Exercise Dogu Akdeniz-19 All About Interopability

November 12, 2019 – The Dogu Akdeniz-19 (Eastern Mediterranean-2019) joint international naval exercise is important to demonstrate the interoperability between the allied nations of Turkey and Pakistan, a Pakistani navy captain said on Tuesday. PNS Alamgir Captain Muhammad Akram told Anadolu Agency that all personnel participating in the exercise were provided with advanced training, along with the opportunity to observe various types of navy ships. Opening the ship’s doors to Anadolu Agency, Akram said the crew were extremely proud to take part in the 12-day multinational maritime exercise, which concludes…

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Shearwater Technician and Tribal Advisor Retires After 39 year Career Navy and Air Force Career

November 6, 2019 – On the brisk, sunny morning of October 24, 2019, Sergeant Tony Parsons gathered with his family, friends, and colleagues at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, to celebrate his retirement after 39 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He spent 36 of those years at Shearwater and, while there, learned of his Mi’kmaq heritage. “I was emotionally overwhelmed during the flag-raising knowing it would be my last salute,” he said, “and I was elated from the support of command and my fellow peers.” After growing up in…

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Eighteen NATO countries take part in the Dynamic Mariner/Flotex-19

October 7, 2019 – More than 4,500 military personnel from eighteen countries take part from today until the 18th in the exercise of NATO Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19, which aims to prepare to respond to the crisis situations in the maritime field that the Atlantic Alliance needs . This training, in which 26 surface vessels, two submarines and 21 aircraft from 12 countries will participate, will take place mainly in waters near the Spanish south coast. In addition, the Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19 exercise will be part of the process…

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HMCS Halifax Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

On May 13, 2018, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with sexual assault under the National Defence Act (NDA) and Criminal Code of Canada (CCC). The charge relates to a reported incident from Fall 2018 involving another member of the CAF while deployed at sea onboard HMCS Halifax. Lieutenant Craig Brown, a Regular Force officer with the Halifax-based HMCS Halifax, faces the following charge: • One (1) count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the CCC, punishable under section…

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Technical Issues on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships

November 7, 2018 – Over the past two weeks there have been a series of technical issues that have affected deployed Royal Canadian Navy ships. Specifically there have been two fires in gas turbine enclosures, power failures, and a loss of propulsion. The fact that there have been this many instances in such a short period of time is of significant concern to the Royal Canadian Navy. The safety of our personnel at sea is of primary importance. Simply put our sailors need to have confidence in the technical readiness…

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U.S., Canada Wrap Up Bilateral Maritime Ops

September 13, 2018 – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and the Royal Canadian Navy concluded three days of bilateral operations in the North Atlantic, Sept.12. The multi-day event, under the direction of U.S. Northern Command’s Navy Component Command, U.S. Navy North, was comprised of training evolutions geared towards partnership building and enhancing interoperability between the two nations, to include liaison officer exchanges, rotary wing deck landing qualifications, replenishment at sea, and advanced surface ship maneuvering operations. “Canada is a vital partner in ensuring security in the North…

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U.S., Canada Commence Bilateral Maritime Ops

September 10, 2018 – The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and the Royal Canadian Navy are conducting bilateral operations in the North Atlantic Sept. 10-12. Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis embarked the strike group flagship, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and the USS Normandy (CG 60) Sept. 10, to observe firsthand the exercises aimed at strengthening the two nations’ vital, longstanding partnership. “Canada is our steadfast partner in NATO, in the North Atlantic, in the Artic, and around the globe,” said Lewis. “We operate…

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