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The Lookout Newspaper can trace its history back to April 1943 when CFB Esquimalt’s first newspaper was published. Since then, Lookout has grown into the award winning source for Pacific Navy News. Leading the way towards interactive social media reach, we are a community resource newspaper growing a world wide audience.

Photo credit: NCdt S.L. Delaney

SISIP serves up food and information

NCdt S.L. Delaney – MARPAC PA Office How can SISIP Financial reach more members and help them through financial issues? Shannon Childs, Financial Services Coordinator, determined the answer is food and fun. On Wednesday, July 11, SISIP Financial hosted a client appreciation barbecue at the Naden field and invited participants to join in a full-sized version […]

Businessmen talking while cycling outdoors

What grinds my gears?

We’re our own worst enemy! SLt M.X. Déry – Contributor In this series of commentaries on bicycle safety, I want to address issues that cyclists face every day from motorists, pedestrians and even other cyclists. Most of what I will write about has happened to me personally and are things that constantly grind my gears. I’ll […]

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship REGINA's CH-124 Sea King helicopter deploys flares during a routine flight operation in the Indian Ocean on August 14, 2014. Photo by Cpl Michael Bastien, MARPAC Imaging Services

Sea King is going out in style

  LCol Travis Chapman – 443 (MH) Squadron Commanding Officer Designed in the late 1950s and procured by Canada through a dynamic acquisition program in the early 1960s, the CH124 Sea King helicopter has served Canadians with distinction since May 24, 1963.  Such longevity, combined with avionics and mission system upgrades and the utility of a […]

Photos by Leading Seaman David Gariepy, MARPAC Imaging Services

Raven Program Swearing-in Ceremony

Candidates for Raven Basic Military Qualification wait for the Swearing-In Ceremony at the Naval Officer Training Centre, July 5. The six-week Raven Aboriginal Youth Employment Program is an outreach program designed to build bridges into the Aboriginal communities in Canada, and to make Aboriginal youth aware of potential military or civilian careers with the Department […]

Photo by CPO1 Michael Vincelette

Navy sail program adds value to career

  OS Cedrick Delisle – Contributor I decided to join the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) a little over a year ago. I did so out of a desire to find a new work environment where collaboration, teamwork, learning and healthy living were at the forefront. A year later, I am still baffled by the vast amount […]

Fallen honoured with motorcycle ride

Fallen honoured with motorcycle ride

SLt Louis-Pierre Gosselin – Base PA OJT When Joe Lescene, a long-time supporter of the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay, died in a tragic accident last year, his friends made sure his legacy – and his bike – were honoured in the annual relay. The former Petty Officer Second Class died after he fell from a […]

Sub commander goes outward bound

Sub commander goes outward bound

Peter Mallett – Staff Writer A senior commander with the Canadian Submarine Force will fulfill his dream this summer of paddling the waters of the far north’s South Nahanni River. Commander Mike Mangin, Deputy Commander Operations of the Canadian Submarine Force, will be part of Outward Bound Canada’s 10-day canoe expedition on the scenic, but fast-moving […]

Military spouse captures Island title

Military spouse captures Island title

SLt M.X. Déry – MARPAC PA For the second year in a row, Mrs. Vancouver Island BC has been won by a military spouse. On July 2, Jane Vermeulen, Mrs. Vancouver Island BC 2017 and wife of Lt(N) Miklos Kovacs, crowned her friend, Jenn Sheffield, as Mrs. Vancouver Island BC 2018. Vermeulen knows her friend will […]

Photo by LS Sisi Xu, MARPAC Imaging Services

Calgary sailors cowboy up at Stampede

By Lt(N) Paul Pendergast – Maritime Forces Pacific PA Sailors from HMCS Calgary once again donned their Smithbilt hats at the 2018 Calgary Stampede. Twenty-eight Calgary sailors participated in the 10-day event as part of an annual namesake city visit and were joined by the National Band of the Naval Reserve, as well as personnel from the […]

In Photos: RIMPAC 2018

In Photos: RIMPAC 2018

HMCS Vancouver crew at work during RIMPAC.