New Commander for 17 Wing Winnipeg
June 28, 2011
In a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance held on June 28, 2011 at 17 Wing's historic Stevenson Parade Square, Colonel Blaise Frawley assumed command of both 17 Wing Winnipeg and the Air Force Training Centre from Lieutenant-Colonel David Reyenga.
A highly experienced CF-18 Hornet fighter pilot, Col Frawley is a graduate of both the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto and the United States Air Force 'Air War College' at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
This is the second time Col Frawley has been posted to Winnipeg during his career. In 2006 he was posted to 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters as A3 Fighter. Since entering the Canadian Forces in 1985, Col Frawley has served tours of duty in such diverse locations as Bagotville, QC; Cold Lake, AB; el Toro, California; Aviano and Vicenza, Italy; Ottawa, ON; and Montgomery, Alabama.
After two-years as Wing Operations Officer and Wing Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel David Reyenga is being posted to the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre located at 8 Wing Trenton, ON.
Winnipeg Airports Authority and 17 Wing have developed a great working relationship over the years as 17 Wing is located within the campus at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richrdson International Airport. Mr. Barry Rempel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Winnipeg Airports Authority serves as 17 Wing's Honorary Colonel.
For more information about 17 Wing, please visit their website