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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.

HMCS Ottawa

Inland navy reservists get sea time aboard HMCS Ottawa

Lt(N) Curtis Dollis, HMCS Ottawa ~ HMCS Ottawa has just finished Sea Acceptance Trials as part of the continuing effort to bring the ship and crew up to high readiness. While the crew is ready for some well-earned time ashore during the upcoming work period, several temporary members of the ship’s company are taking their […]

Capt(N) Christopher Earl, Commanding Officer of Fleet Maintenance Facility, displays a prototype of an Operation Palaci commemorative plaque that was presented to 17 members of 5e Regiment d’artillerie legere du Canada from Valcartier, Que. The presentation by the RCN was to thank the soldiers for their work in the anti-avalanche operation as it concluded for another season.

Avalanche fighters on Operation Palaci thanked

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ To commemorate the end of this season’s Operation Palaci, which kept Rogers Pass safe and open, Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton (FMF CB) presented the soldiers from a Quebec artillery unit with a shiny keepsake. Two weeks ago, Capt(N) Christopher Earl, Commanding Officer of FMF CB, travelled high into the […]

Rachel Lallouz, Lookout
The new range truck, used to fight wilderness fires, at the CFB Esquimalt fire hall.

Wilderness fires no match for new fire truck

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ A new half million dollar fire truck is set to tackle brush fires on DND property and, when called upon, the Greater Victoria area.   The fire hall’s new Range Truck is the only one of its kind on the Island, and is designed to carry two fire fighters at […]

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Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A 134-year-old grave marker error is being righted in Washington, D.C., next week. On Friday, April 29, at a cemetery on the grounds of Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, a highly decorated African-Canadian sailor who served with U.S. Navy during the Civil War, then quickly forgotten at war’s end, is finally getting […]

Photos Op Caribbe
A crewmember from HMCS Saskatoon and members of the United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment secure the seized cocaine bales.

Perseverance pays off; How Saskatoon seized drugs

Lt(N) Linda Coleman, Op Caribbe, Public Affairs Officer ~ It was a hot and humid day in the eastern Pacific Ocean on March 25 as HMCS Saskatoon and its embarked United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) conducted patrols during Operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against the trafficking of illicit […]

Volume 61, Issue 17, April 25, 2016

Volume 61, Issue 17, April 25, 2016

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The Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa, Cdr Sylvain Belair, addresses the group at the conclusion of the scheduled day sail. Photo by Cpl Brent Kenny, MARPAC Imaging Services

Sea cadets set sail in HMCS Ottawa

Capt Cheryl Major, RCSU(P) ~ More than 200 sea cadets from nine Vancouver Island communities gathered in Victoria April 9-10 for a training weekend that included a day sail in HMCS Ottawa and an Admiral’s Ceremonial Divisions inspection. On Saturday the crew and cadets put the ship through its paces at full speed, up to […]

Transition program launches for spouses

DND Canada Company, the leader in military employment transition, in partnership with Military Family Services, has launched the METSpouse Program – a pilot program connecting the spouses of active, reserve and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces with transportable careers. Leveraging Canada Company’s Military Employment Transition (MET) program, METSpouse will focus on providing this […]

Members of Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) show the flag underneath the ice as part of ICE EX 2016.

Pacific Fleet Divers operate in Arctic conditions

LCdr Desmond James, MARPAC PA~ Six members of Fleet Diving Unit Pacific recently had the opportunity to operate in Arctic conditions. They worked with allies from the United States Navy and Royal Navy during Ice Exercise 2016 (ICEX 2016). Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) sailors completed ice dives and filled other key operational roles, such as […]

CPR Training stock photo

Sailor puts life-saving skills to work

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ An HMCS Regina supply technician is being hailed for his heroic actions by his ship’s crew for administering life-saving CPR to a man in downtown Victoria last week. On the morning of April 14, Cpl Christopher Pearson was travelling to work when at approximately 7 a.m. he came across an […]