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The Lookout Newspaper can trace its history back to April 1943 when CFB Esquimalt’s first newspaper was published. Since then, Lookout has grown into the award winning source for Pacific Navy News. Leading the way towards interactive social media reach, we are a community resource newspaper growing a world wide audience.

MS (Retired) John Wood shakes hands with Capt(N) Julian Elbourne after receiving a Special Service Medal and Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal from Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Janet Austin. Photo by Stephanie Raymond

Last of HMCS Terra Nova sailors receive medals

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Forty-seven years after HMCS Terra Nova completed an international peacekeeping mission in Vietnam, 25 members of the crew were officially honoured with medals. On Family Day, Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin presided over a ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, where the Special Service Medal with Peace Clasp and Canadian […]

Photo by Lt(N) Tristan Robinson, HMCS Winnipeg; Rodney Venis, Base PA

Youngster takes command of base… for a day

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Five-year-old Lucas Hill had something “really great” to tell his classmates at show and tell last week. That’s because the St. Patrick’s School Kindergarten student was an Honorary Base Commander for a day at CFB Esquimalt. He officially took the watch from Captain (Navy) Sam Sader on Friday, Feb. 14 and […]

Volume 65, Issue 7, February 24, 2020

Volume 65, Issue 7, February 24, 2020

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Ashley Duncan, Dan Bodden, Steve Deschamps, and Rebecca Schillemat participate in a Wounded Warrior Run BC training run on Feb. 9. Photo by John W. Penner, John’s Photography

Run for wounded vets kicks off

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ The Wounded Warriors Canada fundraising account just went up by $85,000 after a team of eight runners ran from Sooke to Sidney on Feb. 9. The one day 60-kilometre training run introduced the public to the upcoming weeklong Wounded Warrior Run BC and to the mental health challenges faced by many […]

Members of CFB Esquimalt Fire and Rescue’s Climb the Wall team, Alexandria Marshall and Mike Gordon are joined by Fire Chief Geordie Douglas. Douglas stopped by to show his support while the pair were practicing for their upcoming competition. The two are part of a five-person team who will be among 200 firefighters participating in a fundraiser for the Lung Association at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Photo by Peter Mallett, Lookout

Firefighters step up to fundraising challenge

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Five base firefighters will strap on 50 pounds of protective firefighting gear and breathing apparatus Feb. 23 and embark on a 48-storey climb to the top of Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Their efforts are part of the 19th annual Climb the Wall fundraiser for the BC Lung Association. “To be certain, […]

FS Courbet’s boarding team searches a dhow in the Gulf of Oman while the ship stays close. Courbet’s boarding team found and seized 1.5 metric tonnes of hashish from this vessel. The estimated regional wholesale value of the drugs was $780,288 U.S. - worth many times more on the street. Photo provided by Marine Nationale

CTF 150 reaches halfway mark, celebrates success

Lt(N) Tony Wright, CTF 150 Public Affairs Officer ~ The present rotation of Combined Task Force 150, led by Australia and supported by Canada and New Zealand, reached its halfway point Jan. 22, with a boastful 8,000 kilograms of narcotics seized. CTF 150, headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is one of three combined task forces […]

HMCS Saskatoon transiting from Point Hope Shipyard to Y jetty. Photo by LS Brendan Gibson, MARPAC Imaging Services

Saskatoon completes vital refit work

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ Two Canadian Forces Auxiliary Vessels, tugs Glendale and Parksville, nudged and pulled HMCS Saskatoon from Point Hope Shipyard to Y Jetty in Esquimalt harbour last week, indicating the end of the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel’s six-month maintenance period. While only a six-kilometre distance, it took over two hours to get the warship […]

Photo by LS Michael Goluboff, MARPAC Imaging Services

In Photos: Operation Caribbe

The Naden band performs a ceremonial drum song for HMCS Whitehorse as she departs for Operation Caribbe, at Duntze Head, CFB Esquimalt Feb. 10.

Photos by Canadian Armed Forces

In Photos: Operation Caribbe

Operation Caribbe is the Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the elimination of illegal trafficking in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean by organized crime. HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Whitehorse departed on the operation Feb. 10.

Photo by John W. Penner, John’s Photography

In Photos: Run for wounded vets kicks off

Mark Blachuras, Steve Deschamps, and Alan Kobayashi participate in Wounded Warrior Run BC training run on Jacklin Road in Langford on Feb. 9.