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Elders Gathering feeds partnership

Elders Gathering feeds partnership

They cooked enough food to feed an army and now members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are receiving a heartfelt salute from the 2015 B.C. Elders Gathering. “The support of the Canadian Forces at our event was both inspiring and encouraging,” said Mavis Underwood of the Elders Gathering Planning Committee and elder with the […]

Community mailboxes planned for base housing

Community mailboxes planned for base housing

By the end of 2015, Canada Post anticipates that Residential Housing Units (RHU) associated with CFB Esquimalt will be converted from the individual mailing system to community mailbox delivery. Andrew Graves, an advisor for Canada Post’s Communication Services, says the conversion is a result of newly emerging trends in the mailing needs of Canadian households. […]

Sea Training prepares HMCS Vancouver for success

Sea Training prepares HMCS Vancouver for success

To prepare HMCS Vancouver for its ongoing Replenishment at Sea (RAS) operations with the Chilean Navy, the Commander of Sea Training (Pacific), Cdr Chris Peschke, and a team of eight instructors have designed and implemented at-sea training for participating sailors. “We use the expression ‘showing people what right looks like’ to explain how we take […]

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Rear Admiral Bill Truelove, outgoing Commander Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC), Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy and Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier, incoming Commander MARPAC, sign the change of command certificates during the Change of Command ceremony July 14.

Welcoming a new leader

Maritime Forces Pacific’s (MARPAC) new commander, RAdm Gilles Couturier, endeared himself to hockey fans at CFB Esquimalt when he introduced himself during a change of command ceremony on A-jetty on July 14. During his opening address, RAdm Couturier drew parallels between Canada’s national sport and its navy. “The reason I use the analogy of hockey […]

HMCS Vancouver (left) pulls alongside Chilean replenishment ship AO-52 Almirante Montt to practice Replenishment-at-Sea procedures in the waters off Vancouver Island.

Chilean replenishment ship trains with RCN

For 40 days, Chilean replenishment ship AO-52 Almirante Montt will be conducting at-sea training with Pacific Fleet sailors to prepare for the arrival of Canada’s new Queenston-class supply ships. Partnering with Montt are HMC Ships Vancouver and Calgary, which will practice Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) operations. The collaboration was formalized by a Mutual Logistic Support Arrangement (MLSA) […]

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LCdr Jason Cheney, Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Rocky Point, shows the initial plans for refurbishing the Second World War projectile.

Rocky Point time capsule preserves a slice of 2015

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rocky Point Ammunition Depot, Commanding Officer LCdr Jason Cheney and Ammunition Maintenance Facility Senior Supervisor Glenda Larocque are preserving a little slice of 2015 for future generations of workers. Anniversary celebrations on July 21 and 22 at the depot will see the unveiling of a time capsule during […]

Trailblazer and angel in an orange jumpsuit retires

Trailblazer and angel in an orange jumpsuit retires

Never utter the words “it can’t be done” to Warrant Officer Tammy Negraeff. Whenever Canada’s first-ever female Search and Rescue Technician (SAR tech) hears this, an unwavering feeling of determination to disprove the doubters overtakes her. A month ago, her 25-year military career ended with a retirement party, and a moment of reflection on breaking […]

Wounds of war won’t hold soldier back

Wounds of war won’t hold soldier back

Every painful step, every laboured breath will draw WO Kevin Legg, 42, closer to his dream of completing the Four Days International Marches Nijmegen next week. The soldier is unlike any of his MARPAC teammates. He marches with a barrage of physical scars incurred during his tour in Afghanistan seven years ago, including damaged lungs […]

Winnipeg milestone celebrated at sea

Winnipeg milestone celebrated at sea

For many sailors, celebrating a birthday at sea is not always their first choice to mark the occasion. However, for a warship such as HMCS Winnipeg, celebrating its 20th birthday June 23, there was no better way to mark the occasion than on the ocean. “Although at-sea traditions have changed over the years, the operational […]

Canadian Tire donates $300,000 in support of military family recreation

Canadian Tire donates $300,000 in support of military family recreation

Canadian Tire has donated $300,000 worth of sporting equipment in support of military families. The donation is a component of their longstanding partnership with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS). “We believe in the power of sport to inspire Canadians to spend quality, active time together,” said Landon French, Executive Director of Canadian Tire […]