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<strong>The fallen red poppy</strong>

The fallen red poppy

For some people, this red poppy means the above and significantly more, yet for others, perhaps it represents just a change of season.

<strong>Friends and Allies concert coming to Victoria</strong>

Friends and Allies concert coming to Victoria

Members of the Naden Band prepare to embark on a new collaboration and a series of upcoming concerts with the prestigious U.S. Army Field Band.

<strong>POESB offers oil spill response refresher</strong>

POESB offers oil spill response refresher

Oil spill clean-up tactics were among multiple discussions during the yearly Marine Spill Response refresher course, which Fairley ran with Lorraine Crinkley, Branch Environment Officer & HAZMAT Coordinator.

<strong>Submariners: underhanded, unfair, and damned un-English?</strong>

Submariners: underhanded, unfair, and damned un-English?

Few know the longstanding link between the submarine community and the Jolly Roger. As with most Royal Canadian Navy traditions, this one traces its origin to the British, more precisely, to comments made by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson. He referred to the advent of submarine warfare as ‘underhanded, unfair, and damned un-English’ and argued that enemy submariners should be hanged as pirates upon capture.

Family celebrates rare military service triple play

Family celebrates rare military service triple play

The last few weeks have marked a noteworthy occurrence as S1 Oulton, her husband, Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Jonathan McGregor and their son, Naval Cadet (NCdt) Jaiden Brown, each served simultaneously at CFB Esquimalt.

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.

Training Ravens is personal for one Sonar Operator

Training Ravens is personal for one Sonar Operator

The Raven Program is one of five Indigenous Summer Programs offered by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) that aims to foster positive connections with First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across the country while raising awareness amongst participants of career opportunities within the CAF.

RCN Digital Leadership: Aaron O'Connor, LCdr

RCN Digital Leadership: Aaron O’Connor, LCdr

Born and raised in the Halifax area, Lieutenant-Commander (LCdr) Aaron O’Connor is a Naval Reserves Senior Staff Officer at Personnel Coordination Center (PCC) Atlantic. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as a Reserve Entry Officer in 2008 while studying Informatics at Dalhousie University. He is a CISCO-certified Network Administrator pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Gender Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.

<strong>Enduring the Therapeutic Process</strong>

Enduring the Therapeutic Process

Learning how much we can endure psychologically provides us with a higher level of empowerment over the therapeutic process.

<strong>NST offers new qualification options</strong>

NST offers new qualification options

The RBTO course is a new course at NST, planned to be conducted four times a year. It trains qualified response boat operators to augment and assist NST in force protection. At home, the team assists with transitions to harbour defense to ensure the safety of civilian vessels, allied vessels, and Canadian ships. Abroad, the team works with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and NATO-friendly countries through capacity building and interoperability training.