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Former cadet eyes World Para-Sailing Gold

Former cadet eyes World Para-Sailing Gold

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC Public Affairs Office ~ Delani Hulme-Lawrence is a 24-year-old miniature keel-boat sailor and amputee who has been sailing since she was four years old. She joined the sea cadets at RCSCC Arrowhead in St. Paul, Alta, as a teenager and once she aged out has continued to work with cadets as a […]

Members of Esquimalt’s Environmental Services team with their individual awards. Photo courtesy DCC

CFB Esquimalt’s Environmental Team honoured for environmental efforts

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ CFB Esquimalt’s Environmental Services Team has been recognized by Defence Construction Canada (DCC) for its ongoing contributions to environmental improvement and protection at the base. On April 30 at the National War Museum in Ottawa, Heather Rock, Team Leader of the Environmental Services Team, accepted the Robert Graham Memorial Award at […]

HMCS Regina and NRU Asterix conduct a Replenishment at Sea during Operation Projection in the Indian Ocean. Photo by Cpl Stuart Evans, BORDEN Imaging Services

HMCS Regina to monitor sanctions on North Korea

DND ~ This month, the Canadian Armed Forces are deploying ships and a maritime patrol aircraft, under Operation Neon, to ensure sanctions are imposed against North Korea. Operation Neon is Canada’s contribution to a coordinated multinational effort to support the implementation of those United Nations Security Council sanctions. These UN sanctions, imposed between 2006 and […]

First Naval Security Team to complete Force Protection Qualification

First Naval Security Team to complete Force Protection Qualification

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The first group of Naval Security Team (NST) personnel have received their Force Protection Qualification certification. Commodore Angus Topshee, Commanding Officer Canadian Fleet Pacific, presented 41 members of the NST with their qualification certificates along with the unit’s new specialty badges and pins in a ceremony at the Chief’s and Petty […]

Photo by Leading Seaman David Gariepy, MARPAC Imaging Services

Staff prepare for Raven recruits

SLt M.X. Déry, MARPAC Public Affairs ~ Next week, staff for the upcoming Raven BMQ (Basic Military Qualification) program will begin preparing for the arrival of 40 Indigenous youth from across Canada. The course will run July 4 to Aug. 14. The outreach program is designed to build bridges into Indigenous communities throughout Canada and show […]

Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Sailor’s first novel seeks to thrill

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) sailor has been recognized for his first novel, a psychological-thriller set in Southwestern Ontario. Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Steve Pring was one of 80 writers from Southern Vancouver Island featured in the Greater Victoria Public Libraries Emerging Local Authors Collection. The 54-year-old published his first […]

From left: Kindness Ambassador Greg Hind is joined by A Kinder Cup owners Chief Petty Officer First Class (Retired) Marc Dufort and Kim Dufort as they raise a toast to their new coffee shop at Admirals Walk Plaza. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Coffee shop brews up kindness

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The owners of a new coffee shop in Admirals Walk Plaza have opened up with the purpose of hiring adults with developmental disabilities. A Kinder Cup, aptly named, is run by Chief Petty Officer First Class (Retired) Marc Dufort and his wife Kim. It opened last December and among their staff […]

Operation Artemis Concludes

Operation Artemis Concludes

Lt(N) Linda Coleman, Public Affairs Officer ~ The seas are unbelievably calm at this time of year in the Arabian Sea along the “Hash Highway,” a historical shipping route through the Indian Ocean that’s been known for smuggling for centuries. This is where HMCS Regina and Naval Replenishment Unit (NRU) Asterix have been operating for the […]

Balance in action

Balance in action

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ CFB Esquimalt’s Naval Training Development Centre was quick off the mark in implementing Balance, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) new physical performance strategy. Only days after the CAF’s new fitness strategy was announced, Commander Alain Sauvé introduced measures to support its goals. He’s encouraging supervisors to have military personnel attend PSP-led […]

British company on the lookout for clickers

British company on the lookout for clickers

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A British whistle manufacturer is on the hunt to find a tiny and rare piece of survival equipment used by U.S. paratroopers ahead of the D-Day landings. As the 75th anniversary of the historic military operation by the Allies approaches, Birmingham-based Acme Whistles launched its Lost Clickers of the D-Day Landings […]