program ahead of
to 4pm. After hours, please contact the MCC
                                                     community or the MFRC Face Book page for      at a level not offered locally.                 time by visiting the Little Wings Child Care
DESK at 705- 494-2011 extension 6407 for
                                                     upcoming job fairs or job postings.                                                           Centre at 494-2011 ext 2060. Fees are due
a list of child care providers.                                                                    Registration for on-line instruction: See, call at the time of registration.
If this service is used through the MCC Desk,        *** Employment Opportunities for Military or email Suzette at 705-494-2011 ext. 2056
                                                     Families & Exiting Military Personnel ***     or Suzette.Boothby@forces.gc.ca                 Child Care Care Registry
after hours, please ensure that the MFRC
Emergency/Respite Child Care Coordinator             Coca Cola Refreshments has employment Family information line:                                We are looking for adult and teen babysitters.
is aware the next available business day.            opportunities available throughout                                                            If you are willing to babysit, please contact
                                                     Canada, but especially in more remote         1-800-866-4546                                  Diane or Leanna at ext 2060.
We Care About
                                                     areas. Excellent benefits offered.
You Program                                                                                        The Mission Information Line has changed Volunteer Services
                                                     Positions available are: Sales Managers/ to the “Family Information Line”, your 24-
                                                                                                                                                   Pamela Lennips - Volunteer
If perhaps you know of someone going                 Account Managers, Merchandisers (often hour toll-free, dynamic, full-service program
                                                                                                                                                   Services, MFRC
through a difficult situation, we’d like to assist   part-time and suitable for spouses and post- that offers information, support and referral
with a gift to lift their spirits or help them       secondary students for extra income), and services to all CF families. Should an “Being good is commendable,
through. With their permission contact me,           Drivers/Driver Merchandisers. Visit their emergency arise during the absence of your but only when it is combined
Linda Pyke at 705-494-2011 ext 2026. Funded          external job board at: www.enjoycareers.com military family member, please contact the with doing good is it useful”
                                                                                                                                                   –Unknown—
by charitable donations and fundraising.             Canadian Association of Movers offers personnel at the Family Information Line.
                                                     employment opportunities (full-time &                                                         The summer months have gone by so quickly
Member Assistance                                    part-time & summer) in the moving and                                                         and the MFRC Busy Bees have been quite
Program                                              storage industry throughout the year.                                                         busy. A huge thank you goes out to all the
                                                     Positions available are drivers, packers/                                                     volunteers for their assistance with the
Free, short term confidential counselling for        loaders, warehouse staff, and clerical staff.                                                 MFRC “We Care” Car Wash, Family Fun Fair
CF/USAF members and their families. For              An application form can be found at www.                                                      meetings, Annual General Meeting planning,
more information please call 1-800-268-7708,         mover.net/cam/employment/. For more info,                                                     Welcome Packages, Ink Cartridge Recycling,
anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.            call 1-866-860-0065.                                                                          canvassing for prize donations (Family Fun
www.forces.gc.ca/assistance                                                                                                                        Fair). Everyone did an awesome job.
                                                                                                                                                       Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
                                                     Your mFrc Family liaison                                                                          22 Wing Children’s Annual Christmas Party
     The CFB North Bay military                      Officer at the IPSC                                                                                     Saturday December 1st, 2012
     community members and their
                                                     The Family Liaison Officer (FLO) offers                                                           If you are interested in becoming a volunteer
     spouses are welcome to attend the
                                                     support for families of ill, injured or deceased                                                  or helping out with the above event at the
          North Bay Military                         Canadian Forces members.                                                                          MFRC please give me, Pamela Lennips a
                                                                                                                                                       call at 705-494-2011 ext. 2066. I will get you
          Family Resource                            These services include:                                                                           register right away.
           Centre’s Annual                                     - Confidential individual,
           General Meeting                                     family/group counselling
                                                         - Referrals to mental health services
      Thursday September 20th, 2012
                                                              - Access to education and
              5:30 to 8:30 pm
                                                             prevention-based programs
           Blue Room-AYR Mess
                                                               - Short-term individual or
       Prime Rib Dinner served (veg.
                                                                   group counselling
              option); cash bar
                                                         - Outreach support for families in the
       RSVP before September 14th
                                                            Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin,
        Call 705-494-2011 ext 2053
                                                           Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury
     To register for child care please call                   and Temiskaming districts.
     Leanna at ext 2060
                                                     Please contact Mark Hurley for more
     Become involved, have a say,                    information about these services, and to get
     learn about our accomplishments                 the support you need.
     in 2011!
                                                     Mark Hurley, B.A. B.S.W. R.S.W.
