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HMCS Vancouver

HMCS Vancouver navigates Taiwan Strait en route to Operation Neon

Kateryna Bandura, Lookout Editor — Following a recent port visit in Manila, Philippines, HMCS Vancouver sailed through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 20, along with the destroyer USS Higgins, on its way into Operation (Op) Neon’s area of operation. “Today’s routine Taiwan Strait transit demonstrates our commitment to a free, open and inclusive […]

Butch Dick

Respected First Nations Elder Butch Dick to address Defence Team

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — The Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group (DAAG) and the MARPAC Health and Wellness Strategy team will hold an online presentation featuring Lekwungen Elder Butch Dick to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Butch lead us through his own journey and incredible wealth of experience […]

Pacific Vanguard

HMCS Vancouver represents Canada at Exercise Pacific Vanguard 2022

Lt(N) Michelle Scott, HMCS Vancouver PAO — F or the first time since its inception in 2019, Exercise Pacific Vanguard saw the participation of a Royal Canadian Navy vessel, HMCS Vancouver. “This exercise, while deployed on Operation Projection, proved to be an excellent chance to integrate with like-minded regional partners and hone our warfare skills before moving […]


‘From shop floor to top floor’ and beyond – The Sky’s No Limit!

Kateryna Bandura, Lookout Editor — What began as a small Aviation event in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, has since evolved into the world’s largest diversity outreach event of its kind in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. “Our unique, hands-on outreach events have directly touched the lives of over 121,300 participants, and 11,956 women and girls of all […]

HMCS Vancouver begins Operation Neon deployment

HMCS Vancouver begins Operation Neon deployment

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces — His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver commenced Operation (Op) Neon on Sept. 20. This is the seventh time the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) deployed in support of Op Neon since 2018. “Following our successes on Op Projection, the crew of HMCS Vancouver is proud to begin our duties […]

Mark Nelson

The Long Trick is the worst

Mark Nelson, Contributor — The general day-to-day schedule of a warship, better known as the ship’s routine, cycles around working, eating, and sleeping. A ship operates round the clock, and sailors must be available to do the jobs required 24 hours a day, normally split into seven work periods called watches. Two four-hour daytime watches occur […]

Meet the new Fleet Chief - Chief Petty Officer First Class David Bisal

Meet the new Fleet Chief – Chief Petty Officer First Class David Bisal

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — The Fleet Chief of Canadian Fleet Pacific (CanFleetPAC) is embracing his new job with great enthusiasm. “I was very happy and honoured with the appointment but it comes with a great deal of responsibility along with a sharp learning curve,” said Chief Petty Officer First Class (CPO1) David Bisal. “All my […]

4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group commended for Operation Laser

4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group commended for Operation Laser

Captain Natasha Tersigni, 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group — The 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4 CRPG) was awarded the Canadian Forces Unit Commendation on Sept. 1 for exceptional efforts and dedication, in support of Operation Laser, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “4 CRPG is proud that our members were ready […]

MFRC offers extra support for CAF parents

MFRC offers extra support for CAF parents

Kateryna Bandura, Editor — The Esquimalt Military Family and Resource Centre (MFRC) offers community resources and information for parents looking for extra support this school year. “With the military lifestyle, oftentimes newly-arrived parents don’t have family support in their new community,” said Kaitlyn Ross, Social Worker-Counsellor with MFRC. “The point of our activities and services is […]

Naval Security Team begins operations under new mandate

Naval Security Team begins operations under new mandate

Lt(N) Robert Newton, Executive Officer, Naval Security Team — After two years of reduced operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Naval Security Team (NST) is ramping up again, however, this time with a new mandate. NST will be focusing on Harbour Defence (HD) and Force Protection (FP) in support of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) […]