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Commodore David Mazur, Canadian Fleet Pacific Commander, operates a Teal 2 Uncrewed Air System during his visit to the course being held at Camp Albert Head, CFB Esquimalt on March 13. Photo: Sergeant Malcolm Byers, MARPAC Imaging Services.

RCN introduces new unmanned aircraft

S1 Bradley Van Buul, NTOG  —  Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) sailors will soon have a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in their toolbox for at-sea inspection and surveillance.   Eight of CFB Esquimalt’s Naval Tactical Operations Group (NTOG) members were the first in the Pacific Fleet to test out the new technology.  The students recently completed three days […]

Members of Victoria's Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club provide musical accompaniment during a Lion Dance. Photo: Peter Mallett / Lookout

Lion dancers bring festive cheer for the Lunar New Year

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer —  A giant drum, hand-hammered gong and cymbals sounded at the main entrance of Rear-Admiral (RAdm) Christopher Robinson’s official residence as two brightly coloured red and yellow lions warmed up the mood on Feb. 14. The lion dancers from Victoria’s Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club have cleansed CFB Esquimalt of ‘bad mojo’ while […]

Sailor First Class (S1) Nahom Beyene

HMCS Regina’s WENGTECH named Sailor of the Quarter

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer — When Sailor First Class (S1) Nahom Beyene took on several additional tasks and responsibilities outside of those assigned to him in HMCS Regina, he did not expect to receive the Maritime Forces Pacific Sailor of the Quarter award. “I am completely surprised and humbled to receive this award,” said S1 […]