In Photos: Operation Reassurance

Members of HMCS Ville de Quebec’s deck department receive Ship Without Air Detachment (SWOAD) training from the Helicopter Air Detachment while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea during Operation Reassurance Jan. 4.

In Photos: Sea King media flight

A view of downtown Victoria as seen from a Sea King Helicopter, Nov. 27. The helicopter has now officially retired from the Canadian Armed Forces.

In Photos: Operation Caribbe

Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander, and Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, chat during the unloading of seized narcotics on Dec. 7 in San Diego California during Op CARIBBE. 

In Photos: Operation Projection

Leading Seaman Christopher Albin prepares to fire the .50 calibre machine gun during a weapons practice onboard HMCS Calgary during Operation Projection, in the Pacific Ocean Dec. 4, 2018.

In Photos: Operation Palaci

Every year since 1961, Canadian Armed Forces’ gunners from all over Canada come together during Operation Palaci in Rogers Pass, British Columbia, to trigger avalanches using C3 105mm Howitzers.

In Photos: Operation Palaci

Every year since 1961, Canadian Armed Forces’ gunners from all over Canada come together during Operation Palaci in Rogers Pass, British Columbia, to trigger avalanches using C3 105mm Howitzers.

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    Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ New radar equipment, soon to be installed on Halifax-class frigates, will allow for better detection and faster response when dealing with incoming threats at sea, says RAdm Craig Baines, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic. The upgrade will add a new electronically-stabilized antenna set to the Sea Giraffe […]

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