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Court martial system consultation, have your voice heard during review

Court martial system consultation, have your voice heard during review

  The Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) is conducting consultations with Canadians as part of the Court Martial Comprehensive Review, to help shape our future military justice system. From Oct. 11 to Nov.7, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members can join the discussions with the Court Martial Comprehensive Review Team, as part of our […]

HMCS Alberni Museum finds new home, readying for move

HMCS Alberni Museum finds new home, readying for move

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ It was a fight for its survival, but the HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial (HAMM) received an 11th hour reprieve and found a new home in Courtenay just in time for Remembrance Day. The museum, dedicated to the sailors who served aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s flower-class corvettes during the […]

HMCS Protecteur’s anchor

Anchors Away

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The giant anchor that once rested on the ocean floor, securing HMCS Protecteur for the better part of five decades, has found a new home 1,045 metres above sea level in Alberta. It is being loaned by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to the Naval Museum of Alberta. Plans are […]

Divers from Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) make preparations for a second mine countermeasures dive during Clear Horizon 16 in Chinhae, Korea.

Clear Horizon 16 Fleet Divers in Korea

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES REMEMBER THE FALLEN Capt Jenn Jackson, MARPAC PA Office ~ Senior representatives from Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States took part in a memorial ceremony in Busan, Korea, Oct. 15  at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea to honour United Nations fallen soldiers […]

Commercial shipping traffic transits the Saigon River past HMCS Vancouver in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Oct. 20.

Vancouver on WestPloy ‘16

Lt(N) Paul Pendergast, MARPAC Public Affairs ~ Since departing its home port of Esquimalt in June, HMCS Vancouver has operated extensively throughout the Pacific region, including participation in large-scale multi-national exercises RIMPAC, held in July in the Hawaii area, and Kakadu, hosted by Australia in September. Two weeks into October the ship arrived in Singapore […]

Local athletes to be recognized at Ottawa Sports Award Ceremony

Local athletes to be recognized at Ottawa Sports Award Ceremony

On Oct. 21, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services will hold the Sports Awards Ceremony in Ottawa. It is considered the highlight of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sports year. Athletes, coaches and officials, serving and retired, are recognized for their outstanding athletic performances and remarkable contributions to sport. Selected members are also inducted into the […]

Commander Clive Butler (back row, third from left), Commanding Officer of HMCS Vancouver, hosted a round table of local security experts in Singapore on Oct. 12. HMCS Vancouver is in Singapore to conduct a goodwill port visit as part of WestPloy 16. The round table meetings are part of the outreach agenda aimed at building strong ties between the Royal Canadian Navy and the navies of the Asia-Pacific countries while promoting peace and security in the region. Photo by Lt(N) Paul Pendergast, MARPAC PA

Vancouver in Singapore

DND ~ HMCS Vancouver arrived in Singapore last week to conduct a goodwill visit as part of WestPloy 16. Vancouver’s deployment is aimed at building strong ties between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries while also promoting peace and security in the region. The ship is engaging in a variety […]

Commodore Marta Mulkins, Commander Naval Reserve (centre), on a joint Canadian Coast Guard / RCMP rigid hulled inflatable boat during Exercise Erie Valour. Photo by Lt(N) David Lewis

Lake Erie location for reserve training

Lt(N) David Lewis, HMCS Prevost PAO ~ Seven Naval Reserve Divisions, four Army Reserve units, the Canadian Coast Guard, and the RCMP all came together on the first weekend of October for Exercise Erie Valour. The exercise is designed to simulate a joint task force and improve interoperability between government departments. The exercise ran from […]

Ottawa and readiness training

Ottawa and readiness training

SLt Duy Nguyen & Lt(N) Ellie AminaieHMCS Ottawa ~ For the first time since its Halifax Class modernization, HMCS Ottawa and crew had the opportunity to operate in a multi-ship task group. Along with HMCS Winnipeg, Ottawa participated in a U.S.-led exercise involving numerous American ships, a Chilean submarine, and multitudes of U.S.-based aircraft off […]

Lieutenant Commander (Ret’d) John Nosotti

Retired sailor thankful to be alive

Deborah Morrow, Contributor ~ Last week, Lieutenant Commander (Ret’d) John Nosotti celebrates the two-year anniversary of the near-impossible odds of surviving a cardiac arrest while on a remote island. Two years ago, Nosotti and four friends were enjoying a sail on a HMCS Discovery C22 vessel from Stanley Park to Bowen Island. Upon arrival, Nosotti […]