Keeping it in the Family at 4 Wing

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

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

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

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

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