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Commodore Darren Garnier (right) takes command from Commodore Al-Shahrani (left) on December 6, 2018, in Bahrain. The ceremony was presided over by Commodore Steve Dainton (centre), Royal Navy, Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces.
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Canada assumes command of CTF 150

Canada assumes command of multinational naval task force By RCN Cmdre Darren Garnier of the CAF officially assumed command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 on December 6, 2018 during a change of command ceremony held at Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain. Through maritime security operations, regional […]

From left, Atlantic Fleet Chief CPO1 Derek Kitching, RAdm Craig Baines, Commander MARLANT and JTFA, Irving Shipbuilding employee Vicki Berg, Pacific Fleet Chief CPO1 Sylvain Jaquemot, and Irving Shipbuilding VP, Production Rene Belliveau. All those in attendance at the keel-laying ceremony on December 6 received a plaque as a memento.
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HMCS Max Bernays keel laying

Max Bernays keel laying marks another milestone for AOPS program By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff Construction has officially begun on the third of the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). A keel-laying ceremony on December 6 at the Irving Shipbuilding Assembly Hall in Halifax marked the […]

Information booths for both internal and external groups were set up inside Tribute Tower for the MARLANT IDPWD event on December 3.
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Spotlight on accessibility for IDPWD

IDPWD event puts focus on accessibility By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff From finding employment opportunities for people on the autism spectrum, to eliminating societal barriers for those with physical impairments, the spotlight was on accessibility and inclusion at the MARLANT event marking the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on […]

On December 17, 2018, trustees of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust hosted members of the Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott aboard HMCS Sackville to recognize the significant amount of work accomplished in phase one of the ship’s refit and ongoing preservation. 
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Thanks for a job well done

FMF personnel thanked for a job well done By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff HMCS Sackville, Canada’s Naval Memorial, is currently resting comfortably in the water at her winter berth in HMC Dockyard, but that may not be the case if not for the significant hull restoration work completed throughout 2018. […]

A crowd of friends and families provide a warm welcome for their loved ones as they return from a five-month deployment on December 18, 2018.
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Calgary, Asterix back from Asia-Pacific

HMCS Calgary concludes Operation PROJECTION Asia-Pacific and returns to CFB Esquimalt By RCN PA, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary and Naval Replenishment Unit (NRU) Asterix recently concluded a successful five-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region on Operation PROJECTION and returned to the ship’s home port at Canadian Forces Base […]

CPO2 (Ret’d) Debbie Eisan speaks to members of RUSI(NS) on November 19 about her experience as an Indigenous women in the CAF.
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Indigenous contributions to the CAF

Historian highlights contributions of Indigenous CAF members By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff The relationship between Canada’s Indigenous people and its Armed Forces has not always been a smooth one, beginning with the First World War, when about 4,000 Status Indians fought through obstacles to sign up for military service to […]

A Harpoon missile is fired from HMCS Ottawa as part of JOLTEX 2018.
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Full spectrum targeting update

Full spectrum targeting update By RCN, The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is successfully forging ahead with full spectrum targeting that will allow seamless interoperability across the CAF as well as with allies for future operations. In 2016, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Jonathan Vance, directed the CAF to establish […]

St. Brendan’s Chapel at Stadacona.
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Padre’s Corner

What are you celebrating this season? by Cdr (Padre) Jennifer Gosse, Formation Chaplain The holiday season is now in full swing. Most of the seasonal parades are already over, some lucky ones among you may have already completed your shopping lists and many of the traditional treats you enjoy this […]