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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.

Meet the new Base Commander

Meet the new Base Commander

James Vassallo, Base Public Affairs ~ Coming from a small town in rural Saskatchewan with wheat fields below and a big sky above, a young Jason Boyd wanted to fly. “I wanted to be a fighter pilot as a kid,” says Capt(N) Boyd, sheepishly acknowledging the impact the film “Top Gun” had on him while […]

Photo by Cpl Stuart MacNeil, MARPAC Imaging Services

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A Naval Security Team rigid hulled inflatable boat is offloaded from a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster in Jinhae, South Korea, June 21.

Defence Team News – June 27, 2017

Defence Team News – June 27, 2017

In this episode, we learn about the Royal Canadian Navy’s industry days for its experimental ship project, drop in on the final Invictus Games training camp in Kingston, highlight Exercise TRADEWINDS 17, and recognize the accomplishments of the winners of the Celebrating Excellence Awards.

Farewell Commodore Waddell – a look back on three years

Farewell Commodore Waddell – a look back on three years

James Vassallo, Base Public Affairs ~ Early in his time as Base Commander, Commodore Steve Waddell, promoted to his current rank earlier this month, began to address the issues that landed in his sights. He made a plea to whomever was placing sharp objects on the ball fields around CFB Esquimalt to stop, and just […]

(Centre) Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific; former Base Commander Commodore Steve Waddell (left); and incoming Base Commander Captain (Navy) Jason Boyd (right), sign off on papers officially appointing Capt(N) Boyd to his new post during a Change of Command Ceremony at Museum Square, June 22.

New leadership for base

By Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Last Thursday, with the summer sun in full bloom, Captain (Navy) Jason Boyd became the new Base Commander in a change of command ceremony brimming with warmth and fond farewells. First to the podium was Elmer George representing the Songhees Nation. He gave a special blessing that reaffirmed the […]

Volume 62, Issue 25, June 26, 2017

Volume 62, Issue 25, June 26, 2017

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Rajneet Sanghera (Left) and Leah MacLellan are some of the 35 Co-Op students currently employed at CFB Esquimalt for their May to August semester. The two Camosun College students are working at a Civilian Human Resources Services for the summer, planning and organizing special events for other Co-Op students working at the base. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Preparing for the future

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The opportunity for civilian employment within the Federal Government has become a reality for many post-secondary students looking for short or long-term public service jobs. Several of the Department of National Defence’s new student hires are already at work at CFB Esquimalt and other military bases across the nation. Their […]

Photo by Cpl Carbe Orellana, MARPAC Imaging Services

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Team members of the Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG) train in Close Quarter Battle scenarios aboard HMCS Winnipeg during Poseidon Cutlass, June 7.

The Naden Quartet Band plays on Edmonton’s foc’s’le during a cocktail party.

HMC Ships Brandon, Edmonton joined Portland Rose Festival

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) outreach efforts were in full bloom again last week with HMCS Brandon and HMCS Edmonton’s participation in the Portland Rose Festival. The two Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels were moored at the Portland Seawall, June 7 to 12, as part of the Fleet Week segment of […]

Photo by Cpl Carbe Orellana, MARPAC Imaging Services

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Crewmembers from HMCS Winnipeg put tension on a line tethered to US Navy Ship Wally Schirra for a refuelling at sea during Poseidon Cutlass, June 11.