Crew members from HMCS Charlottetown prepare to deploy a floating target to be used as target practice for  Allied NATO vessels during Operation REASSURANCE on August 28, 2017.
Photo: Corporal J.W.S. Houck, FIS Halifax

HMCS Charlottetown in the Baltic

HMCS Charlottetown trains in gunnery warfare and submarine tracking in the Baltic Sea By Lt (N) Meghan Jacques, Operation REASSURANCE Maritime Task Force UPAR Since HMCS Charlottetown joined Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) in mid-August 2017, it has been keeping busy. Charlottetown’s crew of 240 personnel has been honing […]

Federal Fleet Services CEO Spencer Fraser speaks to a crowd about Project Resolve at DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax on September 6.
Photo: Ryan Melanson/Trident Staff

Interim AOR update

Federal Fleet Services unveils new details of Navy AOR project By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff As the Atlantic Fleet prepares for the delivery of the Navy’s interim supply ship, the head of the company responsible for operating the new civilian-owned vessel spoke to industry experts and defence officials in Halifax […]

RAdm Craig Baines, LGen Steve Bowes, Vadm Ron Lloyd, and Radm John Newton sign the Change of Command certificates during the ceremony on September 1, 2017
Photo: Mona Ghiz/MARLANT PA

RAdm Baines takes command

New era for MARLANT/JTFA as RAdm Baines takes command By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff Through his four years in command of MARLANT and JTFA, RAdm John Newton became known for his unorthodox and colourful leadership style, something that was clearly reflected in the ceremony as the formation said goodbye to […]

LCdr Nathan Decicco (left), XO of HMCS Charlottetown, and Cdr Jeff Hutt, CO of Charlottetown, present AB Francom with a Physical Fitness Award at sea en route to Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
Photo: Cpl  J. W. S Houck, FIS Halifax

Navy 10K in Helsinki

HMCS Charlottetown runs Navy 10K in Helsinki By Lt(N) Meghan Jacques, HMCS Charlottetown The Navy 10k began in 1986, and has since seen thousands of participants show their support for the men and women of the RCN, CAF, and their families. Open to military and civilian participants, the run fosters […]

Sailors from HMCS Oriole stand on the deck as the ship comes alongside in Saint John, NB on August 18, the last of the stops for Oriole’s Tall Ships tour.

Photo: HMCS Oriole

Summer in HMCS Oriole

Summer in HMCS Oriole helped young sailors get sea legs By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff NCdt Josh Partridge is only at the beginning of his naval career, preparing to enter his fourth year at RMC, but it’s already given him a once-in-a-lifetime experience that he says he’ll remember forever. He […]

Runners take off from the starting line as the 32nd Annual Navy 10K Run gets underway on Gottingen Street on August 20.
Photo: Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff
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Big turnout for Navy 10K

Navy 10K draws big numbers for Canada 150 edition By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff Good running conditions and special Canada 150 promotions helped make this year’s 32nd annual Navy 10K one of the largest ever, with more than 800 military and civilian participants taking to the streets of Halifax’s North […]

Lt(N) Adrian Lalancette, Dive Team Commander, speaks with International media during a SEA BREEZE 2017 press day.
Photo: Capt Marc Greatti, MARLANT PA


Mentoring on Sea Breeze 2017 in Odessa, Ukraine By Capt Marc Greatti, MARLANT PA Odessa, in Ukraine, is a port city…a historic city, and since early July, it has been the site of SEA BREEZE 2017 (SB17), a multi-national training event led by the United States and Ukraine Navies. The […]