1. AFTER MORE THAN 33 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, SERGEANT ARTUR (ART) RYLSKI WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 11 NOVEMBER 2020.

2. SGT RYLSKI JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN CFRC TORONTO, ONTARIO, JANUARY 1988 AS AN AIR WEAPONS TECH. HE COMPLETED HIS BASIC TRAINING IN CFB CORNWALLIS, N.S. AND HIS TRADE TRAINING AT THE CFSATE BORDEN.

3. DURING HIS CAREER HE WAS POSTED TO CFB COLD LAKE, 410 SQN, 416 SQN AND AUGUST OF 1996 POSTED TO 14 AMS IN GREENWOOD N.S. IN FEBURARY OF 2001, HE DID AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO ATIS TRADE AND GOT POSTED TO 8WTIS. AFTER COMPLETING HIS OJT AND TRADES TRAINING, HE REMAINED AT 8WTIS UNTIL APRIL 2007. AT THAT TIME HE WAS PROMOTED TO MCPL AND DEPLOYED FOR 7 MONTHS TO JTF AFGHANISTAN TSE MIDDLE EAST 2IC CAMP COMMS. JULY OF 2008 HE WAS POSTED TO 8ACCS AS PORTABLE RADAR MAINT TECH. DURING THIS POSTING ART DEPLOYED SEVERAL TIMES TO EVENTS SUCH AS: OLYMPICS IN B.C., G8 SUMMIT IN GRAVENHURST, OP MOBILE POGGIO RENTICO, ITALY AND NUMEROUS TRIPS TO CFS ALERT.

4. IN JUNE OF 2012 ART WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND POSTED TO CFRC TORONTO AS UIS MANGER. DUE TO CHANGING LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES, IN JUNE OF 2013 COMING FULL CIRCLE WHERE HE JOINTED THE MILITARY, ART DECIDED TO RELEASE AT CFRC TORONTO AND TAKE A RESERVE POSITION AT ATESS TRENTON WHERE HE REMAINED TO DATE.

5. SGT RYLSKI RECEIVED THE GSM-SW, NATO-OUP AND CD2. HOWEVER HIS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS BEING A FATHER TO THREE AMAZING CHILDREN: ASHLEY, KRYSTEN AND 2LT BRADLY RYLSKI AS WELL AS BEING A GRANDDAD TO LAYCEE AND FINLEY.

6. ART WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND HIS GRATITUDE TO ALL ATIS AND AIR WEAPONS TECHS PAST AND PRESENT FOR THE HONOUR OF SERVING TOGETHER. HE IS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THE MILITARY FRIENDSHIPS HE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF ACQUIRING THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER.

7. ART WILL REMAIN IN MADOC WITH HIS WIFE LAURA, WHERE HE HAS DEDICATED HIMSELF TO A CRITICAL JOB WORKING FOR THE “DO LESS SEE MORE COMPANY” AS “FRESH AIR INSPECTOR”.

8. WITH THE CURRENT PANDEMIC THERE WILL BE A FLAG CEREMONY ON 10 NOVEMBER, HOWEVER THERE WILL BE NO DWD OR LUNCHEON. ANY ANECDOTES AND WELL-WISHES CAN BE SENT DIRECTLY TO ART AT [email protected].

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