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MFRC New Year’s welcome

A New Year’s welcome from the Executive Director By Shelley Hopkins, H&R MFRC Executive Director As we begin 2019, this is a great time to reflect on the past 26 years, when the Military Family Services Program (MFSP) began, and Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) were officially stood up to […]

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MEGA Running winners

The MEGA Running Championship was held in conjunction with a Dockyard Formation Run earlier this fall, and saw teams competing for COTF, COTW and Wing Cup points. The top team was Naval Fleet School (Atlantic), with FMF Cape Scott as the runners-up. For individual results, the top male finisher was […]

Lt(N) Drake (left, foreground) leads a casualty treatment exercise onboard MV Asterix. LS Stowell (right, foreground) applies a blood pressure cuff while MS Peer (Left) and MS Robillard (right) look on.
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NRU Asterix medical capabilities

Enhanced medical and dental capabilities return to the Fleet By Capt Chris Dare, Dental Officer, NRU Asterix Toothache while at sea? Naval Replenishment Unit (NRU) Asterix can take care of that! Since the decommissioning of the last Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) vessel in 2016, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has […]

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 […]