We will release his name once all family are notified.” JV, — General Jonathan Vance (@CDS_Canada_CEMD) October 31, 2020. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Sorry we could not verify that email address. ASU Wainwright, as the facility is also called, has 690 military personnel and 300 civilian workers. Cpl. A Canadian Armed Forces soldier was killed in a live-fire training exercise at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright Friday night. James Choi sustained a gunshot wound late Friday night while taking part in live fire training at CFB Wainwright. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. 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In a release, the military said the soldier sustained a gunshot wound during a live-fire training exercise on Friday night around 10 p.m. Defence cuts following the end of the Cold War during the 1990s resulted in the closure of CFB Calgary and consolidation of units at CFB Edmonton. Know that we are mourning with you and are here to support you during this difficult time. ASU Wainwright, as the facility is also called, has 690 military personnel and 300 civilian workers. “On behalf of all ranks of the CAF, I offer my condolences to the family and friends of our fallen soldier as well as to 1CMBG, 3PPCLI and the Royal Westminster Regiment. [])). My deepest condolences to Corporal James Choi’s family, friends, and @CanadianForces colleagues. We grieve alongside his family, friends and comrades,” Gen. Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, said in the release. Army: Alberta. [3] Although primarily a training base for the Canadian Army it is also used by the Royal Canadian Air Force to train fighter bombers and search and rescue practice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg, {* backButton *} This was reverted on August 1, 1967 due to command and control problems and Camp Wainwright became Canadian Forces Base Wainwright (CFB Wainwright) as a separate entity within the establishment of CFB Calgary. This process is automatic. As part of 1 Area Support Group (ASG), it hosts the Land Force Western Area Training Centre (LFWATC) and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC), as well as the following units: The transient military population averages over 1,000 personnel at any given time, and in the summer it grows significantly when hundreds of primary reservists undertake annual training. Headquartered at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, in the rugged prairie country of Eastern Alberta, The Canadian Manoeuver Training Centre (CMTC) is the Canadian Armed Forces' most advanced joint and collective training facility. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The soldier was shot … [4], Canada Flight Supplement. A Canadian soldier killed in a live-fire training exercise at the Wainwright military base Friday night has been identified as a 29-year-old man from New Westminster, B.C. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, http://www.familyforce.ca/sites/Wainwright/EN/Pages/default.aspx, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/CFB_Wainwright?oldid=4798193, 1 Garrison Military Police Company detachment. Wainwright also offered administrative support services for 1 Canadian Brigade Group units. DND owned an adjacent 75 km2 (29 sq mi) property and used the facility for live-fire artillery, armoured and infantry training. The training exercise remains under investigation. A Canadian flag is shown on the uniform of a member of the military in Trenton, Ont., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Please try again. Wainwright's infrastructure expanded significantly during the Korean War as buildings were constructed to house and train soldiers in three Canadian Army battalions, as well as units that would form British Commonwealth Forces Korea such as the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade.[3]. A Canadian soldier has died during a training exercise at a military base in Alberta. We have sent a confirmation email to {* emailAddressData *}. A Canadian soldier has died during a training exercise at a military base in Alberta. 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. DND owned an adjacent 75 km (29 sq mi) property and used the facility for live-fire artillery, armoured and infantry training. Defence cuts following the end of the Cold War during the 1990s resulted in the closure of CFB Calgary and consolidation of units at CFB Edmonton. Wainwright is located about 220 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Our hearts go out to their loved ones and @CanadianForces colleagues. CMTC delivers complex land-based joint-collective training conducted within the Canadian Armed Forces. 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The next issue of Edmonton Journal Headline News will soon be in your inbox. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. © 2020 Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddress *} {* mergePassword *}, {* backButton *} [1][3], The Wainwright Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), located on CFB Wainwright, provides resources and support for military families. This was reverted on August 1, 1967, due to command and control problems, and Camp Wainwright became Canadian Forces Base Wainwright (CFB Wainwright) as a separate entity within the establishment of CFB Calgary. As you mourn this tragic loss, know that we are here for you. WAINWRIGHT, Alta. {* createAccountButton *}, It starts with a trout, and ends up a growing disaster, Extra income support for hard-hit workers may not stick around post-pandemic, PM says, U.S. pharmaceutical company expected to release COVID-19 vaccine trial data this month. CFB Wainwright offered both officer and basic training courses, battalion level unit operations and acted as a host for training foreign detachments. DND owned an adjacent 75 km2 (29 sq mi) property and used the facility for live-fire artillery, armoured and infantry training. [3], Decommissioned as a POW internment camp in 1946, Camp Wainwright reverted to a Canadian Army training facility. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian Armed Forces' member who we tragically lost in a training accident in Wainwright, Alberta. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Subsequent changes to the force structure saw Wainwright's role as a training facility evolve, particularly as the garrisons at CFB Calgary and CFB Edmonton shifted some of their training to the newly established and much larger CFB Suffield. Wainwright also offered administrative support services for 1 Canadian Brigade Group units. © 2020 Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Called Wainwright Military Camp, or just Camp Wainwright, after the nearby Canadian National Railways division point, the facility saw use from January 29, 1945, to May 24, 1946, as a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for 523 captured German officers, soldiers and civilians from its first day of operation to 1,100 POWs at its peak. All rights reserved. One of these saw Camp Wainwright transferred on January 1, 1967 to become an auxiliary satellite training camp of CFB Calgary. The Canadian Armed Forces will be there to support the family during this difficult time,” the Canadian Department of National Defence said in a news release Saturday afternoon.