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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 […]

Naval Security Team Exercise in the Okanagan

Naval Security Team Exercise in the Okanagan

Sub-Lieutenant Wilson Ho, MARPAC Public Affairs/NST PAO — The Naval Security Team deployed on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna to conduct a training exercise from July 4-9. “The Naval Security Team is an integral unit within Canadian Fleet Pacific, and this deployment offered us the opportunity to practise our tradecraft in different, realistic, and challenging environments,” said […]

Military Surgeon Honours CAF with a Painting

Military Surgeon Honours CAF with a Painting

The Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Pacific) in Esquimalt will soon become home for a one-of-a-kind commemorative artwork.

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.

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More powerful tugboats coming to Auxiliary Fleet

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — With new warships on the horizon comes new service tugs to maneuver them around the harbour. Four Naval Large Tugs are currently being built by Ocean Industries Inc. of Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec, under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.  Two tugboats are destined for CFB Esquimalt, and two will be sent to CFB Halifax […]

Nurse reflects on saving lives

Nurse reflects on saving lives

Captain Sandy Robinson is counting down the days to retirement, about 1,200 are left. Retirement is driven by her desire to now put her family first after 26 years of military service. “After I came back from Afghanistan, I knew the most important thing was family. I’ve since looked after my 85-year-old parents, and had […]

Base adopts greener technology

Base adopts greener technology

Base Information Services (BIS) has a great idea to save CFB Esquimalt money while improving efficiency. The plan is to switch out the single printer and the lone fax machine for a “Multifunction Device”. This piece of technology is a colour printer, scanner, copier and fax machine combined, with a hard drive to save files. […]

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Volume 59, Issue 15, April 14, 2014

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Volume 59, Issue 14, April 7, 2014

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