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Ship repair a great venue for a fulfilling career

Ship repair a great venue for a fulfilling career

MARPAC Public Affairs ~ Can you imagine having a trade, certifications, and a well-paying job with benefits that you enjoy – all without student loans? That’s what Lachlan Palmer has. When still in high school and just 17-years-old, he applied for a student co-operative education term at Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF) Cape Breton at CFB […]

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, for the day, Aiden Anderson, along with his sister Courtney Holland and mother Isabella Anderson, experienced army equipment during their visit to Le Régiment de Hull (RCAC), in Gatineau, Quebec, on Dec. 13. Photo by Jay Rankin, Canadian Army Public Affairs

Canadian Army helps fulfil a dream

Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs ~ The Canadian Army appointed its first-ever Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel: a 15-year-old from London, Ontario. However, the appointment was for just one day; the youth in question, Aiden Anderson, who now has memories to last a lifetime. That day, Dec. 13, 2018, was just one of five Aiden spent in the Nation’s […]

Victoria Grizzlies Military Night

Victoria Grizzlies give back to MFRC

Peter Mallett Staff Writer ~ Esquimalt’s Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is getting ready to score on a Victoria Grizzlies power play.  The Junior ‘A’ hockey club recently announced a new partnership that will see the community-based non-profit as the sole beneficiary of fundraising efforts for its Military Appreciation Night on Jan. 25 game against the […]

Best Griswold Tree, Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Pacific): (Left) Terri Yuen, Sgt Shauna Karnes, Base Commander, Capt(N) Jason Boyd, and Capt Kelsie Morrison.

Winners announced for holiday trees

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Three base units headed into the 2018 holiday season with bragging rights and prizes following the judging of the annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. This year’s winning entries were Best Festive Tree, Fleet Maintenance Facility; Best Griswold Tree, Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Pacific; and Best Charlie Brown Tree, Naval Development […]

Capt(N) Jason Boyd, Base Commander, and Family

Holiday message from Base Commander Capt(N) Jason Boyd

Celebrate the Joy As the crunch of the holiday season begins in earnest and the demands of shopping, decorating, and entertaining can bog us down in the heavy business of good cheer, it’s easy to lose sight of one word that makes this time of year so magical: Joy. It’s the refrain of a classic […]

On the left, PO1 Marc Buzzi of Team Howlett and CPO2 Josh Barnes get set for the opening puck drop by referee CPO2 Yves Ouellet. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Legacy Hull Techs score for fallen colleagues

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Members of the former Hull Technician trade recently gathered for a charity hockey game, fittingly dedicated to the memory of two former co-workers who loved to play hockey. Approximately 20 sailors gathered for their 5th annual fundraiser on Dec. 6 at Wurtele Arena. It was played in honor of former Hull […]

Inset: Piper Donald Kennedy, 43rd Cameron Highlanders

Bagpipes unite past and present

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ As Angus Stanfield, 73, looks back on 2018, he says playing his family’s set of century-old bagpipes at this year’s Bells of Peace Ceremony will stand as one of his life’s greatest memories. The moment came at sunset, shortly after 4:39 p.m. on Nov. 11, when the Bells of Peace tolled […]

Ordinary Seaman Kathryn Struthers (left) and Leading Seaman Chrystal Lavigne (right), Naval Communicators, stand watch on HMCS Calgary’s bridge during Operation Projection.

Warships heading home for the holidays

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ HMCS Calgary returns to its home port of Esquimalt on Dec. 18 after five months in the Asia-Pacific region strengthening Canada’s relationships with nations in the area. The Royal Canadian Navy frigate and its crew of 236 left Esquimalt Harbour July 30 for Operation Projection, which formally began Aug. 20. Calgary […]

HMCS Vancouver’s last ever land on and take off of a Sea King. Photo by LS Dustin York

Sea King lifts and thrusts into retirement

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Heartfelt tributes flowed freely during the official Sea King helicopter retirement parade Dec. 1, when the military and DND community bade farewell to the longest serving aircraft in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Inside the hangar at 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron at Pat Bay, more than 500 people gathered to […]

PO1 Trevor Linfoot

Sailor profile: PO1 Trevor Linfoot | Coxswain, HMCS Nanaimo

Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Trevor Linfoot enrolled in the Regular Force in 1999 as a Cook, briefly, until realizing that the hospitality aspect of the Steward trade was more suited to him. He has served onboard HMC Ships Protecteur, Algonquin, Calgary and Winnipeg, as well as completing a tour as […]