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<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.

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 […]

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 […]

Training for defense

Training for defense

HMCS Winnipeg’s CH-124 Sea King helicopter fires flares during a training exercise in the western Mediterranean Sea.

Rangers training in arctic

Canadian Rangers Arctic Training

Canadian Rangers Arctic Training

exercise taking blood

Medical training in the UK

A Canadian Armed Forces medical team member takes a blood sample under the supervision of the UK staff as part of Operation SIRONA pre-deployment training with their British counterparts.

Saskatchewan reservists land in river for training

Saskatchewan reservists land in river for training

If you believe in sun gods, then they certainly smiled down on HMCS Unicorn Oct. 18 as members of the stone frigate took to the South Saskatchewan River for the final official boat exercise. The summer-like weather bolstered the spirits of Port and Starboard watch commanders, who responded to scenarios based on supporting other government […]