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Nanaimo Rifle Range property: Trespassing announcement

Nanaimo Rifle Range property: Trespassing announcement

Lt(N) Pamela Hogan, Base Public Affairs Office ~ CFB Esquimalt is reaching out to the public to help eliminate the unauthorized recreational use of the Nanaimo Rifle Range property in order to safeguard the public. To achieve this, information is being circulated that highlights the danger of encroaching on a live firing range area, with the […]

Bombardier Marie-Herene Maillet became the first female Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member to achieve a perfect score of 400 on her annual FORCE Test.

Army Bombardier first woman to achieve Force test perfection

Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs ~ Just say “it is time for your mandatory annual FORCE evaluation” and even seasoned Canadian Armed Forces members get nervous – but not Bombardier Marie-Herene Maillet, who scored an unheard of 100 per cent. Bdr Maillet is an Air Defence Technician with 4th Artillery Regiment (General Support), Royal Canadian Artillery, based […]

The bow mega block section of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke is moved outside at Irving’s Halifax shipyard. Photo courtesy Irving Shipbuilding

Construction begins on fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol ship

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ The Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding marked the latest milestone of the National Shipbuilding Strategy on May 3 with the start of construction on the future HMCS William Hall. It is the fourth of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). A ceremony was […]

Sailor Profile: Meet Lt(N) Taylor Workman

Sailor Profile: Meet Lt(N) Taylor Workman

Lt(N) Linda Coleman, HMCS Regina PAO ~ Meet HMCS Regina’s Navigating Officer and Senior Bridge Watchkeeper, Lt(N) Taylor Workman. The London, Ontario, native is on Operation Artemis, the Canadian Armed Forces’ ongoing contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Middle Eastern and East African waters. So far on this mission, Regina has seized over […]

Local minor hockey honours Navy with rebrand

Local minor hockey honours Navy with rebrand

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Victoria Minor Hockey Association (VMHA) has undergone a naval-themed rebranding and will now be known as the Victoria Admirals. The name switch from the Victoria Ice Hawks to Admirals was announced April 30 and came after club officials approved the amalgamation of Victoria and Saanich Minor Hockey Associations for the upcoming […]

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) controller assembles the UAV onboard HMCS Whitehorse during Operation Caribbe. Photos by Operation Caribbe Imagery Technician

An elevated first for HMCS Whitehorse

Captain Annie Morin, Op Caribbe Public Affairs Officer ~ The new PUMA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – commonly known as a drone – was employed throughout the recent Operation Caribbe mission, greatly enhancing the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability of HMCS Whitehorse, a Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel. The employment of PUMA onboard Whitehorse was a Royal […]

Navy returns to Van Isle 360 yacht race

Navy returns to Van Isle 360 yacht race

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Two sail training vessels of the Royal Canadian Navy with their team of sailors are set to compete in next month’s prestigious Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race. This year’s biennial 580-nautical mile race is a 15-day sailing competition around Vancouver Island beginning June 1 in Nanaimo. This year’s 15th edition […]

Cmdre Angus Topshee presents Cdr (Retired) Al Kennedy with athe Wound Stripe on May 14. Kennedy was severely injured in the HMCS Kootenay explosion on Oct. 23, 1969. Photo by SLt Michael Déry

Kootenay survivor honoured after 50 years

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ As the 50th anniversary of the HMCS Kootenay explosion approaches this fall, one of its survivors has finally been honoured with a Wound Stripe, a distinction worn on the sleeve of military members wounded in action prior to 2001. Commander (Retired) Al Kennedy, 77, received the honour from Commodore Angus Topshee, […]

Members of Royal Canadian Navy participate in the Battle of the Atlantic Service. Photo by LS Brendan Gibson, MARPAC Imaging Services

Battle of the Atlantic: Honouring HMCS Calgary’s bygone and current service

SLt Richard Bowker, HMCS Calgary ~ T he first HMCS Calgary (K231) was a Flower-class Corvette, one of many that were built to meet the demand for escorting merchant vessels across the Atlantic during the Second World War. Corvette crews earned a reputation of possessing a hardy and courageous spirit, which would serve them well against the […]

Balance – a reinvigorated health strategy

Balance – a reinvigorated health strategy

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ To invigorate the physical fitness and wellness of its members, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have launched a new physical performance strategy called Balance. Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance announced the rollout of the new strategic document on April 23. It’s focused on realizing the “people first […]