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Sailor Profile: Able Seaman Mike Chacon

– Home Unit: Personnel Coordination Centre Atlantic Hometown: London, Ontario Years of Service: 3.5 years Current Occupation and Position: Naval Communicator aboard HMCS Moncton Why did you join the RCN? I joined the navy to help Canadians and to better myself. I like working in a fast-paced environment that’s different every day. What is the best …

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HMCS Ville de Québec departs with Cyclone for Op REASSURANCE

– By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff A new milestone for Canadian maritime aviation was reached on July 18th, as HMCS Ville de Québec set sail for Op REASSURANCE along with an embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter and Helicopter Air Detachment. The departure marks the first operational deployment for the new helicopter, and the result of more than three years …

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HMCS Vancouver Conducts MISSILEX

– By Lt(N) Tony Wright and Lt(N) Clayton Erickson HMCS Vancouver began the 2018 Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC) by conducting a missile firing exercise (MISSILEX), successfully launching two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM). The event was both a test of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) tactics and procedures as well as a key opportunity …

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Passing Exercise with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force

– HMCS Ville de Québec has started training with partner nations and Allies during Operation REASSURANCE. Its first training activity was a passing exercise with two Japanese ships.

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DT News: Ex PRECISE RESPONSE and RCN ships visit St. Lawrence Seaway-Great Lakes communities

– This chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defence training exercise provided the Canadian Armed Forces with the opportunity to train in a multinational environment, alongside NATO Allies and other partner nations.

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Commander Canadian Fleet (Pacific) Change of Command Ceremony

– On July 19, 2018, Commodore Angus Topshee assumed command of Canadian Fleet Pacific from Rear-Admiral Buck Zwick. Commodore Topshee was most recently the Deputy Director of the Strategy, Policy and Plans Directorate NORAD and USNORTHCOM.  He has spent many years on the West Coast since joining his first ship, HMCS Winnipeg, in 1997 and is very …

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What happens when those warships go to sea? The Combined Information Bureau can show you

– A team of military journalists, photographers, videographers, and public affairs officers is telling the story of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). They provide a window for the public to see into the world’s largest international maritime exercise.

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New MARPAC Commander gets down to business at RIMPAC

– Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie’s first order of business as the new Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) was to fly to Hawaii and take up post as Deputy Commander of the Combined Task Force for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) military exercise.

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Sailor Profile: Lt(N) Sully Heraud

– Lieutenant (Navy) Sully Heraud, from Longueuil, Q.C., is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and has been serving in the RCN for 9 years. As a Naval Warfare Officer, Lt(N) Heraud controls the ship’s navigation, liaises with other ships and other navies, and makes informed and quick decisions that affect the conduct …

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CFB Halifax welcomes new commander

– By Ryan Melanson The last time Captain (Navy) David Mazur was posted to Halifax was more than 15 years ago, serving in HMCS Halifax as the ship’s Command Control Information Officer. Since then, he’s progressed through his career in Esquimalt, B.C., with a résumé that now includes stints as the Canadian Fleet Pacific Operations Officer, …

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