     Your participation is important to the          Family Liaison Officer
     future of the MFRC!                             474-3450 ext. 2579
                                                     Toll Free 1-866-472-9433
                                                     Mark.Hurley2@forces.gc.ca
  8                                                                the Shield / le bouclier                                                     September / Septembre

Air Cadets Learn About the                                                                    Earning Respect Wherever He Goes
Aerospace Control Operator Trade                                                              By: Captain Leah Pierce, PAO
                                                                                              Photo by: Cpl Joseph Morin,
                                                                                              Imagery Technician
                                                                                              You definitely know someone is
                                                                                              a people person when they tell
                                                                                              you, “A good day is when I have
                                                                                              somebody who is in trouble or
                                                                                              is in my office and have them
                                                                                              leave with their head held high
                                                                                              or leave with a smile on their
                                                                                              face because I’ve been able to
                                                                                              steer them in the right direction
                                                                                              and help them when they
                                                                                              needed it.” Newly promoted
                                                                                              Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)
                                                                                              Cameron Winters would rather In a surprise ceremony held Monday, August 23rd, 2012
                                                                                              work on people’s strengths Master Warrant Officer Cameron Winters was promoted to
                                                                                              than berate their weaknesses. Chief by Colonel Conrad Namiesniowki, 22 Wing Commander
                                                                                                                                 (left). In on the fun was Carrie Winters and Chief Warrant
                                                                                              A twenty-five year veteran Officer Gilles Caouette, Wing Chief (far right). A large number
                                                                                              of the Canadian Forces, of 22 Wing personnel also formed up to witness the occasion.
                                                                                              CWO Winters entered the
                                                                                              military with a strong aptitude for electronics. What will CWO Winters remember most about
                                                                                              As an Aerospace Telecommunication & his four years in North Bay? The satisfaction
                                                                                              Information Systems Technician he had knowing families of a deceased member were
                                                                                              numerous opportunities throughout his career well looked after, ensuring deserving members
                                                                                              to test those skills. One of his career highlights were well recognized and being part of the
                                                                                              included installing and trouble shooting new organizing committee that established the
Private Mark Goldade, a member of 21 Aerospace Control & Warning Squadron,                    communication suites in deployed Canadian Yukla 27 Memorial at 22 Wing – today, the only
explains about the Aerospace Control trade to Air Cadets from across Canada who               Navy ships during 9/11.                              saluting zone on the wing. “This posting has
attended Career Day as part of the Airport Operations Advanced Aviation Technology                                                                 been the highlight of my career (and I’ve had
                                                                                              This Brooklyn, Nova Scotian has gained a
Course at Canadore College’s Aviation Campus. Photo submitted.                                                                                     good postings!), and that has everything to
                                                                                              wealth of operational experience and has
                                                                                                                                                   do with the people, from the youngest Private
                                                                                              worked along side the army, navy, air force,
Article by: Captain Leah Pierce, PAO            young people, clubs and organizations in                                                           to the three Wing Commanders I’ve had the
                                                                                              United States Air Force, within the North
                                                the North Bay community.                                                                           privilege to serve with, everyone has been
On Thursday, August 16th, 2012 Private                                                        Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and
                                                                                                                                                   exceptional. North Bay truly is a hidden gem
“Gator” Mark Goldade, an Aerospace Control      An active member of Kin Canada and an         the North American Aerospace Defense
                                                                                                                                                   and I think Comox has its work cut out to try
Operator with 21 Aerospace Control &            avid sky diver, Goldade joined the CF in      Command (NORAD). With a number of
                                                                                                                                                   to top this place, although I’m looking forward
Warning Squadron’s Charlie Flight, spoke        Regina, Saskatchewan, December 2009           deployments under his belt including Haiti,
                                                                                                                                                   to giving it a chance!”
to Air Cadets from across Canada attending      and completed basic training at Canadian      Kuwait, Italy, Alert, Greenland plus postings
the Airport Operations Advanced Aviation        Forces Base Borden, Ontario in April 2010.    to most Provinces and Territories in Canada, “It was very special to be promoted here at this
Technology Course at Canadore College’s         After graduating he attended the Aerospace    and a posting to Alaska serving on board wing,” explains Winters, “the troops enabled
Aviation Campus. The topic: ‘Pursuing a         Control Operators trades training course      the Airborne Warning and Control System me to look good.” Perhaps that is because of
career in aviation with the Canadian Forces’.   at Canadian Forces School of Aerospace        (AWACS), he will be bringing an understanding his personal creed, his “home grown” quote, “If
As a volunteer with the Air Force Speakers      Control Operations in Cornwall, Ontario       of the requirements of flight crews to his new you command respect you will earn nothing. If
Bureau this was one of many opportunities       until August 2010. After successfully         posting as Wing Operations Chief Warrant you earn respect you can command anything.”
Pte Goldade has had to impart knowledge         completing his qualification course he was    Office at 19 Wing Comox in British Columbia. As CWO Winters prepares to make his trek
about his trade, the Royal Canadian Air         posted to 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Chief Winters believes his primary responsibility         back to the Pacific Rim he will bring with him
Force and the Canadian Forces (CF) to           North Bay as a Data Link Operator.         in the new position as Wing Ops Chief will be         a sense of accomplishment, that he helped
                                                                                           to encourage cohesion and networking, “We             to build strong working relationships between
                                                                                           are service orientated and it will be my job to       operations and technical support in North Bay
                                                                                           motivate people to ensure Ops has all the tools       where the operations and support sections
                                                                                           necessary to do the job.”                             continue to work very well together to form a
                                                                                                                                                 strong Defence Team.

								
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