traditional way to keep "Airmen" informed of
current, changing and pertinent information are posted here, (most
recent NOTAMS at top):
Friday, December 11th -- Canadian
Forces Christmas Party
November 13th -- Canadian
Forces Fall Mess Dinner--
at the Cheyenne Mountain
November 11th -- REMEMBRANCE DAY
PARTY-- Saturday, October 3rd, 5:00 P.M.
Carol will be in touch. Pay attention to her requests.
Friday October 2nd. CANAM GOLF
Contact Bob Freimuth if
September 20th, 2:00 P.M.BATTLE OF BRITAIN CEREMONY--
The Retired Enlisted
Association, 834 Emory Circle
Preferred dress-- Blue Blazers &
September 12 -- Bill and Charlenes Annual bash, great Time
in spite of marginal WX
#09-4 25 Jul Nancy and
Peter's, (more to come) A Great Get-To-Gether
5/6 Jun Pikes Peak Scale Model Exposition (details
in News Letter)
29 May, Regular Force "Dining In" (details
in News Letter)
25 Apr, Wing Get-together, El Padrino Restaurant, SE corner
Northgate and Voyager
Parkway. 5PM for 6. Call Carol or Val
14 Mar: 18 Members enjoyed dinner at Airplane Restaurant. (details in News Letter)
Watch for details on 7 Nov Mess Dinner.
Next Meeting at Art and
Carols 25 Oct 08; see Val's e-mails for particulars.
#23 Battle of
Britain Commemoration was
a great Success. See Pictures in Battle of Britain link.
Comming up next . . Battle of Britain . . . Sunday, 14 Sep 08.
This is our signature event it would sure be nice to see a great
turnout. More to come in News Letter and e-mails.
#21 You wouldn't Buffalo us
Well Bill and Charlene did and it was great!
The Canada Day Garden Party was a super success. Our members
once again enjoyed this event hosted anually by our "3 Maple Leafer"
and the active duty NORAD CF.
#20 Fun and
good times were had by all in the Garden at
Peter and Nancy"s. We also got to meet MCpl Matt Dubois our new
The 2008 CANAM came off
without a hitch, that is unless you consider weather a factor.
#17 A great time was had
by all, (except posibly by Sue), at
Jim's. thanks Jim for a great day.
Stay tuned for 1July,
Info. 971 Wing will present the Canadian
Community Service award. There is still limited time to make a
Now for a "quick turn
around" we will get together again at
Jim Berwicks on 7 June; NOTE the early 3PM 4PM start
time. See you all there.
were the guests of Gerry
and Yvonne for a wing get together on the 24th of May where about 40 of
us had a great time thanks to the Robatailles!
Thanks to help
from ENT Federal Union, The Air Force
Association of Canada, an anonymus friend, our Wing and its members we
were able to be represented by 20 of our stalwart members for this
auspicious occasion. It was a great night bringing back many
NORAD memories and moments.
The 50th Jubilee of NORAD is coming. Check for the latest info
under the "Links" page and click to get the whole story! The Wing
is looking forward to being represented by a number of our long in the
tooth NORAD members, (more news to follow soon).
Wing had 8 of us at the "Canadian Spring Mixed Dining-in" and a good
time was had by all. Consul General Dale Eisler gave an
and informative look at Canada's close financial and business ties with
the US, after being introduced by Lieutenant General Bouchard who used
the occasion to remind all of the traditional celebration of the Royal
Canadian Air Force Anniversary that the dinner also represented.
Thanks Lew and Judy for a GREAT
time, it sure helped 51 "Wingers" lift their spirits in a wintery and
otherwise eventless January!
It's time for
"The Wing" after Christmas party. Lew and
Judy hosting. Bring a gift, not to excede $10 in value, only if you
wish participate in the gift exchange; mark it man or lady.
Each year 971 Wing
$100 to the Kuseler Campaign. The following note taken from the
CF Newsletter is provided here for your information.
CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND
Once again it's time to launch the fundraiser for the Kuseler Christmas
Fund Campaign. Traditionally the Canadian Forces personnel in Colorado
Springs, through the Kuseler Christmas Fund, collect non-perishable
goods and money for a selected charitable organization. The Kuseler
Christmas Fund grew out of the efforts of Chief Warrant Officer Bill
Kuseler, a Canadian Forces member, whose charitable efforts in 1988
have evolved into an annual Canadian community event. This year the
recipient of our campaign will be the CARE & SHARE FOOD BANK for
Southern Colorado, a not-for-profit food bank. Your donations will
support volunteer and community programs and the outreach efforts of
various partner agencies that help by distributing food in
neighbourhoods that the Food Bank cannot reach alone, providing
thousands of meals and groceries to low-income people in southern
Colorado. Most needed items include canned fruits & vegetables,
boxed pasta, canned or boxed meals (e.g. chili,macaroni & cheese),
rice, canned soup, canned tuna, peanut butter, boxed cereal, canned and
bagged beans, canned tomato products and powdered milk. Request that
monetary donations be made payable to the Canadian Forces Support Unit
Fund. A $10 donation can be turned into up to 100 pounds of food.
Non-perishable food items may be dropped of in the collection box
located in the CFSU foyer. Also, a collection box will be available
both the Canadian Children's and Adult Christmas parties. An extra draw
ticket for door prizes will be given for donations made at the Adult
Christmas party. Individual pick up can be arranged through the
Fund Coordinator, Major Laetitia Richard at 474-3334 (work) or 597-1863
(home ). The holidays can be a difficult time of year for families
already in need, sometimes forcing them to choose between paying bills
and buying food. Your donation can help make a difference this
Christmas. Best wishes: to all during this holiday season. I Kuseler
Fund Coordinator, Major Laetitia Richard
Christmas Party, We're invited. 15 December 2007, read all about it:
Rememberance/Veterans Day Memorial Park Sunday
11 Nov, 2007, 11AM
Please be there a bit early to allow time for parking etc.
Upcomming events: Annual Forces Mess Dinner and Rememberance Day
Ceremonies. Stay tuned for details.
#4 Time for our October
"get" together. Our new "Veep"- Joan and HubbyJames will be
hosting. If you can not attend please let Val know!(576-6988)
time 5:30 on Saturday, 6th Oct. Thanks to our new VP and
her hubby a great time was had by 39 of our stalwart members.
Commemoration of the BATTLE OF BRITAIN will take place
Sunday, 16 September 2007 which will be followed by a brunch similar to
last year at the Retired Enlisted Club. Please be in place by 1030 am.
Location: East of Murray Blvd on Emory Circle (near the UPS building).
Thanks to all who attended, some pictures are included under special
Get-together at Bill and Charlene Champions, (in Elbert), directions in
1500hrs, (3PM) Saturday 18 August, 07
once again to Bill and Charlene for a wonderful Day: great food, in a
great setting, enjoyed once again by the whole wing!.