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<strong>Once in a blue moon: </strong><em>Climbing Mount Fuji in Japan overnight</em>

Once in a blue moon: Climbing Mount Fuji in Japan overnight

‘Once in a blue moon’ is an expression that rarely coincides with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and an actual blue moon. In this case, a lucky few of His Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Ottawa and Vancouver’s crew  climbed Mount Fuji’s summit during August’s second full moon: coincidentally, a ‘super blue moon’.

HMCS Vancouver Battle Cats Broadcast

HMCS Vancouver Battle Cats Broadcast

With mixed emotions, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver’s ship’s company departed Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. It sailed past the Victoria waterfront on Aug. 14, bidding farewell to families and friends as we embarked on another exciting adventure in the Indo-Pacific region.

HMCS Vancouver skips 30th birthday

HMCS Vancouver skips 30th birthday

Capt Véronique SabourinHMCS Vancouver PAO — The ship’s company went to bed on Aug. 22 and woke up on Aug. 24 as His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver crossed the international dateline in the Pacific Ocean on the ship’s birthday. Thirty years ago, on Aug. 23, 1993, HMCS Vancouver was commissioned at Canada Place in […]

<strong>Pay attention to CPR training, says NESOP</strong>

Pay attention to CPR training, says NESOP

ailor First Class (S1) Charles Tucker received a Chief of Defence Staff Commendation and a BC Emergency Health Services Vital Link Award for saving the life of a former classmate.

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Jennifer Hunter

RCN Digital Leadership: CPO2 Jennifer Hunter

Chief Petty Officer Second Class Jennifer Hunter In this series, we showcase digital leadership across the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to illustrate how our enterprise solutions are successfully leveraged for the benefit of our teams.   Elizabeth Wolfe, Business Analyst/Technical Advisor, Naval Personnel and Training Group — Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) Jennifer Hunter, a Victoria […]

A 2005 GMC Hummer and box trailer parked in front of Honour House in New Westminster, B.C. The City of New Westminster Police Department loaned the vehicle and trailer to the Honour House Society for its ongoing tour of B.C. and the Yukon. Photo: Honour House Society

HMCS Vancouver reconnects with their community charity

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — A flag that flew atop HMCS Vancouver as it sailed across the Pacific Ocean has returned to its original owners. The bright blue flag proudly fluttered aboard the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) warship during last year’s five-month deployment in Operation Projection in the Indo-Pacific region. It belongs to Honour House, the ship’s […]

HMCS Vancouver Change of Command

HMCS Vancouver Change of Command

HMCS Vancouver looks ahead to a summer deployment with a new leader. Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — Commander (Cdr) Meghan Coates assumed command of her second Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) warship in less than a year. “My most important lesson so far is that I can learn so much from the ship’s team every day, […]

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.

navy ships sailing in formation

Ships in formation

HMCS Vancouver sails alongside allies who took part in a Task Group Exercise hosted by the U.S. Navy’s 3rd Fleet. The ship returned to home port last week.

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Grey Cup Escorted by HMCS Vancouver

Grey Cup Escorted by HMCS Vancouver from Lookout on Vimeo.