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LCdr Collin Forsberg, HMCS Brandon’s Commanding Officer, presents a cheque for $1,100 to Judy Sieb of Food for Thought, a charity that ensures all school children receive a healthy breakfast. Photo Credit: Lori Truscott, CFB Shilo Public Affairs Officer

HMCS Brandon visits the Prairies

LS Sydney Huyghe, HMCS Brandon ~ Far from a traditional port visit, sailors from HMCS Brandon travelled to the middle of Canada to visit their namesake city in late September. The journey was made by Brandon’s Commanding Officer, LCdr Collin Forsberg, as well as MS Donald Merlo and LS Sydney Huyghe (a native of Manitoba). […]

Sports Day fun for everyone

Sports Day fun for everyone

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Athletes of all levels at CFB Esquimalt are gearing up for Canadian Armed Forces Sports Day. On Oct. 20, the Canadian military’s annual celebration of all things sport happens at bases across the country and around the world. The purpose of CAF Sports Day has little to do with wins […]

BC Shakeout 2017

BC Shakeout 2017

On Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. CFB Esquimalt will take part in the 2017 BC Shakeout, a province-wide earthquake drill. The goal of the drill is to improve awareness and preparedness for major earthquakes. It encourages everyone to be better prepared on what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Vancouver Island sits next […]

Military members play key role in major renovation

Military members play key role in major renovation

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ For three weekends this fall sailors from HMCS Calgary and volunteers from Boomer’s Legacy Foundation gave up their personal time and transformed themselves into heroes. Approximately 20 sailors from the warship and others recruited by the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) charitable fund grabbed their steel toed boots […]

The 2017 San Francisco Fleet Week Iconic Photo representing the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Navy and the United States Marines. Photo by Elena Zhukova

HMCS Winnipeg at San Francisco Fleet Week

Lt(N) Ellie Aminaie, HMCS Winnipeg ~ Last week, HMCS Winnipeg attended Fleet Week in San Francisco, California. This six-day event was filled with activities and community relations events with Winnipeg actively participating in numerous engagements. Winnipeg also supported the Canadian Leaders at Sea (CLAS) program, where 23 community leaders, members of parliament and entrepreneurs sailed […]

Photo by LS David Gariepy, MARPAC Imaging Services

HMCS Nanaimo deploys for Operation Caribbe

HMCS Nanaimo left CFB Esquimalt on Sept. 28 to deploy on Operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution to the campaign against criminal organizations in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean. Nanaimo will conduct Intermediate Single Ship Readiness Training on its way to San Diego before embarking a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment and beginning operational […]

Left to right: Lieutenant Commander Tung Siu, Fleet Support Medical Officer, Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Pacific), Chief Warrant Officer Mark Dankwerth, Fleet Senior Human Resources Manager, Base Commander Captain (Navy) Jason Boyd, Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Peckham, Commanding Officer Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Pacific), Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commanding Officer of Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC). Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout Newspaper

Flu shot campaign

Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Pacific) kicked off their annual Flu Shot Campaign for military personnel at the base by hosting a flu shot clinic at Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) headquarters in Dockyard on Oct. 4. Flu shots are not mandatory but highly encouraged for all members of the military. For more information about future […]

LS (Ret’d) Mike Stevens

Former sailor plotting new career as independent filmmaker

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A 13-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy has made an unconventional transition to the civilian work force, trading in the screens of a Naval Electronics Sensor Operator for a film director’s chair. With his first film selected for screening in the upcoming New West Film Festival in Vancouver, it […]

Allied ships under Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) move into formation during Operation Reassurance. Photos by Corporal J.W.S. Houck - Formation Imaging Services

HMCS Charlottetown supports NATO operations in the Baltic Sea

Lt(N) Meghan Jacques, Public Affairs ~ In August 2017, HMCS Charlottetown deployed to the Baltic Sea on Operation Reassurance, joining the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). The SNMG1 is a naval force made up of ships from NATO countries that are working together to reassure allies in the region of NATO’s ability to support […]

Crew members from HMCS St. John’s receive supplies at Norfolk Naval Base in West Virginia before departing on Operation Renaissance. Photo by MCpl Chris Ringius, Formation Imaging Services Halifax

HMCS St. John’s brings humanitarian relief

Captain Matt Zalot, Public Affairs ~ One of the roles of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is to help people in the wake of disasters. Whether these disasters are caused by humans or nature, alleviating suffering is an important military function that can bring about stability, save lives, and prevent further misery. That is why […]