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CPO1 Shawn Taylor touches up a miniature Blackwatch Highlander soldier used in his replica model of the Vimy Ridge battlefield. CPO1 Taylor and his collegue Robert Dunlop were invited to display their work at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa over the April 8 weekend. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Sailor creates detailed Vimy Ridge battle scene

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A sailor’s miniature depiction of the Vimy Ridge battle site garnered plenty of onlookers at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa over the April 8 weekend. CPO1 Shawn Taylor, from Naval Personnel Training Group headquarters, was on hand to discuss his three-dimensional, historically accurate model with visitors during the 100th […]

Brigadier General (Ret’d) Larry Gollner, chair of the Afghanistan Memorial Society, after unveiling a new monument commemorating the service of 40,000 civilians and military who served in Afghanistan.

Sneak peek at Afghanistan memorial

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The goal to create a physical memorial commemorating the 40,000 Canadians who served in Afghanistan has come to life. Members of the Afghanistan Memorial Society, military veterans, community leaders and press gathered at the Bay Street Armoury April 19 for an advance viewing of the newly created monument. The rectangular, […]

Artist’s impression of the Harry Dewolf-Class Arctic/Offshore Patrol Vessel. Photo Credit: Royal Canadian Navy

Ships sponsor named – Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

DND ~ The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has annouced that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has agreed to become the sponsor of HMCS Harry DeWolf, the lead ship in the RCN’s upcoming class of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships. The appointment of a ship’s sponsor is a long and storied naval tradition. The function of a sponsor […]

Naval trades amalgamated into one

Naval trades amalgamated into one

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The creation of a new navy occupation has led to a fresh training program that will launch at Naval Fleet School (Pacific) in May. Approximately 1,500 Regular Force marine engineers, electrical technicians, and hull technicians, as well as Naval Reservist Marine Engineering Systems Operators from across the country have been […]

PO1 Corey Howe (left) and PO2 Aaron Murray, both support technicians who work at Fleet Maintenance Facility, display thier flying machines. The two co-workers are currently in the application process of forming a club for model airplane and quadcopter enthusiasts. The  proposed Pacific Model Aeronautics Club and its application is currently under review by Personnel Support Services staff.

Pilots wanted for new RC Flying Club

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A dream of forming a radio-controlled flying club for military personnel and DND civilians is on the verge of taking flight. Model airplane enthusiast PO1 Corey Howe and his co-worker PO2 Aaron Murray, who flies quadcopters, have 15 potential members, but are looking for more interest from the defence community […]

Soldier with braids – identity, tradition, pride

Soldier with braids – identity, tradition, pride

Sergeant Moogly Tetrault-HamelIndigenous Advisor to the Chaplain General ~ Since the mid-1990s, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has supported the right of Indigenous military members to wear their hair in a traditional braid while in uniform. The following story is my reflection on the spiritual and cultural significance of this practice. Growing my braid is […]

A view of Dockyard Building 11 from the intersection of Plumstead Street and Dockyard Road south. DY11 and its neighbouring DY29 were built in the 1940s but are currently being prepared for demolition. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout Newspaper

Demolition project to start in dockyard

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The first of two 1940s-era buildings in Dockyard are now in the preliminary stages of a $1.3 million demolition project overseen by Real Property Operations Section, Esquimalt. On April 3, workers from Ralmax Contracting Ltd. erected fencing around Dockyard Building 11 and began remediation work on the 36,000 square-foot two […]

Sgt Jason Cormier gives a cheer as he and members from the Junior Ranks Mess of the Canadian Scottish embark on the 2016 Walk to Fight Arthritis.

Reservists up the ante in support of the Arthritis Walk

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Sergeant Jayden Cormier is not unlike many of the participants in Victoria’s 8th Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis, in that he has a personal connection to the Arthritis Society’s annual fundraiser. His mother Denise, is one of 4.6 million Canadians suffering from the debilitating disease. Simple daily tasks have been […]

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Children coping with deployment – help available

Maple Leaf ~ Military life can be stressful for children, especially when a parent deploys or the family has to relocate. As part of its continuing commitment to families, Chief of Military Personnel (CMP) recently asked Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) to investigate how children handle the stress of parental deployment and […]

Lloyd Mathews, former FMF Weapons Shop worker, displays a Jan. 15, 1997, issue of the Lookout newspaper that he buried in a time capsule along with other items. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout Newspaper

Time capsule prematurely unearthed

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Lloyd Mathews never expected to see a time capsule that he buried “way back in 1997” ever again. But that all changed about three weeks ago when Mathews, a retired Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF) worker, received a call from Rob Harman, one of his former co-workers. Harman called to tell […]