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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.

Questions, concerns, focus of CAF Ombudsman's outreach

Questions, concerns, focus of CAF Ombudsman’s outreach

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– Last week, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Ombudsman completed a series of virtual outreach sessions and town hall meetings at CFB Esquimalt and Maritime Forces Pacific. Ombudsman Gregory Lick and his staff met with approximately 540 military members and civilian staff in 16 different virtual meetings held mostly via video conferencing from […]

TGEX 21-02 starts with a bang

TGEX 21-02 starts with a bang

Capt Jenn JacksonTGEX 21-02 PAO–– Her Majesty’s Canadian  Ships Winnipeg and Regina started Task Group Exercise 21-02 (TGEX 21-02) on May 29 with a successful anti-air warfare exercise in the West Coast Firing Range. Winnipeg fired two evolved sea sparrow missiles as part of the ship’s preparations for their upcoming deployment on Operations Projection and […]

BOR modernizes In/Out forms

BOR modernizes In/Out forms

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– The Base Orderly Room (BOR) has completed a successful trial of a digital form that changes the way Canadian Armed Forces members do business. Military members posted to CFB Esquimalt and CFB Halifax can now complete their In/Out routine form via online application. In/Out forms are essential documents that enable military members […]

Volume 66, Issue 22, June 7, 2021

Volume 66, Issue 22, June 7, 2021

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Five proposed designs for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

Five proposed designs for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

Veterans Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage have revealed the five concepts for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan. Canadians are invited to view the concepts and complete the short survey to help choose a design before June 9 at www.Canada.ca/survey-monument-afghanistan. In August 2019, teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects, and other urban design professionals were […]

DND 404 Driver’s Licence no more reference to sex

DND 404 Driver’s Licence no more reference to sex

DND–– To make Canadian Armed Forces institutions more inclusive sex designation has been eliminated on the DND 404, the military’s driver’s licence. Starting June 1, all new DND 404s will be issued without sex identification on them. Current versions will remain valid until their expiry date. Anyone who wishes to exchange their current version before its expiry […]

Profile: Kevin Zalba - Arena and Grounds Manager, PSP

Profile: Kevin Zalba – Arena and Grounds Manager, PSP

A/SLt Wen Guo Base Administration–– It seems like fate that Kevin Zalba would spend his civilian career managing an arena. The former sailor, who joined at 17 in 1981, served 22 years in the navy, retiring as a Petty Officer Second Class. While he loves the navy, he loves hockey even more. “I played hockey […]

Spotlight shines on RCN in women who lead documentary

Spotlight shines on RCN in women who lead documentary

Peter MallettStaff writer–– Vancouver-based filmmaker Adrian Juric has included a Royal Canadian Navy officer in his upcoming documentary Our Time Has Come: Women Who Lead. Commander (Cdr) Amber Comisso, 42, joins a half dozen other successful working women in the film that focusses on gender equality and the unique ways women lead at the highest […]

Human Resources Administrator wrote the book on rockin’ live

Human Resources Administrator wrote the book on rockin’ live

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– A new book by a Royal Canadian Navy sailor is inspiring musicians to seek perfection in their live performances and to “never be an echo of someone else.” Author PO1 Jason Parsons is an accomplished live music producer and performance coach. By day he is a Human Resources Administrator in the Base […]

You decide - name the Naden gym mannequin

You decide – name the Naden gym mannequin

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– Navy ships have Oscar, the person overboard dummy. The Naden Athletic Centre has…well, an unnamed, non-gendered mannequin used in the pool for water-rescue training. Kodi Gibson, facility supervisor, and Ron Boyce, Aquatics Supervisor, want a moniker for their dummy, and are looking to the Defence community for ideas. “As humans, we have […]