RETIREMENT – MASTER WARRANT OFFICER RAMIL CAMACLANG, 00109 – ATIS TECH

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Retirement Date: 28/07/2023

AFTER 27+ YEARS OF OUTSTANDING LOYALTY AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, MWO RAMIL CAMACLANG WILL BE RETIRING ON 28 JULY 2023.

MWO CAMACLANG’S ILLUSTRIOUS MILITARY CAREER BEGAN WITH A BRIEF DALLIANCE WITH THE ROYAL WINNIPEG RIFLES BEFORE JOINING THE ATIS TRADE IN 1996. HIS FIRST POSTING WAS TO CFB MOOSE JAW, WHERE HE HONED HIS SKILLS IN THE AIRFIELD AND COMPUTER DEPARTMENT, LEARNING HOW TO TURN THINGS OFF AND ON.

IN 1999, MWO CAMACLANG WAS POSTED TO CFB WINNIPEG, WHERE HE WORKED IN THE RADIO AND TELEPHONE SHOP, LEAVING HIS LEGACY THROUGH THE DUM DUM BOOK AND THE TALE OF THE HOT CHOCOLATE WAS BORN.

HE THEN MOVED ON TO CFB COMOX, WHERE HE LEARNED TO SKI AND IMPRESSED A FEW SKIERS AND BYSTANDERS BY CLAIMING TO BE A PART OF THE PHILIPPINE OLYMPIC SKI TEAM DURING THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS, THUS CREATING THE LEGEND OF THE SGT SKI MASTER.

MWO CAMACLANG’S FURTHER ASSIGNMENTS IN HIS MILITARY JOURNEY INCLUDED WORKING IN CFSCE WHERE HE HELPED TO TAKE CARE OF OVER 300 PERSONS IN BTL TP AND BECAME THE COURSE DIRECTOR FOR ATIS 3 AND DATA COMMS. THIS WAS WHERE HE MET THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE, LILY.

FOLLOWING HIS PROMOTION TO WO, HE MOVED TO OTTAWA AND WORKED ON PROJECTS IN ADM(IM) AND ADM(MAT), BECOMING AN LCMM. HOWEVER, HIS HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE LED HIM TO ENROLL IN AEROSPACE STUDIES IN BARKER COLLEGE, AND HE TRIED TO FLY AN F35 IN A SIMULATOR DURING A VISIT TO TEXAS WITH THE CLASS, WHERE HILARIOUSLY, HE REPEATEDLY CRASHED THE PLANE INTO THE DESERT.

LATER, MWO CAMACLANG REUNITED WITH HIS FRIENDS IN 1 CAD AS A COMSEC INSPECTOR, WHERE HE TRAVELED ALL ACROSS CANADA AND ENJOYED BARRACK LIFE IN EVERY BASE VISIT, RATING MESS FOOD ALONG THE WAY.

HIS CAREER MANAGER DECIDED TO ASSIGN HIM TO R&CS IN GATINEAU TO LENGTHEN HIS CAREER BY A FEW YEARS, GIVING HIM PLENTY OF TRAVEL TO CANADA’S NORTH AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE NASITTUQ MESS FOOD ALONG THE WAY.

MWO CAMACLANG WILL NOW SETTLE IN OTTAWA WITH HIS FOSTER DOG, LIVING IN A VAN BY THE RIVER.

HIS DEPART WITH DIGNITY EVENT WILL BE HELD AT STRAY DOG BREWING COMPANY IN OTTAWA ON FRIDAY, 28 JULY 2023, STARTING AT 1130. THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND SHOULD SEND THEIR NAMES TO CAPT NOUHOU HABIBA ([email protected]).

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE A NOTE/COMMENT, SHARE ANY STORIES OR ANECDOTES, PLEASE FORWARD THEM TO CAPT NOUHOU HABIBA AT [email protected] BEFORE 27 JULY 2023.

PLEASE JOIN US IN CHERISHING MWO CAMACLANG’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS, AND WISHING HIM THE BEST IN HIS RETIREMENT.

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Chad Zopf
8 months ago

Ramil,
to the second HAMWO, I wish you the very best in life on the new adventures ahead. Take care! Chad thee HAMWO.

Geoff Priems
10 months ago

Ramil, just saw this. Wishing you all the best in retirement. Working with you all those years ago was a highlight of my career!

Kris Hjalmarson
10 months ago

Hi Ramil! All the best in your retirement. Thanks for your service, and great working with you 🙂