408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron practices interoperability with local health authority

 

The aircrew of a CH-146 Griffon Helicopter from 408 Tactical Squadron take time to get a group photo with staff from the local hospital in Trail British Columbia as part of Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014 on 22 Aug, 2014.

Trail, BC – A CH-146 Griffon helicopter landed and practiced patient transfer operations at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, British Columbia, on August 22, 2014. Four Griffon helicopters are supporting Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014, a training exercise involving roughly 400 Reserve Force soldiers from 39 Canadian Brigade Group from August 18-28, 2014…/more

 

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CH-146 Griffon helicopters in Trail area for Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014

kootenaycougarA CH-146 Griffon helicopter landed and practiced patient transfer operations at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, British Columbia, on August 22, 2014. Four Griffon helicopters are supporting Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014, a training exercise involving roughly 400 Reserve Force soldiers from 39 Canadian Brigade Group from August 18-28, 2014…/more

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National Day of Honour: Veteran reflects on service in Afghanistan

 

Sgt. Barb Pelletier talks about the National Day of Honour and what it means to her at Edmonton Garrison on May 8, 2014. Photograph by: Greg Southam, Edmonton Journal

Photograph by: Greg Southam, Edmonton Journal

Name: Barb Pelletier

Rank: Sergeant

Hometown: Trenton, Ont.

Afghanistan dates: December 2008 – May 2009; March 2011 – August 2011

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EDMONTON – An avionics technician with 12 years in the Canadian military learned some valuable lessons during her two tours in Afghanistan.

“Canada is a very great country to live for, to live in, and to fight for,” said Sgt. Barb Pelletier, 43.

Since completing her military schooling in Kingston and Borden, Ont., Pelletier has been posted to Canadian Forces Base Greenwood in Nova Scotia, in Borden with 400 Squadron, and at one time worked on Blackhawk helicopters for the U.S. National Guard.

She is now with Edmonton’s 408 Squadron, where she has been since 2012…/more

 

 

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