"But this community really felt like home. Leaving won't be easy," he said.
During his time in Greenwood, Irvine was also responsible for overseeing several major infrastructure projects at the base. They included a new fire station and a health care centre.
"The people here what a great team. We continue to operate as one, getting airplanes in the air and supporting Canada's military."
During his tenure as Wing Commander, his "main marker to achieve" was the Block III modernization of the Aurora, which focuses on the replacement of the aircraft's sensors and mission computer.
Change of Command Ceremony planned at Greenwood
He also wishes he was leaving Greenwood with more accomplished on the water file. The base has been on and off municipal water since problems were found in the base's aging infrastructure of wells, some of which date back to the 1940s.
Irvine, who assumed command of the base in August 2011, likened his role at the Wing with that of a mayor in a small town. He characterized the past two years, the traditional length of base commander postings, as "an extremely fun but extremely busy time."
Irvine said he regrets the Arena Curling Partnership Project didn't progress over Nike Vapormax Explorer Pack the past two years and was eventually moved to a 10 15 year horizon, despite continuing interest within the military and civilian community. He said tighter funds for non operational projects is the new reality at all Canadian Forces bases, not just Greenwood.
The project, he says, is now close to initial operation capability. He would like to have seen the project timeline a bit more advanced, but remains confident it will wrap up shortly after his departure.
"It has been a tremendous effort and amount of work from the team here," said Irvine.
beautifully. Once the overseas operation wrapped up, the "home game," or regular activities on the base, remained constant.
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Irvine is both proud of the work that has been accomplished by the Wing in the past two years and looking forward to the opportunity that will take him to the next stage of his career.
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he is leaving Greenwood knowing the future of the base is solid.
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