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Salvaging marine life from dry dock

– Have you ever wondered what collects, grows and lives in the dry dock each time the caisson is open? It essentially becomes part of the ocean floor for extended periods of time between dockings and a potential home for numerous life forms.

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Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship was launched in Halifax

– Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was successfully launched in Halifax this week.

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Ship barbershop gives Jumpstart a boost

– MS Jeffrey Haines has been the HMCS Regina’s unofficial coiffeur performing his cuts from a corner of the ship’s Stoker Shop, all in support of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

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Warships bedazzle in Second World War paint pattern

– For the next year, it will be easy to distinguish HMCS Regina from the other West Coast frigates as it has a new paint job. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) decided to paint Regina in a Second World War Admiralty commemorative paint scheme to honour the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of …

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Inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race at CFB Halifax

– CFB Halifax Base Commander and NDWCC Champion Capt(N) Dave Mazur took fundraising creativity to a new level with the inaugural “Paddle Against Poverty” Dragon Boat Race! On October 21, five teams of fundraisers – comprised of military and civilian Defence Team members – took to the waters of Lake Banook in Dartmouth. CFB Halifax and …

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Sailor prevails in marathon feat

– Running the Victoria Goodlife Fitness Marathon in full firefighter gear with the heavy breathing apparatus had a “surreal feel to it” admits Chief Petty Officer Second Class Chris Fraser.

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Junior sailor plots course for success

– Heidi Maier,13, says she has been swept away by the power of sailing. The Grade 8 student has found competitive success harnessing the wind, and a healthy activity, during eight years with the Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA)  Junior Program.

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Lancaster bomber pilot awarded Legion of Honour

– A Second World War veteran who piloted the Lancaster bomber on multiple missions in western Europe has been awarded with France’s highest military decoration.

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RCN’s HMCS Ottawa and an RCAF Aurora deploying to Asia-Pacific region

– On August 6, 2019, HMCS Ottawa departed for a four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region for Operations Projection and Neon. The ship will be joined in October by an RCAF CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft, operating under Op Neon.

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V2V launching new brew

– A new Victoria microbrewery that supports veterans’ programs is launching its second beer, a blonde ale whose name and logo celebrates a British naval ship.

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