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Raven Program takes flight again

Kateryna Bandura Editor — The Raven Indigenous Summer Program is back this year with a few major revamps. Not only are half of this year’s staff women, but two staff members have Indigenous backgrounds. Such diversity brings unique experiences and perspectives, said Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Michelle Howell, Raven’s Program Coordinator. “This not only gives […]

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‘PATs’ pitching in at Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific)

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — Personnel Awaiting Training (PATs) have become a short-term solution to address personnel shortages at the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific) (FDU(P)). In recent weeks, 12 Royal Military College (RMC) Cadets and seven members of Naval Fleet School (Pacific) (NFS(P)) rolled up their sleeves and worked with a litany of tasks at the […]

Canadian Pilot Lands on Chilean Vessel

Canadian Pilot Lands on Chilean Vessel

Captain Simpson, from Ladner, B.C., has been flying with the Royal Canadian Air Force for seven years and has previous experience flying as an air cadet. This is also his second deployment on board an Canadian warship with the Cyclone. It was that experience he drew upon to help land on Almirante Lynch.

CAF, Base Atheletes shine at World Military Games

CAF, Base Atheletes shine at World Military Games

It was a podium triple-play as the Canadian Armed Forces team captured two bronze medals and silver medal at the recently completed 2015 Sixth CISM Military World Games. This year’s Games, held Oct. 2 to 11 in Mungyeong, South Korea, saw the CAF’s all-time medal count grow to 12 (three gold , one silver, six […]

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New process launched for eyeglasses

Beginning Jan. 15, the Canadian Forces Health Services Group launched a new process for the provision of eyeglasses to Canadian Armed Forces members. This process will not apply to CAF recruits in St. Jean where an onsite provider will remain in place for provision of eyeglasses to that population. When a determination is made at […]