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HMCS Malahat's newest recruits enjoy perfect weather for training

HMCS Malahat’s newest recruits enjoy perfect weather for training

SLt Donald DenHMCS Malahat PAO–– Amid clear sunny skies and calm waters, HMCS Malahat, Victoria’s Naval Reserve Division, held a successful small boats training exercise with 10 members of its ship’s company on Saturday, April 17. The goal of the day was to give Malahat’s newest recruits an opportunity to experience the hands-on aspects of […]

Mental Health Awareness Week May 3-9

Mental Health Awareness Week May 3-9

#GetReal about how you feel. Name it, don’t numb it. For 70 years, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has hosted Mental Health Week and since it’s inception in 2013, the Mental and Social Wellness Working Group of the MARPAC Health and Wellness Strategy has been supporting it. The core objective of Mental Health Week […]

Study To shed light on female retention in the military

Study To shed light on female retention in the military

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– A team of university researchers are trying to determine why a disproportionate number of women decide to cut their military careers short. Women’s perception of the Canadian Armed Forces as an obstacle to female retention is an independent study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Researchers want to find […]

Vote for your favourite youth reporter story

Vote for your favourite youth reporter story

Support the next generation of writers. Vote for your favourite youth reporter story between now and May 31 and you can set one young person up with a grand prize package, including a $2,500 scholarship. Every fall, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) newspapers invite young people, ages 13 to 18 years old, from military families and […]

Former Fleet Chief takes on new role with MFRC

Former Fleet Chief takes on new role with MFRC

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– Even though CPO1 Sylvain Jaquemot has retired from the navy – his last post being Fleet Chief – he will continue to support Pacific Fleet sailors and their families, this time out of uniform.  The Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Esquimalt has lured him to a newly created civilian post – that […]

HMCS Calgary crew and air detachment remember Stalker 22

HMCS Calgary crew and air detachment remember Stalker 22

Captain Jeff KlassenHMCS Calgary PAO–– On the one year anniversary of the Stalker 22 Cyclone helicopter crash, HMCS Calgary’s embarked Cyclone air detachment hosted a solemn ceremony for the ship’s company on the flight deck to honour the six members who perished. This took place in the Arabian Sea where Calgary is currently operating while […]

Royal Canadian Navy sets heroin seizure record in busts

Royal Canadian Navy sets heroin seizure record in busts

Combined Maritime Forces–– HMCS Calgary has made the largest-ever heroin bust in Combined Maritime Forces history, operating under the command of the Canadian-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The record-setting haul of 1,286 kilograms (2,835 lbs) of heroin on April 23 was achieved seven years to the day since HMAS Darwin interdicted 1,032kg (2,275 lbs) […]

The future of the Air Force is built upon the service and sacrifices of the past

The future of the Air Force is built upon the service and sacrifices of the past

Captain Sarah Harasymchuk andLieutenant (Navy) Melanie Aqiqi–– It was a grim day nearly eight decades ago when 426 Bomber Squadron, known as the Thunderbirds, received a new mission order. They were tasked with bombing the railyards at Louvain, Belgium, as part of a 120 aircraft raid on May 13, 1944, during the Second World War. […]

Celestial Navigation on HMCS Calgary

Celestial Navigation on HMCS Calgary

Captain Jeff KlassenHMCS Calgary–– Even in the age of GPS, navigation by stars via sextant is still done in the Royal Canadian Navy. While on Operation Projection in the Indo-Pacific this April, HMCS Calgary had some clear nights at sea, and the opportunity was taken to hone this skill with junior Naval Warfare Officers. “It’s […]

FMF Cape Breton and Cape Scott celebrate 25 years serving the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific and Atlantic Fleets

FMF Cape Breton and Cape Scott celebrate 25 years serving the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific and Atlantic Fleets

Ashley EvansFMFCB–– April 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the inception of the Fleet Maintenance Facilities Cape Breton and Cape Scott (FMFCB/FMFCS), the Royal Canadian Navy’s dedicated engineering, repair, and maintenance facilities located on each of Canada’s coastlines within HMC Dockyard Esquimalt, B.C., and HMC Dockyard Halifax, N.S. The past quarter century has seen teams […]