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Awards ceremony recognizes ‘uncommon virtue’.

Awards ceremony recognizes ‘uncommon virtue’

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Seventeen military members from CFB Esquimalt have received special recognition from Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) for their extraordinary efforts. The acknowledged gathered with friends, family, and co-workers at the Chief and Petty Officer’s Mess on May 17 for the Spring Honours and Awards Ceremony. Rear-Admiral (Radm) Christopher Robinson, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific […]


MyRCN, Canada’s Navy in the palm of your hand

A/SLt Sheldon Neil, MARPAC — The Royal Canadian Navy is releasing its own app. The app, called MyRCN, gives regular and reserve force sailors and Canadian Armed Forces’ members access to tools and services that once were available only on Department of National Defence computers. Members can submit leave requests and view fleet schedules, and reservists can […]

Attaining success in counselling

Attaining success in counselling

Thomas Goenczi, Lookout contributor — Will counselling be successful? Most people yearn for success when they decide to follow through with any venture. However, success is unique to the individual. How do you qualify success? Success is typically related to a short-term or a long-term goal. The goals you and your therapist set out are, in essence, […]


Understanding the Canadian Forces Housing Differential rollout 

A/SLt Sheldon Neil — The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) policy on the Post Living Differential (PLD) is being replaced by the Canadian Forces Housing Differential (CFHD). Members must apply by June 1 to receive the entitlement when it starts in July. Applications can be submitted through Orderly Rooms. Applications received after June 1 will still be […]

Triton's team members and coach Josh Buck display their medals during the Closing Ceremony on May 4 at Shearwater Gym, N.S. Photo: Aviator Douglas Hamilton, 12 Wing Imaging Services.

Tritons hoop dreams fall short

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — The Esquimalt Tritons won a silver medal at the Canadian Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship May 1-4 at Shearwater, N.S. The Halifax Mariners avenged an earlier loss to Esquimalt in round-robin play. They lifted the tournament trophy with an 88-72 victory in the gold medal game on May 4 at CFB Shearwater. […]

Want to improve your commute and have a chance to win a pizza?

Want to improve your commute and have a chance to win a pizza?

Natalie Bandringa, Capital Regional District, with input by CPO1 Al Darragh, Base Chief — CFB Esquimalt is working to improve the quality of life for Defence Team members and promote adopting more sustainable commuting practices. To help us achieve this, we have partnered with the Capital Regional District (CRD) to pilot a Sustainable Commute Planning initiative. The […]

PO1 (ret'd) Hedley Cullen encourages people to participate in the Walk for Huntington's disease awareness and fundraising.

Former RCN Steward leads Huntington Walk

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — When Petty Officer First Class (PO1) (ret’d) Hedley Cullen received his devastating Huntington’s disease (HD) diagnosis at the Base Hospital in 2013, his Steward career with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was cut short. Now, the 53-year-old father of four is leading a fight for awareness and funding for the genetic brain […]

Lookout Newspaper, Issue 20, May 23, 2023

Volume 68, Issue 20, May 23, 2023

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SISIP: Did you say RRSP?

SISIP: Did you say RRSP?

Diane Kennedy, CFP, Financial Planner, SISIP Financial, Comox — As financial planners, we praise the tax advantages of Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) but often hear, ‘No thanks; I have a great pension plan; I don’t need an RRSP’. While it is true that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) does offer an excellent pension plan, it is […]

The First Therapy Session

The First Therapy Session

Thomas Goenczi, Lookout contributor — There is something genuinely palpable and ineffable about embarking on something for the first time. Stepping forward and embracing uncertainty, a willful deployment into the oceans of the unknown. In essence, to go into direct combat with fears. Often before the first therapy session, the individual becomes aware of a particular area […]