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HMCS Ville de Québec completes exercise with Tunisian Navy during Operation REASSURANCE

– Sailors from HMCS Ville de Québec trained with two Tunisian ships while deployed on Operation REASSURANCE.

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I Am LS Joseph Bowker

– A Naval Electronic Sensor Operator for the Royal Canadian Navy, LS Joseph Bowker is one of the many dedicated men and women across Defence working hard to implement the 111 initiatives of Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

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Two sailors in a class of their own

– By Peter Mallett Two sailors celebrated an academic feat when they graduated from Royal Roads University in Victoria recently, each with their Master’s degree. Donning their dress uniform with graduation cap and gown, the two Royal Canadian Navy Marine Technicians were the only non-commissioned members (NCMs) in their graduating class at the June 12, 2018 …

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HMCS Windsor returns home after 133 days at sea

– By Ryan Melanson After more than four years in command of Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Windsor, Commander Peter Chu said it was a strange feeling to be watching from the jetty as the submarine came alongside in Halifax on June 20, 2018. “I can’t help but critique every movement,” he joked, as the submarine …

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HMCS Oriole Visits Toronto

– by Petty Officer Second Class Ciara Murphy It’s been 25 years since a sailor glancing up from the deck of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Oriole has been able to take in the Toronto skyline, but all that changed when the two-masted tall ship came alongside the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) on June 19, …

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Canadian Armed Forces participating in RIMPAC 2018

– Over 1000 Canadian sailors, soldiers and aviators are set to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). The world’s largest international maritime exercise takes place June 27 to August 2, 2018 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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Sailor Profile: Lt(N) Joshua Stansbury

– Hometown: Hamilton, ON Years of Service: 15 Home Unit: CJOC HQ Current occupation and position: Naval Warfare Officer, Executive Officer ORIOLE Who is your role model? My mother, Maj.(Ret’d) C.L. Drab, who served from 05 Jun 1980 to 04 Jun 2018. Why did you join the Royal Canadian Navy? Service, education, travel, and adventure. What …

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New organization prepares RCN for future ships

– By Darlene Blakeley A new organization, designed to better support the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as it receives the ships it needs for the future, plans to introduce them into service smoothly and with a view to driving naval innovation. Director General Future Ship Capability (DGFSC), headed by Rear-Admiral Casper Donovan, will help ensure the …

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The art of minesweeping: 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 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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