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Building civilian-military relationships

Building civilian-military relationships

Carrie Stefanson ~ Canada doesn’t have military hospitals, so it’s important for military doctors to see injuries typical of the battlefield. The Canadian Forces Trauma training program began about 20 years ago, and is instrumental in keeping Canada’s military medical personnel trained in advanced trauma care so they can deploy when needed. Major Philip Dawe […]

An architect’s rendering of the proposed schooner Eleanor created by Will Krzymowski. The Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS) have announced plans for construction of a third tall ship for its fleet of vessels that teach youth from across Canada sailing skills.

New SALTS schooner to be named Leonora

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ In an effort to bolster the reach of its youth sail training vessels, the Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS) plans to add a new schooner to its fleet. The Victoria-based charity recently named its planned third vessel ‘Leonora’ and intends the new ship to join its existing tall ships, Pacific […]

FS Courbet’s boarding party with some of the 3.5 metric tonnes of hashish seized from a dhow in the Gulf of Oman on 13 December, 2019. The estimated regional wholesale value of this bust is $1.8 million U.S. dollars.

Great start for Australian lead Combined Task Force 150

Lt(N) Tony Wright, CTF 150 Public Affairs Officer ~ In a little over a week, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), led by Australia with a staff of Australians, Canadians, and New Zealanders, have conducted a pair of successful boardings netting almost 3.6 metric tonnes of narcotics whose proceeds would have otherwise made their way into […]

Commodore Ed Ahlgren, Royal Navy (Left) relinquishes command of Combined Task Force 150 to Commodore Ray Leggatt, Royal Australian Navy (right) during  a ceremony at Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain. The change of command was presided over by Commander Combined Maritime Forces Vice Admiral James Malloy (centre).

Australia assumes command of Combined Task Force 150

Lt(N) Tony Wright, CTF 150 Public Affairs Officer ~ In December, Commodore (CDRE) Ray Leggatt assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) in a ceremony held at Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain. CDRE Leggatt’s team, comprised of members of the Royal Australian (RAN), Royal Canadian (RCN), and Royal New Zealand (RNZN) […]

Captain (N) (Ret’d) Kevin Greenwood, Naval Instructor at Naval Training Development Centre (Pacific) presents Tunisian naval officer Lt(N) Khayri Bouzaiene with his Command Development Course certificate at the Collier Building at Work Point. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout Newspaper

Tunisian naval officer completes Fleet School training

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A naval officer from Tunisia recently became the first international participant to enrol and graduate from Naval Fleet School Pacific’s Command Development Course (CDC). Just ahead of the holiday break course instructor Captain (ret’d) Kevin Greenwood of the Naval Training Development Centre (NTDC) (Pacific) presented Tunisian naval officer Lieutenant (Navy) Khayri Bouzaiene […]

Dan Bourgoin of Personnel Support Services (PSP) is the man in charge of the new regional office for Soldier On which opened at Nelles Block recently. The fitness trainer and instructor says he is looking to hear from potential participants in the program about what sports and activities they enjoy. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout Newspaper

Soldier On office opens at Naden

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ If you are an injured veteran or military member looking to improve your level of physical fitness and activity, the director of the new Soldier On regional office wants to hear from you. The mandate of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) program is to provide resources and opportunities […]

On January 16, 2020, representatives from the Government of Canada and the Royal Canadian Navy, many of Seaspan Shipyards more than 2,800 employees and other guests gathered for a ceremonial keel laying event. Photo credit: Seaspan Shipyards

Keel Laying for first Joint Support Ship

A/SLt Michelle Scott ~ January 16, 2020 was a momentous day for the Royal Canadian Navy when a keel-laying ceremony was held for the future HMCS Protecteur, the first of two Joint Support Ships (JSS) being built at Vancouver shipyards. A keel laying event represents a significant milestone in the construction of a ship as […]

MS Firat Ataman, Forward Fire Control Supervisor, mentors OS Walker Grant as he becomes familiar with the Forward Fire Control Radar Console onboard HMCS Ottawa during Operation Projection.

The Operations Room demystified

Captain Jenn Jackson, HMCS Ottawa PAO ~ Located two decks below the bridge of HMCS Ottawa, in a room with restricted access to maintain security of the information contained within, is the Operations Room – the central hub of the ship. Due to the need to maintain operational security, the Operations Room (Ops Room) is cloaked […]

Whitehorse sailors bond with their namesake city

Whitehorse sailors bond with their namesake city

Lt(N) Stephen Oxley, HMCS Whitehorse ~ A few weeks before Christmas, HMCS Whitehorse sent a contingent from the ship’s company, including the command team, to the City of Whitehorse for a namesake city visit. Their objective was to let the people of Whitehorse know what activities “their” ship had participated in and what the ship’s company had […]

Sailor moves onward after vigorous cancer battle

Sailor moves onward after vigorous cancer battle

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A training officer at Naval Fleet School (Pacific) who defied the odds and beat cancer is sharing his inspirational story with a new self-published book. Onward is Lieutenant (Navy) Stephen Tomlinson’s blow-by-blow account of his full-scale, life-or-death war against cancer, now available through online publisher inkshares.com. Lt(N) Tomlinson traces his “agonizing” […]