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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.

Sailor endeavours to create a positive workplace

Sailor endeavours to create a positive workplace

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC PA Office ~ LS Danielle Dewitt has joined a troop of volunteers across the country dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two–spirit, intersex, and questioning (LGBTQ2) community. She recently completed Positive Space training at the base to become an ambassador […]

Corporal Gorden Boivin suffered terrible injuries in a rocket-propelled grenade attack while serving in Afghanistan in 2008. Though he still has metal fragments in his body as a reminder, counselling has helped him overcome depression and addiction brought on by the trauma. Photo by Stephen J. Thorne/Legion Magazine

Photo exhibit reveals the effects of war and survival

Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs ~ A new photography exhibit at the Canadian War Museum features haunting portraits of wounded Afghanistan veterans. The photographer, Stephen Thorne, says they show Canada at its best. The exhibit, entitled The Wounded, consists of 18 large-format black-and-white photos by Thorne, an award-winning photojournalist and writer. It was originally commissioned by […]

Tom Campbell proves never too old to join Navy

Tom Campbell proves never too old to join Navy

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC PA ~ Last Wednesday, as the evening sky settled over CFB Esquimalt, Tom Campbell powered off his computer, gave his bare office in the Naden Athletic Centre a quick once over, strolled down the hall, and exited the glass doors. It was his final moment as a Personnel Support Programs (PSP) employee. […]

Catriona Murray of Boxed Arrangements.

Deployment boxes offer long-distance love, support

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A Victoria entrepreneur has launched a new product line for military families wanting to send a care package to a loved one deployed on a Canadian warship. Catriona Murray runs Boxed Arrangements, a small gift giving company that mails boxes brimming with thoughtfully chosen treats. She introduced her newest product, Deployment […]

Just before departing on a day sail in HMCS Edmonton as part of International Women’s Day, Jennifer Gervès-Keen, Nicole Schaaf, LCdr Kristina Gray, Lt(N) Cass van Benthem Jutting, and HCapt(N) Mandy Farmer struck a pose to demonstrate this year’s theme of Better the Balance, Better the World. Photo by SLt M.X. Déry

International Women’s Day

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC Public Affairs Office ~ Maritime Forces Pacific celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) last Friday with a day sail aboard HMCS Edmonton for influential female community members, including Jennifer Gervès Keen, keynote speaker at the Chiefs and Petty Officers’ mess celebration event. Edmonton’s commanding officer, LCdr Kristina Gray, and Honorary Captain(Navy) Mandy Farmer […]

Photo by Corporal Stuart Evans, Borden Imaging Services

Calgary set for Cyclone helicopter training

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The crew of HMCS Calgary have returned to home waters after a month-long deployment to Southern California; however, they won’t be coming alongside right away. This week they will be in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Constance Bank training with a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter. Halifax-class frigates are required to […]

Volume 64, Issue 10, March 11, 2019

Volume 64, Issue 10, March 11, 2019

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Inspector Baltej Dhillon

Social justice trailblazer sharing experience with base

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ An RCMP officer who is best known for successfully challenging the Mounties’ dress code to include turbans has an upcoming speaking engagement at the base. Inspector Baltej Dhillon will discuss his career and life experience battling intolerance and racism at a public forum hosted by the Defence Visible Minority Action Group […]

AB (Retired) Allan “Dinger” Bell, a survivor of the 1969 HMCS Kootenay explosion, was presented the Wound Stripe on by VAdm Ron Lloyd, Commander Royal Canadian Navy. Photo by AB John Iglesias, FIS

HMCS Kootenay survivor receives Wound Stripe 49 years after engine room explosion

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ Nearly 50 years after being badly injured at sea as a result of the 1969 HMCS Kootenay explosion, a member of that ship’s company has been recognized for his sacrifice in service to his country. AB (Retired) Allan “Dinger” Bell was awarded the Wound Stripe by VAdm Ron Lloyd, Commander Royal […]

Volume 64, Issue 9, March 4, 2019

Volume 64, Issue 9, March 4, 2019

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