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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.

Canadian Leaders at Sea participants and HMCS Calgary’s command team visited the Haida Heritage Centre in Haida Gwaii.
From left to right: LCdr Melissa Fudge, CPO1 Todd Jones, Juniors Damy, Candyce Kelshall, Matthew Lewis, Leelah Dawson, Tim Charles, Chief Reg Young (“Gitkun”), Chief Lonnie Young (“Gaahlaay”), Jason Alsop (“Gaagwiis”), Gary Perkins, Derek Threinen, HCol Don Foster, Jeff Topping, Lt(N) Andrew Lauzon, Mark Blevis, and Cdr Jonathan Kouwenberg. Photos by Leading Seaman Shaun Martin, MARPAC Imaging Services

A touch of CLaS

Lt Chelsea Dubeau, MARPAC Public Affairs ~ It isn’t every day that civilians are afforded the opportunity to see inside a warship, let alone sail with its crew and basically have the run of the place. Yet that’s exactly what happened from Sept. 14-18, when 10 intrepid people, leaders in their respective fields from all across […]

Volume 64, Issue 38, September 23, 2019

Volume 64, Issue 38, September 23, 2019

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Yanick Létourneau, Christian Jalbert and Érick Cloutier will work as a team to transform a motorbike as a benefit to the Soldier On program. Photo by Édouard Dufour, Adsum Newspaper

Chopping a bike for Soldier On

Édouard Dufour, DND ~ Chief Petty Officer Second Class Christian Jalbert, currently working at Naval Reserve Headquarters in Québec City, boasts a 27-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), divided between the Regular Force and the Naval Reserve. With the help of two collaborators, he is embarking on an ambitious project: modifying and auctioning off a […]

New CADPAT design being tested

New CADPAT design being tested

Eric De Lafontaine, Manager Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization, DSSPM ~ More than 600 soldiers at 4 Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa will test a new Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) to help select replacement camouflage for the current iconic woodland and arid CADPAT patterns. The original distinctive CADPAT, revolutionary for its time, was initially developed […]

HMCS Ville de Quebec is seen tied up at the new Jetty NJ. Photo courtesy Formation Imaging Services

New jetty opens in CFB Halifax

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has marked another step on the road to accepting the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) with Jetty NJ now complete at the north end of HMC Dockyard in CFB Halifax. Government representatives, senior RCN leaders, including Atlantic Fleet Commander, Cmdre Richard Feltham, and CFB […]

MV Asterix arrived back in Halifax Aug. 26 after more than 500 days away supporting the Royal Canadian Navy in various exercises and operations. Photo by Mona Ghiz, MARLANT PA

Asterix returns after 500 days at sea

Trident Newspaper ~ After nearly a year and a half at sea supporting Royal Canadian Navy ships and allies around the world, MV Asterix arrived back at its homeport of Halifax on Aug. 26. The interim supply ship, owned and operated by Davie Shipbuilding subsidiary Federal Fleet Services, left Halifax in April 2018 and kept […]

Future Lokole users have a look at the inner working of Nzola Swasisa’s invention, Lokole. Lokole operates similar to a portable router and is helping spread access to the internet to underserviced and remote regions of his former country. Inset: Founder and Lokole team lead Nzola Swasisa.

Global Village – FMF inventor solving Africa’s WiFi woes

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ An electronics apprentice, and inventor, from Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton (FMF CB) is on a quest to help spread vital internet communications to underserviced and remote regions in Africa. Nzolantima Swasisa travelled to his former hometown of Kinshasa, the capital city of Democratic Republic of Congo, for three weeks in […]

A clearance diver investigates a dud rocket in a hesco barrier of a forward operating base.

Clearance divers tackle Hydracrab

Lt(N) Sebastian Harper, FDU (P) ~ Clearance divers from Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) recently deployed to Guam for Exercise Hydracrab. The amalgam of navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operators from allied partner nations convened Aug. 19 on the Pacific island of Guam to practice their skills. Hosted by United States Navy EOD Mobile Unit 5, Hydracrab […]

Lt(N) Justin Sowley explains the integration of the pelorus, a reference tool for maintaining bearing of a vessel at sea, with the Naval Bridge Simulator to Cdr (Retired) Doug Henderson. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

HMCS Venture alumni re-unite

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Graduates of the Royal Canadian Navy’s junior officer training centre known as HMCS Venture gathered in Victoria last week for their 11th quinquennial reunion. Held once every five years, the reunion brings together members of CFB Esquimalt’s Naval Junior Officer Training Establishment, HMCS Venture, which ceased operations 51 years ago. Last […]

Military tests anti-submarine warfare

Military tests anti-submarine warfare

SLt Zachary Jackson, HMCS Calgary ~ Last month, HMCS Calgary along with HMCS Whitehorse, Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre, 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, and 19 Wing Comox took part in Optest Stargazer. The goal of the two-week exercise was to test anti-submarine warfare equipment and doctrine in order to improve how warships conduct anti-submarine operations. One […]