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  • HMCS Vancouver

    HMCS Vancouver: Maintaining the ship’s sensors and satellite communications

    Kateryna Bandura, Lookout Editor — Have you ever wondered what kind of tasks the Combat Systems Engineering (CSE) department aboard HMCS Vancouver may perform while deployed? To start, the CSE team is responsible for almost all the equipment that distinguishes a warship from any other ship of similar size. They maintain the radars, weapon systems, sonar, […]

  • MFRC

    MFRC prepares families for long-awaited deployment return

    Kateryna Bandura, Lookout Editor — When children arrive at the jetties on Monday to meet their parents after six months apart, they are greeted by a variety of entertainment, courtesy of the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). The MFRC has been an invaluable player in supporting military families. Lisa Church, MFRC Community Engagement Manager, said […]

  • Capt(N) J. Jeffrey Hutchinson

    3-2-1 Heave Hutchinson! 

    Jazmin Holdway, Marketing, Communications & Sponsorship Manager — To boost morale and increase fundraising while having some cold water fun, units at CFB Esquimalt are competing to throw the Base Commander into the Esquimalt Harbour on Dec. 13. Proudly presented by the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) Team, the ‘Hutchinson Heave’ is a second-of-its-kind in […]

  • Five questions with the new Chief Petty Officer at Naval Fleet School (Pacific) 

    Five questions with the new Chief Petty Officer at Naval Fleet School (Pacific) 

    Kateryna Bandura, Lookout Editor — Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) Stan Budden, Chief Warrant Officers Corp, joined the primary reserves in 1993 as an infantryman with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. In 1996, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as a Marine Engineer, which morphed into a Marine Technician in 2017. […]

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