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Final goodbyes aboard HMCS Sackville

Joanie Veitch Trident Newspaper — As the crew of HMCS Sackville readied the ship for sea, a small group of people gathered on the jetty at HMC Dockyard Halifax on the morning of Sunday, May 1. Many of them were family members preparing to say a final goodbye to their loved ones at a committal of […]

HMCS Harry DeWolf’s drug busts add to smuggler blues

HMCS Harry DeWolf’s drug busts add to smuggler blues

    Peter Mallett Staff Writer — HMCS Harry DeWolf and its crew continue to protect North America from illegal narcotics in the high seas. The Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship participated in two interdictions and seized a combined 386 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of USD $15 million. The busts were made […]

Sgt Mingxin Li

Asian Heritage Month – meet the Li brothers

Marie-Christine De Tilly Contributor — To mark Asian Heritage Month, the Strategic Partners Engagement Office invited two military members of Asian descent to share their stories and provide advice to new members in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Asian Heritage Month, celebrated in May, aims to highlight the culture and history of Asian Canadians. Sergeant Mingxin […]

Jacob McFarlane

Pipefitter apprentice wins gold at Skills BC competition

  Ashley Evans FMFCB/CS — The Pipefitter Shop at Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton (FMFCB) has cause for celebration this month. Their apprentice Jacob McFarlane won a gold medal in the Steam/Pipefitter challenge at the Skills BC competition, held in United Association (UA) 170 Hall/ Training Facility. McFarlane, a third year steam/pipefitter apprentice, attended the competition […]

Canadian Ranger 75th anniversary rendezvous event set for Victoria Day weekend

Canadian Ranger 75th anniversary rendezvous event set for Victoria Day weekend

Over the May long weekend, Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers from across the country will converge in Victoria to celebrate their 75th anniversary. 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group will host the Anniversary Rendezvous, a multi-day event to honour the formal establishment of the Canadian Ranger […]

Chaplain-in-training nominated for literary award

Chaplain-in-training nominated for literary award

Peter MallettStaff Writer — SLt Katherine Walker was brimming with pride when her crime novel All is Well was published by Thistledown Press last year. She didn’t think it could get much better than holding a hard copy filled with her writing. However, on April 20 All is Well earned her a nomination for Best […]

CFB Halifax Archery Club

On the mark: CFB Halifax Archery Club restarts

Joanie VeitchTrident Newspaper — After a hiatus of more than eight years, the CFB Halifax Archery Club is back on the shooting range. Officially starting up again on April 1, the recently re-formed club has been running trial shoots over the last few months in the drill hall at S-120, the Consolidated Seamanship Training Facility […]

S1 Kevin Leung

Sailor staying sharp with fencing nationals

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — He may be a late bloomer to the sport of fencing, but S1 Kevin Leung is ready-aye-ready to put his sword skills to the test against Canada’s best. It was only three years ago that the 29-year-old Naval Communicator first discovered the historic art of fencing and the subtle differences between […]

Roger Payne

The (civilian) world at your fingertips

Kateryna Bandura Editor — After retiring from the navy in 2015, Roger Payne wasn’t quite ready to pack in work life. He wanted to transition into a civilian job that would be beneficial to Canada, just as his navy job as a Naval Communicator had been. The IT world interested him, but he knew he needed […]

Battle of the Atlantic

A solemn remembrance in Vancouver for Battle of the Atlantic

SLt Wilson Ho MARPAC Public Affairs — On the first Sunday of May, sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy and Maritime Forces Pacific commemorated the 77th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic with marching contingents and a commemoration ceremony at Sailor’s Point Memorial in Waterfront Park, North Vancouver. The parade and ceremony was part of […]