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Photo: Corporal (Cpl) Jay Naples, MARPAC Imaging Services, Esquimalt

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 […]

Battlefield Bike Rider

Cyclists connect with history during a commemorative ride

Peter MallettStaff Writer — From Hill 70 to Vimy Ridge to Beaumont-Hamel, the Drury Memorial, Canal Du Nord and other historic sites in between, each of the Battlefield Bike Ride participants had connections that made this year’s ride meaningful. For Warrant Officer (WO) Dan Bodden, the team’s stop in Vimy Ridge was the highlight of […]

PATs assist with NDU(P)

‘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 […]

Captain (Navy) (Retired) William H. Wilson.

RCN veterans honoured for ‘inspirational’ efforts

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — Two navy veterans have been inducted into Parks Canada’s Hometown Heroes program. On June 4, the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Steven Guilbeault, paid tribute to Captain (Navy) (Retired) William H. Wilson and the late Paris K. Sahlen during a Hometown Heroes induction ceremony at The Military Museums in Calgary. Vice-Admiral […]

Two special forces scuba divers show each other the ok sign while preparing to dive.

Training units introduce Physical Performance Specialist

DND — The selection process for Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Clearance Divers and Naval Tactical Operators has recently taken a new approach. To better support applicants to these physically demanding trades, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Human Performance (HP) and PSP Esquimalt worked closely with both units to create Candidate Physical Preparation Aides for the selection process and bridge the […]

Cyclists on the Navy Bike Ride

Navy Bike Ride – Riding Together as One Navy, Strong

  Royal Canadian Navy — Ready to register? It’s not too late! Head to Navy Bike Ride’s official Race Roster page navybikeride.ca and sign up now to make our unique event part of your 2022 ride season! The 2022 Navy Bike Ride is on! With this year’s slogan of ‘One Navy Strong’, the Navy is […]

Lieutenant (Navy) Michael-Lucien Bergeron juggles while attempting to set a Guinness World Record in Joggling at a distance of 10 kilometres at Canada Games Place in Charlottetown, P.E.I., July 9. Photo: Carrie Gregory

‘Joggler’ fame grows with World Record attempt

Peter Mallett Staff Writer — A Fleet-footed joggler of the Canadian Naval Reserves has struck again, this time as a potential new world record holder. Lieutenant (Navy) Michael-Lucien Bergeron ran a 10-kilometre race while juggling in 34 minutes 47 seconds at Canada Games Place track and field facility in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on July 10. […]

Naden Band engages an audience as they perform a Summer Concert at Beacon Hill Park.

Naden Band engages an audience as they perform a Summer Concert at Beacon Hill Park.

Members of the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy perform for their summer concert at Beacon Hill Park.

A challenge coin from a previous Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. Photo supplied

Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy puts out call for new coin design

— Good morning/afternoon shipmates, I would like to take a moment of your time to invite digitally creative Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) sailors, veterans and their family members to submit ideas for my new challenge coin. There are many of you out there who are talented digital artists, and have already designed items such as […]

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 […]