In Photos: Operation Caribbe

The Naden band performs a ceremonial drum song for HMCS Whitehorse as she departs for Operation Caribbe, at Duntze Head, CFB Esquimalt Feb. 10.

In Photos: Operation Caribbe

Operation Caribbe is the Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the elimination of illegal trafficking in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean by organized crime. HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Whitehorse departed on the operation Feb. 10.

In Photos: Run for wounded vets kicks off

Mark Blachuras, Steve Deschamps, and Alan Kobayashi participate in Wounded Warrior Run BC training run on Jacklin Road in Langford on Feb. 9.

In Photos: CTF 150 reaches halfway mark

French Ship (FS) Courbet’s boarding team, including their drug detection dog, pose on the flight deck with the 1.5 metric tonnes of hashish seized from a dhow in the Gulf of Oman on Jan. 5.

In Photos: CTF 150 reaches halfway mark

French Ship (FS) Courbet’s boarding team searches a dhow in the Gulf of Oman while the ship stays close. Courbet’s boarding team found and seized 1.5 metric tonnes of hashish from this vessel.

In Photos: Battle Buddy Coins

The Battle Buddy Challenge Coin, a symbol of hope and support, is available from Delta Fox Trot Designs with partial proceeds going to veteran charities.  

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