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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.

Canadian Ranger receives international accolades for good deed

Canadian Ranger receives international accolades for good deed

Canadian Ranger Lindsay Chung4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group–– Canadian Ranger (CR) Gary Bath of Fort St. John, a member of the Pouce Coupe Canadian Ranger Patrol in northern British Columbia, has found himself doing countless television, radio, and newspaper interviews for national and international media outlets in the past few months. Last November, he helped […]

Optimism and burpees: How the crew of HMCS Calgary got ready for deployment

Optimism and burpees: How the crew of HMCS Calgary got ready for deployment

Lt Jeff KlassenHMCS Calgary PAO–– In late January and early February, the crew of HMCS Calgary were quarantining at a local hotel in preparation of their upcoming seven-month Operation Artemis and Operation Projection deployment to the Asia-Pacific region and Middle Eastern waters. For much of the crew, this will be their first deployment during the […]

HMCS Nipigon lives on thanks to former hull tech's handywork

HMCS Nipigon lives on thanks to former hull tech’s handywork

Ryan MelansonTrident Newspaper–– When operational, HMCS Nipigon’s duckboards helped keep sailors’ feet dry. Now, the teak slabs serve former members of the ship’s company in different ways: as furniture in their homes or as a piece of nostalgia to be enjoyed in their local mess. The boards, taken from Nipigon’s pilotage position, had been in […]

Summerside reigns in runaway rider buoy

Summerside reigns in runaway rider buoy

Lt(N) Dan BannermanHMCS Summerside–– HMCS Summerside was tasked Jan. 19 as Ready Duty Ship to recover a TRIAXYS directional wave buoy that had broken free of its mooring and was drifting at sea. The 500-lb buoy posed a threat to the safe of navigation of vessels off the coast of Nova Scotia and needed to […]

SNMG1 Conducts PASSEX training with German Navy

SNMG1 Conducts PASSEX training with German Navy

LCdr Mark Fifield SNMG1 PAO–– Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) led by the SNMG1 Flagship HMCS Halifax conducted a series of passing training exercises with the German Navy in the North Sea from Jan. 26 to 29. A PASSEX or “Passing Exercise” refers to training with the national navies of our NATO Allies and […]

The role of the Task Group Commander

The role of the Task Group Commander

Lt(N) Jeff Klassen Public Affairs–– “I haven’t really had time to play video games since my kids were born,” said Captain(Navy) Scott Robinson while under strict quarantine at a local hotel last week. He was able to pass the time playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on his PlayStation 4. This week he won’t be as relaxed […]

DND / CAF Ombudsman - there to support you

DND / CAF Ombudsman – there to support you

It is easy to see the vital role the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) play in keeping Canada safe and secure. Families are a major source of support and strength to CAF personnel and integral to military success. They also face challenges and make sacrifices; it’s not just the member who enrols and serves. Families act […]

It's all in the planning for Sgt Geddes

It’s all in the planning for Sgt Geddes

The hustle and bustle of travel and changing surroundings has always been a central theme to Allison Geddes’ life. The 36-year-old Sergeant grew up in a military family that made many moves, and that continued when she joined the Canadian Army in 2001 as a reservist with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in Victoria, B.C. A […]

A/SLt Seamus Maguire prepares for his navy career

A/SLt Seamus Maguire prepares for his navy career

2Lt Jamie Boparai Base Administration–– People take the oath of allegiance when joining the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for many reasons. Acting Sub-Lieutenant Seamus Maguire did so while pursuing his dream and coolly calculating his future. “I was playing Junior A hockey for the Crunch in Cochrane, AB, and I was being recruited to play […]

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman Leadership Award presented to HMCS Queen Charlotte sailor

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman Leadership Award presented to HMCS Queen Charlotte sailor

Sub-Lieutenant Spencer Lee and Acting Sub-Lieutenant Scott FerrisHMCS Queen Charlotte–– It’s not often one gets to be the first-ever recipient of a military recognition award, but on Jan.13 that was the case for a naval reserve sailor from HMCS Queen Charlotte. Master Sailor Rachel McCarthy was the first recipient of the Vice-Admiral Mark Norman Leadership […]