USNS Mercy, Brunswick Conduct PASSEX with HMCS Vancouver

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and Her Majesty’s Canadian ship HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), May 15. PASSEX is an exercise in which multiple naval ships operate in close proximity of one another to help strengthen the ship’s abilities to perform in complex maneuvering, logistics, and humanitarian relief operations. “This PASSEX was a unique opportunity for us to engage with one of our partner nations,” said Capt. David Bretz, mission commander,…

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Another Jet Setting Flag Officer Joins HMCS Vancouver in Hong Kong

HMCS Vancouver has arrived in Hong Kong during an Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. HMCS Vancouver, a Royal Canadian Navy frigate based out of Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada will visit several ports in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to enhance relationships in the region. In a shocking waste of tax dollars and wasteful green house gas emissions, Vancouver joined by the Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier in Hong Kong. This disturbing trend is without precedent in recent years and is an example of just how bloated the senior ranks…

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