3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton

History of Canadian Armed Forces Base, CFB Edmonton Garrison

Edmonton Garrison


The third Canadian Division Support Base, CFB Edmonton is a Canadian Forces base located in Sturgeon County north Edmonton and east of St. Alberta municipality. CFB Edmonton Garrison is also known as the Steele Barracks.

The history of this Canadian Armed force Edmonton Base begins the old Blatchford Field airfield, named after Kenny Blatchford who was a former mayor of Edmonton.

During the First World War, this airfield began operating and became vital to the development of the Canadian north, a staging point for the U.S. defence of Alaska and was heavily used by the U.S. military.

During the Second World War, the Blatchford Field was a training station under the British Commonwealth which formed a Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Training School and used the aerodrome.

Since the Blatchford Field airfield could not be expanded due to the proximity of Edmonton, the United States Government built a new air facility at Namao, a hamlet within Sturgeon County located approximately seven kilometres north of our city limits. It was the namesake of RCAF Station Namao, now CFB Edmonton, which is directly south of the hamlet.

The RCAF Station Namao was used by the United States Strategic Air Command, during the Cold War. It constructed a "Nose Dock" capable of servicing the nose and wings of heavy jet bombers and tankers on the south side of the airfield and also hosted the Edmonton Rescue Coordination Center, and served as home base for United Nations Food Aid flights, delivering much-needed aid third world countries, and was a designated an emergency Space Shuttle landing site by NASA.

When Canada's armed forces were amalgamated in 1968, the RCAF Station Namao was re-designated CFB Edmonton and was under command of the new Air Transport Command. Today, both runways are still visible, but they are no longer in use with the exception of helicopters.

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Posted to CFB Edmonton Garrison? Book Your HHT Today!

Your relocation package will consist of three components Core, Custom and Personalized.

  • The Core component covers items that are considered essential for your move such as cost to sell your existing property or dispose of your rental unit, cost of your House Hunting Trip (HHT) etc.
  • The Custom component cover items that enhance your moves such as marketing incentives on your existing property to help it sell, bridge financing and costs associated with your extended family.
  • The last component is non-essential but attributable to your move such as a Movement Grant, Posting Allowances and others.

Below is a description of the components, some examples of what each covers, and what happens if they are not used.

Core Component

Overview

Core benefits are essential to a move. All core benefits are funded directly by the Department. A member is not required to use these benefits, however, any unused benefits cannot be exchanged or assigned any monetary value to pay for any other benefits or expenses.

Examples of items covered

  • Disposal of your rental unit. Pay for getting out of a lease
  • Pay for costs to sell your residence, all real estate commissions and legal fees etc, mortgage breaking penalties, home equity assistance
  • Costs associated with your house hunting trips such as travel and hotels
  • The cost to purchase a new house including legal fees, inspections
  • The cost to move such as moving expenses, travel etc.
  • Much more. Ask IRP rep for more details.

What happens if not used

If you don’t use you forfeit them.

Custom Component

Overview

Custom benefits enhance a move. Custom funding is based on the factors of the type of accommodation, distance travelled and family size. The custom funding formula is used by the member to pay for these custom benefits only and cannot be used for any other type of benefit.

Examples of items covered

  • Building Inspection on your existing property
  • Marketing Incentives such as decorating allowances, early closing incentives
  • The cost to have someone take care of your children on HHT
  • Dependant and Extended Family Travel
  • Bridge Financing
  • Interest on $25,000 Home Relocation Loan
  • Miscellaneous Expenses for Extended Family such as transportation, lodgings, meals and miscellaneous expenses
  • Car rental when primary vehicle shipped
  • Shipment of – Second Vehicle, Pets, Boats, Antiques, Artwork, RV’s, Trailers
  • Miscellaneous Shipping Expenses
  • Spousal Employment Search expenses

What happens if not used

Choose it and use it or lose it

Personalized Component

Overview

Personalized benefits are non-essential expenses but are attributable to a move It is within the member’s discretion to use personalized benefits. The personalized funding formula is available for use in three ways:

  • it can pay for any personalized benefits;
  • it can pay for additional custom benefits beyond what can be covered by the custom-funding formula; and
  • remaining funds can be cashed out and paid directly to the member.

Examples of items covered

  • Movement Grant: Members receive a non-accountable grant in an amount of $650. This allowance is intended to offset various losses or expenses incurred but not specifically provided for because of the move. Members must sign a statement verifying that these expenses were incurred. Receipts are not required.
  • Posting Allowance: Members who elect not to sell their home receive an incentive equal to 80% of the pre-negotiated corporate real estate commission rate based on the appraised value of the home. It shall not exceed $12,000. Members can generate Personalized Funding as a result of savings on a house-hunting trip. These savings can occur in one of two ways:
    • Shortened HHT
    • CF Service Air

What happens if not used

Remaining funds can be cashed out and paid directly to the member.


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Living in Lewis Estates Edmonton

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Lewis Estates was originally developed as a retirement community. When Lewis Estates, also known as "Lewis Farms" began the construction of single-family houses, it was focused around the popular Lewis Estates golf course which features an incredible 6,742-yard 18-hole championship course. Several of the houses in this part of West Edmonton feature large picture windows which overlook the golf course. This is also one of the few areas in west Edmonton which houses are relatively newer and offer many bungalow-style homes. Keep in mind when purchasing one of these Lewis Estates homes to seek out extra glass insurance for those hard hitters! There is also a very popular community focused Seniors Care Living Residence with an aquatic centre and fitness room which features a full-time health and wellness director to inspire and entertain the most discerning and active seniors.


Today, the community of Lewis Estates is changing with the expansion of the city and has added a few schools to accommodate the younger families with a major up-coming Lewis Farms Facility and Park project, currently in the design phase, with anticipated completion in 2020 and will be located within the Rosenthal neighborhood in the open space southwest of 92 Avenue and Rosenthal Way.


Lewis Estates, West Edmonton is comprised of seven communities. The original communities of Breckenridge Greens, Potter Greens, Stewart Greens, and Suder Greens which were constructed after 1990 and the most recently built communities of Rosenthal, Secord, and Webber Greens featuring a mix of single-family and duplex homes.


Everything you will ever need is also within minutes of Lewis Estates including West Edmonton Mall, the Misericordia Hospital, River Cree Casino, Costco, Sobeys Liquor, dental care, physical therapists, lawyer offices, a transit station and plenty of strip malls in the Grange. Lewis Estates is a perfect place to live for children, parents and grand-parents. It is a mixed district catering to both our ageing population and offers all the perks of new community living.

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