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Minecraft: Operation OPEN SPIRIT 2018

– Canadian sailors, primarily from Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) spent two weeks working with NATO allies to search for, mark, and detonate unexploded ordnance in the Baltic Sea near Estonia

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HMCS Queen Charlotte sailors save 15 people

– On May 9, 2018, sailors from HMCS Queen Charlotte responded to a vessel in distress and rescued 15 personnel from a sinking craft.

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Naval reservist teaches high school students and NATO partners

– Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Reservist and High school teacher, Petty Officer Second Class Lyle Morrison, continues his teachings outside of his classroom as he mentors fellow RCN sailors and trains with our NATO allies. PO2 Morrison was born in Thompson, M.B., raised in Thunder Bay, O.N., and now resides in Ottawa, O.N. where he works …

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HMCS St. John’s participated in the largest military exercise in Europe

– Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s, along with other members of Standing NATO Maritime Group One, participated in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18 off the Northwest Coast of Scotland from April 23 to May 3, 2018.

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HMCS Glace Bay sailor hopes to reach others with story of depression, recovery

– A sailor in the MCDV fleet is sharing his story of battling with depression and suicidal thoughts, along with the story of his treatment and recovery, in hopes of reaching other CAF members who may be going through similar experiences.

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Battle of the Atlantic sacrifices remembered

– Each year on the first Sunday in May, Canada and its naval community commemorate those lost at sea during the Second World War.

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Sailors save stabbing victim’s life using sweater as a tourniquet

– By Peter Mallett, Lookout Staff Writer Four Royal Canadian Navy sailors saved the life of a civilian on the evening of March 17. After bowling at the Langford Bowling Lanes, Ordinary Seaman Hubert Desbiens and Leading Seaman Alexandre Bujold-Foisy left the building for the parking lot, followed a few minutes later by Ordinary Seaman Christopher Hachez …

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Training starts for 2018 Nijmegen Marches

– In late March, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members set off from Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, N.S. on a 10 km march, marking the beginning of training for the 2018 edition of the Nijmegen Marches, an annual, international, four-day test of endurance in the Netherlands.

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Teamwork – The key to success on Operation CARIBBE

– Just a few days after arriving at their patrol area in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America, HMCS Whitehorse’s Operations Room was already monitoring the progress of several suspicious “targets of interest.”

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HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton get three drug busts in two weeks on Operation CARIBBE

– The Canadian Armed Forces has contributed to the seizure of more than 85 tonnes of cocaine since Operation CARIBBE commenced in 2006 with the United States Joint Interagency Task Force South.

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