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Cheque mate!

Cheque mate!

Ashley EvansFMFCB–– The team at Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton (FMFCB) pride themselves on their ability to meet any challenge and produce consistently excellent results. Projects vary but regardless of their size or complexity the managers and tradespeople of FMFCB have the range of knowledge and skill to rise to the occasion. Thus, when NETE Senior […]

HMCS Harry DeWolf completes maiden voyage through the Northwest Passage

HMCS Harry DeWolf completes maiden voyage through the Northwest Passage

SLt Wilson HoUPAR – HMCS Vancouver–– On the first weekend of October 2021, HMCS Harry DeWolf successfully completed the historic Northwest Passage voyage from Halifax to Vancouver. Early Friday morning, the ship arrived at the Burrard Dry Dock Pier, at the Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver. It was a momentous occasion, as it had been […]

Defence Team celebrates National Coming Out Day

Defence Team celebrates National Coming Out Day

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– The Defence Community at Maritime Forces Pacific is preparing to celebrate National Coming Out Day on October 11th during the week of this issue’s publication. The event is a catalyst and will be a turning point in the life of at least one RCN member.  National Coming Out Day is an annual event […]

NDWCC Kickoff

NDWCC Kickoff

At a ceremony presided by Capt(N) Jeff Hutchinson, Commander CFB Esquimalt, the Maritime Forces Pacific Defence Community launched its 2021 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) on Oct. 5 at the Chiefs and Petty Officers’ Mess.  The event entailed the traditional pancake breakfast and inspirational speeches. This year’s kick-off was a success despite limitations on in-person participation resulting […]

CFB Halifax barber hangs up her clippers

CFB Halifax barber hangs up her clippers

Joanie VeitchTrident Newspaper–– After 38 years doing military haircuts at CFB Halifax, Christine Goodridge is packing up her clippers. On Sept. 22, she retired from her position as barber at CFB Halifax. She got her start as a military barber in late summer 1983. To put how long ago that was into context, Return of […]

Soldier On offers 'Amazing' sailing course

Soldier On offers ‘Amazing’ sailing course

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– Five serving and retired military members learned to harness the ocean’s winds and waves by skippering a sailboat as part of a sailing course offered by the Soldier On program. Participants took to the water from Sept. 20 to 24 in 23-foot Sonar Keelboats as part of a competent crew sailing course. […]

HMCS Winnipeg's Sentinels

HMCS Winnipeg’s Sentinels

Capt Arnold Noteh Glogauer HMCS Winnipeg–– As HMCS Winnipeg set out on Operation Neon and Projection in August, departments nominated Sentinels to participate in refresher training. A refresher workshop was conducted early on in the deployment to bring the Sentinels back to the basics, review some of the fundamentals they may have forgotten, and brush […]

Learning about Buoys

Learning about Buoys

SLt Wilson Ho UPAR – HMCS Vancouver–– A group of junior officers undergoing the at-sea portion of their Phase IV training recently performed an evolution atypical for the class of vessel upon which they were embarked. “Coming to a buoy” is routinely conducted on Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels Canadian Patrol Frigates as part of readiness training. […]

'Courageous' fundraiser inspires Tour de Rock rider

‘Courageous’ fundraiser inspires Tour de Rock rider

Peter MallettStaff Writer–– The daughter of a military member raised over $4,000 for this year’s Tour de Rock cycling fundraiser, shedding her locks to get the job done. Fiona Treen, 11, shaved off her long brown hair Sept. 15 at the Military Police detention barracks to support local Tour de Rock rider Cpl Michael Smith. […]

Winnipeg sailor gives ship a positive start for deployment

Winnipeg sailor gives ship a positive start for deployment

Lt(N) Amélie LeducHMCS Winnipeg–– HMCS Winnipeg underwent a special cleansing ceremony, shortly after it set sail, by a crewmember of Cree heritage from the Sucker Creek First Nation in Alberta. Cpl Terrance Carrier, a Medical Technician, volunteered to perform a smudging ceremony to give the ship a “clean start” for its four-month deployment. “HMCS Winnipeg […]