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Security Awareness Week – test your security knowledge

Security Awareness Week – test your security knowledge

The contest runs the duration of Security Awareness Week, from Feb. 8 to 12 In support of Security Awareness Week, Robert Whitwall, N61-2 Headquarters Security Officer, has set up a fake single person cubicle on the third floor of D100 with an array of physical and IT security infractions for D100 personnel and visitors to […]

The Men’s Senior Tritons hockey team.

Senior Tritons hockey team tackles regional playoffs

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The Men’s Senior Tritons hockey team are putting on hold any grandiose dreams of national home-ice hockey glory, at least for now. In order to qualify for the Canadian Armed Forces Oldtimers Hockey Championship, to be held at CFB Esquimalt March 6 to 10, the Tritons will first need to […]

Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud and Colonel Dan Harris present the Military Family Coin to Scott Murray during the launch of the Calian Military Family Doctor Network at Toronto’s Military Family Resource Centre Jan. 20.

Military family doctor network launches nationally

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ Calian Health, a national healthcare services company and Canadian military healthcare provider for over 10 years under the HSSC contract, announced the launch of its Military Family Doctor Network Jan. 20. The company collaborated with Military Family Services to develop the program, which aims to improve access to family physicians […]

Family members of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and veterans can now make use of DFIT.ca For Families.

DFIT.ca for Families: new portal now open to families

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ Family members of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and veterans can now make use of DFIT.ca For Families. It is a newly opened portal on the DFIT website that provides access to fitness and health programming previously only available to serving members. “Supporting the culture of fitness in the CAF […]

A/SLt Song has developed a logo and podcast website, and has recorded 15 podcasts to be uploaded on her website

Mission Possible podcast debuts online

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ Four weeks ago, a close friend of Acting Sub-Lieutenant Melinda Song, 27, encouraged the podcast-lover to go on air. Fast forward to now, that idea has turned into a reality. A/SLt Song has developed a logo and podcast website, and has recorded 15 podcasts to be uploaded on her website, […]

Transition out of the military may be challenging for some families in a way people might not have anticipated.

MFRC’s new Veterans Family Program supports medically released veterans

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ Military members who are medically releasing, and in need of support for themselves and their families in the transition to civilian life, can now turn to the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) for assistance. The recently launched Veterans Family Program is a four-year pilot project that extends the services of […]

Hudson Mack, best known as the face of TV news on Vancouver Island, has released his autobiography Unsinkable Anchor.

Hudson Mack releases autobiography

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Hudson Mack, best known as the face of TV news on Vancouver Island, has released his autobiography Unsinkable Anchor. The new book fills the void for those missing the news anchor on the nightly news cast. Released Oct. 3, 2015, by Harbour Publishing, Unsinkable Anchor traces the steps of the […]

Base Commander, Captain (N) Steve Waddell tries the new debit and credit card payment options at Nelles with the assistance of Food Service Attendant Leah Stewart. CPO1 Gino Spinelli, Base Chief Petty Officer, stands next in line.

Galleys broaden payment options

Rachel Lallouz, Staff Writer ~ By the end of February, galleys at Nelles, the Wardroom, Venture, and at the Damage Control School will offer a full range of payment options including cash, reloadable   pay-as-you-go cards, and at last – debit and credit cards. This latest customer service improvement at Base Food Services offers the convenience […]

Six Second World War veterans were awarded one of France’s highest awards – the French Legion of Honour on Jan. 21. At the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead Jack Porter, 92, Bill Capek, 93, Ken Parton, 93, Geoff Lesueur, 92, Philip Jeffrey, 94, and the oldest of the six Earl Clark, 99 were presented their medals by Cmdre Marla Mulkins, Commander Naval Reserves, and CPO1 Mike Feltham, Formation Chief.

France awards veterans with highest honour

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Six Second World War veterans were awarded one of France’s highest awards – the French Legion of Honour on Jan. 21. At the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead, in a standing room only gathering, Jack Porter, 92, Bill Capek, 93, Ken Parton, 93, Geoff Lesueur, 92, Philip Jeffrey, 94, and […]

Crew members from HMCS OTTAWA, Able Seaman Marotte (left), Ordinary Seaman Moore (center), and Ordinary Seaman Thompson (right) prepare to hoist flags on the ship's Flag Deck during preparations to depart Esquimalt Harbour for the first time following the frigate’s Halifax Class Modernization Project refit.

Ottawa back in the water

SLt Michael Donder, HMCS Ottawa – Last month, HMCS Ottawa achieved another significant milestone by breaking free of Esquimalt harbour, and setting sail after 25 months alongside undergoing its Halifax-class Modernization / Frigate Life Extension upgrade. The ship has gone through an extensive refit program placing it amongst the most capable modern warships in the […]